Finds, Feathers and Shells
Tutor: Jill WinchCourse Code: 0820-05


This is a two day course using coloured pencils painting finds, feathers and shells. Jill will bring along plenty of objects to ensure this course is full of information and practical advice. There will be lots of demonstrations throughout the weekend on using coloured pencils to achieve the fine hairs of a feather, or the smooth and twisted shapes of the shells, or even a knarled piece of wood. Bring along your own items or use some of the many objects that Jill will provide.


Jill will demonstrate how to successfully use coloured pencils and will explain the different uses for them.  Using a variety of coloured pencils, wax and oil based, but not water, Jill will demonstrate different blending techniques, with oil blenders, or just using the pencils themselves.  Suitable manufacturers are Faber Castell, Prismacolour, Caran d’ache, among other makes….please bring along whatever you have.

Please bring with you

A3 hot pressed paper
Coloured pencils
Pencil sharpeners, desk top or hand held (Jill would prefer you not to use battery operated ones in the classroom, thank you)
HB and 2H pencil
Eraser (Caran d’ache design a good make )
Putty eraser (blue or grey kneadable ones) Jakar and Faber Castell
Magnifying lense
Pair of dividers for measuring
Indenter (for use with making hairs)
A find, feather or shell if you wish, although Jill will have plenty that she will be bringing with her

The following items can be purchased from your tutor

Hot pressed paper


Suitable for all levels

Course Location

Missenden Abbey
Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire HP16 0BD


Jill Winch

Jill Winch

Jill is an award winning published botanical artist.  She is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists and regularly exhibits at their annual exhibition in London.  She tutors from her studio at home and demonstrates her work for art groups around the country.  She has held art holidays in Tuscany, Ireland and locations in England.  More recently, Jill has had two books published: Painting Flowers and Drawing Flowers.  Both are a step-by-step guide to achieving success in either pencil and pen and ink work and also watercolour and coloured pencils.



22nd to 23rd Feb 2020
Saturday to Sunday


9.30amCoffee on arrival
9.45amWelcome and tutor introductions for all
10am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all - residents may check in
2-5.30pmTeaching session
6.45 for 7pmDinner for residents
From 7-9.15amBreakfast for residents
9.30am-1pmTeaching session
1pmLunch for all
2-5pmLast teaching session

"Excellent.  Jill was lovely and very helpful.  Great teaching and very nice atmosphere."  (Summer School 2019)