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Sat 22 - Sun 23 Sep, 9.30 am - 4 pm

Beyond Botanical Art Class with Deirdre Bean

Extend your watercolour experience. In this class choose to paint subjects from the seaside.

Shells are a perfect choice for their shape, form and colour. As models they sit perfectly for hours while you take your time perfecting your skills. 
Suitable for those with drawing skills and experience with watercolour.

Deirdre Bean is a recognized botanical artist who exhibits locally and internationally. She paints in watercolour on paper and vellum.  Deirdre’s watercolour paintings are painstakingly executed over many hours and are always botanically correct.

Influenced by traditional painting methods, Deirdre Bean brings her fine illustrative style into a fresh contemporary practice inspired by the natural world. Deirdre paints her subjects closely, revealing intricate detail and perfect forms that the eye sometimes misses.  She sources her subjects from fieldtrips and methodically composes her paintings in the studio.

Environmental threats to Australia’s flora has inspired Deirdre to paint species of environmental importance and vulnerability. Deirdre is a PhD candidate in Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle. Her research title is ‘Australia’s mangroves: a plant community facing an uncertain future’. She is currently working on the mangrove species of Australia, most of which grow in and around the Daintree River in Far North Queensland.  The mangroves are the subject of her post graduate studies in Natural History Illustration.

Includes morning tea and lunch
Upon booking please notify us if you require a vegetarian or gluten free option. Please also let us know of any food allergies.
A deposit of $100 is payable for this class.  Call the office on 9231 8182




Sat 22 - Sun 23 Sep, 9.30 am - 4 pm


$320|$280 Foundation and Friends Member


The Calyx
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney




Foundation & Friends of the Botanic Garden


Public transport recommended. Limited parking available
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