Sunday, August 5, 2012

My page of leaves complete

This is my assignment 3 for the SBA distance diploma course.  I am now busy at work with the page of flowers for assignment 4.



4 comments:

  1. Laura, this is stunning...thank you for posting!

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  2. Wonderful page Laura. Can you tell me more about the SBA course? Thanks.

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  3. Hello Paula
    Yes I am in a 27 month long distance diploma program with the Society of Botanical Artists of the UK. Though people all over the world take part in it, as I live in Northern Canada. This is assignment 3 out of 12 and then there is a 3 part portfolio at the end too.
    The assignments are challenging and you must be a good at time management but I feel it has really helped me push myself to improve. And get more done than if I did not have a deadline. You get assignment a tutor for each unit.

    The next course starts in January 2013. You can download the PDf prospectus to see an outline of each assignment. I am thrilled because I am finally getting to painting flowers!!! It takes some discipline to get through the first 3 assignments being pencil, ink, coloured pencil, and then painting leaves but already I can tell my flower painting skills have improved from all of it.

    You do have to submit some work to get accepted to the program, I did not think I was good enough to get accepted but it seems I did. The paintings on the website are so good it makes my stomach turn..but somehow I have been progressing.... and most importantly enjoying myself.

    Here is the website:
    http://www.soc-botanical-artists.org/distance_learning_diploma_course.php

    You can see the rest of my SBA assignments on my blog:
    www.laurasbotanicalart.blogspot.com

    Laura

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