In this watercolour painting workshop, set in the stunning surroundings of University of Bristol Botanic Gardens, participants will have the chance to study and paint the elusive and beautiful garden hero – the solitary bee. Participants will study their amazing lifecycle; look closer at their beautiful anatomy and features and find out why they are such prolific pollinators. Each student will have access to their own high powered microscope and specimens to study the anatomical beauty of these charismatic insects. Participants will then use either microscopes or macro photographs to produce a detailed and unique painting.

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your booking within 2 weeks of the start of the course or workshop you will not receive a refund unless we can find a replacement. 
If we cancel a course or workshop for whatever reason then you will be offered a different date, course or full refund.


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Times & Prices

Friday 21 July, 10am - 4pm


RWA Friends are eligible for 5% discount on all Drawing School courses and workshops. If you are a Friend, please make your booking by phoning 0117 973 5129 with your Friends Membership Number to hand. 



Duration: 1-day workshop

Ability levels: Suitable for all abilities, including beginners

All basic materials will be provided for this course, with a selection of heavier weight papers available at cost price. 

Workshop details