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 4 2018 dates 9.30am – 4pm Tuesdays

September 18,  November 13 & 27, December 4 & 18.

Cost: $325 members of the Mt Macedon Horticultural Society
$375 (non- members) includes annual membership
For bookings contact: or 0408 33 44 78

Term 4 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.

1, 15 & 29 September, 10, & 24 November

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

2, 16 & 30 September, 11 & 25 November

Advanced Watercolour workshop 11,12,13 January 2019, Geelong Botanic Gardens

This three day workshop involves painting a chosen subject. During the class, John will provide assistance with composition, painting techniques and colour theory. John will show how masking fluid can be used to achieve very fine detail and will instruct students how to use the NEEF 1⁄4 Comb, an invaluable tool for contemporary Botanical Art.  9.30 am to 4.30 pm

For bookings contact:
Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens
PO Box 235
Geelong, VIC 3220
(03) 5222 6053

Botanic Art Beginners Workshop 2nd & 3rd February 2019, Geelong Botanic Gardens

Learn the basics of botanical art including: drawing to composition, painting techniques and introduction to colour theory. Students who enrol 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. 9.30 am to 4.30 pm

For bookings contact:
Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens
PO Box 235
Geelong, VIC 3220
(03) 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.