Beginner's Workshops in Botanical Art

  • Learn how to paint flowers and plants, known as Botanic Art or Botanical Illustration  
  • These intensive 4 day courses are an introduction to botanical art via pencil and watercolour
  • Students will begin to develop skills in outline drawing, foreshortening, tonal work and rendering of surfaces, basic colour work and paint application
  • The cost of the course includes equipment to be used during the workshop - drawing materials, paint, watercolour paper and brushes; and morning and afternoon tea
  • We strongly recommend that students who are new to botanical illustration complete a Beginners’ Workshop prior to entering Term Classes
  • Members of the Friends enjoy special reduced rates for all classes and workshops, so Join the Friends now to become a Member

How to Book:
  Book online for Beginner Workshops.
For bookings for all Botanic Art Term Classes please telephone the Friends' office on (03) 9650 6398 
Please read Terms and Conditions (download right)

Winter Beginners' Weekday Workshop - July 2017

Beginners' Workshop with Helen Burrows

When:  3, 4, 5, 6, July 2017 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 10 am to 4 pm
Cost: Friends $349   Non-members $410 

Where: Whirling Room Studio, Observatory Gate, RBG Melbourne
Bookings Essential - Online or 
Bookings/Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398
friends@frbgmelb.org.au

 

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Ongoing Beginners’ workshop – the next step 

With Dianne Emery

This four-day workshop has been specifically designed for those who have completed a Beginners' Workshop with the Melbourne Friends, or an equivalent course, and wish to further their botanical art skills. Those who are unable to join a regular class may like to take this opportunity to continue their studies.
Dianne will help her students to refresh and extend the drawing and painting techniques learnt in the first workshop and look in more detail at composition, colour, and brush and pencil skills. She will also cover the use of aids such as masking fluid, 'paint removing' sponges and brushes, and demonstrate effective ways to fix mistakes such as lost highlights and other mishaps. The cost of the course includes materials to be used during the workshop.
Tea/coffee and biscuits will be available but students will need to provide their own lunch.
When: Monday 10, Tuesday 11 Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 July 2017 
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Whirling Room Studio, GMT Building, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Cost: Friends $395 Non-Members $447

Bookings Essential - Online 
Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398
or download enrolment form above right
friends@frbgmelb.org.au

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Spring Beginners' Weekday Workshop - September 2017

Beginners' Workshop with Helen Burrows

When:  25, 26, 27 and 28 September 2017 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 10 am to 4 pm
Cost: Friends $349   Non-members $410 

Where: Whirling Room Studio, Observatory Gate, RBG Melbourne
Bookings Essential - Online or 
Bookings/Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398
friends@frbgmelb.org.au

 

Join the Friends to enjoy member rates

 


Studio Location Map
(Adobe PDF File)
Terms and Conditions
(Adobe PDF File)
Ongoing Beginners Workshop Form
(Microsoft Word Document)

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Helen Burrows - tutor


Dianne Emery

Beginners' Botanic Art Pack for Members


The Friends have negotiated a discounted Art Pack for Botanic Art Beginners (Members) with Eckersley's Art Supplies. Available for purchase on line at Eckersley's

Pack includes a range of paper pads(3), pencils(4), ruler, erasers(2), sharpener, brushes(4) and paints(6) at the discounted price of $157.75 inc. GST. Sample pack is available to view in the Whirling Room Studio.