Specialist Art Workshops

Specialist botanical art and natural history workshops are offered during the term breaks.

These workshops, designed to extend artists skills, typically focus on one key element of botanical art or introduce new mediums or techniques to participants.

Our specialist workshops are presented by leading Australian artists, including our own tutors, as well as other renowned local and international artists.

12, 13, 14 January 2024, 10am - 4pm

Botanic Art Workshop - Exploring the Art of Botanical Watercolour Painting, with John Pastoriza Piñol

Face to Face Workshop

Are you captivated by the intricate beauty of botanical watercolour painting? We invite you to join artist John Pastoriza Piñol for this 3 day guided workshop where you can immerse yourself in the joy of botanical watercolour painting.  You will have the opportunity to translate colour, light and texture to the page, and you will create a vibrant interpretation of the natural world.  In this workshop, you will learn essential skills such as drawing, composition, colour theory, and specialised techniques that will enable you to create art that showcases the inherent perfection found in nature.

Whether you are a seasoned artist or a beginner, we welcome and encourage participants of all experience levels to join us.

Members: $325

Non-members: $400

16, 17, 23, 24 January 2024, 6pm - 8pm

Botanic Art Workshop – Watercolour Papery Petals, with Úrsula Romero

Online via zoom

Join Úrsula Romero in this class which focuses on watercolour painting techniques and supersizing.  The subject matter will be dried roses and we will look into at the importance of light to create dramatic forms, textures, and surfaces that make our paintings pop off the page.

Members: $295

Non-members: $370

19, 20, 21 January 2024, 10am - 4pm

Botanic Art Workshop – Drawing with Coloured Pencils, with Miffy Gilbert

Face to Face Workshop

This botanic art course with Miffy Gilbert will focus on observational drawing using coloured pencils to achieve realistic renderings of botanical subjects. Also incorporated will be learning how to draw from life not photos; learning about tone, light value and form; learning different mark making techniques; and understanding how basic geometric shapes can be found in nature and translating them into your drawings. This class is presented in a friendly and supportive environment and is suitable for beginners with little drawing experience or for students wanting to develop and/or revisit their drawing skills.


Members: $325

Non-members: $400