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TUES 15 - WED 16 NOV

Still Life Art Class with Charlotte Thodey

A two-day acrylic art class in the beautiful surrounds of the Royal Botanic Garden with popular tutor Charlotte Thodey.

*This workshop has now SOLD OUT. For enquiries or to be added to the waiting list please contact our office on 02 9231 8182 or

Exploring the ‘Still Life’ genre using seasonal fruit and vegetables, and foliage.
The course emphasis will be on the close-up observation of nature in various stages of decay. A moment in time.

We will look at the basis of composition, drawing, the arranging of the objects on the canvas, the setting out of the painting according to the tonal values then proceed to the careful building up and layering of colour to capture the light. Hopefully we will reveal the essence of the fruit and vegetables, blemishes included. There is an appreciation and respect for individual style

Includes refreshments and lunches each day in the beautiful surrounds of the Botanic Gardens.

About the tutor: Charlotte Thodey

Charlotte Thodey is renowned for her bold renderings of fruit and vegetables which she loves to recreate using shadow and light, with blemishes and lusciousness intact. Her sumptuous artworks demonstrate the freedom enjoyed by the still life artist.

Charlotte has exhibited her work for over 25 years, has produced a number of posters for the Botanic Gardens and Historic Houses Trust as well as devising and illustrating books. She regularly teaches classes at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney and exhibits her work throughout Australia and France.

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. 


Tuesday 15 - Wednesday 16 November,
9.30AM - 4PM


$340 ($300 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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