Introduction to Botanical Art with Watercolour Course

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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 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 a natural object in watercolour paints.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this workshop, you will have learned how 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

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

Course materials

Please bring these materials:

  • 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

Introduction to Botanical Art with Watercolour Course

<p><strong>Learn new styles of painting with our</strong> <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/art-classes-sydney/painting-classes-sydney-courses-workshops"><strong>painting

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$149 Limited inc GST / $119.20 / $134.10
Paints & brushes provided - bring your sketchpad!
Introduction to Botanical Art with Watercolour Course

<p><strong>Learn new styles of painting with our</strong> <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/art-classes-sydney/painting-classes-sydney-courses-workshops"><strong>painting

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$149 Limited inc GST / $119.20 / $134.10
Paints & brushes provided - bring your sketchpad!
Introduction to Botanical Art with Watercolour Course

<p><strong>Learn new styles of painting with our</strong> <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/art-classes-sydney/painting-classes-sydney-courses-workshops"><strong>painting

...
$149 Limited inc GST / $119.20 / $134.10
Paints & brushes provided - bring your sketchpad!
Introduction to Botanical Art with Watercolour Course

<p><strong>Learn new styles of painting with our</strong> <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/art-classes-sydney/painting-classes-sydney-courses-workshops"><strong>painting

...
$149 Limited inc GST / $119.20 / $134.10
Paints & brushes provided - bring your sketchpad!

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Course testimonials:

  • said: I really appreciated the high quality tools and materials provided.

  • said: Fun thing to do with friends. Great instruction from the teacher.

  • said: The knowledge passed on at a good pace and constant support of teacher. A smaller group might be better for individual attention.

  • said: Shippi was an incredible teacher! I came in with zero experience and now I can’t wait to practise the techniques I learnt.

  • 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.

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