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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: Mon 27 & Tues 28 October, 9.30 am - 4 pm
Where: Joseph Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost: $280 Foundation and Friends Members, $300 Non Members,
includes morning tea and lunch
Bookings: Phone 02 9231 8182

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Barbara Duckworth at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan

Barbara will also be hosting an art master class at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. One of Sydney's best kept secrets for native plants, Mount Annan houses many spectacular specimens of eucalypts, wattles, grevilleas, bottlebrushes etc. Draw inspiration from the Garden or choose your own subject matter! This year students will get to enjoy a new, start-of-the-art classrom in the Australian PlantBank.

When: Fri 10, 17, 24 & 31 October, 10.30 am - 4 pm (book online
Where: PlantBank, Australian Botanic Garden
Cost: $480 Foundation and Friends members, $520 non-members, includes morning tea and lunch
Bookings: Please contact the office during business hours on 02 9231 8182.

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Beverly Allen Art Master Classes

A three or four day botanical painting workshop for artists with some experience. With colour we will explore the light and shade, tone and form necessary to creat a three dimensional illusion on paper. We will analyse the layers of colour needed to depict a plant realistically, and learn techniques of colour mixing and application of washes. There will be an emphasis on the finer details that bring a painting to life and demonstrations of various techniques.

When: Thurs 13, Fri 14, Mon 17 & Tues 18 November, 9.30 am - 4 pm (book online)
Where: Joseph Maiden Theatre, Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Cost:  $550 Foundation and Friends members, $610 non-members, includes morning tea and lunch OR for three day July workshop $410 Foundation and Friends members, $470 non-members, includes morning tea and lunch
Bookings: Phone 02 9231 8182

 

 

 

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