Leaf Matters with Kate Nolan

January 22, 2018 – January 25, 2018 all-day
Whirling Room
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Birdwood Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141
Friends: $440 Non-members: $505
Friends Office
(03) 9650 6398


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.