Botanical art with watercolour – the next step

Course summary

Develop your skills and techniques to create varied textures with pen and pencil, then apply colour and different painting techniques to your work. Covers plant anatomy and understanding structures of flowers and leaves. This is a follow-on class to ‘Botanical art with watercolour – beginners’ or for those with existing watercolour experience.


What you will learn

  • a greater understanding of plant anatomy
  • build on your watercolour techniques – wet, dry & blending
  • more understanding light, shading, form and shadows

What you will get

  • paper for drawing and watercolour painting
  • guidance in a creative environment to develop your botanical art passion
  • connect with others with similar passions
  • build your confidence, be challenged and be inspired
  • your art to take home

What to bring

  • pencils, rubbers, brushes and paints or your beginners starter kit
  • white china plate or paint palette
  • tracing paper
  • zip lock bag to fit you paint plate or palette

About the tutor

Leanne Martin is a botanical artist, learning and developing her skills at Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne Australia. Originally studying fashion design, Leanne later developed a passion for botanical illustration and painting. After studying and refining her art, Leanne is now an award winning artist, exhibiting locally and selling her art locally and overseas. Leanne has a strong passion is our gorgeous Australian native flora and fauna, but also loves shells and natural history. you will find her picking up the broken shells on the beach or fallen leaves from trees to study and recreate into works of art.

This course follows on from Botanical art with watercolour – beginners

Course cost

COST: $135.00

Class availability: 0 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Wednesday 24 April
6.30pm – 9.00pm (4 sessions)

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