Australian Botanical Still Life Workshop

Learn to capture bush botanicals in this playful acrylic still life workshop.



5 hours Class size 1 to 10

label $295 - $300
($300 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $295 for 2+ guests)

Join Emily in an all-day Botanical Still Life Workshop in the heart of the Macedon Ranges. This is not a paint-and-sip type workshop; you will be learning the technical skills of sketching and composing an acrylic painting, including how to mix colours and layer them together with different brush techniques to achieve depth and movement so your painting doesn’t fall flat or look cartoonish.

You will start the day learning how to prime your painting surface and the importance of the base colour you choose. You will learn about basic composition and sketching techniques to produce some sketches of draft compositions and discuss them as a class and individually.

Emily will introduce the class to colour theory and how to use contrasting and complementary colours throughout your artwork to make the colours work together and not be jarring, fake-looking, or simply turn to mud! As you sketch your design onto the board, you will also look at how to break down the complex shapes into manageable forms and how to use shadows and negative space to make your painting look more realistic.

After a delicious locally sourced organic lunch and a coffee to lift you up, Emily will continue to guide you through mixing mid-tones and reinforce using warm and cool colours to define shapes and draw the eye through your painting. As beginners, Emily knows you will make mistakes and will show you the tricks to make your mistakes disappear without throwing out hours of work!

Finally, you will be shown how to make complex shapes like petals look realistic with expressive forms, how to add highlights without desaturation, define the foreground of your painting, and create directional lines and open shapes to avoid the cartoonish look.

Throughout the day, you will have plenty of time for working on your individual painting with lots of feedback and assistance from Emily, in these intimate classes of no more than 10 students. Everyone will be able to complete their paintings ready to hang on their walls with pride by the end of the day, as well as all the knowledge and skills to replicate it at home and grow their skills as a painter with the fundamentals of Botanical Still Life under your belt!


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Knowledge required
This is a beginner Botanical Still Life Painting class, no experience is needed.
 
What you'll get
You will receive an art kit including a set of Amsterdam paints, brushes, and a canvas, a delicious locally sourced lunch and coffee during the day to keep you going, and by the end of the day, you will have a completed painting to take home.
 
What to bring
You don't need to bring anything; it's all included.
 
Location

The Old Auction House - 52-56 Mollison Street, Kyneton VIC

An all day Car Park is avaliable off Simpson St

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Emily Raubenheimer

Emily Raubenheimer

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From her home in the Macedon Ranges Emily paints her surroundings as well as bouquets collected from her daily wanderings around her property and the region, in her signature lively and playful style.

Emily has been a working artist producing bodies of work, running successful of Artists in Residence programs and teaching art to adults and teenagers keen to improve their techniques since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2003.




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The Old Auction House
The Old Auction House

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The Old Auction House is an independently run multi-use arts precinct located in the regional Victorian town of Kyneton, just an hour north of Melbourne. Housed in a historic weatherboard building, which served as the much loved Ferris auction rooms for over 80 years, the precinct opened in April 2017 and is home to a variety of artistic spaces.

The Old Auction House is currently home to a retail shop specialising in quality Australian handmade items, four working artist studios including local glass artists Leadlight By Ettore, a teaching space for visiting artists, and two gallery spaces with rotating exhibitions.

The Old Auction House is open 7 days and the entire space has been renovated to be accessible for those with prams, wheelchairs, and mobility issues.

The Old Auction House has a focus on community engagement in the arts. Each studio runs a variety of classes with different artists and materials throughout the year.

Please have a look through our full list of classes to see the range of crafts and skills you can learn with our tutors or get in touch to book a private group session or party.


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