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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.

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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

 

  1. 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.
     

  2. 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.
     

  3. 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.

    Class Components:
    The Artist’s Set Up (Materials & Space)
    Basic Plant Botany
    Geometry in Nature
    Understanding Pigments
    How Light and Shadow Work
    Colour Theory Techniques
    Surface Textures
    Drawing 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:

learnbotanicalonline@gmail.com

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