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Distance Diploma in Botanical Illustration, RBGE

A Flagship Course



The Distance Learning Course takes place over three years and follows a set time-table. Through PropaGate, the RBGE’s virtual learning environment you will work through the same learning modules as the taught course. Online tutorials are scheduled at intervals throughout the course to support work in progress, and these will typically make use of Skype.

This course requires a significant amount of home study - approx. 18 hours per week. All course content is delivered via PropaGate with online tutor support and feedback. Years 1 and 2 will cover essential techniques and skills of botanical illustration, leading to the production of a themed collection of paintings to be completed by the end of year 3.

The course tutors are botanical artists and RBGE tutors Jacqui Pestell, Lizzie Sanders, Claire Banks, Işık Güner, and Sharon Tingey, as well as visiting specialists and guests. There will also be input from RBGEs botanists and horticulturists.