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Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens

Introduction to Vellum with Beverly Allen

Rosehip and leaf by Beverly Allen

Every day, 9:30am to 4pm Wednesday 24 November to Friday 26 November


Foundation & Friends Member: $400.00Adult: $440.00

A 3 day introduction to painting on this beautiful traditional material will outline its history and production. Through demonstrations of the particular techniques for preparation and painting on this different surface and the close observation of the subtleties of colour and light in your subject, you will learn to take advantage of its unique qualities and create a finely detailed painting.

Vellum will be available to purchase from $45 approx A5 size.

For intermediate botanical painters or those with drawing skills.

Refreshments and lunch provided

About your 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.

Covid-safe information

  • Due to current NSW Covid restrictions only fully vaccinated people (or those with a medical exemption) can attend this workshop.

  • You will have to check in with the QR code on arrival and wear a mask when inside.

  • Social distancing measures will be in place for your health and safety, with hand sanitiser available.

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Foundation and Friends of the Botanic Gardens


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