Draw that Plant
Who is this course for?
This workshop may suit you if you are interested in learning about your own health and wellbeing. This is a short interactive online live course aimed at building your skills and knowledge for developing your understanding around resilience, healthy living, stress, anxiety and wellbeing. They include practical elements and an opportunity to have live discussions with your tutor and others on the course.
You will be working with your tutor in a virtual learning environment online class using an online video platform called Zoom (an online digital video tool). You will be accompanied in your virtual class with other learners who will be joining the online session. Have you got a favourite house plant or garden plant? Find out how to draw it from scratch!
Support and feedback
Your tutor will support you throughout the course through online face to face and written feedback on your progress and suggestions on how to progress. You will
work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course.
Additional costs and requirements
You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection. A favourite houseplant or garden plant. A sketchbook or sheets of paper and just one or more of the following: pen/pencil/charcoal/coloured pencils/coloured pens. A table to work at with enough space for your specimen plant, a lamp, sketchbook/paper and drawing equipment. A table lamp or torch.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
Your tutor will give you some ideas on what to practice in your own time and will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning
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, Adult and Community education.