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: or 0408 33 44 78

Term 3 Classes at the Geelong Botanic Gardens

Saturdays (Advanced to Semi- Professional) Class A:
With John Pastoriza-Pinol
5 full days, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm @ $330 members or $360 non-members.
22 July
5, 19 August
2, 16 September

Sundays (Advanced Beginners) Class B:
With John Pastoriza-Pinol
5 full days, 9.30 am to 4.30 pm @ $270 members or $300 non-members.
23 July
6, 20, August
3, 17 September

Saturdays (Intermediate To Advanced) Class C:
With John Pastoriza-Pinol
9.30 am – 4.30 pm 5 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.
15, 29 July
26 August
9, 30 September

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.

16,30 July
27 August, 10 September, 1 October

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

John Pastoriza Pinol Art Class, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney 8 – 10 August 2017 (Fully Booked)

This workshop is for students who have completed an introduction to Botanical Art and would be at an intermediate to advanced level. The class involves a three day painting project and John will help each student with composition, painting techniques, colour theory which will be offered in class and assigned for homework. He will show how masking fluid can be used to achieve very fine detail and will instruct students how to use the NEEF ¼ Comb, an invaluable tool for contemporary Botanical Art.

You can secure a place in this class by paying $100 deposit now with the balance due two weeks before the class dates. Call the office on 02 9231 8182 for this option.

Location: Joseph Maiden Theatre
Price:$450 (Foundation & Friends $420)
Contact:Lyn Johnson (02) 9231 8182 |
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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.