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Botanical Art Workshop | Jessie Ford

Botanical Art Workshop | Jessie Ford

More watercolour workshops with Jessie Rose Ford, Melbourne based artist.

Prior to the invention of photography, botanical art was the only way of documenting plant life. In recent years though, botanical art has experienced a resurgence, not only as a means of capturing the uniqueness of plants and flowers and contributing to scientific and environmental research, but as an art form in its own right.

In this one day workshop, award winning, Victorian-based botanical artist, Jessie Rose Ford, will show you how to capture the secret life of plants in watercolour.
Under Jessie’s guidance you can learn the time-honoured techniques of botanical art and discover why Jessie and many others have developed a passion for this art form.

What will I learn?

Jessie will guide you through her step-by-step process to create your own botanical watercolour painting, including:
• how to draw your subject accurately
• transferring your drawing onto watercolour paper
• observing light, shade and form
• basic colour theory
• matching and mixing the correct colour
• watercolour techniques including wet-in-wet, blending and dry brush
• an appreciation for the minutiae of nature!

Who is this workshop suitable for?

Students of all experience levels, from beginners to advanced, are welcomed to this workshop.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring your lunch and snacks or you can purchase from cafes close by. We do have a fridge and microwave at the studio for your convenience.

Ask our friendly team for advice if you are not sure if this workshop is for you.

What is provided?

All art materials will be provided.

• tea, coffee and biscuits (please bring your own mug)
• a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
• connection to the Brisbane Painting Classes art community

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • Jesse was really lovely and explained things really well. I liked that all the materials were included, made it a lot easier. After the course I felt the watercolour techniques were a lot clearer for me and am confident I can continue at home.
  • Loved that we drew and painted an actual physical specimen (radish). Jessie was a very helpful tutor who explained and demonstrated all the steps, and made sure we all kept up and stayed on time. I went home with a completed painting that I'm proud of. Jennie W Capalaba
  • Jessie was a very patient and giving teacher who encouraged everyone. She demonstrated each step and gave individual attention to all who needed it. The venue is a wonderful space to learn and paint in! Joanne C Wamuran