Join artist and instructor Mary Gwyn Bowen for her first in a series of workshops to be offered at Goodwood Museum & Gardens. An artist who teaches botanical watercolor painting, miniature oil painting and other media will kick off her series of workshops with a class focused on creating silverpoint studies of Goodwood’s vast array of trees and plants. Future workshops will focus more on watercolor and oil techniques showcasing the flowers in bloom in the gardens at the time. Metalpoints or styluses were used by European artists and apprentices to make drawings and studies before the invention of graphite pencils. They required a carefully prepared surface in order to work – they do not make marks on ordinary paper – and they can be made of a variety of different metals, including gold, silver, copper and lead. The commonest metalpoint was made of silver, which works particularly well because of the way it oxidizes.