Geelong School of Botanical Art

Botanical Art Classes

Botanical Art classes are among the most popular activities held by the Friends.  The classes are held at the GBG Meeting Room. Experienced teachers conduct small classes of students at levels varying from beginners to advanced. The teachers and a number of past students have received recognition at significant botanical art exhibitions both locally and internationally.

Classes are held on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  Tuesday and Friday classes are  for students of all levels. Saturday classes are for advanced students and Sunday classes are for beginners to intermediate.

The Timetable for all 2017 classes is available - 2017 Classes

Location: All classes are held in the Geelong Botanic Gardens' Meeting Room at the rear of the Geelong Botanic Gardens.

Enrolment and Fees: An Enrolment Form must be lodged at the Friends' Office at least two weeks before the start of the Victorian school term. Term Fees must be paid in full before the start of the first class.  Please check term fees at the Friends' Office before making payment.

For more information about our Geelong School of Botanical Art - Botanical Art brochure.  

The Wagtails

The Wagtails meet in the GBG Meeting Room  to continue working on their art.  Members have access to FGBG materials and resources.  This group of artists meets informally on Wednesday afternoons from 12.30 pm to approximately 4.30 pm. 

  • All students currently enrolled with our School of Botanical Art are invited to register to join the Wagtails
  • Wagtails is free for all students who are members of the Friends of Geelong Botanic Gardens
  • For students who are not members of the Friends, the fee is $45 per term
  • Please enquire at our office if you are interested in joining the Wagtails group.

March 2017




2018 Workshops

Botanical Art Workshops are held during the year, usually during school holidays.  This ear, we will again be offering a range of workshops.  

Due to popular demand, we are able to offer another opportunity to learn the basics of Botanical Art including drawing to composition, painting techniques and introduction to colour theory:

3 Day Master Class 
Tutor: John Pastoriza-Pinol
Friday-Sunday 12-14 January 2018, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

Fashion Design with Flowers 
Tutor: Dolores Sk-Malloni
Monday-Wednesday 15-17 January 2018, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

Beginner's Botanic Art Workshop
Tutor: John Pastoriza-Pinol
Saurday-Sunday 20-21 January 2018, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm

 Many other Botanical Art Workshops have been held - Read more