Sketching | Workshop

Botanical Sketching Workshop
By Nirupa Rao

Sunday 5 Feb 2023 -
Sunday 5 Feb 2023

11 : 00 | Ahmedabad

About The Event

For Ages: 15 years & above
Limited Seats | Registrations have closed.

About the Workshop:

Sketching in black and white lays a firm foundation for botanical painting. This introductory workshop will help you understand structure, volume and shading. However if you’ve been practicing a while, feel free to bring along a colouring medium of your choice (watercolours, pencils or felt pens only), and Nirupa will demonstrate some techniques along the way.

About Nirupa Rao:

Nirupa Rao is a botanical artist from Bangalore, whose work is inspired by close collaboration with natural scientists. A National Geographic Young Explorer, Nirupa received a grant to create her book Hidden Kingdom—Fantastical Plants of the Western Ghats (published in 2019). She illustrated the cover of Amitav Ghosh’s latest novel, Gun Island, and re-jacketed four of his older novels for Penguin-Random House.



– A mechanical pencil for drafting.

– Eraser/sharpener.

– Unruled sketchbook or large notebook.


– Graphite pencils of different grades for shading .

– Black pens of your choice, preferably with different nib sizes.

– Colouring medium of your preference (watercolours, pencils or felt pens—we won’t have room for acrylics or oils).

– Rough unruled notebook for drawing exercises.

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