Learn Botanical Art Online
8 Week Terms (Ongoing)
Live on ZOOM - live painting demonstrations, class discussions and student feedback
These classes are ideal for students looking to begin their botanical art journey.
Class 1 - Beginning My Journey
These introductory classes will set out the foundations you need to build and maintain a good art practice and enable you to find your style in this beautiful art form. Class terms are ongoing.
Thursdays 9am - 11am (AEST)
27th July - 14th September 2023
8 Week Terms - $240.00 (AUD)
Materials List and Student Information
Click below for important information regarding the required materials list for 'Beginning My Journey' and class structure
on the ZOOM platform.
Term 3 2023 Online Class 1 - Botanical Art for Beginner’s
Time: Thursdays 9am - 11am (AEST)
For international students, please click on this link to see if the time zone suits your part of the world. (Time zones for international students)
Term Dates: 27th July - 14th September 2023
8 Week Terms - $240.00 (AUD)
Instructor's Name: David Reynolds
Beginner’s Online classes - presented by award winning Australian Botanical & Natural History artist - David Reynolds. These classes structured to be ongoing - allowing students to further artistic skills learnt and to continue into the following term. These classes set the foundations of Botanical & Natural History art by focussing on observation of our subjects, drawing and composition and painting techniques used in this genre. Each week classes are held in a relaxed and encouraging environment enabling students to build their skills in colour theory, light and tone and the many techniques used in creating a beautiful drawing or painting.
Term Outline - during the term we will study the foundations of Botanical & Natural History Art through a series of practical exercises and theory to develop and render our subjects in a 3 dimensional way. We will be paying close attention to natural shapes and forms in nature, how light plays over a surface, creating a master drawing and applying different techniques to transfer images to our watercolour paper. Through a number of exercises, each student will develop a keen sense of wet and dry brush techniques and the application of different pigments to achieve a realistic painting in watercolour.
Class Components - This introduction to Botanical & Natural History Art class will set out the foundations you need to build and maintain a good art practice enabling you to find your style in this beautiful art form.
The Artist’s Set Up (Materials & Space)
Basic Plant Botany
Geometry in Nature
How Light and Shadow Work
Colour Theory Techniques
Watercolour Techniques (wet on wet, lifting off, glazes and dry-brush)
Colour Mixing Methods
Composition and Focus
If you have any questions regarding this class, please email David on: