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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Colias croceus (syn. C. edusa) male

In this course you will learn to draw and prepare a pencil drawing of a European butterfly, recording carefully the anatomical structure and pattern of the wings and then going on to complete a watercolour illustration. Practical work will be supplemented with an illustrated talk looking at the work of the great insect and butterfly painters throughout history. All the stages required to produce an illustration will be demonstrated by the tutor.


Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

13 May 2016 to 15 May 2016

Course duration

1 weekend(s)

Course fee


Accommodation fees

Single room: £60 per night

Double/Twin room £50 per person, per night (2 people sharing)


Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
CB23 8AQ

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