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Regular Classes

Regular and online classes given by our members are listed below. Click on the name below for more details. If you are a member and would like to include your classes on our website please let us know. If you are running a workshop  we can include that in our events calendar.


Belinda Biggs

Botanical Illustration, drawing and painting classes.
Thursday 9.30-12.00
Grevillia Room, Uniting Church, Morisset
Contact Belinda 0412144280

Regular drawing and painting classes
Tuesday 9.30-12 or 12.30-3 pm
Red Tree Theatre  Complex Tuggerah

contact belindabiggspaintingholidays@gmail.com 

Central Coast Botanical Art Group

This self directed and well structured group provides a supportive environment for anyone interested in botanical art. It provides an opportunity for all levels of artist to learn and paint together and share their time, ideas, inspiration and friendship.

This group is coordinated by the Gosford Regional Gallery and Arts Centre and meets every Tuesday morning from 9am to 12 noon for 9 weeks during school terms.

For further information contact the Gallery.

Cheryl Hodges

Cheryl has several online tutorials, as listed below. Her tutorial page can be found at: 


Introduction to Botanical Art – Eucalyptus Leaves

An online tutorial for beginners to botanical art. I've been teaching for several years and I know that students often have problems painting leaves, and there is also a lot of interest in Eucalyptus leaves. So I decided to work this tutorial around our beautiful Eucalyptus leaves and the watercolour techniques which can be applied to them. The tutorial is aimed at beginners but artists with some experience will also gain knowledge of my techniques. Follow the link below to take a look at preview videos and sign up for the tutorial.


Introduction to Botanical Art – Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha)

Through my teaching I've learnt the problems that you might come up against when you first start out with watercolour. I will walk you through the whole process from beginning to end. We will start with some sketch or study pages, looking at each element of the Golden Wattle in detail, and drawing and painting individual elements. We’ll cover basic equipment required, setting up specimen, sketching, tonal study, transferring image to watercolour paper, and then we move on to painting a large specimen in watercolour. We'll go through the techniques of wet in wet, then building up the colours and textures in layers and then using dry brush to add those final details at the end.


Painting red Eucalyptus flowers

This is a free short tutorial, where I'll be painting beautiful red/pink Eucalyptus flowers (from the Eucalyptus leucoxylon) and explaining my process. Observing, drawing, then painting, going through all the stages to the final details.


Enquiries to Cheryl through contact page at:  www.cherylhodges.com

Helena Karnolz-Langdon

Botanical art classes via Zoom or Face Time.

Enjoy individual guidance learning drawing and painting skills.

Suitable for all levels of ability.

Classes on Monday or Tuesday mornings. 

For further information please contact

Helena Karnolz-Langdon on  hkw8@bigpond.com 

or phone: 04 98 055 617

Leonie Norton

International Tutor, Botanical Artist & Author

Learn to draw and paint botanically in the comfort of your own home. Work at your own pace with individual attention, full support and informative lessons with detailed feedback on all aspects of your work. No time restrictions.
For further details, view www.botanicalart.com.au and follow External Course links

For further details, view www.naturalhistorycom.au

Shippi’s Art Classes North Shore

Botanical/watercolour art classes and corporate workshops
Learn the techniques required to create realistic, detailed artworks you’ll be proud to showcase.
Short / long term and private classes available.
Prices vary depending on course length

For more information visit website or email the address below

Enquiries at enquiries@shippisart.com.au
Phone: 0406428619


Botanical Art School of Melbourne

The 'Botanical Art School of Melbourne ' was established in 1992 by Jenny Phillips with the aim of teaching the skills necessary to enable artists to draw and paint with a thorough understanding of the importance of line, form, colour, perspective and composition, in a very friendly and stimulating environment. 

Contact the School's website for more information.

Cranbourne Botanical Illustrators Self Help Group

Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

The group meets in the Elliot Centre at the Gardens on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10am to 3pm.
The group encourages the exchange of ideas and information.
For more information contact Margaret Holloway on 0438985382 or
email Margaret on margaretmholloway@yahoo.com.

