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

Term 4 2017 dates 9.30am – 4pm Tuesdays
10 October 2017
24 October 2017
28 November 2017
12 December 2017
19 December 2017
Cost: $320 members of the Mt Macedon Horticultural Society
$355 (non- members) includes annual membership
For bookings contact: or 0408 33 44 78

Term 4 Classes at the Geelong Botanic Gardens

Saturdays (Advanced to Semi- Professional) Class A & C combined: (Full)
With John Pastoriza-Pinol
4 full days, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm @ $330 members or $360 non-members.
October 7 & 21,
November 25,
December 16

Sundays (Advanced Beginners) Class B & D combined: (Places limited)
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


Leaves ARGH! Master Class – John Pastoriza-Pinol

9.30 am – 4.30 pm
This valuable 3 day workshop will cover techniques on how to draw and paint leaves. You will learn about variation in different leaf shapes, veination, and edges and how to paint leaves and understand the range of different types of green that can exist within a single leaf.

Friday 12 January
Saturday 13 January
Sunday 14 January

Beginner’s Botanic Art Workshop – John Pastoriza-Pinol

9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Students will learn the basics of botanical art including: drawing to composition, painting techniques and introduction to colour theory. Students who enrol in this beginner’s 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.

Saturday 20 January
Sunday 21 January

To register please contact:
Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens
P.O. Box 235
Ph. 5222 6053

“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.