Classes

Botanical Art Classes with John Pastoriza-Pinol, Mt Macedon Horticultural Hall, Mt Macedon

Term 3 2017 dates 9.30am – 4pm Tuesdays
1 August 2017
15 August 2017
29 August 2017
12 September 2017
26 September 2017
Cost: $320 members of the Mt Macedon Horticultural Society
$355 (non- members) includes annual membership
For bookings contact: john@botanique-art.com or 0408 33 44 78

Term 4 Classes at the Geelong Botanic Gardens

Saturdays (Advanced to Semi- Professional) Class A:
With John Pastoriza-Pinol
4 full days, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm @ $330 members or $360 non-members.
October 7 & 21,
November 28,
December 16

Sundays (Advanced Beginners) Class B:
With John Pastoriza-Pinol
4 full days, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm @ $270 members or $300 non-members.
October 8 & 22,
November 26,
December 17

Saturdays (Intermediate To Advanced) Class C:
With John Pastoriza-Pinol
9.30 am – 4.30 pm 4 full days @ $330 members or $360 non-members.
Structured classes suitable for intermediate to advanced students. Also suitable for students that have been on the waiting list for the advanced to semi-professional class.
September 30,
October 14 & 28,
December 9

Sundays (Beginners) Class D:
With John Pastoriza-Pinol
9.30 am – 4.30 pm 4 full days @ $270 members or $300 non-members.
Structured classes suitable for beginners who have completed the ‘Beginners 2 Day Intensive Workshop’ and want to advance towards the next level of developing their skills.

October 1, 15 & 29,
December 10

To register please contact:
Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens
P.O. Box 235
GEELONG 3220
Ph. 5222 6053
www.friendsgbg.org.auTestimonials

Spring Flowers Workshop with John Pastoriza-Piñol October 3-6 2017

Melbourne artist and teacher John Pastoriza-Piñol has an international reputation as a leading exponent of botanical illustration. In his latest four-day workshop for the Melbourne Friends, John will teach techniques for drawing and painting spring flowers. Students will learn his methods for the use of masking fluid to achieve very fine detail.

Suitable for those with experience in drawing and watercolour.The cost of the course includes materials to be used during the workshop.
A materials list is available from the Friends’ office.

When: Tues 3, Wed 4, Thu 5, Fri 6 October 10am to 4pm
Where: Whirling Room Studio, Observatory Gate, RBGV Melbourne Gardens
Cost: Friends $445 Non-members $507
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“Thanks for conducting the recent botanical art course at the Geelong Botanical Gardens. The time flew by. Not only are you an highly skilled artist, but your training and presentation skills are really world class (and I have seen trainers in many different arenas across the world). You bring the right energy to the sessions and your passion for botanical art is palpable and infectious and your ability to break the process down into small manageable steps that when re-assembled gave a final product gave beginners like me the confidence to do more.”
Duncan Kennedy, Geelong.

“I really loved being in your class, learned a great deal, and now have an even greater appreciation for your work and the art of using masking fluid!!Love your energy, sense of humour and playfulness- and the fact that you are a Walking Dead fan makes you, in my 21 yr old son’s vernacular, a “total bad-ass”.. But seriously, your patience, positive, encouraging approach, excellent demonstrations of technique, clear communication, flexibility, willingness to share your expertise, and ability to reach students on their own level all make you a truly excellent teacher in addition to being an incredible artist.” 
Laura Sawczuk. San Francisco.