Workshop: Botanical Illustration in Richiș

About the event

08-09 Jul 2017

The Weekend Workshops in Transylvania are a creative invitation into the heart of Transylvania, on an exceptional location, where we will rediscover tranquility and the simplicity and beauty of the scenery. The participants will recognize and admire together the seasonal flora, and will exercise botanical illustration in various techniques, as a unique path for relaxation and connection with nature. These creative workshops will be completed by delicious meals, cooked by locals people, as well as by a serene and refined ambiance. By choice, workshop attendees may choose some touristic activities to discover the area.

Duration: Saturday 11am – Sunday 1pm

Price: 270euro/1215ron – book by e-mail at


  • 1 night accommodation in twin or double room
  • Saturday lunch
  • Saturday dinner
  • Sunday breakfast
  • Tools and materials for the workshops

*upon request, Friday dinner and accommodation, as well as Sunday lunch, can be added

Lecturer: Irina Neacșu – architect, artist in botanical illustration and applied art (

Group: 9 students

This workshop is dedicated to beginners and intermediate in pencil, watercolor and lino cut. 


This workshop teaches botanical illustration from general to detail, and also from the naturalist drawing and watercolor towards stylisation and transfer to the engraving technique of lino cut. Saturday is dedicated to pencils and watercolor as techniques of realistic depiction; this is an exercise of observation and discovery of the absolute geometry of plants, while identifying details and miniature textures. At the end of the day, each student will frame his/her favorite painting, achieved during the two sessions of painting. Sunday participants will learn how to stylize the drawing thorough its reduction to essential elements, and they will transfer it into lino cut. This exercise will be followed by manual imprint on textile – by choice, tote bag or cushion cover.

Location: Richiș 119


9am-10.30am – check in

11am-1.30pm – introduction, first painting session, learning how to use watercolor

1.30-2.30pm – lunch break

2.30-5pm – watercolor workshop

5-7.30pm – free time for relaxation and various activities to be discussed in relation with weather.

7.30pm – dinner


9am – breakfast

10am-1pm – lino cut workshop

1.30pm – check out/ lunch (*by choice, as addition to the main package)

How to get to Richiș

From Bucharest:
Drive 336 km, 4 h 55 min

București > Pitești > Râmnicu Vâlcea > Sibiu > Hosman > Alțâna > Bârghiș > Pelișor > Richiș


Workshop: Botanical Illustration in Richiș
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