Watercolour Painting Workshop: Botanical Art - Sydney Short Courses

Watercolour Painting Workshop: Botanical Art

What you'll learn

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Learn how to paint botanical art with watercolour and go home with your own beautiful artwork as well as the fundamental skills of capturing botanical art with water paints.

Botanical art is a unique and specialised art form that captures the colour, precision and detail of fruits, flowers, and foliage to represent their natural beauty realistically.

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.

Starting with a brief introduction, you will discover or deepen your understanding of the watercolour application, as you learn new watercolour techniques and develop the skills to prepare and complete a beautifully detailed artwork.

Explore how to create depth with light and tone in an object with watercolours. We will focus on light, tone, and depth principles 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 botanical watercolour art 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 botanical watercolour art workshop?

  • 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 botanical watercolour art workshop for?

This course is suitable for beginners and students who have some experience in watercolour.

Course venue

Rozelle Campus

2A Gordon Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 (corner of Gordon St & Victoria Rd in the grounds of St. Joseph's Church)

If driving, there is no entry into Gordon Street from Victoria Road. Last block on your right before Victoria Road. Pedestrian access is opposite Prince Street.

Course materials

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

We will provide

  • Watercolours
  • Watercolour paper (A4)
  • Watercolour brushes

Additional information

  • Closed-in shoes required
  • Please wear old clothes
  • Long hair must be tied back
  • Lunch can be purchased on Darling Street (10 min. walk) or bring your own lunch (Fridge and Microwave available)

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