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PAINT AN AVOCADO WITH STEPHANIE GOSS

Join us to paint an exotic avocado – at large scale.  You will be challenged as you make the skin ...

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FUNDAMENTALS OF BOTANIC DRAWING WITH LESLEY ELKAN AND CATHERINE WARDROP

Through a series of exercises, Catherine and Lesley, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust illustrators, will take you through the ...

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SCIENTIFIC BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION CLASS WITH LESLEY ELKAN AND CATHERINE WARDROP

In response to the popularity of the Margaret Flockton Award, Lesley Elkan and Catherine Wardrop, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain ...

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Leaves workshop with John Pastoriza Pinol

This three day workshop will cover techniques on how to draw and paint different types of leaves. You will learn ...

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Hardcover Bookbinding Workshop—Create Your Own Journal or Sketchbook with with Deanna Hitti

This workshop is a special introduction to bookbinding with artist and professional bookbinder Deanna Hitti. Deanna’s work has won two ...

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Midwinter Workshop: Dormancy or Nature at Rest with John Pastoriza-Piñol

During this two-day workshop, students will observe and document the unique and fascinating structures of winter skeletons: buds, stems, seedpods, ...

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Documentary on six Australian Botanical artists, produced by Botanical artist David Reynolds

Over the past two and a half years David has been writing, directing and filming an hour long documentary on ...

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The Florilegium; A unique publication to celebrate 200 years of history

A unique publication to celebrate 200 years of history The Florilegium The Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Celebrating 200 years A beautiful, 224 page ...

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Flora of Australia:
A Botanical Art Worldwide Exhibition

The Botanical Art Society of Australia has produced a beautiful printed full-colour catalogue of the 109 works that were chosen to hang in this exhibition which was held in Canberra from 18  to 27 May 2018. The catalogue is available for sale for A$25 plus packaging and postage by downloading this Order Form for the Catalogue and sending via email to: president@botanicalartsocietyaustralia.com
Or via mail to:
BASA
PO Box 1799
Bowral NSW 2576
Australia
You can see the 40 Australian works selected for displaying internationally on the YouTube channel and  read more about this exciting exhibition here.

Calendar of Botanical Art Events

SCIENTIFIC BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION CLASS WITH LESLEY ELKAN AND CATHERINE WARDROP @ Maiden Theatre | Sydney | New South Wales | Australia
12:00 am
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.[...]
FUNDAMENTALS OF BOTANIC DRAWING WITH LESLEY ELKAN AND CATHERINE WARDROP @ Maiden Theatre | Sydney | New South Wales | Australia
12:00 am
Through a series of exercises, Catherine and Lesley, 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[...]
Sep 26 – Sep 27 all-day
PAINT AN AVOCADO WITH STEPHANIE GOSS @ Maiden Theatre | Sydney | New South Wales | Australia
12:00 am
Join us to paint an exotic avocado – at large scale.  You will be challenged as you make the skin look reptilian, the flesh look creamy and the seed marbled. You will need to have[...]
The Art of Botanical Illustration 2018 Exhibition @ Melbourne | Victoria | Australia
12:00 am
Many works have been purchased from The Art of Botanical Illustration exhibitions for inclusion in the State Botanical Collection. The State Botanical Collection belongs to the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and is located in the[...]
SCIENTIFIC BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION CLASS WITH LESLEY ELKAN AND CATHERINE WARDROP @ Maiden Theatre | Sydney | New South Wales | Australia
12:00 am
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.[...]
Jul
26
Thu
SCIENTIFIC BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION CLASS WITH LESLEY ELKAN AND CATHERINE WARDROP @ Maiden Theatre
Jul 26 – Jul 27 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. Includes morning tea and lunch

 

Sep
13
Thu
FUNDAMENTALS OF BOTANIC DRAWING WITH LESLEY ELKAN AND CATHERINE WARDROP @ Maiden Theatre
Sep 13 – Sep 14 all-day

Through a series of exercises, Catherine and Lesley, 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.

 

Includes Morning tea and lunch

Sep
26
Wed
PAINT AN AVOCADO WITH STEPHANIE GOSS @ Maiden Theatre
Sep 26 – Sep 27 all-day

Join us to paint an exotic avocado – at large scale.  You will be challenged as you make the skin look reptilian, the flesh look creamy and the seed marbled.

You will need to have medium level experience in watercolour, but the results will be amazing! Imagine this on your wall.


Includes Morning tea and lunch

Oct
13
Sat
The Art of Botanical Illustration 2018 Exhibition
Oct 13 – Oct 28 all-day

Papaver somniferum by Vicki Philipson

Many works have been purchased from The Art of Botanical Illustration exhibitions for inclusion in the State Botanical Collection. The State Botanical Collection belongs to the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and is located in the Herbarium. It is made up of two sections: the first section contains over 1.2 million dried plant specimens which are used in scientific research; and the second section is located in the library and is made up of books, periodicals, collections of maps, letters, manuscripts, photographs and artworks. This material is an invaluable resource to staff and researchers working in areas such as biodiversity, classification, evolution, geography, molecular systematics, conservation and horticulture.

It is important that the works exhibited in The Art of Botanical Illustration are scientifically accurate. Each artwork is carefully selected by a panel which includes a botanist, an artist and the head librarian at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne to ensure that the highest standards are met. The work must adhere to the following criteria: it must provide an accurate representation of the form and botany of the chosen subject; the characteristics of the species or variety must be adequately conveyed; the representation should be an artistically pleasing, balanced and a considered work of art; it must be identified and named accurately according to standard botanical practices; and must have been completed within the previous two years.

Nov
22
Thu
SCIENTIFIC BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION CLASS WITH LESLEY ELKAN AND CATHERINE WARDROP @ Maiden Theatre
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. Includes morning tea and lunch