Specialist Workshops in Botanical Art

  • 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, so 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 
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Botanic Art Workshop - The Colours of Autumn

with Dianne Emery

As the days cool and the nights develop a chill, the warm and intense colours of summer are retained by leaves, fruit and berries. In this three-day workshop, Dianne will show her students how to capture some of the intensity of autumn colours using techniques of layering and glazing transparent paint. She will also demonstrate how to model form with colour and explore the importance of light in painting.

A materials list will be provided by the Friends’ office after booking.

When: Wednesday 4, Thursday 5 & Friday 6 April 2018 
10 am to 4 pm
Where: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne
Cost: Friends: $315  Non-members: $380
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Bookings Essential - Online or 
Bookings/Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398

Weekend Botanic Art Workshop – Keeping it Simple:
Painting Birds in Watercolour

with Nadine Dudek

Nadine Dudek is an artist and teacher based in Melbourne who specialises in wildlife art and has a particular affinity for birds. Since leaving her career as a research  scientist to paint full-time in 2015, she has held several solo exhibitions and won numerous awards. Nadine has a fluid style and finds that watercolour performs beautifully to capture the movement and freedom of the birds she paints. Her most rewarding paintings are those with the fewest strokes, and this minimalistic approach makes her work immediately recognisable.

This weekend workshop aims at developing a loose style—finding the minimum number of brush strokes to produce a convincing painting with fluidity and speed. Students will undertake a number of small studies aimed at gaining confidence in using strong, continuous brush strokes. The importance of tonal contrast and focal points will then be explored through a number of wildlife paintings, with techniques that can be translated to other subjects.

A materials list will be provided by the Friends’ office after booking.

When: Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 April, 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne
Cost: Friends: $215  Non-members: $280
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Bookings Essential - Online or 
Bookings/Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398



Rose hip and Dragonfly detail painted by Dianne Emery.





Macaw parrot painted by Nadine Dudek