Vicky Mappin teaches botanical painting to a variety of students of all levels of expertise. Beginners are very welcome, and often stay in the weekly classes for many years, developing their own style. The weekend workshops can be a great way to spend time with family or friends while sharing a common interest.

Vicky has also run one or two day bespoke workshops for clubs, hotels, corporate events and schools. Her most recent corporate workshop was for an international hedge fund investors’ conference in Paris, entitled Sunflowers in Paris.

Botanical Painting Classes

Vicky runs botanical painting classes in the village hall in Rodmell, near Lewes, East Sussex. The classes are divided into three, ten week terms: spring, summer and autumn. The sessions take place on a Thursday and Friday from 10 am to 1 pm, giving you the option to choose which day suits better. The classes are mixed ability, with everyone working at their own pace. Beginners are welcome. At the start of the course you will concentrate on drawing, followed by different painting techniques, eventually leading to more complex work. The subjects used are seasonal and the students all paint from life, using  watercolor paints.

Duration: 10 week course
Price: £200 per person, per term

Botanical Painting Weekend Workshops

Vicky also runs Saturday workshops from her home in Rodmell, near Lewes, East Sussex. Participants meet in a lovely large, light and airy room overlooking gardens. This is a sort of taster day to see if botanical painting is going to suit you. Only four people can be accommodated in each session. The morning starts with drawing a subject you have chosen, followed by learning various painting techniques, and eventually painting what you have drawn. It is all fairly basic because of the time factor, but hopefully you will go home with a finished painting. These sessions can also be useful for people with more experience but who cannot commit to a ten week course. The next three workshops planned in 2022 are on 26th February, 26th March and the 23rd April. Coffee and a light lunch are included.

Duration: 9:30 am to 3.30 pm
Price: £75 per person, per day, including lunch

Fees and Payment

The courses offered are suitable for beginners and also those with more experience. To express your interest in any of these course, please send an email to or write to Vicky Mappin, 2 Rodmell House, Rodmell, Newhaven Road, Near Lewes, East Sussex BN7 3EZ