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Note: Program may be subject to change.

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Colour your Textiles with Plants

with Gina Mostio

Create submersion dyes with numerous plants and experiment with some simple shibori techniques to pattern cloth. We will also explore the magic of eco prints. For beginners and experienced dyers. Gina Mastio is an Australian textiles artist with a passion for the environment.

When: Fri 6 March, 9.30 am-4 pm
Where: Joseph Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: Members $150, non-members $170 Morning tea provided. Lunch provided. Materials provided.
Bookings: essential, book online or phone 9231 8182
Enquiries: 9231 8182

Charlotte Thodey - Acrylic Still Life

Learn to paint still life with acrylics. The course emphasis will be on the close-up observation of nature and light. You will look at the basics of drawing and arranging of the objects on the canvas, to the setting out of the painting according to the tonal values. Then you will proceed to the careful building up and layering of colour to
capture the light that reveals the fleshy essence of the fruit.

When: Thurs 12-Fri 13 March, 9.30 am-4 pm
Where: Joseph Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: Members $260, non-members $280 Morning tea provided  Lunch provided
Bookings: essential, book online or phone 9231 8182
Enquiries: 9231 8182

Barbara Duckworth Art Masterclasses

This three-day course is run by artist Barbara Duckworth, who has taught botanical illustration at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney for the past 16 years, and at the Royal Art Society, Sydney. Students will work in graphite, watercolour and/or coloured pencils. Class is suitable for beginners and experienced students.

When: Fri 20 & 27 March, 10 April, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Joseph Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: Members $360, non-members $390 Morning tea provided. Lunch provided.
Bookings: essential, book online or phone 9231 8182
Enquiries: 9231 8182

Meri Peach Basketry Workshop

Learn the techniques of coiled basketry in this workshop, which features a modern twist, making use of reclaimed materials such as plastic bags, scrap fabrics, onion bags, chip wrappers and scrap wool to create colourful basketry vessels.

When: Sat 21 March, 9.30am-4pm
Where: Joseph Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: Members $150, non-members $170 Morning tea provided. Lunch provided.
Bookings: essential, book online or phone 9231 8182
Enquiries: 9231 8182

Angela Lober - Botanic Painting for Beginners

This course will cover the techniques of preparing and sketching a botanical subject and building your image in watercolour, applying washes and dry brush, and principles in composition, light and shade and colour mixing.

When: Tues 24-Thurs 26 March, 9.30 am-4 pm
Where: Joseph Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: Members $390, non-members $420 Morning tea provided. Lunch provided
Bookings: essential, book online or phone 9231 8182
Enquiries: 9231 8182

Stephanie Goss - a class in Botanic Art

Learn to paint your subject larger than life, express yourself artistically and have a wonderful, big painting hanging on your wall. We will paint on Arches 640gsm paper and learn a painting  echnique enabling you to experience the application of watercolour washes using large brushes, and lots of paint and water. Your approach can be contemporary or traditional. This workshop is for all ages. Some experience with watercolour painting an advantage. Subject matter determined by fruit or vegetables in season.

When: Tues 7-Thurs 9 April, 9.30 am-4 pm
Where: Joseph Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: Members $390, non-members $420 Morning tea provided. Lunch provided.
Bookings: essential, book online or phone 9231 8182
Enquiries: 9231 8182

Dry Stone Wall Workshop

Learn how to build dry stone walls during a weekend workshop run by Geoff Duggan, Master Craftsman and Professional Member and Advanced Instructor of the Dry Stone Walling Association of Great Britain. The two-day workshop offers 'hands on' and theoretical training in the skill of dry stone walling for gardeners, do-it-yourself enthusiasts and professional landscapers. For more information see the Dry stone walling page.

>> Download Dry Stone Walling Application form.

When: Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 April 2015
Where: Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan
Cost: $280 per person and $520 per couple
Bookings: 4634 7900

Beginner's Photography Workshop

Do you have a great camera but don’t know how to use it? Let our experienced teacher help you with learning the basics    of photography and getting the best from your camera. Develop your basic skills and get on the road to taking professional
shots to capture special moments.

When: Sun 19 April, 10 am-1 pm
Where: Bowden Centre, The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan
Cost: Members $54.50, non-members $60 (16 years +)
Bookings: essential, phone 9231 8182 or book online
Enquiries: 9231 8182

Barbara Duckworth: Art Masterclasses

This four-day course in botanical illustration will be run by renowned artist Barbara Duckworth. Students will work in graphite, watercolour and/or coloured pencils. Suitable for beginners and experienced students.

When: Fri 1, 8, 15 and 22 May, 10.30 am-4.30 pm
Where: Australian PlantBank, the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan
Cost: Members $480, non-members $520 Morning tea provided. Lunch provided.
Bookings: essential, book online or phone 9231 8182
Enquiries: 9231 8182

Photographing Nature Photography Workshop

Join Ian Brown for a hands on workshop on nature photography. Ian will introduce the basics such as subject selection, understanding nature, lighting, conditions and timing before heading out into the Garden for practical tips and assistance. Participants are required to have some photographic experience(can be limited), own camera (tripod preferred) and knowledge on how to use it. Morning tea supplied. Participants are to bring their own lunch.

When: Saturday 18 April 2015, 10 am - 2.30 pm
Where: Waratah Education Centre and Garden, Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah
Cost: Members $76.50, Non-members $85.00, not suitable for children. Includes a light morning tea
Bookings essential: Book online or phone 9231 8182
Enquiries: Phone 9231 8182

Floral Workshop - Ikebana

Sandra Marker, teacher of the modern Sogetsu school of Ikebana, will introduce you to the basic techniques of Ikebana, the ancient floral art of Japan. Sandy will take you on a journey of discovery through the many aspects of Sogetsu Ikebana. Unleash your creativity using the beauty of nature’s bounty and explore the finer details of shape, position and form.

When: Tues 19 May, 10 am-3 pm
Where: Lion Gate Lodge, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: Members $135, non-members $150 Morning tea provided. Lunch provided. Materials provided.
Bookings: essential, phone 9231 8182 or book online. More information with booking.

Plants, Bugs & Secrets of the Garden Photography Workshop

This one-day workshop is aimed at improving the skills of the intermediate photographer (you know how your camera works) to become skilled at
shooting plants, insects and gardens.

When: Sun 24 May 10 am-1 pm
Where: Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan
Cost: Members $54.50, non-members $60 (16 years +)
Bookings: essential, phone 9231 8182 or book online

Steven Russell Basket Weaving Workshop

Join us for an indigenous basket weaving  workshop with Steven Russell from Nowra’s Jungah Weavers. Steven  will teach you how to weave your own dilly bag from traditional grasses.

When: Thurs 28 May, 9.30 am-4 pm
Where: Joseph Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: Members $150, non-members $170 Morning tea provided. Lunch provided. Materials provided.
Bookings: essential, book online or phone 9231 8182 
Enquiries: 9231 8182

Flora Friedmann Random Weave Basket Workshop

 Using native coral pea vine and driftwood for a handle, construct a random-weave basket. The weave may look random but students will soon learn how to control and shape their baskets. Also learn to make a cord, to help attach the handle.

When: Sat 30 May, 9.30 am-4pm
Where: Joseph Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: Members $150, non-members $170 Morning tea provided. Lunch provided. Materials provided.
Bookings: essential, book online or phone 9231 8182
Enquiries: 9231 8182



 

 

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Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney

Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan

Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Mount Tomah