Specialist Art 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, 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 
Please read Terms and Conditions (download right)

Buds and Flowers

with Kate Nolan

Spring is near! And what more fitting way to celebrate this lovely time of year than to depict the quintessential botanical icons of spring; buds and blossoms. In this two-day masterclass Kate will look at the various ways we can make the most of buds and blossoms in botanical art. We will briefly explore the cultural context – how various cultures tackle this subject; then delve into the challenges of drawing and painting blossom which can be ephemeral and fragile. How buds grow and the particular intricacies of their depiction will also be studied and practised, and we will explore some compositions which will make the most of buds and blossoms.
A materials list will be supplied upon enrolment and some experience of botanical or watercolour painting is recommended.
 
When:
Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 September 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive
Cost: Friends $225 Non-members $290
Bookings essential
Book online
Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398

Exotic Orchids and Colourful Cyclamen

with John Pastoriza-Piñol 

This four-day workshop involves painting a chosen subject. John will provide assistance with composition, painting techniques and colour theory including how to use masking fluid to achieve very fine detail and how to use the NEEF ¼ Comb, an invaluable tool for contemporary botanical art. 

The workshop is suitable for those with some experience of botanical illustration.

When: Monday 24, Tuesday 25, Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 September 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive
Cost: Friends $420 Non-members $485
Bookings essential
Book online
Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398