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 two weeks 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.

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

Saturday 3 October, Sunday 11, Saturday 17, 24 October

9.00 am sharp – 12.30 pm

Location

Centenary Community Centre
Dandenong Room, ground floor
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 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)

Saturdays 5, 12, 19, 26 September 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

7 November 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. 

Beetles bugs, butterflies & birds with Louise Saunders

All skills level

Rendering a selection or combination of butterflies, birds, beetles, bugs or other insects within a botanical art context using rapidraw film and polychromos coloured pencils. 

This day-long workshop offers an opportunity to investigate diverse techniques and drawing media, exploring different textures and tonal qualities for various subjects. 

Cost: $120

BYO morning tea & lunch.

Dates

Sunday 27 September 2020
9 am – 5 pm

Location

Seven Hills Hub Workshop space

28 Tallowwood Street, Seven Hills. (on the corner of Tallowwood Street and Griffith Place, turn into Clearview Urban Village, off Clearview Terrace)

Backgrounds & undergrounds – masterclass with Jan Lawnikanis

All skills level

A three-day specialist watercolour workshop exploring colour and light, shadows and undertones.

We will work with the grisaille method, building depth with layers, utilising limited and complementary colour palettes, focusing on backgrounds to draw attention to the subject, and concentrating on skills for rendering white flowers. You will investigate a range of different techniques and methods to enhance the creation of finished artworks. 

 

An immersive long weekend for practitioners wanting to expand their repertoire with new ideas and approaches.

Cost: $380

BYO morning tea & lunch.

Dates

Friday, Saturday 30, 31 October, Sunday 1 November 2020
9 am – 5 pm

Location

Seven Hills Hub Workshop space

28 Tallowwood Street, Seven Hills. (on the corner of Tallowwood Street and Griffith Place, turn into Clearview Urban Village, off Clearview Terrace)

Foundations of watercolour with Louise Saunders

All skills level

A focus on foundational techniques for colour mixing, layering, and blending using a limited watercolour palette. Includes discussion about types of brushes, papers, paints, creating colour swatches, and different brush strokes and techniques. You’ll finish the day-long workshop with a small observational render of a botanical specimen. An excellent introductory opportunity, or refresher.

 Cost: $110

BYO morning tea & lunch.

Dates

Sunday 29 November 2020
9 am – 5 pm

Location

Seven Hills Hub Workshop space

28 Tallowwood Street, Seven Hills. (on the corner of Tallowwood Street and Griffith Place, turn into Clearview Urban Village, off Clearview Terrace)

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

To be advised.

Location

Arts and Ecology Centre, Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens

33 Palm Creek Road, Tanawha