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Botanic Art Classes: Melbourne - 7 Weeks


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Description

Do you find beauty and intrigue in the plant world, and wish you could recreate this with art?

Botanical Art need not be intimidating; it is an inspiring and engaging art practice where with each subject comes the opportunity to gain a greater sense of understanding and appreciation of it.

In this seven week course you will be guided in an encouraging atmosphere through the fundamentals of botanical art. Areas of focus will include materials, drawing, shading, watercolour painting and brush techniques, along with helping to develop and hone your observational skills. 

You too can be rewarded by the joy of creating botanical art! This course is for beginners as well as returning or advanced students.

Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening tutor Jessie Rose Ford specialises in floral and botanical art. Jessie is a professional exhibiting artist whose work has most recently received a Highly Commended Award from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne. She has a Bachelor of Illustration, specific training in botanical art, and recently completed a 6 weeks artist's residency on Flinders Island, Tasmania. Jessie has now begun running workshops so she can share her joy of art and the natural world.

Please Note: This class runs on a Tuesday morning and Wednesday evening. You can not swap in between classes during the term. Please select the correct date when booking!

Materials Watercolour paints: Depending on your budget, Arts Spectrum, Windsor & Newton, Lucas, Holebin, Schminke, Rowney, Rembrandt Artist quality paints are some of the brands from which to choose in the following colours:
Cadmium red, Cadmium yellow, Permanent rose, Lemon yellow, Cerulean blue, Cobalt blue, Sap green, Payne’s Grey (or Indogo) and Sepia, Burnt sienna.

If you buy paint in tubes make sure you squeeze the paint in your palette a couple of days before the start of class, as the paint needs to be hard.

  • Palette with separate wells for each colour
  • Notepad & pen
  • Board - with a smooth waterproof surface to paint on, portable.
  • Old tea towel
  • Masking tape
  • 2H & HB pencil
  • Knead able eraser
  • 2 screw top or sealable water containers
  • Brushes: No: 1, 3,6 watercolour brush with fine point. If you can afford, the sable
    brushes are the best, otherwise synthetic brushes. (Not hog hair brushes)
    Watercolour paper: 300gsm watercolour paper (smooth or medium) in loose sheets or pads (A4). Strathmore or Bockingford are recommended for beginners) Saunders and Arches are the best choice. There is also Bamboo paper, which works fine as well.                        
    Starters pack: We can supply a starters pack as well, which contains a watercolour palette with paint, smooth Magnani paper 300gsm, 2H pencil, knead able eraser and 3 water colour brushes (fine point 1, 4, 7).
    Cost $75.00

    Studio/Venue: Studio 106, 10 Elizabeth Street, Kensington, VIC, 3015.
    www.botanicartartclasses.com.au


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What you will learn
  • This class is suitable for absolute beginners and returning students
  • Emphasis is on building confidence, technique, exploration of materials and an ongoing development of the student's watercolour skills.
  • Have fun with watercolour!
What you will get
  • Enhance your creativity and learning new skills from a very talented tutor.
  • Jessie will demonstrate watercolour techniques and assist students personally when needed.
  • A great studio to work in.

What to bring
  • See info regarding materials in the course description .
  • Coffee, Tea, fruit and biscuits are supplied, but please bring your own lunch or buy in a cafe nearby. Microwave and sandwich maker available.
What to wear

Casual

Appropriate for

Adults


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Watercolour Art Classes

Vendor since 2015

Stefan Gevers has been running Botanical Art and Contemporary watercolour art classes in Melbourne since 2009.

Stefan is a professional exhibiting artist with over 25 years experience. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Over the years Stefan has taught accredited courses at CAE and Tafe with excellent student feedback.

The watercolour art classes are run in Spotswood, VIC. Guest workshops are also held in Brisbane, Sydney and other states.

The watercolour art classes provide an opportunity for students to learn about Botanic Art, Contemporary Watercolour and master techniques in a relaxed, shared learning environment. Experience is not needed as all beginners will be taught the basics of working with watercolour.

Stefan works together with professional artists/tutorJessie Ford.

Stefan offers 7 week classes each term and one-day workshops.

More info on www.stefangevers.com

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Due to the nature of runnig the classes we can not give refunds or transfer your class to next term. Missed term classes can be made up during the term only if spaces available. Please make sure you have selected the correct date before booking and if for some reason you can not make the class/workshop you can send a friend in stead!

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Terms & Conditions

Due to the nature of runnig the classes we can not give refunds or transfer your class to next term. Missed term classes can be made up during the term only if spaces available. Please make sure you have selected the correct date before booking and if for some reason you can not make the class/workshop you can send a friend in stead!

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Henrietta

13 June 2017 • Botanic Art Classes: Melbourne - 7 Weeks

Fantastic class with clear and supportive instruction, suitable for beginners or those with previous experience. All in a great, light filled space that is a pleasure to walk into each week.

Anna

09 June 2017 • Botanic Art Classes: Melbourne - 7 Weeks

Jessie was extremely knowledgable about both drawing techniques and Watercolour. The progression of the classes was excellent, starting with drawing techniques, developing our tonal drawings, testing our colour palettes and finally learning and practising our watercolour techniques.

Juno

04 September 2016 • Botanic Art Classes: Melbourne - 7 Weeks

Jessie is an excellent and most lovely illustrator I met. She is very patient and nice to every student. I really enjoy the journey of being her workshop learning watercolour painting. Thanks for the nice 7 weeks. I'll definitely come back for more sessions if I can.