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Art School program 2013
In 2013 we will be offering the classes below. For more information, ring the office on 9231 8182 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are interested in any class that is fully booked please call the office to go on a waiting list. We often have cancellations.
More information on art and illustration at the Gardens can be found here.
NEW FOR 2013
Kate Nolan - Art Master Class
A master class in the art of painting insects.
The course aims to teach botanical art students how to add an insect into their botanical artworks, and/or how to portray an insect on its own. Inclusion of an insect as part of a botanical artwork distinguishes it considerably from the rest, and Kate will teach what sorts of insects to choose to complement one's artwork and how to include them. There are certain features insects have and the course teaches what to look for in this regard too, and why it is important to include those features. This class is a must for anyone planning to include insects in their botanical paintings.
Suitable for beginners to advanced students.
When: Wed 10 & Thur 11 July 2013, 9.30 am - 4 pm Fully Booked
NEW FOR 2013
Scientific Botanical Illustration Class with Lesley Elkan and Catherine Wardrop
As part of the 10th Anniversary celebrations of the Margaret Flockton Award, Lesley Elkan and Catherine Wardrop, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust illustrators, will be conducting a two-day workshop in black and white scientific botanical illustration. With tuition on plant research and identification, pencil sketching, microscope dissections, scale and composition, students will then render their drawings with ink technique suitable for reproduction.
When: Monday 20 & Tuesday 21 May: 9.30 am - 4 pm, 10 am to 4 pm Fully Booked
Barbara Duckworth Art Classes
Foundation & Friends are pleased to announce four more classes with Barbara in 2013. There will be two at the Joseph Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and two at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan.These four day courses will be run over four consecutive Fridays., Artist Barbara Duckworth, has taught Botanical Illustration at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney for the last 16 years and at the prestigious Royal Art Society, Sydney. Students will work in graphite, watercolour and/or coloured pencils. Classes are suitable for both beginners and experienced students.
When: Friday 1, 8, 15 & 22 February:Fully Booked Book online, Friday 2, 9, 16 & 23 August: Fully Booked Book online, 10 am - 4 pm
Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan
Mount Annan is one of Sydney's best kept secrets for native plants. Among its collection are many spectacular specimens of eucalypts, wattles, grevilleas, bottlebrushes etc. Or choose your own subject matter!
When: Friday 7, 14, 21 & 28 June: Book online, Friday 6, 13, 20 & 27 September: Book online, 10 am to 4 pm
Beverly Allen Art Master Classes
Conducted by acclaimed botanical artist Beverly Allen, these four day botanical painting workshops are for artists with some experience. With watercolour we will explore the light and shade, tone and form necessary to create our three dimensional illusion on paper. We'll analyse the layers of colour needed to depict the subject accurately, and learn techniques of colour mixing and the application of washes. There will be an emphasis on the finer details that bring a painting to life and demonstrations of various techniques.
When: Tuesday 5 - Friday 8 March 2013: Fully Booked Book online, Tuesday 25 - Friday 28 June 2013: Fully Booked Book online, Tuesday 8 - Friday 11 October 2013: Book online, 9.30 am - 4 pm
Charlotte Thodey Acrylic Still Life
Learn to paint still life with acrylics. The emphasis of the course will be on the close-up observation of nature and light. First you will look at the basics of drawing and the art of arranging objects on the canvas. You will also learn about the setting out of the painting according to the tonal values, then proceed to the careful building up and layering of colour to capture the light that reveals the fleshy essence of the fruit. Join us for this inspiring course.
When: Wednesday 13 & Thursday 14 February: Fully Booked Book online, Thursday 13 & Friday 14 June: Fully Booked Book online, Thursday 12 & Friday 13 September Book online, 9.30 am - 4 pm
Steph Goss - Botanical Art with a Difference
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 640 gsm paper and learn a painting technique which enables you to really experience the application of water colour washes using large brushes, and lots of paint and water. Your approach can be contemporary or traditional.
Some experience with water colour painting would be an advantage. Subject matter will be determined by seasonal fruit or vegetables
When: Wednesday 25 - Friday 27 September, 9.30 am - 4 pm Fully Booked