Things we do
We love to depict the plant world!
The Botanical Artists’ Society Queensland is a voluntary, not for profit organisation formed to foster a greater knowledge,
love and understanding of botanical art and illustration.
The Society’s members include practicing botanical artists and students from beginners to advanced, who are interested and enjoy learning about the botanical art form.
The Society's aims are
- To pursue excellence in Botanical Art
- To embrace both classical and innovative approaches to Botanical Art
- To conduct exhibitions of Botanical Art
- To liaise with botanic gardens, herbaria and other relevant organisations
Meet with members
Informal painting days encourage members to share ideas and develop friendships with others who have a love of the art form.
The Society conducts classes and workshops available for all. They extend the skills of members at all levels of expertise and promote the development of botanical art. Structured courses, individual workshops and extended advanced-level workshops are offered.
We love to see our members marvel at the beauty of plants and to share our knowledge in botany.
One main exhibition is held each year. Occasional exhibitions and displays are also organised throughout the year.
A printed newsletter, twice a year, and a monthly e-newsletter are available to members. Its content includes items of information on a wide range of topics and keeps members in touch with what is happening within and beyond the Society.
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11 April 2021
09:30: Momentum Day
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Momentum Days are a wonderful way to meet and spend time with other members. These days can be inspirational as you have an opportunity to talk to other artists, watch them at work, discuss techniques, mediums and lots more.
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18 April 2021
09:30: Watercolour and coloured pencils
18 April 2021 –
Starting with paint the under layers in watercolour you will add details with coloured pencils to bring your drawing to life.
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24 April 2021
09:30: Everyday sketchbooks
24 April 2021 –
We will explore the use of sketchbooks as an incubator, a sentimental keepsake, a mind clearer, a list holder, an idea launcher, a best friend, a personal, intimate and honest playground.
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1 May 2021
09:00: Flower shading & modelling
1 May 2021 –
Leaf/flower-shading/modelling using graphite pen and ink – stippling (flower subject).
09:30: Introduction to coloured pencils
1 May 2021 –
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.
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