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LEARN WITH ME ONLINE

"Mistakes are not mistakes, they are all part of learning and should be embraced, not discarded.
If we did not make mistakes, how would we learn? Take the good with the bad on
your journey and rest easy that you have learned a great deal! "

ONLINE FULLY TUTORED COURSES

All online courses include helpful, prompt tuition and appraisals throughout. Some courses will have pre-recorded video tutorials which are held in hidden Facebook Student Groups. All online courses come with a set of extensive notes to keep.

UK and International students are welcome, except for the Peacock Butterfly Course listed below. This is due to additional customs charges applied to Europe from UK.

 

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Online Mixing Watercolour Accurately Course

£105 UK and International

Beginners to intermediate.
 

Colour mixing can be tricky. This course teaches you the skills to 'see' colour and mix watercolour more accurately for Botanical painting. Learn how to accurately mix through carefully designed exercises using a set of 16 very versatile pigments specifically chosen for the course, Winsor & Newton professional watercolours. You will receive extensive course notes in pdf format. Pre-recorded video tutorials are held in a hidden Facebook Student Group to help you. I give helpful, friendly and prompt tuition all the way through the course. You can join at any time, there are no time limits or start dates. A course outline is on the link below.

Note: You will need to buy the listed W&N professional watercolours, 5ml tubes, in addition to the course fee. A materials list is sent on registration.

 

Please contact me to register jackieisard@googlemail.com

Link to Course outline pdf
 

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As soon as I got Jackie’s book 'Watercolour Mixing Tecniques for Botanical Artists' full of her fantastic paintings and wonderful content, I immediately took Jackie’s Mixing colour course and I got a huge, very thoroughly, with great sense of responsibility prepared course material. This course is first class and essential for anyone involved in botanical art. During this course, a lot of  independent work must be done, which will help you easily consolidate learnable content. I have learned to see little details, varying tones and shades in plants. I have gained confidence with selecting pigments and mixing accurately colours. Every lesson and exercise of this course gave me an invaluable experience.

Thank you, Jackie, for your supportive and encouraging guidance! Merike

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Online Fine Details & Finishing Techniques 

£125 UK & Internationals


Watercolour painting experience is required. Intermediate standard.

This course contains extensive course notes with a lot of useful tips and techniques for you to learn. You will practice these, with full guidance, and on the course you will paint three small subjects chosen by yourself. Colour is key to good botanical painting so the course also concentrates on helping you with this as well as technique. Join my Mixing Colour Accurately course first, if you need help with colour mixing. Appraisals are done every step of the way. Pre-recorded video tutorials are held in a hidden Facebook Student Group. Helpful, friendly and prompt tuition all the way through the course. You can join at any time, there are no time limits or start dates. 

Paint one small thing beautifully and you will learn so much! Venturing into a huge botanical work before you're ready, will lead to frustration and disappointment. Baby steps lead to great strides!"

Please contact me to register jackieisard@googlemail.com

Link to Course outline pdf

 

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TUTORED COURSES Online for 2025/2026

Watercolour Mixing using a Limited Palette course
 

£95 UK & Internationals

 

Watercolour experience is
required, Intermediate

 

This course will cover mixing techniques using a limited palette of six primaries to achieve accurate colour rendering and depth in your painting. You will receive detailed course notes with carefully planned exercises for you to follow. There is helpful, prompt and friendly tuition all through the course. A full course outline will be available. You can join at any time, there are no time limits or start dates. 
 

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Beginners watercolour brush techniques for botanical illustration
£85 UK & Internationals

 

Beginners
 

Watercolour techniques are explained and demonstrated on this course with easy-to-follow exercises and detailed course notes. Additional information about mixing colour and how to use a palette. Master skills to make botanical painting easier! There is helpful, prompt and friendly tuition all through the course. You can join at any time, there are no time limits or start dates. A course outline will be available soon.
 

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Dissecting and Illustrating Flowers
£85 UK & Internationals

 

Watercolour experience is
required, intermediate


BOOK THIS COURSE DURING THE MONTHS OF MAY - AUG IN THE UK
On this course, I will teach you how to dissect a flower and make an accurate dissection drawing in the correct scientific way. The course also teaches the botanical terms to understand the structure of different flowers. All botany is explained in an easy-to-understand way and includes course notes for you to keep. You will need certain tools to do this course, I will supply a materials list
. There is helpful, prompt and friendly tuition all through the course. A course outline will be available soon.
 

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Botanical Illustration
with watercolour

£295 UK & Internationals

 

Watercolour experience is
required, intermediate


A useful course if you are considering entering the RHS exhibition

 

On this course, I will teach you about Botanical Illustration and the techniques to achieve a scientifically accurate painting. With the help of extensive course notes you will learn how to:

•  Study a plant and draw
it with accurate botany
•  Make a sketch page with colour swatches, drawings, measurements and botany notes

•  Research botanical plant keys and understand botany terms
•  Study a plant and draw
it with accurate botany
•  Make a scientifically accurate composition
•  Use watercolour to achieve good colour rendering and values (colour mixing help is available, as needed)

You will work on a single plant subject from beginning to end with on hand tuition at every step. This course has no start or end dates as you will be studying a plant over the seasons. Zoom session guided tuition for plant study included.
 

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