Botanical Art Classes with the Friends

  • Botanic art classes are held in the Whirling Room Studio at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

  • There is a large range of class days and times to suit (see below)

  • Beginners' workshops are available for those who wish to start learning this amazing art form of painting flowers and plants

  • The Friends have three experienced botanic art tutors who paint and exhibit both locally and internationally

  • Specialist workshops are held by guest tutors for the more experience artists

  • Members of the Friends enjoy discounted rates for classes and workshops so Join the Friends now

Botanical Art Classes 2017 (8 week terms)

Term 1 commences Friday 28 January 2017
Term 2 commences Saturday 22 April 2017
Term 3 commences Saturday 15 July 2017
Term 4 commences Saturday 7 October 2017

Class times available -

  • Monday: 10 am -12.30 pm (Intermediate - Mali Moir)

  • Monday: 1 pm - 3.30 pm (Mixed - Mali Moir)

  • Tuesday: 6.15 pm - 8.45 pm (Mixed - Dianne Emery)

  • Wednesday: 10 am - 12.30 pm (Advanced - Dianne Emery)

  • Wednesday: 1 pm - 3.30 pm (Intermediate - Dianne Emery) 

  • Thursday: 10 am - 12.30 pm (Mixed - Helen Burrows)

  • Thursday: 1 pm - 3.30 pm (Mixed - Helen Burrows) 

  • Friday: 10.30 am - 1.30 pm (Intermediate/Advanced - Dianne Emery)

  • Saturday: 10 am - 12.30 pm (Intermediate - Mali Moir)

  • Saturday: 1 pm - 3.30 pm (Mixed - Mali Moir)

  • Sunday: 1 pm - 3.30 pm (Mixed - Helen Burrows)

Botanical Art Classes 2017 - Location and Cost

Where:   Botanical art classes are held in the Whirling Room Studio,
               in the Great Melbourne Telescope Building, located in the Observatory
               Gate Site at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (map above right)


How to Book:   For bookings for all Botanic Art Classes please
                          telephone the Friends' office on (03) 9650 6398 


Cost:   per 8 week term
            2.5 hr classes -  Members of the Friends $272 
                                       Non-members $333 (incl. GST)        
            3 hr classes -     Members of the Friends $318 
                                       Non-members $379 (incl. GST)

Join the Friends now to take advantage of the Friends' members rates.

Before booking please read Terms and Conditions (download below)

Friends' Refund Policy

Terms and Conditions
(Adobe PDF File)
Studio Location Map
(Adobe PDF File)

Join the Friends now to take advantage of Member rates at Botanical Art Classes

Iris by Helen Burrows


Camellia Dr Tinsley by M Hobday


Callistemon by Jenni Elmes