Note: Covid-19 pandemic. Special interest group meetings are on hold until after 13 April, 2020.
The Botanical Illustrators meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month (February 5, 2020 – 2nd December 2020) from 10am to 3pm in the Elliot Centre, near the Cranbourne Gardens Main Office. Tea and coffee are provided, but BYO lunch.
Whether you are an artist, an aspiring artist or just dreaming about developing a new interest, you are welcome to come along and see what we do, get friendly advice and support. Once you try your hand at illustrating plants, you may be surprised how quickly you can achieve results you would never have thought possible.
Our group get-togethers, made up of artists of varying experience, allow us to share ideas and information and give each other encouragement and support whilst working on our paintings and drawings. The group holds talks and workshops at Cranbourne Gardens as well as exhibitions at various galleries. Watch this page for information about forthcoming events.
For further information about the group, exhibitions or classes:
Our October 2019 workshop, Drawing and painting a white Waratah, with Marta Salamon, was fully booked and enjoyed by all.
Earlier in the year we held the Drawing & Painting A Lilly Pilly – 20th & 27 May, 2019
Dianne Emery has been teaching Botanical Illustration at RBGV Melbourne for many years and is a distinguished artist. We were delighted to attend her most enjoyable workshop producing images of the Lilly Pilly. Dianne guided us through the stages of illustrating the elements of the plant and arranging our compositions with clarity and energised us with her sense of joy in working with nature’s beauty. Our participants worked variously in watercolour and coloured pencil and all felt satisfied with their efforts.