21-23 Friday to Sunday: Beginners' Botanical Drawing Workshop in Graphite and Coloured Pencil, 9.90 am - 4.30 pm
This intensive 3-day workshop is an introduction to botanical art learning the basics of drawing. The focus will be on drawing from observation starting with graphite pencils (day 1) and moving to coloured pencils (days 2-3) to achieve realistic renderings of botanical subjects. This will incorporate developing skills such as tonal variation, different mark making techniques, understanding how basic geometric shapes can be found in nature and translating them into your drawings. This workshop is suitable for beginners with little to no experience in botanical drawing and is presented in a friendly and supportive environment within the setting of the beautiful Geelong Botanic Gardens. Contact the Friends' office to book your place and for the course description and material list.
Cost: Members $295, Non-members $325. Places are filling fast, please call the office to secure your spot in this workshop.
Sunday 13: Themed Guided Walk ' Perennial and Silver Border, 2.00 pm
GBG has an impressive display of perennial plants and silver plants in its borders. Come and learn how these plants not only have the ability conserve water but at the same time offer a colourful addition to our gardens. Meet your guide at the front gates, cost: gold coin donation.
Monday 21: High Tea and Guided Walk for new members 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Monday 28: Self-Drive tour 'Ecletic Rural Gardens' 10.00 am - 4.30 pm
1 - 31: Geelong School of Botanical Art Exhibition 'Inspired by Nature 7'
Friday 8: Coach tour to Gardens and Nurseries near Daylesford
WEEKLY PLANT SALES
The Friends’ Plant Nursery is open every Wednesday from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm showcasing a wide selection of plants sourced from the Geelong Botanic Gardens.
Located at the rear of the GBG.
WEEKLY GUIDED WALKS
Every Wednesday at 11.00 am, and Sunday at 2.00 pm.
For more information, or to make a booking, contact the Friends’ office on 5222 6053 between 10.00 am and 1.00 pm Monday to Friday.
Teahouse @GBG Bookings can be made by phone 0413 706 535.