Courses

Botanical Artists' Society of Queensland courses program:
Courses will be held in the seminar room at the Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens. 
 
Skill levels for courses:
The following is a guide for people who are considering enrolling in BASQ courses.
Beginner: Has no prior instruction in botanical drawing or painting techniques.
 
Intermediate: Has an emerging ability in botanical drawing and painting techniques so as to depict a reasonably accurate representation of the subject. Skills required include a basic knowledge of perspective and composition, an ability to recognise colour mixes and the ability to control washes.
 
Advanced: Has the ability to accurately depict the subject so that it can be identified by a botanist. In drawing - Has a good understanding of botanical drawing techniques and a sound knowledge of composition. Is able to apply this knowledge and demonstrate the ability to produce finished drawings to a high standard. In painting - has the ability to control the application of colour. Has an excellent understanding of colour mixing and glazing techniques. Has the ability to obtain perspective in a painting through the use of colour.

 
We are finalising new classes with new tutors for next year. Keep an eye, the site will be updated very soon.
 

Introduction to botanical drawing with Cassandra Hodgins
8, 15, 22, 29 February 2020 – 9:00 to 12:30
Centenary Community Centre, Mt Ommaney
 
Working in graphite only, over four sessions. Participants the fundamental of botanical drawing, learning to observe the botanical world, and discuss botany to understand the underpinning structure and function of botanical subjects.
All skills level
 

Botanical art with Anne Hayes
14, 21, 28 March & 4 April 2020 – 9:00 to 12:30
Cotton Rd, Capalaba
 
Leaf shading/modelling using graphite and ink - stippling (flower subject).
Looking at commun pitfalls with watercolour work - introducing watercolour work - flowers. Look at colour science of opaque, transparent, staining watercolour and colour mixing.
 

Introduction to coloured pencils with Florence Joly
Saturday 7 March 2020 – 9:30 to 4:30
SPACE Kenmore, CNR Brandon & Pailey St
 
Working with a selection of 20 pencils, participants will cover colour mixing techniques and go through various exercises to understand the medium and start a small project.
All skills level
 
You can send any enquiries via the Contact us page.