Garden design: learning the basic principles, course 1

Rushbrook, Totnes

Who is this course for?

This course is for all abilities. This is the perfect short course if you would like to gain a real insight into the basic Garden Design principles.

This is the part 1 of 3 parts, you can join at any stage as they are three individual parts. However, if you have attended part one previously you may wish to join part 2 or part 3.

Course content

You will have the opportunity to learn about the basic Garden Design principles. Spend time exploring these principles, represented in traditional and contemporary examples of Garden Design. You will then create a range of Garden Design collages for future design inspiration.

Support and feedback

You will receive lots of encouragement and skills guidance to support you during the course. You will receive feedback to help you to progress with your work.

Additional costs and requirements

Please bring a sketchbook and pencil. Feel free to bring images from magazines of gardens and garden features that inspire you (this is not essential, as some resources will be provided).

This course is studio based. You do not need to have any prior experience or knowledge, just an interest in Garden Design.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

This is not necessary.

About the tutor

With Deborah as your tutor, expect enthusiasm and passion for the subjects’ taught, in a calming, inclusive, fun and inspiring environment. You will have time to enjoy the creative process, learn new skills, improve your mental and physical wellbeing and gain motivation to progress and achieve your personal best.

Deborah graduated from Saint Martin’s School of Art with a BA (Hons) Degree in Graphic Design and also achieved an MA Degree in Graphic Design, at Central Saint Martin’s. She has gained many unique experiences, collaborating with other artists and designers.

Deborah is from the West Country, where she runs her own Art, Craft, Design and Horticulture business. She is a practising artist, designer and gallery owner. She has exhibited and sold art work in the South West of England, Scotland and London.

She has recently won a Gold Award for Garden Design and has created Art and Design work for the BBC and MTV. She has also worked at the Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Deborah has been interviewed on BBC Radio about her creative approach to teaching courses, where she passionately promotes the creative use and benefits of sustainable materials, especially plants. Her Sketch, Sculpt and Plant Walks are multi-sensory and interactive in the natural environment. Her work transcends the boundaries of genre and media: it’s thought-provoking work about the pressing concerns of the day and is often refreshingly humorous.

Deborah has a Post Graduate Certificate in Education, from the University of London, Institute of Education, specialising in Art and Design. She is a qualified teacher of Art, Craft, Design and Horticulture. She has taught learners of all ages and abilities, for many years. She has been a Head of Art and Design. She teaches across Primary, Secondary, Alternative Provision, and Adult and Community education.

Start date21 June 2019
End date21 June 2019
Start time10:00
End time15:30
Concessions not available