Botanic Art Specialist 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)

Colour and Design Theory: 3 day Workshop

with Helen Burrows

This exciting 3 day intensive workshop provides an essential framework to foster artistic confidence and to understand more about colour properties and design elements. With step-by-step guided instructions, Friends’ tutor, Helen Burrows will share her joy of colour exploration and associated design conventions. Helen says “To understand colour and design will add another dimension to your artistic endeavour and your rewards will be greater sensitivity to the medium of colour and design”.

Places are limited.  A materials list will be provided upon enrolment.
 
When: Wednesday 2, Thursday 3, Friday 4 January 2019 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive
Cost: Friends $375 Non-members $440
Bookings essential
Book online
Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398

Flowers in a Vase: 4 day Workshop

with Helen Burrows

This exciting 4 day workshop will explore design elements of line, shape, colour and texture. Flowers and Vases are our subject as we consider and examine flowers in the context of design and how this subject has been interpreted historically, enriching your understanding of paintings of this genre. Helen will guide you through planned exercises with step-by-step procedures to help and encourage the analysis of your final composition. Using graphite and watercolour techniques, you will produce a beautiful watercolour painting of a vase of flowers.  Be prepared to have plenty of fun as we experience “Flowers in a Vase”.

For students with some botanical art experience.  Places are limited.  A material list will be provided upon enrolment.
When: Monday 14, Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 January 2019 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive
Cost: Friends $425 Non-members $490
Bookings essential
Book online
Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398

Illustrating Plant Dissections: 3 day Workshop

with Mali Moir

This workshop is designed to give artists an idea of what is required when drawing plant dissections to support botanical artwork. Basic botany and plant structure will be covered.  Along with preliminary drawing, page layout and how best to enlarge or reduce plant details.  Handling, storing and recording of plant specimens.  We will be working mostly with large flowers.  However, please bring your own microscope for smaller specimens.  References will be made to some of the visual language needed in line and illustration art.  You may choose your own medium to work in, be it painting, graphite or coloured pencil.

Students will need to apply for a materials list.  
When:  Friday 18, Saturday 19, Sunday 20 January 2019 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive
Cost: Friends $375 Non-members $440
Bookings essential
Book online
Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398

Considering Shadows and Shade: 3 day Workshop

with Dianne Emery

In this three-day workshop, we will look at the importance of shading in graphite and paint when creating a convincing illusion of form. We will also look at rendering form using colour, the usefulness of cast shadows as a compositional device and creating space in your work and that always tricky thing shading in white and yellow fruit and flowers.

When: Monday 21, Tuesday 22, Wednesday 23 January 2019 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive
Cost: Friends $375 Non-members $440
Bookings essential
Book online
Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398