Botanic Art Specialist Workshops

  • Learn more about botanical art and painting flowers and plants
  • Take one of our specialist botanical painting workshops
  • The Friends hold regular specialist workshops during the art class term break times
  • Members of the Friends enjoy special reduced rates for all classes and workshops
  •  Join the Friends now to become a Member.
How to Book:  Book online for botanic art workshops.
For all Botanic Art Term Classes please telephone the Friends' office on (03) 9650 6398 
Please read Terms and Conditions (download right)

The Gifts of Winter Botanic Art Workshop

An exploration into the symbolic and botanical beauty of a Wreath or Chaplet with Helen Burrows

In this 4-day workshop Friends’ tutor Helen Burrows will guide you through the PRINCIPLES of design;
REPETITION  (works with pattern to make the artwork active),
HARMONY (a combination of units which are similar in one or more respects),
GRADUATION (combination of contrast and harmony) and
COLOUR (embracing all the above Principles).
Guided through step- by- step instructions and using plant material of your own choosing (and some provided) the arrangement of flowers and/or evergreen leaves will be constructed.
Suitable for students at all levels
When: Monday 1 July – Thursday 4 July               
Where: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne
Cost: Friends $425  non members  $493
Bookings essential
Book online
Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398

White Flowers Botanic Art Workshop 

with Jessie Ford
Painting white flowers with watercolour can often be a challenging without the use of white paint. In this workshop Jessie will guide you through her step-by-step process to create your own beautiful botanical painting of a white flower.  
You will gain an understanding in:
-    How to draw your subject accurately
-    Transferring your drawing onto watercolour paper
-    Observing light, shade, form and differing greys
-    Basic colour theory and how to mix different greys
-    How to create your own grey colour chart
-    Watercolour techniques and how to use them on white flowers including wet-on-wet, wet on dry and dry brush
-    How to avoid a muddy painting
This workshop welcomes students of all experience levels, from beginners to advanced.
When:  Friday 5 July – Sunday 7 July
Where: Domain House Gallery, Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne
Cost: $375 members $443 non members
Bookings essential
Book online
Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398

Winter Flowers Botanic Art Workshop

Join us on this Wonderful Winter Art Workshop with John Pastoriza Piñol


 ‘Winter Flowers’ is a 3-day workshop which will focus on winter flowering plants, including flowers available at florists and nurseries. Students will learn techniques of layering paint and using masking fluid. Students will also and learn dry brush techniques to complete their painting.   


When: Friday 12 to Sunday 14 July, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne
Cost: Friends $375 Non members $443
Bookings essential - Numbers limited
Book online
Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398