Medieval Botanical Illustration
2-day Workshop

at in het Toverbosch

In June/July I will teach a brand new 2-day workshop on Medieval Botanical Illustration at Toverbosch. In two weekends we will acquaint ourselves with the medieval style of Botanical Illustration, do Herbal Studies and make a Blockprint Design of our favorite herbs and plants.

During this 2-day workshop, we will immerse ourselves into the world of Medieval Botanical Illustrations. The lessons will be on two Sundays in June/July, at the beautiful terrain of Toverbosch.

On the first Sunday we will start with a short introduction about ‘Drawing from Nature’, ‘Botanical Illustration’ and specificly, the medieval style. You will make your own Herbal Studies with all sorts of drawing materials, sketching, experimenting and testing different colour combos.

On the second Sunday we will transform our favorite studies into a Blockprint Design, to resemble the typical medieval woodcut illustrations. We will print on different types of paper, some textile and add colour to a few prints. After the workshop you’ll go home with your studies, a set of prints and 2 days spent in nature!

You don’t need any drawing or printmaking experience to do this workshop, we will work with a step-by-step programme, tailored to the groups preferences. All materials are included. You can bring inspiration to work with or to show the group, but it is perfectly fine if you don’t.

  • Vlaskamp 1A, 2592 AA Den Haag
  • Sundays 10:00-13:00 h
  • 2 lessons of 3 hours, with a break
  • 4-8 participants
  • Nederlands/English
  • €84,- incl. 21% VAT pp
  • Sunday June 30th 2024 10:00-13:00h

    Lesson 1: Herbal Studies

  • Sunday July 7th 2024 10:00-13:00h

    Lesson 2: Blockprinting

Medieval Botanical Illustrations

The Mediæval European period itself is subdivided into the ‘early’, ‘high’ and ‘late’ Middle Ages, spanning the time from about the 5th to the 15th century (c. 476–1453). The early medieval period is alternatively referred to as the ‘Dark Ages’.