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TUES 26 - FRI 29 OCT

Botanical Focus Intensive Workshop with Beverly Allen

A four day contemporary botanic art class with multi-award-winning artist Beverly Allen.

This four day workshop will build your watercolour skills for botanical painting on paper with demonstrations of techniques from initial washes to dry brush detail and finishing, and through individual instruction.

Working on one subject the emphasis will be on close observation; accurate drawing, the many subtleties of colour and the use of light to create a three dimensional painting. Suitable for intermediate to advanced students, or those with drawing skills and experience in other media. 

Includes refreshements and lunch

About the tutor: Beverly Allen
Beverly worked as a graphic designer and illustrator before moving to botanical art in 1997. She has shown annually at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney ‘Botanica’ Exhibition since 1999, and exhibits internationally. Her work is held in private collections including the Shirley Sherwood Collection and the Isaac and Alisa Sutton Collection, as well as at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation USA, the Royal Botanic Gardens Herbarium Library at Kew Gardens, the Royal Horticultural Society Lindley Library, the Highgrove Florilegium for the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Trust and the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Sydney.

Beverly was awarded a Gold Medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s exhibition in 2007 and in 2010 was awarded the inaugural Gold Medal for Botanical Art by the New York Botanic Gardens.

She co-founded and is president of the Florilegium Society at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.


Tuesday 26 - Friday 29 October,
9:30AM - 4PM


$570 ($530 Foundation & Friends Members)


Maiden Theatre
Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney


Suitable for intermediate to advanced students


Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
Terms and Conditions:
Member prices are only available for persons covered by a Foundation & Friends' membership, i.e. one person for an Individual membership, 2 people for a Household membership and 3 people for a Group membership. If you can't attend an event that you've paid for, we need a minimum of three full working days' notice. For all art classes and workshops a cancellation charge of $100 will apply if you cancel your booking and we are unable to fill your space. As our events are fund-raisers for the Gardens, many members who have paid and then can't attend an event can choose to donate their payment. We are very grateful for this as it also reduces administration. We rely on many volunteers to keep the office functioning smoothly. Unlike many organisations, we do not usually charge a booking fee to cover our administration costs