Calendar

Jan
15
Mon
5 days Painting with Jenny Phillips @ BOTANICAL ART SCHOOL OF MELBOURNE
Jan 15 – Jan 19 all-day

Subject: not definite yet, as it always depends upon the availability of plentiful supply of beautiful specimens. It may be eucalypts.

We work through a planned set of steps covering a vast range of skills, to enable artists to tackle most plant subjects.

A more detailed outline of this course will be sent to students upon enrollment or enquiry.
Plant material and watercolour paper will be supplied.
Information & Materials list will be sent to all participants upon application.
Please don’t hesitate to call or email Jenny.

Jan
18
Thu
Preparing Your Artwork for Exhibition with Kate Nolan @ Whirling Room
Jan 18 – Jan 19 all-day

 

A short course on ways to prepare a successful entry for Exhibition .

This two-day course will go through all those little things such as how to flatten your paper if it has buckled, the best ways to deal with any blemishes, how to decide exactly how to frame your work.’

Suitable for artists at all skill levels. A materials list is available from the Friends’ office.

Jan
22
Mon
Leaf Matters with Kate Nolan @ Whirling Room
Jan 22 – Jan 25 all-day

 

Curly oak leaf Kate Nolan

Painting a single leaf is a wonderful way to play with watercolour and botanical illustration. There is no end to the ways in which leaves can be arranged on paper, from slightly abstract to almost forensically scientific.

In this course, Kate will take her students through some of the different types of leaves to be painted: Eucalypt leaves, which allow for lovely colour mixing; crispy fallen oak leaves, which provide wonderful shapes and shadows to play with; dead skeletal leaves where there is a world of detail; delicate fresh shiny leaves.

The class will look at a different type  of leaf every day.

A materials list is available from the Friends’ office.

Feb
8
Thu
Fundamentals of Drawing with Elkan and Wardrop @ Maiden Theatre
Feb 8 – Feb 9 all-day

 

 

Through a series of exercises, Catherine Wardrop and Lesley Elkan, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust illustrators, will take you through the fundamentals of producing the perfect tonal drawing.

Covering proportion, perspective, foreshortening, composition and tone, students will learn all the skills required for realistic, precise drawing, essential techniques for all botanical artists.

Mar
8
Thu
Drawing Workshop with Susannah Blaxill @ Mittagong Studio
Mar 8 – Mar 9 all-day

 

In this workshop, fine pencil techniques will be demonstrated and practiced so that students are able to produce fine graphite drawings.

The expressive medium of ink will also be explored in rendering botanical subjects on cold pressed paper with very fine pens, which yields interesting results.

It is also great fun to explore in this way

 

 

 

limit to 6 participants

Mar
12
Mon
Painting Workshop with Susannah Blaxill @ Mittagong Studio
Mar 12 – Mar 15 all-day

For Botanical Paintings to lift off the page, it is important to understand colour, tone and hue, what makes subjects come forward in the painting or recede, what elements go together to form a successful composition, a consideration of light and dark, and how to combine all these elements.

The application of the paint both through washes and dry brush will be explored and demonstrated by the teacher, then practiced by the student.

 

 

limit of 6 participants

Mar
21
Wed
Painting Workshop with Susannah Blaxill @ Mittagong Studio
Mar 21 – Mar 24 all-day

For Botanical Paintings to lift off the page, it is important to understand colour, tone and hue, what makes subjects come forward in the painting or recede, what elements go together to form a successful composition, a consideration of light and dark, and how to combine all these elements.

The application of the paint both through washes and dry brush will be explored and demonstrated by the teacher, then practiced by the student.

 

 

limit of 6 participants

Mar
24
Sat
Painting Workshop with Susannah Blaxill @ Mittagong Studio
Mar 24 – Mar 27 all-day

For Botanical Paintings to lift off the page, it is important to understand colour, tone and hue, what makes subjects come forward in the painting or recede, what elements go together to form a successful composition, a consideration of light and dark, and how to combine all these elements.

The application of the paint both through washes and dry brush will be explored and demonstrated by the teacher, then practiced by the student.

 

 

limit of 6 participants

Apr
15
Sun
5 Day Botanical Art Workshop with Leonie Norton :Plants and Pollinators @ Grafton High School
Apr 15 – Apr 19 all-day

Open to intermediate and advanced students.

Make your Colours Sing with the Birds and the Bees

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5 Day workshop with Janet Matthews; Honeyeaters and Flowering Gum in Pencil, Colour Pencil and Graphite @ Grafton High School
Apr 15 – Apr 19 all-day

 

Honeyeaters and Flowering Gum in Pencil, Colour Pencil and Graphite

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