THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
To be placed on the wait list, please call the Foundation & Friends office on 02 9231 8182, Monday - Thursday: 9am - 3pm. Friday - Sunday: Closed.
This 3 day workshop will focus on the techniques for portraying different textures in botanical painting. Shiny or velvety, pitted or smooth, spiky or crinkly; fruits come in many textures, (as do all plants).
Build your watercolour skills with demonstrations of techniques from initial washes to dry brush detail and through individual instruction with an emphasis on the observation of light and colour to create texture and form.
Suitable for intermediate to advanced students, or those with drawing skills and experience in other media.
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.
22 Tuesday - 24 Thursday June
9.30am - 4pm
$440 ($400 Foundation & Friends Members)
Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney
Public transport recommended. Limited parking available