Botanical Art classes are among the most popular activities held by the Friends. The classes are held at the GBG Meeting Room. Saturday classes are for advanced students and Sunday classes are for beginners to intermediate.
Term 1 Saturday Classes (Advanced to Semi- Professional) with John Pastoriza-Piñol
9.30 am to 4.30 pm
6, 20 February
13, 27 March
For bookings contact:
Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens
PO Box 235
Geelong, VIC 3220 (03) 5222 6053
Term 1 – week commencing January 2021
A term extends for eight weeks from the commencement date. Classes are 2 hours in duration.
For Bookings, contact the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
(03) 9650 6398
“Thank you for your tuition last weekend at Bowral. You opened my eyes to new techniques as well as if the correct pigments are chosen the number of layers of paint is limitless. I am working on my figs as we speak. It was a great workshop and I would like to do more. ”
Julie Taylor. Carrington Falls.
“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.