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24 - 26 NOV

Botanical jewels: Introduction to Vellum with Beverly Allen

An introduction to painting on the beautiful tradtional material of Vellum will outline its history and production. 

A three-day introduction to painting on this beautiful traditional material will outline its history and production. Through demonstrations of the particular techniques for preparation and painting on this different surface and the close observation of the subtleties of colour and light in your subject, you will learn to take advantage of its unique qualities and create a finely detailed painting.

For intermediate botanical painters or those with drawing skills.

Refreshments and Lunch provided

About your 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.

Please note: COVID safety measures will be implemented for this event. As always, our art class size is very limited allowing for social distancing standards to be met. The theatre door will be left open (weather permitting) to allow ventilation. 

When

Wednesday 24 - Friday 26 November,
9.30AM - 4PM

Price

$440 ($400 Foundation & Friends Members)

Where

Maiden Theatre
Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney

Who

Adults

Contact

Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens
foundation.friends@rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au

Transport

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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