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Botanical art is a unique and specialised art form that captures the colour, precision and detail of fruits, flowers and foliage 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 will 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 botanical watercolour art course, 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 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 botanical watercolour art course 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.

What to bring to class

  • 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

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Botanical Art with Watercolour Introduction Course

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

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Course testimonials:

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

  • said: Learning watercolor painting techniques

  • said: The course is introduction and it was exactly that. The best thing is that we could complete an object each week.

  • said: 5 stars!

  • said: Some really great learning points about tonal range and using this to create depth.

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