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Botanical art is a unique and specialised art form which captures the colour, precision and detail of plants to realistically represent their natural beauty.

Learn the techniques of sketching an object in proportion, using pencil and watercolours, with light and tone, to create depth and detail in your botanical art.

Firstly you learn how to create depth with light and tone in an object with watercolours. Then we focus on the principles of light, tone and depth in an actual specimen.

Create a beautiful artwork that looks realistic, while you explore the fundamental skills of capturing a natural object in watercolour paints.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this workshop, you should be able to:

  • sketch using pencil with detail and proportion
  • detail in botanical art
  • apply watercolour with light, tone and detailing for an object
  • be confident to attempt an object in botanical art yourself
  • apply main principles of botanical art

What will be covered in this course?

  • Main principles of botanical art
  • Tips on pencil sketching with detailing in an object
  • How to use watercolour and colour mixing
  • Exercises in watercolours to create depth in an object with light and tone
  • Shading and detailing in a botanical object with watercolour

Who is this course for?

This botanical art with watercolour introduction course is ideal for beginners and students that have some experience in watercolour.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

Rozelle Campus, corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd, Rozelle (in the grounds of St. Joseph’s Church). If driving, no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street. 

What to bring to class

  • Pencils: 1 x 2B, 1 x HB and 1 x 2H
  • Sharpener and eraser
  • Plastic ruler
  • Drawing pad (A4)

We will provide:

  • Watercolours
  • Watercolour paper (A4)
  • Watercolour brushes

Classes

Botanical Art with Watercolour Introduction Course

<p><strong>Learn new styles of painting with our</strong> <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/painting"><strong>painting courses</strong></a> <strong>in Sydney!</strong></p

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$169 Limited inc GST / $127 / $135.20 / $152.10
Paints & brushes provided - bring your sketchpad!
Botanical Art with Watercolour Introduction Course

<p><strong>Learn new styles of painting with our</strong> <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/arts/painting"><strong>painting courses</strong></a> <strong>in Sydney!</strong></p

...
$169 Limited inc GST / $127 / $135.20 / $152.10
Paints & brushes provided - bring your sketchpad!

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Botanical Art with Watercolour Introduction Course

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Thoroughly enjoyed learning how to paint botanicals with water colour. It is a harder medium to work with than anticipated, but the teacher was very skilled and paced the class well.

  • said: Simple exercises on technique and time to work on painting.

  • said: A very pleasant relaxed atmosphere. I would like to do more daytime watercolour classes. Hope you introduce some more. Our teacher was very helpful.

  • said: Relaxed learning environment, time to play with options.

  • said: 5 stars!