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

Classes and workshops are capped to 12 participants. Classes will only go ahead with sufficient numbers.

Payments required upfront. Our cancellation policy is 14 days prior the scheduled class or workshop.

All precautions have been taken to ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing for an enjoyable workshop.
BASQ has a strict COVID safe plan in place for the safety of all students and tutors.


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. 

BYO morning tea & lunch (1 h break).

Cost: $210


The next class will be rescheduled at a later date.


Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha
Seminar Room

Nuts, seeds and pods: banksia seedpod  with Anne Hayes 

All skills level

Banksia pod

We will be looking closely at the seedpods/cones of the Banksia. Emphasis will be placed on navigating the illustration of an intricate object and then painting in watercolour. Using mainly a palette of browns we will bring to life the exquisite beauty of these fascinating objects.

The workshop will be split between drawing up the specimen then painting it over the two full days.

Materials list supplied on registration.

BYO morning tea & lunch.

Cost: $210


Cancelled. To be advised at a later date.


Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha
Seminar room


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.

  • It is recommended to bring your own portable light.
  • BYO morning tea & lunch.

Cost: $130


Saturday 11 December 2021


The SPACE Kenmore
Cr Branton & Paley Street, Kenmore Hills


A range of new workshops are available during the year, the program changes every year.