I want to assure all potential and existing students that I have taken steps to ensure that my learning environment is safe and Covid secure. I have implemented government advised Covid-19 protocols to protect attendees and instructors. These include:
- Temperature checks on class entry
- Hand sanitisers in all areas
- Face masks worn at all times
- Limited course and class sizes
- Socially distanced work desks
- Workspaces cleaned and sanitised regularly
Welcome to Michael Lakin Art
I am passionate about Botanical Art and a keen gardener. Combining the two was a natural progression and I have a well tended garden that provides much of my inspiration and specimens. I am based in Ticknall, South Derbyshire where I have a purpose built studio in the stunning countryside on the edge of the National Trust’s Calke Estate.
Taught by the world renowned Botanical Illustrator Anne Marie Evans, I have been teaching Botanical Art for over twelve years, starting with evening classes for the Workers’ Education Association as well as day and weekend classes at our local hall.
With my courses and classes, you can pick the day, time and format to suit your requirements:
1 and 2 day courses
that run on Friday and/or Saturday throughout the year.
7 week classes
with a choice of Wednesday or Thursday (mornings or afternoons).
1 Friday per month over a period of 12 months.
All my courses and classes are delivered at my White Hollows Studio which is located in the heart of the Calke Estate surrounded by flora and fauna, with ample parking spaces. The studio is fully equipped with drawing boards, lamps, light boxes and everything you need to create great botanical, bird and still life art.
I deliver demonstrations and talks to institutions and societies around the country on the history of Botanical art as well as being a published author.
My new book – Beginner’s Guide to Botanical Flower Painting is now available
My instructional DVD covers my six stage procedure for botanical painting that is detailed in the A-Z of Botanical Flowers book.