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Considering Shadows and Shade: 3 day Workshop with Dianne Emery

In this three-day workshop, we will look at the importance of shading in graphite and paint when creating a convincing ...

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Illustrating Plant Dissections: 3 day Workshop with Mali Moir

This workshop is designed to give artists an idea of what is required when drawing plant dissections to support botanical ...

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Colour and Design Theory: 3 day Workshop with Helen Burrows

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

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For the love of plants; botanical art exhibition

OFFICIAL OPENING AT 4.30 PM SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER BY LAUREN HOOK,  THREATENED SPECIES SPECIALIST FROM THE OFFICE OF HERITAGE AND ...

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Bauhinia × blakeana

4 day workshop with John Pastoriza Pinol in Kaua'i Hawaii

 Join renowned Australian botanical artist John Pastoriza Pinol for in-depth watercolor instruction and technique. For intermediate students with some background in ...

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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

Jan 2 – Jan 4 all-day
Colour and Design Theory: 3 day Workshop with Helen Burrows @ Domain House, Botanic Gardens | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia
12:00 am
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[...]
Jan 18 – Jan 20 all-day
Illustrating Plant Dissections: 3 day Workshop with Mali Moir @ Domain House, Botanic Gardens | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia
12:00 am
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[...]
Jan 21 – Jan 23 all-day
Considering Shadows and Shade: 3 day Workshop with Dianne Emery @ Domain House, Botanic Gardens | Melbourne | Victoria | Australia
12:00 am
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[...]
Jan
2
Wed
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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Jan
18
Fri
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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Jan
21
Mon
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
Book online