Introduction to Botanical Art with Cheryl Hodges @ Workspace A M16 Artspace
Oct 17 @ 9:30 am – Nov 21 @ 12:30 pm


Beginner to intermediate level

Wednesdays  (6 weeks x 3 hour sessions) 9.30am – 12.30pm

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Scientific Illustration Art Class with Elkan and Wardrop @ Maiden Theatre Royal Botanic Gardens
Nov 22 – Nov 23 all-day

In response to the popularity of the Margaret Flockton Award, Lesley Elkan and Catherine Wardrop, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust illustrators, will be conducting a two-day workshop in black and white scientific botanical illustration.

With tuition on plant research and identification, pencil sketching, microscope dissections, scale and composition, students will then render their drawings with ink techniques suitable for reproduction. Suitable for beginners and experienced students.

You can secure a place in this class by paying $100 deposit now with the balance due two weeks before the class dates.  Call the office on 9231 8182 for this option.

Class Fee includes morning tea and lunch

Includes morning tea and lunch
Upon booking please notify us if you require a vegetarian or gluten free option. Please also let us know of any food allergies.
A deposit of $100 is payable for this class.  

4 day workshop with John Pastoriza Pinol in Kaua’i Hawaii @ National Tropical Botanical Garden Education Headquarters
Dec 10 – Dec 13 all-day

 Join renowned Australian botanical artist John Pastoriza Pinol for in-depth watercolor instruction and technique.

For intermediate students with some background in botanical art. Through informative demonstrations and personal guidance, discover the intricacies of achieving fine detail with watercolor masking fluid and NEEF ¼ Comb, invaluable tools for contemporary botanical artists to achieve very fine details.
In this four day class John will assist you with composition, painting techniques and color theory as you accurately render a specimen from the NTBG garden. As a result, your paintings will be brought to a new level of realism and detail.
Colour and Design Theory: 3 day Workshop with Helen Burrows @ Domain House, Botanic Gardens
Jan 2 – Jan 4 all-day

This exciting 3 day intensive workshop provides an essential framework to foster artistic confidence and to understand more about colour properties and design elements.

With step-by-step guided instructions, Friends’ tutor, Helen Burrows will share her joy of colour exploration and associated design conventions. Helen says “To understand colour and design will add another dimension to your artistic endeavour and your rewards will be greater sensitivity to the medium of colour and design”.

Places are limited.  A materials list will be provided upon enrolment

Bookings essential
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Illustrating Plant Dissections: 3 day Workshop with Mali Moir @ Domain House, Botanic Gardens
Jan 18 – Jan 20 all-day

This workshop is designed to give artists an idea of what is required when drawing plant dissections to support botanical artwork. Basic botany and plant structure will be covered.  Along with preliminary drawing, page layout and how best to enlarge or reduce plant details.  Handling, storing and recording of plant specimens.  We will be working mostly with large flowers.  However, please bring your own microscope for smaller specimens.  References will be made to some of the visual language needed in line and illustration art.  You may choose your own medium to work in, be it painting, graphite or coloured pencil.

Students will need to apply for a materials list.

Bookings essential
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Considering Shadows and Shade: 3 day Workshop with Dianne Emery @ Domain House, Botanic Gardens
Jan 21 – Jan 23 all-day

In this three-day workshop, we will look at the importance of shading in graphite and paint when creating a convincing illusion of form. We will also look at rendering form using colour, the usefulness of cast shadows as a compositional device and creating space in your work and that always tricky thing shading in white and yellow fruit and flowers.

Bookings essential
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