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    • 29 Feb 2020
    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 54 Mill Road, Collinsvale, Tasmania 7012

    Spend a few hours each week with botanist and artist, Dr Tanya Scharaschkin, for an introduction to botany and botanical art. You will be guided through the process of observing plants and learning to draw them accurately. The basic steps of botanical drawing will be demonstrated gradually over four weeks, allowing you time to practice between sessions. By the end of the course, you should feel comfortable drawing leaves and simple flowers accurately. Feb 29th, March 7th, 14th and 21st

    Tanya Scharaschkin's Studio
    54 Mill Road, Collinsvale, Tasmania 7012


    Dr Tanya Scharaschkin, 

    Botanical Research, Art and Training,

    54 Mill Road, Collinsvale, 

    Tas 7012, Australia


    Tel: +61 (0)3 6200 0543
    Email: scharasc@gmail.com

    • 10 Mar 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Royal Botanic Gardens, Maiden Theatre, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney

    A four-day art class in the Royal Botanic Garden

    Shiny, smooth, velvety, flat, fuzzy, puckered, plain; leaves come in many shapes and sizes and all shades of green. Join internationally acclaimed contemporary botanical artist Beverly Allen for a slow and thoughtful approach to leaves of all sorts, focusing on the close observation, accurate drawing, and colour subtleties required to bring this unassuming subject to life. This watercolour class is suitable for students with some drawing experience.

    Includes lunches in the beautiful surrounds of the Botanic Gardens 

    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.

    For more information and bookings call Foundation and Friends Office

    on 02 9231 8182

    www.rbgsyd.gov.au 


    • 26 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM (UTC+08:00)
    • 27 Mar 2020
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Moore’s building – Henry St Fremantle – upstairs Gallery 4

    Title: “Botanical Art”

    This workshop will introduce techniques for painting in the botanical style of watercolour.  You will be taken through the process of drawing then painting various objects to show how to paint using small amounts of paint and water, to create a three-dimensional look.

    All levels welcome

    Materials List:  You’ll need to bring -  

    Paper:  Arches 300 gsm paper – smooth, medium and rough – or you can get small booklets of these three types of paper from Riot, for practising your skills on.

    Paints: Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Naples yellow, Burnt Sienna, Caput Mortuum Violet, Australian Grey (Art Spectrum), Australian green gold (Art Spectrum), Payne’s Gray, Perylene Green, Neutral tint (please feel free to bring any paints you have)

    Brushes: smallish brushes (not too small, or you can’t get enough paint on them) which can be used to get a good point (they don’t have to be expensive brushes!)

    Palette: white china plate or small plastic palette

    Notebook and sketch book:  small notebook for sketching in and taking notes

    Pencil: HB Pencil, sharpener or Stanley knife, soft eraser

    Extras:  Jar for water, small pieces of towelling to mop brushes 

                                                                                                                            

    Cost: $60 for Watercolour Society of WA members, $75 non-members (per day)

    Bendigo Bank, Mundaring

    BSB 633-000 A/c no 15787 4140

    Booking: Limited spaces available, please contact Jan for bookings

      

    PH: 9574 6671, rothiemay@harboursat.com.au       http://www.janpittman.net

    • 2 Jul 2020
    • 4 Jul 2020
    • Wye Valley, UK


    • 11 Aug 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 13 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Maiden Theatre Royal Botanic Garden, Mrs Macquaries Road Sydney

    This three day introduction to painting on vellum will outline the history and production of vellum with demonstrations of the special techniques for preparation and painting on this traditional medium. The emphasis will be on the subtleties of colour and the use of light to create a jewel-like painting.


    Suitable botanical subjects will be available or students may bring their own small treasure.  
    For intermediate and advanced botanical painters or those with drawing skills and other experience with other media.

    Vellum will be available for purchase at the workshop for approximately $25 to $50.

    Includes lunches in the beautiful surrounds of the Botanic Gardens  

    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.

    For more information, and to register contact Foundation and Friends Office 

    02 9231 8182

    • 17 Nov 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • 20 Nov 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Maiden Theatre Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney

    Working with one plant subject, this class will build your watercolour skills by the demonstration of techniques from initial washes to dry brush detail and finishing, and through individual instruction. The emphasis will be on close observation, accurate drawing on paper, the many subtleties of colour and 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 lunches on the Foundation & Friends terrace

    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.
     For more information, or to register contact Foundation and Friends Office on 02 92318182

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