Introduction to Botanical Art with Watercolour

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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 proportionately then use 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 principals of light, tone and depth in an actual specimen.
Create a beautiful artwork that looks realistic, while you explore the fundamental skills of capturing an object in waterpaints.


At the end of this Drawing workshop you will have learned how to:

  • sketch and 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

Ideal for…

This course is ideal for beginners and students that have some experience in watercolour.

Course content

  • 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

Please note: The online course is a modified version of the full course, so the content and learning outcomes will be reduced to suit online delivery and the shorter course duration.

Course materials

Online class - enrolment includes home delivered paints, paper & brushes kit.
(You will also need to supply your own pencil, eraser and ruler)

On-campus class - Please bring these materials:

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

We will provide:

  • Watercolour
  • Watercolour sheets (A4)
  • Watercolour brush

Other Information

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Tillys Art Supplies, Darling St, Rozelle
  • Newtown Art Supplies, King St, Newtown
  • Eckersley’s Art, 93 York Street, Sydney CBD ph. 02 9299 4151

Just show a copy of your course enrolment confirmation.


Introduction to Botanical Art with Watercolour

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$149 Limited inc GST / $119.20 / $134.10

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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: Great course. I have never tried botanical art and was really happy with the step by step instructions.

  • said: - Extremely hot weather yet no airconditining - Class was too crowded, tutor did not have time to look at everyone's work and demonstrate/check/correct technique

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