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TUES 16 - WED 17 NOV

Plein Air Painting with Toni McDowell

Plein air painting is about leaving the four walls of your studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the landscape.

Come outside and paint the landscape the way the French Impressionists did. It's a rewarding and challenging artistic experience that takes a few simple techniques to master.  This workshop is led by Toni McDowell, finalist in the NSW Parliament House Plein Air Painting prize, who will take you on sketching and painting excursions among the Royal Botanic Garden's inspiring plant collection. 

You'll learn how to work fast, capture the changing light, observe and record the essentials of a scene and take home beautiful completed works.    

Toni's class was scheduled for the 9th & 10th September however due to the current covid situation in Sydney the class has been rescheduled to the 16th & 17th November 2021.    


Tuesday 16 - Wednesday 17 November
9.30 AM - 4 PM


$280 ($320 Foundation & Friends Member)


Maiden Theatre
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney




Foundation & Friends of the Botanic Gardens


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available

Terms and Conditions:
Customer: The person who is attending the event. Member’s Price: Available for customers who will hold a current membership with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens at the time of the event/activity. Customers, individuals or groups must be named as membership holders. Non-Member’s Price: Available to all customers who are not current membership holders with Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens. For cancellations of less than 10 days: No refunds or transfers. For cancellations of 10 to 30 days prior: Cancellation fee is 50% of event/activity price, capped at a maximum of $100. The remaining amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. For cancellations of 30 days or more: No cancellation fee applied. The full amount paid can be used to transfer to another event/activity or refunded. Special cancellation policies apply to Foundation & Friends New Years’ Eve event, and National & International Tours. For more information about T&Cs call 02 9231 8182.

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