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Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Garden

Contemporary botanic watercolour art class

The Royal Botanic Garden
The Royal Botanic Garden
Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney NSW 2000
Maiden Theatre

Every day, 9:30am to 4pm Tuesday 17 November to Friday 20 November


Member: $530Non Member: $570

Join this 4-day contemporary botanic art class with multi-award-winning artist Beverly Allen.

Working with one plant subject, this class will build your watercolour skills by the demonstration of techniques from initial washes to dry brush detail and finishing, and through individual instruction.

The emphasis will be on close observation, accurate drawing on paper, the many subtleties of colour and use of light to create a three-dimensional painting. Suitable for intermediate to advanced students, or those with drawing skills and experience in other media. 

This class includes refreshments and lunches each day in the beautiful surrounds of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

About your tutor

Beverly Allen 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.

Please note: COVID safety measures will be implemented for this event. As always, our art class size is very limited allowing for social distancing standards to be met. The theatre door will be left open (weather permitting) to allow ventilation. 

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