Beginner's Workshops and Classes in Botanic Art

  • Learn how to paint flowers and plants, known as Botanic Art or Botanical Illustration  
  • These intensive 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.
Please read Terms and Conditions (download below)

Beginners’ Workshops:

When: Sunday for 8 weeks beginning 3 February 2019
Tutor Diane Emery
Time: 10 am to 12.30 pm
Where: Botanical art workshops will be held in Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive, adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Melbourne Gardens  (due to renovations in the Great Melbourne Telescope Building including the Whirling Room Studio)
Cost:   Members of the Friends  $425 Cost:   Non-Members                 $493

Bookings Essential - Online 
Bookings/Enquiries: The Friends' office (03) 9650 6398

or download enrolment form below

Helen Burrows - tutor                                           Mali Moir - tutor                                                    Dianne Emery - tutor

Terms and Conditions
(Adobe PDF File)

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. Ask your tutor to show you a Sample pack.