Botanical Watercolour Illustration Class

Introduction to watercolour botanical drawings


Shipra Shah
Sydney Community College

Sydney Community College

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6 hours 1 to 12 label $127 - $149 ($149 per student when you book for 1 student, $135 for 2 students, $127 for 3+ students)


Learn paint botanical art with watercolour in Sydney.

Botanical art is a unique and specialised art form which captures the colour, precision and detail of plants to realistically represent their natural beauty.
Learn the techniques of sketching an object proportionately then use pencil and watercolours, with light and tone, to create depth and detail in your botanical art.

Firstly you learn how to create depth with light and tone in an object with watercolours. Then we focus on the principals of light, tone and depth in an actual specimen.

Create a beautiful artwork that looks absolutely realistic, while you explore the fundamental skills of capturing an object in waterpaints.

Ideal for…

This course is ideal for beginners and students that have some experience in watercolour.

Course content

  • Main principles of botanical art
  • Tips on pencil sketching with detailing in an object
  • How to use watercolour and colour mixing
  • Exercises in watercolours to create depth in an object with light and tone
  • Shading and detailing in a botanical object with watercolour

Learning outcomes

At the end of this Drawing workshop you will have learned how to

  • sketch and pencil with detail and proportion
  • detail in botanical art
  • apply watercolour with light, tone and detailing for an object
  • be confident to attempt an object in botanical art yourself
  • apply main principles of botanical art

What we provide

  • Watercolour
  • Watercolour sheets (A4)
  • Watercolour brush

Please come prepared

  • Pencils: 1 × 2B, 1 x HB and 1 × 2H
  • Sharpener and eraser
  • Plastic ruler
  • Drawing pad (A4)

Other Information

Students are eligible for a 10% discount at:

  • Tillys Art Supplies, Darling St, Rozelle
  • Newtown Art Supplies, King St, Newtown
  • Eckersley’s Art, 93 York Street, Sydney CBD ph. 02 9299 4151

Just show a copy of your course enrolment confirmation.


Please note: This class requires a minimum number of students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform and fully refund you, so please watch your email/SMS 1 day prior to the class

 



Aside from this class, Sydney Community College also has the following coming up:


Suitable for

This class is popular for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday, hens party, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.

Location

Sydney Community College - 2A Gordon St Rozelle

Your teacher
Shipra Shah

Shipra Shah


" Life makes surprises if you follow your dreams; And leads you to your true calling."

Shipra trained for 5 years at a premier art institute, and has a Degree in Fine Arts and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
She has worked as a Visual Merchandiser and Set Designer for many years and has gained extensive experience in Store Planning and Graphic Art. Throughout this period, Shipra has continued her love for drawing and watercolor painting.

Over the years her works include detailed watercolor paintings, participating and selling in several exhibitions, doing illustration works and above all conducting workshops and teaching watercolour and botanical art at various institutions. Her eye for detail and perseverance to translate it into her work has been consistent.
After coming to this beautiful country almost a decade back, she lived in a beautiful townhouse and started painting the beautiful flora and fauna around her.
This, combined with her passion for watercolor painting, gave her the fuel to start her formal training after which she never looked back. Watercolour art is now her zeal and passion.




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Sydney Community College
Sydney Community College

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Sydney Community College is a social enterprise with a mission to offer innovative continuing adult education programmes that support individual efforts and facilitate sustainable social change.

Our mission is to enrich lives, to strengthen adult individuals and to build communities through innovative high quality continuing education and training.

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