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    • 26 Oct 2021
    • 9:30 AM
    • 29 Oct 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Where Maiden Theatre Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road Sydne

    A four day contemporary botanic art class with multi-award-winning artist Beverly Allen.

    This four day workshop will build your watercolour skills for botanical painting on paper with demonstrations of techniques from initial washes to dry brush detail and finishing, and through individual instruction.

    Working on one subject the emphasis will be on close observation; accurate drawing, the many subtleties of colour and the 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 refreshements and lunch

    About the 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.

    Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens
    foundation.friends@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au

    0202 9231 8182

    • 16 Nov 2021
    • 9:30 AM
    • 17 Nov 2021
    • 4:30 PM
    • 'Art as Mania' 20-22 Emu Bay Road Deloraine

    You will be guided through the process of observing plants and drawing them accurately.

    By the end of the course you should be comfortable drawing leaves and flowers, be able to  dissect flowers and have a general understanding of botany and botanical terminology. 

    for more information and to enrol contact 'Art as Mania'

    email mailto:contact@artasmania.com.au

    tel 0488127215

    • 24 Nov 2021
    • 9:30 AM
    • 26 Nov 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Maiden Theatre Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney

    An introduction to painting on the beautiful tradtional material of Vellum will outline its history and production. 

    A three-day introduction to painting on this beautiful traditional material will outline its history and production. Through demonstrations of the particular techniques for preparation and painting on this different surface and the close observation of the subtleties of colour and light in your subject, you will learn to take advantage of its unique qualities and create a finely detailed painting.

    Vellum will be available to purchase from $45 approx A5 size.

    For intermediate botanical painters or those with drawing skills.

    Refreshments and Lunch provided

    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.

    Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens
    foundation.friends@botanicgardens.nsw.gov.au

    02 9321 8182

    Please note: COVID safety measures will be implemented for this event. As always, our art class size is very limited allowing for social distancing standards to be met. The theatre door will be left open (weather permitting) to allow ventilation. 

Past workshops

2 Oct 2021 Online Demonstration with David Reynolds - Watersoluble Graphite in Botanical Art
3 Jul 2021 Online Demonstration with David Reynolds - Creating The White Chalky Texture on Silver Princess Branches
19 Jun 2021 Botanical Art 'Give it a Go' Beginners Class with Tanya Scharaschkin
5 Jun 2021 Botany and Botanical Art Classes withTanya Scharaschkin
4 Jun 2021 Fungi and Lichens in Watercolcour: Botanical Masterclass: Intermediate - Advanced - ACT
14 Apr 2021 Online Demonstration with Dianne Emery - Grapes with Bloom
10 Apr 2021 Online Demonstration with Dianne Emery - Eucalyptus flower
9 Apr 2021 Botanical Art- Give it a Go
9 Apr 2021 Botanical Drawing Intermediate Level
1 Feb 2021 Advanced Botanical Art Workshop with Jenny Phillips - TAS
17 Nov 2020 Master Class with Beverly Allen - NSW
11 Aug 2020 Painting on vellum:Art Class with Beverly Allen
27 Apr 2020 Online Botanical Art Workshops with Friends of Botanic Gardens Melbourne
26 Mar 2020 Watercolours WA International Watercolour Exhibition , Watercolour painting workshop
10 Mar 2020 Leaf a day, art class with Beverly Allen
29 Feb 2020 Botany and Botanical Drawing, beginners level with Dr Tanya Scharaschkin
20 Jan 2020 Drawing and Painting Foreshortened Leaves with Dianne Emery
17 Jan 2020 Botanical Perforations Workshop with Dolores Skowronski-Malloni
14 Jan 2020 Beginners Workshop with Mali Moir
13 Jan 2020 Mixing Greens with Mali Moir
11 Jan 2020 Beginners Workshop with Helen Burrows
11 Jan 2020 The Anatomy of Flowers with John Pastoriza-Piñol
29 Oct 2019 Art Master Class with Beverly Allen
11 Oct 2019 Drawing And Scaling Flower Dissections: Revealing The Unseen – With Polly Sutherland
8 Oct 2019 Watercolour on Vellum for Botanical and Nature Artists with Dianne Sutherland
28 Sep 2019 Painting workshop with Susannah Blaxill
26 Sep 2019 Drawing workshop with Susannah Blaxill
21 Sep 2019 Capture the essence of a tulip with watercolour with Tanya Hoolihan

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