We have a range of classes and workshops to suit every skills.

Classes

Beginner classes

We now offer new beginner classes available throughout the year.

Botanical Drawing with Cassandra Hodgins 

All skills level

Working in graphite only, over four sessions participants will learn the fundamentals of botanical drawing, learning to observe the botanical world. Discuss basic botany to understand the underpinning structure and function of botanical subjects. 

Using these new skills to create simple line and shape drawings, moving to more complex drawings, adding tone to create form. Participants will complete botanically correct graphite drawings. 

All botanical art starts with detailed line and tonal drawings. These classes will be an excellent start to your botanical art career. 

Cost: $200

BYO morning tea.

 
Dates

Saturdays 8, 15, 22, 29 February 2020
9:00 – 12:30 pm

Saturdays 6, 13, 20, 27 June 2020
9:00 – 12:30 pm

Location

Centenary Community Centre
Horizon room (upstairs)
171 Dandenong Road, Mt Ommaney

Botanical Art with Anne Hayes 

All skills level

Leaf-shading/modelling using graphite pen and ink – stippling (flower subject). 

Looking at common pitfalls with watercolour – introducing watercolour work – flowers. Look at colour science of opaque/transparent/staining watercolour, and colour mixing. 

Some time spent on the pitfalls that beginners fall into e.g. work being too pale and flat because of not enough contrast and depth/colour. We will also look at mixing believable greens. 

The course will finish off with more watercolour work introducing drybrush and glazing.

There will be a recap on more colour science and opaque/transparent/staining properties of watercolour. 

The class will start at 9 am sharp, students should be there by 8:45 to setup.

Cost: $200

BYO morning tea.

Dates

Saturdays 14, 21, 28 March & 4 April 2020
9:00 – 12:30 pm (8:30 for the first lesson orientation, 8:45 setup for other dates)

Saturdays 18, 25 July & 1, 8 August 2020
9:00 – 12:30 pm (8:30 for the first lesson orientation, 8:45 setup for other dates)

Location

Mt Cotton Road, Capalaba

 

Introduction with coloured pencils with Florence Joly

All skills level

Working with a basic selection of 20 pencils, participants will go through colour mixing techniques and various exercises to understand the medium and start a small project. 

As a participant, you will learn how to look closely at a subject, dissect its colour components and acquire the skill of creating a finished drawing with a limited palette. 

You will have the opportunity to experiment with a range of pencil brands and discover the difference between art and student quality pencils. 

The importance of choosing the right paper for the right project will also be explored. 

By the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and confidence to purchase the necessary materials to complete a coloured pencil artwork. 

Students should be present before 9:30 to setup, class starts at 9:30.

Cost: $110

BYO morning tea & lunch.

Dates

Saturday 7 March 2020
9:30 – 4:30 pm

Saturday 1 August 2020
9:30 – 4:30 pm

Location

The SPACE Kenmore
Cr Branton & Paley Street, Kenmore Hills

Workshops

A range of new workshops are available during the year, the program changes every year. Download the form for availability and registration.

Scraperboard with Kay Sullivan

All skills level

Learn the elements of botanical artistry using scraperboard.  This workshop focuses on learning the basic techniques of this fascinating art form. A small work will be completed.     

There will be opportunity to progress further for those with previous experience, e.g. adding of colour to larger areas.

Cost: $110

BYO morning tea & lunch.

Dates

Tuesday 24 March
9:30 – 3:30 pm

Location

Arts and Ecology Centre, Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens

33 Palm Creek Road, Tanawha

Rogerio Lupo workshop

Rogério Lupo is a Brazilian scientific illustrator, who won 1st prize in the Margaret Flockton Award in 2010 and 2013.  

He is coming on tour in Australia in October and November 2020. This is a fantastic opportunity for members and non-members to book a workshop with him.

The workshops will four days long, either graphite or pen & ink.

Rogerio has free guidebooks and a video, available on YouTube, providing pointers on how to draw scientific illustrations using graphite and pen & ink.

Dates

16–19 October 2020

Location to be confirmed

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