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    • 27 Apr 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 15 Jun 2020
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Online

    The classes have been designed to provide an opportunity for students to refine their skills as most of the teaching plans, which each of the Tutors have created, are targeting specific skill sets. 

    Additionally, students will receive information sheets, live demonstrations and in some cases pre-recorded videos to demonstrate techniques. 

    The classes will only be 2 hours/week and cost $250 for Friends' members and $275 for non-members.

    Class numbers are limited to 10 people as a large class size will make it difficult for the teachers to effectively communicate and provide time to provide quality feedback to all students during each class.

    To participate in the classes effectively, it is best for students to have a computer, laptop or iPad with a camera.  The students really need to be using a device with a camera to get the most from their class. Instructions for downloading and accessing Zoom will be provided to all students before classes commence.

    Classes will begin in the week beginning the 27 April 2020 and will continue for 8 weeks with the exception of public holidays and long weekends. A full list of dates for classes will be available before classes begin.

    The following classes are being offered online for term 2: (a beginner level assumes you have completed a Beginner's class)

    Monday 10am-12pm (Intermediate/Beginner class) with Mali Moir
    Monday 1pm-3pm (Intermediate/Beginner class) with Mali Moir
    Tuesday 1.30pm-3.30pm (Intermediate/Beginner class) with Jessie Ford
    Tuesday 6pm-8pm (Intermediate/Beginner class) with Jessie Ford
    Wednesday 10am-12pm with Dianne Emery (Advanced class)
    Wednesday 1pm-3pm (Intermediate/Beginner class) with Dianne Emery
    Thursday 1pm - 3pm (Intermediate/Beginner class) with Jessie Ford – BOOKED OUT
    Friday 10.30am - 12.30pm (Advanced/Intermediate class) with Dianne Emery
    Saturday 10am - 12pm (Beginner/Intermediate class) with Mali Moir
    Saturday 1pm - 3pm (Beginner/Intermediate class) with Mali MoirSunday 1pm - 3pm (Beginner/Intermediate class) with Dianne Emery

    For more information and registration contact Friends Office (03) 9650 6398  

    • 11 Aug 2020
    • 9:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 13 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Maiden Theatre Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney

    This three day introduction to painting on vellum will outline the history and production of vellum with demonstrations of the special techniques for preparation and painting on this traditional medium. The emphasis will be on the subtleties of colour and the use of light to create a jewel-like painting.


    Suitable botanical subjects will be available or students may bring their own small treasure.  
    For intermediate and advanced botanical painters or those with drawing skills and other experience with other media.

    Vellum will be available for purchase at the workshop for approximately $25 to $50.

    Includes lunches in the beautiful surrounds of the Botanic Gardens  

    About your tutor: Beverly Allen
    Beverly worked as a graphic designer and illustrator, before moving to botanical art in 1997. She has shown annually at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney ‘Botanica’ Exhibition since 1999, and exhibits internationally. Her work is held in private collections including the Shirley Sherwood Collection and the Isaac and Alisa Sutton Collection, as well as at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation USA, the Royal Botanic Gardens Herbarium Library at Kew Gardens, the Royal Horticultural Society Lindley Library, the Highgrove Florilegium for the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Trust and the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Sydney.

    Beverly was awarded a Gold Medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s exhibition in 2007 and in 2010 was awarded the inaugural Gold Medal for Botanical Art by the New York Botanic Gardens.

    She co-founded and is president of the Florilegium Society at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.

    For more information, and to register contact Foundation and Friends Office 

    02 9231 8182

    • 26 Oct 2020
    • 9:30 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • 30 Oct 2020
    • 4:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Kingborough Community Hub, Goshawk Way, Kingston

    This workshop is for artists comfortable with drawing plants, and experienced in watercolour, who wish to extend their skills in botanical art. 

    The focus will be on flowers and their structural parts. 

    Cost $300 includes morning and afternoon tea.

    For more information and to book go to www.botaniko.org to download a registration form , or 

    email annick@windclimber.id.au 

    mobile 0409441610

    • 17 Nov 2020
    • 9:30 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • 20 Nov 2020
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Maiden Theatre Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney

    Working with one plant subject, this class will build your watercolour skills by the demonstration of techniques from initial washes to dry brush detail and finishing, and through individual instruction. The emphasis will be on close observation, accurate drawing on paper, the many subtleties of colour and use of light to create a three dimensional painting. Suitable for intermediate to advanced students, or those with drawing skills and experience in other media. 


    Includes lunches on the Foundation & Friends terrace

    About your tutor: Beverly Allen
    Beverly worked as a graphic designer and illustrator before moving to botanical art in 1997. She has shown annually at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney ‘Botanica’ Exhibition since 1999, and exhibits internationally. Her work is held in private collections including the Shirley Sherwood Collection and the Isaac and Alisa Sutton Collection, as well as at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation USA, the Royal Botanic Gardens Herbarium Library at Kew Gardens, the Royal Horticultural Society Lindley Library, the Highgrove Florilegium for the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Trust and the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Sydney.

    Beverly was awarded a Gold Medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s exhibition in 2007 and in 2010 was awarded the inaugural Gold Medal for Botanical Art by the New York Botanic Gardens.

    She co-founded and is president of the Florilegium Society at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.
     For more information, or to register contact Foundation and Friends Office on 02 92318182

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