Introduction to designing your own garden

Course Dates: 10/06/20 - 25/06/20
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Online
Tutors:

Design your own garden and turn your valuable outside space into an private sanctuary. Discover how to create a secluded garden using considered layout, landscaping and planting to create an extension of your home.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

Recognise how the basic principals of garden design can help you add an extra room in your garden. Learn
how to select materials and plants suitable for your needs and environment to harmoniously link the house with
the garden. Add interest and drama to create a well planned, considered layout while still designing a functional
space


** Please bring a printed selection of design ideas from magazines or the internet to your first class.

What will we cover?

- The principles and styles of garden design
- How to measure and analysis your space to draw your plan to scale
- How to research for inspiration and create a mood board for your style
- How to combine hard landscaping with planting for your garden
- How to successfully integrate the house and garden with design techniques to maximise your space.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Draw your garden plan to scale 1:50
- Create a mood board as your style guide for hard landscaping and planting
- Recognise the rules that help make a successful garden design
- Suggest methods of creating privacy and reducing noise for your design
- Create a simple planting combination for your garden.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is course is suitable for beginners.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, and hand-outs, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged.

This course will be delivered online, and will involve tutor presentation and class discussion. Student preparation and homework outside class times is strongly encouraged. To fully participate in this online class you will need:
- An email address
- A reliable internet connection
- A computer/laptop/tablet with a fully updated browser (preferably google chrome). Your device will need a microphone, and preferably a camera.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need several sheets of graph paper, A4, a pad of tracing paper or greaseproof paper, masking tape, a notebook, pencil, eraser and a long tape measure. A scale rule is required, although a printable one and graph paper is provided.


If you would like to buy art materials for your personal use outside of the course, City Lit students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at www.cassart.co.uk. *Terms and conditions apply, visit www.cassart.co.uk/students.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

City Lit offer a range of courses in Patio Design and Planting, Planting Design, Botanical Drawing and an array of other visual arts courses to enhance your creative and professional skills.

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Tutor Biographies
Alison Worster

Alison Worster has a BA Hons degree in graphic arts and Diploma in Garden Design. Alison’s first career was in commercial design and illustration, with many diverse clients ranging from Natural History Museum, National Trust to Paperchase, John Lewis, and exhibitions of her own artworks. After managing a design studio Alison’s love of drawing nature and plants, and the importance of her own garden, led her to retrain in garden design, allowing her to combine her experience of colour, texture and layout with living plants and outside spaces. Within months of graduating Alison gained a gold medal for the Ideal Home Show ‘Reclaiming London’ garden and won an RHS competition to exhibit at the Chelsea Flower Show ‘Fresh Talent’. Alison now runs her own garden design business, and specialises in making the most of typical, small London spaces. Alison teaches both drawing and garden design and her main aim is to enthuse, demystify and inspire her students in either of her subjects.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

Book your place

Course Code: VF345

Wed-Thu, day, 10 Jun - 25 Jun '20

Duration: 6 sessions (over 3 weeks)

Full fee: £239.00
Senior fee: £239.00
Concession: £146.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

Any questions? visualarts@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2700/2703

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