Botanical art with watercolour – beginners

Course summary

Gain a better understanding of botanical art under the guidance of our experienced artist. Learn skills and techniques to create varied textures with pen and pencil, then transfer drawings onto watercolour paper while learning how to apply colour and different painting techniques. Understand plant anatomy and structures of flowers and leaves. Suitable for beginners and experienced artists. Starter kit supplied.


What you will learn

  • how to draw your subjects accurately
  • observational drawing skills
  • transferring your image onto watercolour paper
  • basic watercolour techniques – wet, dry & blending
  • understanding light, shading, form and shadows

What you will get

  • a starter kit including pencils, rubbers, brushes, paints
  • 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

  • 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.

Follow on from this course with Botanical watercolour – the next step.

Course cost

COST: $239.00

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