Botanical Art - Northern Beaches Community College

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Botanical Art

Course Outline:

This art class offers an insight into the different ways of approaching a botanical painting, starting with black and white studies in pencil and moving onto watercolour to capture the beauty of plants.
Suitable for all levels.

What to Bring:

  • A4 or larger sketchbook
  • 2B pencil
  • Kneaded rubber (putty rubber)
  • Water jar
  • White china plate or white palette

Further material list will be supplied after second lesson (There is an optional $25.00 art package supplied by the tutor consisting of Watercolour paints, brushes, watercolour paper that can be purchased from the tutor for $25.00 on request after second class)

Please Note: NBMC is not liable to for any loss incurred if a class is cancelled please check with the college by calling 02) 9970 1000 or emailing before purchasing materials.

About the Tutor:

Penny Walton is an experienced illustrator who has worked for publishers in both Sydney and London. She takes most of her inspiration from the bush environment around her home in the Hunter Valley.

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

Course testimonials:

  • A lovely location with a friendly group and a very helpful tutor.
  • This is a very enjoyable course in a lovely location, with a very kind helpful teacher and friendly fellow students.
  • Penny was very helpful and encouraging in a quite complex subject matter. She made sure she gave time to help each student during class, though some, (not me) were more advanced/ practised than others. A very enjoyable class. Thank you.
  • It was a very lovely, and relaxing course given the setting and pace of the class. I would highly recommend.
  • Penny, the teacher is very good in explaining all matters relating to the course.
  • Enjoyed learning a new skill
  • Teacher very helpful and knowledgeable. Lovely group of people - a happy, enjoyable atmosphere.
  • The teacher provided a beautiful, friendly and encouraging learning environment in a perfect setting.