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Learn watercolour painting techniques with an online painting short course from Sydney!

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.

To continue learning from home online, this 4-week course will guide you through more advanced techniques for sketching an object in proportion, using pencil and watercolours.

Over 4 calming sessions, you can go to your quiet place as you further practice and develop your skills working with light, tone and colour to create depth and detail in your botanical art.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this botanical watercolour art course, you should have learned:

  • to sketch using pencil with detail and proportion for a more elaborate subject
  • about tonal value in a more complex object and how to manipulate colour and tone for various botanical subjects
  • confidence to attempt multiple botanical forms in your art
  • confidence to attempt a bigger composition independently

What will be covered in this botanical watercolour art course?

  • All principles and techniques of botanical art
  • Complex composition for botanical subjects
  • How to use watercolour and colour mixing thoroughly
  • Shading and detailing in an elaborate botanical object with watercolour

Who is this botanical watercolour art course for?

This course is suitable for students with some experience in botanical art with watercolour - particularly those who have completed our Online Intro to Botanical Art with Watercolour.

Course materials

Option 1: Purchase a kit at enrolment checkout - make sure we have your address and allow 5 working days for delivery.

Option 2: Uncheck the materials kit at enrolment checkout and bring your own:

  • Watercolour paints in a range of colours (Permanent Rose, Cadmium Red, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Pthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue)
  • Round watercolour brushes, size 2 and size 4
  • Drawing pencil, 2H
  • Soft white eraser
  • Watercolour paper (Smooth finish, 300gsm, 12 sheets A4 will be ideal)

All students will also need to provide from home:

  • a white flat ceramic plate for colour mixing
  • tissues
  • a water jar
  • a ruler
  • notes/images, emailed before each session, may be printed or viewed on a separate device

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Online Botanical Art with Watercolour - Intermediate

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