BOTANIC ART CLASSES are among the most popular activities held by the Friends. The classes are held at the GBG Meeting Room. Experienced teachers conduct small classes of students at levels varying from beginners to advanced. The teachers and a number of past students have received recognition at significant botanical art exhibitions both locally and internationally.
For class term dates, material lists, term fees and tutor profiles please visit our web site listed in the contact details
SATURDAY CLASS – John Pastoriza Pinol: Saturdays 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Advanced to Semi-Professional Botanic Art. Structured, fast-paced classes. Master class teaching methods suitable for experienced and advanced students.
TUESDAY CLASS – Amanda Ahmed Drawing I and II: Fortnightly Tuesday 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
This is a structured class suitable for beginners to intermediate. Those new to the class will learn the basics of botanical drawing incorporating form, tone, different mark making techniques, understanding some of the basic geometric shapes found in nature and translating them into your drawings. Those with more experience will learn the different techniques for drawing with coloured pencils and basic colour theory. The focus on both levels will be on observational drawing from life to achieve realistic renderings of botanical subjects. This class is presented in a friendly and supportive environment and is for those who have completed some level of introduction to Botanical Art or for those wanting to develop and/or revisit their drawing skills
TUESDAY CLASS – Amanda Blake-Sutterby: Fortnightly Tuesday 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Beginners to Intermediate Botanic Art. Person-Centred tutoring, predominantly focusing on watercolour painting. Personal choice of subject matter is encouraged.
FRIDAY CLASS – Craig Lidgerwood: fortnightly 9.30 am– 4.30 pm
Beginners Botanic Art
Structured classes are suitable for beginners. Teaching the basics of botanical art including drawing to composition, painting techniques and introduction to colour theory.