Beginner's Workshops in Botanic 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)

Beginners’ Workshops for 2018:


Summer 1: 2, 3, 4, 5 January 2018 (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)  10 am - 4 pm
Tutor:  Dianne Emery

Summer 2: Sat 13 & Sun 14 January AND Sat 20 & Sun 21 January 2018  10 am - 4 pm
Tutor:  Helen Burrows

Autumn: 9, 10, 11, 12 April 2018 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)  10 am - 4 pm
Tutor:  Helen Burrows

Winter: 9, 10, 11, 12, July 2018 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)  10 am - 4 pm
Tutor:  Helen Burrows

Spring: 1, 2, 3, 4 October 2018 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)  10 am - 4 pm
Tutor:  Helen Burrows

Cost:   Members of the Friends  $415 Cost:   Non-Members                 $478 
Bookings Essential - Online or 
Bookings/Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398

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.
2018 Beginners Workshops
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Terms and Conditions
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Studio Location Map
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Join the Friends now to take advantage of Member rates at Botanical Art Classes














Dianne Emery - Tutor



Helen Burrows - tutor