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Botanical Art Workshops 2013

Presented by the Canberra Institute of Botanical Art

A series of workshops with some of Australia's expert botanical art tutors suitable for beginners and more experienced artists.

For workshop bookings, see the Canberra Institute of Botanical Art (CIBA) website.

All workshops are held in the Crosbie Morrison Building from 9.30 am - 4.00 pm.


Leonie Norton | 21 September and 22 September | $230

Leonie Norton is a botanical artist and international tutor. She is one of Australia’s most prominent and highly qualified botanical educators and leading artist in her field. Her paintings can be found in private and public collections in Australia and overseas.

Leonie holds regular courses in Sydney and conducts specialised workshops in Australia and New Zealand. She instructs at Summer Schools in regional NSW, WA, New Zealand, Fiji, Canada and the UK as well as being a regular tutor for CIBA and BIBA


Pears larger than life

Stephanie Goss | 26 October and 27 October | $230

In this workshop Steph will teach ‘enlarged’ paintings using pears as the specimen. This will include lots of ‘wet on wet’ technique using 640 gsm paper.

Steph moved to the Macedon Ranges in Victoria from Adelaide, where she studied art and design as well as photography while completing a teaching course. She has sold her work in many exhibitions around Australia and in Europe. She is producing two series of fruit cards, some of which have been chosen by Maggie Beer to sell as specialty items in her store in the Barossa Valley in South Australia. Steph is a very experienced and regular teacher of BIBA and CIBA workshops. To do this workshop it is recommended that students do have some watercolour experience. A combination of freedom and creativity!

New techniques with drafting film

Dolores Malloni | 23 November and 24 November | $230

This exciting workshop follows on from Dolores’ recent success with a series of Bonsai created by her using layers of pen and ink and watercolour on drafting film. Dolores will demonstrate this unique and new method so that students may apply it to their own botanical paintings. The workshop will possibly use a local collection of Bonsai plants as specimens for the paintings.

Dolores is an Argentinean Australian who has been practising as a botanic artist since 1993. Her work develops in a themed format, always searching for a new subject to challenge her audience. Three of Dolores original works are held in the State Botanical Collection at the National Herbarium of Victoria. Dolores has been recently commissioned to complete a series of pictures of Argentinean trees for the Argentinean Embassy in Canberra.

Callistemon and Rainbow Lorikeet

Janet Matthews | December 7 and December 8 | $230

Janet’s individual style of combining coloured pencil and graphite has been described as “weaving magic with pencil”. Her realistic, detailed and gentle drawings of animals and birds full of personality and humour, have won many awards. Janet exhibits regularly in Australia and overseas.

Her realistic, detailed and gentle drawings are always of a high standard and reflect her own personality, humour, life experiences and love of our wildlife. Janet’s love of drawing and her rapport with ‘critters’ is evident in her portrayal of animals and birds, either in their natural environment or co-habitating in suburbia.

Drawing them in family groups, in pairs of ‘friends’ or in action or play, she captures their personality or “conversation” beautifully. She has a Graduate Diploma of Visual Arts and a Diploma of Visual Arts from Monash University.


For workshop bookings, see the Canberra Institute of Botanical Art website.


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