See below for lots of tuition opportunities, including 'Studio Days', the workshops held at my garden studio in Hampshire. 

Online Tuition in Botanical Watercolour  

NEW! Online now. Step-by-step video tutorials, sketchbook exercises and live classes, via a dedicated subscription website. Tutorials take you  every step of the way, from drawing to the finishing touches, through a variety of botanical subjects, suitable for all levels of ability.

The Technique Tool Box is a unique series of tip videos, giving you a growing library of helpful advice and tips from my studio

From equipment and technique, through all the stages of botanical watercolour painting, including drawing, tips and advice on composition, through to the finishing touches and even troubleshooting, my tutorials will help you achieve the results you are looking for in your botanical painting

 For more information, please visit the website 

'The Botanical Year'

Starting in January 2016, The Botanical Year is a series of monthly sketchbook study days, where every month you can create beautiful, seasonal pages to reflect your own botanical year. Throughout the day, I will be on hand to offer support and guidance on subjects to choose, techniques, composition and themes, as well as demonstrating some of the ideas for you to get the most out of your day. Fresh tea and coffee included. 

If you fancy joining in, or would like further details, please email or visit the website for more information

Studio Days

The ever popular Studio Days at my Hampshire studio are available throughout the year, and include demonstrations of my techniques and one-to -one tuition, in small friendly groups.

Small botanical watercolour painting classes with up to four students, who can enjoy a day of painting here at the 'Squirrel HQ' studio in Hampshire. Classes are kept small, friendly and relaxed so there is lots of one to one time during the day, (with fresh tea, coffee and home made cake to keep us going).

To find out more, please visit the website:


Follow the links below to find step-by-step blog posts for a few of my workshop studies and tips.

Dahlia Bud and troubleshooting
New Paints and New Plans

Painting the back of a clematis Back to Back

Clematis 'Etoile Violette'
Beating the Block-Part 2   Painting the Clematis and a Tribute

Lily Bud
Painting a Lily Bud

Chilli Pepper
Chilly - Steps to painting a chilli pepper

Tips for Leaves
Tasty Tips on Tackling Leaves - steps to painting a bramble leaf

Further Tips
Tip Top and Top Tips - handy tips on finishing techniques for paintings.


Enn Kay said...

Hello Jarnie
Where are you based in Hampshire and do you do three or four day courses?
Love your work and will subscribe to your online classes.
Thank you.

Sketchbook Squirrel said...

Hi Nadira, Good to hear from you here and via email, and I am so pleased you are interested in the classes.