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Practical Course in Botanical Art

Well known Botanical artist Yanny Petters ( will be running a 2 day practical course in botanical drawing and watercolour illustration based in the Trinity College Botanic Gardens at Dartry, Dublin 6 (nearest Luas Station, Milltown).

Yanny is a member of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists and exhibits regularly in Ireland. Some of her works are in the Shirley Sherwood Collection in Kew Gardens, as well as in the OPW collection in Glasnevin and Wicklow Mountains National Park.

In this Autumn course, and following previous years’ very successful model, all abilities will be catered for, as each participant will receive individual tuition. A botanical drawing session occupies the first part of the Wednesday and participants produce preparatory drawings to work from in the watercolour course on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday. Plants are scoursed in the extensive gardens and glass houses on site and all drawings are done from life.

How to apply

Please email Catriona - - to confirm your participation. Places are very few in number and strictly limited.


The course will cost €130 for two days. Tea and coffee will be provided and materials will be supplied. Full payment in advance by 1st July for the Autumn course is essential and required to secure your place. Please note all monies are non-refundable except in the event of course cancellation.

Date and time

Autumn 2016: 14th and 15th September. Trinity College Botanic Gardens at Dartry, Dublin 6 (nearest Luas Station, Milltown). All sessions start at 10.30 a.m. and end at 4.00 p.m.

Spring 2017: 10th and 11th May.

Autumn 2017: 19th and 20th September.