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Leaf a day, art class with Beverly Allen

  • 10 Mar 2020
  • 9:30 AM
  • 13 Mar 2020
  • 4:00 PM
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Maiden Theatre, Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney

A four-day art class in the Royal Botanic Garden

Shiny, smooth, velvety, flat, fuzzy, puckered, plain; leaves come in many shapes and sizes and all shades of green. Join internationally acclaimed contemporary botanical artist Beverly Allen for a slow and thoughtful approach to leaves of all sorts, focusing on the close observation, accurate drawing, and colour subtleties required to bring this unassuming subject to life. This watercolour class is suitable for students with some drawing experience.

Includes lunches in the beautiful surrounds of the Botanic Gardens 

About the tutor: Beverly Allen
Beverly worked as a graphic designer and illustrator, before moving to botanical art in 1997. She has shown annually at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney ‘Botanica’ Exhibition since 1999, and exhibits internationally. Her work is held in private collections including the Shirley Sherwood Collection and the Isaac and Alisa Sutton Collection, as well as at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation USA, the Royal Botanic Gardens Herbarium Library at Kew Gardens, the Royal Horticultural Society Lindley Library, the Highgrove Florilegium for the Prince of Wales’ Charitable Trust and the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Sydney.

Beverly was awarded a Gold Medal at the Royal Horticultural Society’s exhibition in 2007 and in 2010 was awarded the inaugural Gold Medal for Botanical Art by the New York Botanic Gardens.

She co-founded and is president of the Florilegium Society at the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney.

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on 02 9231 8182


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Exeter NSW 2579

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