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Regular Classes

Regular and online classes given by our members are listed below. Click on the name below for more details. If you are a member and would like to include your classes on our website please let us know. If you are running a workshop  we can include that in our events calendar.


Belinda Biggs

Botanical Illustration, drawing and painting classes.
Thursday 9.30-12.00
Morisset Memorial Hall (op train station)
Contact Belinda 0412144280

Regular drawing and painting classes
Tuesday 9.30-12 or 12.30-3 pm
Tuggarah Lakes Kincumber Community College
www.tlkcc.nsw.edu.au or 02 43530017

Central Coast Botanical Art Group

This self directed and well structured group provides a supportive environment for anyone interested in botanical art. It provides an opportunity for all levels of artist to learn and paint together and share their time, ideas, inspiration and friendship.

This group is coordinated by the Gosford Regional Gallery and Arts Centre and meets every Tuesday morning from 9am to 12 noon for 9 weeks during school terms.

For further information contact the Gallery.

Barbara Duckworth

Botanical art workshops, suitable for beginners
Every 4th Thursday of the month
Morning class 9.45-12.45pm, all day class 9.45-3.45pm
Venue Hidden Orient, Bonsai Art Studio, Cnr Forest Way & Crosier St. Belrose
Contact 0423 763 506 or 02 9456 2424 (AH)

Cheryl Hodges

Online Tutorial
Introduction to Botanical Art – Eucalyptus Leaves

An online tutorial for beginners to botanical art. I've been teaching for several years and I know that students often have problems painting leaves, and there is also a lot of interest in Eucalyptus leaves. So I decided to work this tutorial around our beautiful Eucalyptus leaves and the watercolour techniques which can be applied to them. The tutorial is aimed at beginners but artists with some experience will also gain knowledge of my techniques. Follow the link below to take a look at preview videos and sign up for the tutorial.


Enquiries to Cheryl through contact page at:  www.cherylhodges.com

Leonie Norton

International Tutor, Botanical Artist & Author

Learn to draw and paint botanically in the comfort of your own home. Work at your own pace with individual attention, full support and informative lessons with detailed feedback on all aspects of your work. No time restrictions.
For further details, view www.botanicalart.com.au and follow External Course links

For further details, view www.naturalhistorycom.au

Shippi’s Art Classes North Shore

Botanical/watercolour art classes and corporate workshops
Learn the techniques required to create realistic, detailed artworks you’ll be proud to showcase.
Short / long term and private classes available.
Prices vary depending on course length

For more information visit website or email the address below

Enquiries at enquiries@shippisart.com.au
Phone: 0406428619


Botanical Art School of Melbourne

The 'Botanical Art School of Melbourne ' was established in 1992 by Jenny Phillips with the aim of teaching the skills necessary to enable artists to draw and paint with a thorough understanding of the importance of line, form, colour, perspective and composition, in a very friendly and stimulating environment. 

Contact the School's website for more information.

Cranbourne Botanical Illustrators Self Help Group

Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne

The group meets in the Elliot Centre at the Gardens on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10am to 3pm.
The group encourages the exchange of ideas and information.
For more information contact Margaret Holloway on 0438985382 or
email Margaret on margaretmholloway@yahoo.com.

Geelong School of Botanical Art

Classes are held on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Tuesday and Friday's classes are for students of all levels. Saturday classes are for advanced students and Sunday classes are for beginners to intermediate.

Located in Geelong Botanic Gardens, plant material from the gardens forms the focus of study.
Tutors include: Dolores Skowronski-Malloni, John Pastoriza-Piñol, Deb Chirnside & Amanda Ahmed.

Contact: The Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens
Phone: 03 5222 6053

Website: www.friendsgbg.org.au

Melbourne Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

The Friends run regular classes with experienced teachers such as Dianne Emery, David Reynolds, Kate Nolan, John Pastoriza-Piñol and Amanda Ahmed.

They are now holding both online classes as well as face-to-face classes in the Domain House Gallery on Dallas Brooks Drive near the Garden.

 For details of the many options available for beginners to advanced students please visit their botanic art class website.

Contact: Melbourne Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Email: botanicart@frbgmelb.org.au

Phone: 03 9650 6398

Website: www.rbgfriendsmelbourne.org


Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland

Workshops, Classes & Momentum Days are held at Seminar Room, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens.
For details and further information on Workshops, Botanical Art Courses & Activities, which include structured classes and workshops on a variety of mediums and techniques, see: www.botanicalartqld.com.au

  • Structured Classes in Botanical painting
  • Workshops with various botanical artist
  • Momentum Days – Informal Painting Days
  • Botany for the Artists workshops
  • Scraper Board
  • Pen and Ink
  • Coloured pencils


Dr Tanya Scharaschkin

As a botanist and artist, Tanya offers classes that combine science and art. She runs a number of workshops and classes in Tasmania and elsewhere. Please contact her for current and future availability or to arrange private lessons.

Botany and Botanical Drawing- Beginner Level

. Cost $160. Dates: variable; this course is offered at different times throughout the year.

Are you interested in plants and art but not sure if you have the aptitude for botanical art? Everyone can draw, given a little bit of time and guidance. Come spend a few hours with botanist and artist, Dr Tanya Scharaschkin, for an introduction to both botany and botanical art. You will be guided through the process of observing plants and learning to draw them accurately. The basic steps of botanical drawing will be demonstrated gradually over four weeks, allowing you time to practice between sessions. By the end of the course, you should feel comfortable drawing leaves and simple flowers, be able to dissect flowers and have a general understanding of basic botany and botanical terminology. Contact Tanya for more information  email: scharasc@gmail.com>


Tanya Scharaschkin’s Studio
54 Mill Road, Collinsvale, Tasmania 7012

Tel: +61 (0)3 6200 0543
Email: scharasc@gmail.com

Website: Art, Designs, Photography (CraftyTiger)

The Botanical Art Society of Australia Inc.
PO Box 3382
Exeter NSW 2579

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