Copsa Mare
Copsa Mare

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Copsa Mare
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13- 19 June 2022

Copsa Mare, Transylvania, Romania


A unique opportunity to study botanical art in the wonderful setting of rural Transylvania, surrounded by ancient forests and traditional farm grasslands.


Suitable for improvers, this workshop gives you the opportunity to explore and study the native flora, experience local life and advance your botanical art skills in a peaceful and relaxed setting. With a dedicated studio space and only four places you will receive tuition tailored to your particular needs.


This area of Transylvania has glorious wild flower meadows which should be at their peak in June.


Subjects covered will include:

    • Stages of producing a botanical illustration.

    • Collection and observation of subjects.

    • Making initial records. 

    • Painting techniques for botanical art. 

    • Composition considerations.

    • Finishing touches etc.

Each day will be a mix of intensive study, fresh air, exercise, good food & wine. We will also take inspiration from the Transylvania Florilegium (No. 19/150 is owned by our host.)


There will be free time from 4pm each day.


Rachel and James de Candole, our hosts, have restored the former town hall in Copsa Mare, ( above left) originally built in the 1890s . This is now their family home and where we will stay. We will eat meals together of fresh local produce (vegetarians and vegans catered for) included being hosted in the village for a couple of the evenings.


1800 EUR includes: Six nights accommodation, food and wine, airport transfers, five days botanical art instruction.


For more details or to be added to the waiting list 
contact James -



I first visited Transylvania in 2014, when I was fortunate to be amongst a select group of worldwide botanical artists invited to take part in the Transylvania Florilegium project, depicting the native flora.


It was an amazing experience and I'd love to share a similar adventure with you!



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