Geelong School of Botanical Art

Botanical Art Classes

Botanical Art classes are among the most popular activities held by the Friends.  The classes are held at the GBG Meeting Room. Experienced teachers conduct small classes of students at levels varying from beginners to advanced. The teachers and a number of past students have received recognition at significant botanical art exhibitions both locally and internationally.

Classes are held on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  Tuesday and Friday classes are for students of all levels. Saturday classes are for advanced students.

The Timetable for 2021 Term 2 classes are now available Here

Location: All classes are held in the Geelong Botanic Gardens' Meeting Room at the rear of the Geelong Botanic Gardens, or on-line.

Enrolment and Fees: An Enrolment Form must be lodged at the Friends' Office at least two weeks before the start of the Victorian school term. Term Fees must be paid in full before the start of the first class.  Please check term fees at the Friends' Office before making payment.

Absence of leave policy

Absence of leave form

For more information about our Geelong School of Botanical Art - Botanical Art brochure  

The Wagtails

All members of the Geelong School of Botanical Art are encouraged to be part of the Wagtails. This is an informal painting session when students can come and work on their projects without formal instruction.  Coming to Wagtails enables you to meet other students from the other classes; this fosters a sense of collegiality among the School students. It also provides you with the opportunity to discuss any problems you may be having with your art with other students, and to gain feedback and encouragement from them. It is a mutually supportive group and all students are very welcome to attend; from the new students to the more advanced.

  • Wagtails must be members of the Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens
  • Wagtails is free of charge for current students, or,
  • For members who have been enrolled in any of the previous four terms of classes, the fee for Wagtails is $25 per term
  • Wagtails meet in the Art Room each Wednesday from 12.30 pm to approximately 4.00 pm. Occasionally, the commencement time may be delayed due to a Friends’ event in the Art Room 

February 2021



 

 

BOTANIC ART WORKSHOPS 2021

January Saturday 9 and Sunday 10: 9.30 am - 4.30 pm.
Beginners' Botanical Drawing Workshop in Graphite and Coloured Pencil with AMANDA AHMED.

 

 

January Saturday 16 and Sunday 17: 
Regal and Zonal Pelargonium Flower Portraits Workshop, with  JOHN PASTORIZA-PIÑOL 

Further 2021 workshops will be listed when details are finalised.