The course is designed for beginners and provides an introduction to botanical art using pencil and watercolour as primary mediums. Plant material will be brought into the studio for the purpose of the lessons and participants will learn and develop skills in outline drawing, foreshortening, tonal work, basic colour work, paint application, and rendering surfaces.
The four-day workshop is a wonderful way to learn botanical art techniques and principles, creating your own botanical illustrations!
Botanical artist Mali Moir will conduct the workshops. Mali teaches botanical illustration and has won numerous awards, including the Gold Medal by The Royal Horticultural Society. She has exhibited internationally and has produced many works for private, public and corporate collections. For more information about Mali and to see a gallery of her works visit her website here.
Waterlily by John Pastoriza-Pinol (Image courtesy of Friends of the RBG)
The 4-day course costs $379 ($325 for members) and includes expert tuition plus all the equipment to be used during the course, including; drawing materials, paint, watercolour paper and brushes. Morning and afternoon tea will also be provided.
The course will run from 10am to 4pm on Monday 29th June, Wednesday 1st July, Thursday 2nd July and Friday 3rd July.
The Whirling Room Studio is located near the Observatory Gate area of the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, near the Visitor Centre.
Too make a booking call (03) 9650 6398.
Helen Burrows (Image courtesy of Friends of the RBG)