Introduction to Botanical Art with Watercolour Course

View Classes

Learn new styles of painting with our painting courses in Sydney.

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 water paints.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this 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

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

Venue

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.

Other Information

Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

Classes

Introduction to Botanical Art with Watercolour Course

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

...
$149 Limited inc GST / $119.20 / $134.10
Introduction to Botanical Art with Watercolour Course

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

...
$149 Limited inc GST / $119.20 / $134.10
Introduction to Botanical Art with Watercolour Course

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

...
$149 Limited inc GST / $119.20 / $134.10
Introduction to Botanical Art with Watercolour Course

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

...
$149 Limited inc GST / $119.20 / $134.10

Show full classes

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

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

Great reasons to enrol in a short course with us

Small classes

A personal approach means quality learning, so you can enjoy plenty of interaction with your instructor and the chance to ask questions.

Short & sweet

Our short courses & workshops get straight to the point, providing the skills you need with minimal commitment of your precious time.

Facilities & equipment

Our range of venues suit every type of course, are easy to get to, and have the equipment and tech needed to support your learning.

Easy, secure enrolment

Enrol online 24/7 with a safe, convenient 3-step process, and you can change your mind up to 7 days before class starts.

Quality instructors

Our educators bring first-hand experience and knowledge, with up-to-the-minute practices from diverse industries.

For business, or pleasure

Our courses help you rapidly increase your skills and knowledge, for professional development or personal interest.

4.7 stars

average rating on Google

1,400+

courses to choose from

99%

customer support rating

Course testimonials:

  • said: I loved the pace and focus of the course, to learn foundational techniques in a very relaxed way... The initial practice of colours and tones made a big difference to my understanding and I was well pleased with the art I produced... Very skilled tutor, thanks!

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

  • said: 3.5 stars

  • said: "The teacher explained and showed techniques. Really learned a lot. Thanks"

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

Related courses