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Botanical Drawing

Course Description

This course is an opportunity to explore the natural world using observation skills, to explore formal and informal ways to interpret what you see thorough different media. You will take inspiration from natural forms including flowers, fruit, bulbs and full plant specimens (depending on the time of year) and develop your technical skills in drawing, painting, colour mixing and tonal judgement.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

This course is suitable for all levels, including beginners. An open mind and interest in learning more about drawing and painting is all you will need.

Course Content

This course is balanced between structured group activities and flexible time in which students pursue their own goals. By the end of the course, you will be able to: draw structures, leaves and blooms from observation; use shading to create a three-dimensional effect and use colour theory to apply colour.

Teaching and Learning Methods

You will receive an individual learning plan at the start of the course, and be invited to add your own goals, as well as the skills you will learn on the course, as listed above and you will review your progress together as the course progresses. At the end of the course, the tutor will provide feedback and advise you on the next steps. Resources and handouts used within each lesson are available for learners online, your tutor will guide you through accessing these at the start of the course. No work outside the sessions is required. However, the college has an exciting programme of events, exhibitions and competitions throughout the year, your tutor will make you aware of these and your participation is welcomed and encouraged. Your tutor will also recommend exhibitions, or websites and books for you to use to enrich your study.


There is no exam or formal assessment for this course. However, you will complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) which will outline the learning objectives for the course. You will also be invited to set your own goals. You will receive feedback against the achievement of these outcomes during the course from your tutor. There is no formal qualification attached to this course, but you can receive a Certificate of Completion from the college on request

Next Steps and Progression

Once you have completed the course, you may choose to enrol on a further term in this subject or another subject. Advice and Guidance for all further study is available from the Curriculum Manager by request.

Additional Information

For more information please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat or phone: 020 7255 4700 or email:

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572