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
  •  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)

Coloured Pencil on Black Paper Workshop

2 Day Botanic Art Workshop using Coloured Pencil on Black Paper with Mali Moir
Coloured pencils lovers will enjoy creating beautiful dynamic images with solid colours against a black paper background. We can delve into strong contrasting effects like Chiaroscuro where subjects emerge from the darkness.
Some supplied plant material will be subject to what is seasonally available. But please bring any material which inspires you. Look for dark coloured subjects for strong moody works of art, or pale coloured subjects for delicate ephemeral effects. Consider leaves, fruits, nuts, buds, gems, skulls etc. and as always bring plenty to share.
A materials list will be provided upon enrolment.
Date: Monday 8, Tuesday 9 April 2019 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne
Cost: Friends $225  non-Members $293

Bookings essential
Book online
Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398

Add an Insect Botanic Art Workshop

3 day Botanical Art Workshop. Pests and Pollinators in Botanical Painting With Dianne Emery
In this workshop, Dianne Emery will explore techniques for drawing and painting plants and the insects that perch on and pollinate them. These may include bees, butterflies, wasps and caterpillars – not to mention snails, which are in a different category altogether!
Dianne will look at the anatomy of these creatures and will demonstrate how to draw and paint them in a naturalistic way as part of a botanical composition.
This three-day workshop is suitable for students with some experience. 
Date: Wednesday 10, Thursday 11, Friday 12 April 2019 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne
Cost: Friends: $375 non-Members: $440
Join the Friends to enjoy member prices
Bookings essential
Book online
Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398

Autumn Fare Workshop

3 day Botanic Art Workshop with Helen Burrows - A Botanical Delight of Colour and Design, Using a Selection of Beautiful Fruits of the Season
This three-day workshop will enable you to explore the possibilities of the design elements and colour principles. Activities are designed to encourage visual thinking, problem solving and ideation.
Friends’ tutor Helen Burrows will guide you with step-by-step instruction to explore the botany of the fruits and the water colour techniques that will enrich your painting skills.
Helen says ‘Through understanding of the exquisite design and colour of these fruits, you will gain artistic confidence.'
The workshop is also for those artists who need to review their practice
Suitable for students at all levels and a materials list will be provided upon enrolment.
Date: Tuesday 16, Wednesday 17, Thursday 18 April 2019 10 am to 4 pm
Where: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne
Cost: Friends $375 non-Members $440
Suitable for all levels except complete beginners.
Bookings essential
Book online
Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398

 

 

 

 

Cherry by Mali Moir

 

 

 

 

Dragonfly by Dianne Emery

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apples by Helen Burrows