Botanic Art Classes

  • The Friends host botanic art classes every day over an eight-week term in Domain House adjacent to the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Depending on your class and skill level, tutors may work on a specific skill or project for a term.

Get to know our tutors and their teaching styles before choosing which class you might like to join. Our tutors have exhibited locally and internationally therefore you will be learning from some of the very best artists in Australia.

All students must be current members of the Friends to participate in classes and you must have completed a Beginner’s course before you are able to enrol in a class. If you have learnt botanic art at another location, please contact the Friends to discuss options available to you.

The only exception to this are students who are participating in workshops. The difference in the price of a beginners’ workshop for members and non-members is the cost of membership therefore if you think you will continue to participate in regular classes after the Beginners’ workshop you would be better financially to join the Friends before registering for the Beginners’ workshop.

Classes for Term 2 2021 will be delivered online and face to face. 

Classes will commence in the week beginning 26 April and run for 8 weeks unless otherwise stated.

There will be no classes on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. 

Term dates:

  • Term 1 – week commencing 30 January 2021
  • Term 2 – week commencing 26 April 2021
  • Term 3 – week commencing 12 July 2021
  • Term 4 – week commencing 4 October 2021
A term extends for eight weeks from the commencement date. Online classes are 2 hours in duration and face to face classes are 2 1/2 hours unless stated in the class outline.

Online classes times and outlines for Term 2

  • Monday 9:30am-12:30pm with Kate Nolan
    Face to Face Class
    (Experienced Beginner – Intermediate level)
  • Monday 1pm-4pm with Kate Nolan
    Face to Face Class 
    (Experienced Beginner – Intermediate level)
  • Tuesday 6-8pm with David Reynolds
    Online Class (Beginner/Intermediate level)
  • Wednesday 10am-12:30pm with Dianne Emery
    Face to Face Class (Advanced level) 
  • Wednesday 1-3pm with Dianne Emery
    Hybrid Class (Intermediate/Advanced level) 
  • Thursday 5-7pm with John Pastoriza Piñol
    Online Class (Intermediate/Advanced level)
  • Friday 10:30am-1:30pm with Dianne Emery
    Face to Face Class (Intermediate/Advanced level)
  • Saturday 10am-12:30pm with David Reynolds
    Online Class  (Beginner/Intermediate level)
  • Saturday 1-3pm with Amanda Ahmed
    Online Class  (Ongoing Beginners level)
  • Sunday 2-4pm with Dianne Emery
    Online Class (Beginner/Intermediate level)
  • Sunday 10am-3:30pm with John Pastoriza Piñol
    Face to face (Intermediate/Advanced level)
    Fortnightly from 9 May

Beginners' workshops times and outlines for Term 2

  • Wednesday 6-8:30pm with Amanda Ahmed
    Online Class (Beginners’ workshop) 
  • Sunday 10am-3:30pm with Amanda Ahmed
    Face to face (Beginners’ Workshop)
    Fortnightly from 2 May