Classes

2018

Midwinter Workshop: Dormancy or Nature at Rest Thursday 5 and Friday 6 July 2018

During this two-day workshop, students will observe and document the unique and fascinating structures of winter skeletons: buds, stems, seedpods, bulbs and seeds. With John’s guidance, everyone will work towards producing a composition incorporating several elements that is both pleasing and informative.

Suitable for those with some experience of botanical illustration. A materials list will be provided by the Friends’ office after booking.

When: Thursday 5 and Friday 6 July
10am to 4pm
Where: Domain House, Dallas Brooks Drive, Melbourne
Cost: Friends $220 Non-members $285
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Bookings/Enquiries: (03) 9650 6398

Botanical Art Intensive Workshop on Kaua’i (Hawaii) at The National Tropical Botanical Garden December 10 – 13 2018

Workshop Description: Don’t be afraid of Watercolor!
Join renowned Australian botanical artist John Pastoriza Pinol for in-depth watercolor instruction and technique. For intermediate students with some background in botanical art. Through informative demonstrations and personal guidance, discover the intricacies of achieving fine detail with watercolor masking fluid and NEEF ¼ Comb, invaluable tools for contemporary botanical artists to achieve very fine details. In this four day class the instructor will assist you with composition, painting techniques and color theory as you accurately render a specimen from the NTBG garden. As a result, your paintings will be brought to a new level of realism and detail.
Workshop Fee: $500 USD
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Botanical Art Classes with John Pastoriza-Pinol, Mt Macedon Horticultural Hall, Mt Macedon

Term 3 2018 dates 9.30am – 4pm Tuesdays

June 19, July 3, 17 & 31, August 14 & 28 (note 6 classes)

Cost: $375 members of the Mt Macedon Horticultural Society
$400 (non- members) includes annual membership
For bookings contact: john@botanique-art.com or 0408 33 44 78

Term 3 2018 Classes at the Geelong Botanic Gardens

Saturdays (Advanced to Semi- Professional): With John Pastoriza-Pinol 4 full days, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm @ $330 members or $360 non-members.

23 & 30 June, 7, 21 July 4 & 18 August

Sundays (Advanced Beginners):  With John Pastoriza-Pinol 4 full days, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm @ $270 members or $300 non-members.

24 June, 1, 8, & 22, July, 11(Sat) & 19 August

Grampians Brushes 2018 Botanical Art Workshops 8 – 13 September 2018

Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 September 18
Introduction to Botanical Art
Learn the basics of botanical art including: drawing to composition, painting techniques and introduction to colour theory. Students who enroll in this introduction workshop may have completed some level of art but may wish to learn more about botanical art. There are no prerequisites to enrol in this class just an eagerness to learn and a sense of adventure. Introduction

Monday 10 – Thursday 13 September 18
Botanical Art Workshop
Discover the intricacies of achieving fine detail in botanical painting with watercolour masking fluid and NEEF ¼ Comb, invaluable tools for contemporary botanical artists to achieve very fine details. In this four day class focusing on spring blooms, learn about composition, painting techniques and colour theory as you accurately render flowers. As a result, your paintings will be brought to a new level of realism and detail. Beginner/intermediate

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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.