Geelong School of Botanical Art

Classes are held on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Tuesday and Friday's classes are for students of all levels. Saturday classes are for advanced students and Sunday classes are for beginners to intermediate.

Located in Geelong Botanic Gardens, plant material from the gardens forms the focus of study.

Tutors include: Dolores Skowronski-Malloni, John Pastoriza-Piñol, Deb Chirnside & Amanda Ahmed.

Contact: The Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens
Phone: 03 5222 6053

Website: www.friendsgbg.org.au

Janet Matthews

E-Workshop Series in coloured pencil

Each Series is a set of six workshops, with step by step instructions with illustrations, each series has six different subjects.  They are a pdf document which you can read on your computer, tablet screen or you can print out to follow the instructions.

Cost per E-Workshop Series

Cost is $60 per Series.- emailed.

Subscription includes personal advice from Janet, via email or sms.

Booking your E-Workshops

Email janet@janetmatthews.com.au to book your e-workshop series

or go to the website and order online

 website – www.janetmatthews.com.au

Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

The Friends run regular classes with experienced teachers such as Dianne Emery, David Reynolds, John Pastoriza-Piñol, Craig Lidgerwood and Jessie Ford.

They are now holding both online classes as well as face-to-face classes in the Domain House Gallery on Dallas Brooks Drive near the Garden.

For details of the many options available for beginners to advanced students please visit their botanic art class website.

Contact: Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Email: botanicart@frbgmelb.org.au

Phone: 03 9650 6398

Website: www.rbgfriendsmelbourne.org


Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens (GCRBG)

Friends of the Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens (GCRBG) has established a botanical art group for members. The classes are free and meetings are fortnightly on Thursday afternoons, from 2-4pm,  at the Friends Centre. Coordinators Cathryn Coutts and Sandra De Leacy 

Our meeting space is located centrally within the gardens precinct so we are able to enjoy walks for close observation, sketching and photography of the living collection. Other resources available to our group include the Herbarium collection of pressed specimens, image archive and fact sheets, as well as botanical and wildlife experts to assist us.

New members are welcome and if you are not a Friends member you can join at the first meeting. We welcome beginners and more experienced artists. 

Meeting dates for the start of 2023 are: February 9, February 23, March 9, March 23, April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18. Dates for later in the year are yet to be confirmed. 

For more information please contact Cathryn Coutts at: cathryn.coutts@gmail.com


Dr Tanya Scharaschkin

As a botanist and artist, Tanya offers classes that combine science and art. She runs a number of workshops and classes in Tasmania and elsewhere. Please contact her for current and future availability or to arrange private lessons.

Botany and Botanical Drawing Classes in Tasmania

Please contact Tanya Scharaschkin for class schedule or to organise a workshop

Email: scharasc@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Tanya-Scharaschkin-Botanical-Research-Art-and-Training/100064570431005/

Botany and Botanical Drawing- Beginner Level

. Cost $160. Dates: variable; this course is offered at different times throughout the year.

Are you interested in plants and art but not sure if you have the aptitude for botanical art? Everyone can draw, given a little bit of time and guidance. Come spend a few hours with botanist and artist, Dr Tanya Scharaschkin, for an introduction to both botany and botanical art. You will be guided through the process of observing plants and learning to draw them accurately. The basic steps of botanical drawing will be demonstrated gradually over four weeks, allowing you time to practice between sessions. By the end of the course, you should feel comfortable drawing leaves and simple flowers, be able to dissect flowers and have a general understanding of basic botany and botanical terminology. Contact Tanya for more information  email: scharasc@gmail.com>


Tanya Scharaschkin’s Studio
54 Mill Road, Collinsvale, Tasmania 7012

Tel: +61 (0)3 6200 0543
Email: scharasc@gmail.com

Website: Art, Designs, Photography (CraftyTiger)

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