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Intro to Botanical Illustration Workshop

January 3, 2019

So long 2018... HELLO 2019 and a whole new year of awesome Crafternoons!


We've had a ripper year of workshops, including awesome afternoons and evenings getting to grips with:

- Wool Spinning and Dyeing

Wood-fired Pizzas (that counts as crafting, right?)

- Kombucha

- Jasmine Mansbridge-inspired Paintings

- Felted Flowers

- Crochet Bowls

- Leather Feather Earrings

- Cocktails (that totally counts as a craft too)

- Watercolour Floral Paintings

- & Personalised Baubles!


We're kicking off a brand new year with a pretty simple, but simply pretty workshop learning some basic botanical illustration techniques. Even if you've never drawn a flower or a leaf before in your life, and feel about as comfortable wielding a coloured pencil as you do holding a wand, you will absolutely be able to nail this workshop! 


We will learn to draw some simple flowers, leaves and botanical elements, and combine them to fill an invisible outline of a letter or a shape of your choice. Whether it's the first initial of a new baby, a monogram linked to your name, or a shape that speaks to you, you'll be able to create something unique and lovely over a couple of hours with new friends one glorious weekday evening.





There's no need to bring a thing - we'll share a range of art supplies like pens and pencils (easy peasy) and the workshop includes hot drinks and sweet treats to fuel your creativity. Everyone will learn to draw some simple botanical illustrations and combine them into a contemporary art piece to take home. 


Tickets are $35 per person and you can book your spot through the TryBooking link-


You're also able to book in on behalf of friends and family who might enjoy this evening too!


Places for this workshop are limited to a fairly small group to allow for one-on-one help and plenty of space at your creation station. If something comes up and you need to cancel you can do so up to 48 hours in advance, later than that and it's non-refundable but you're welcome to send a friend along in your place!


Below are some beautiful examples of the kind of botanical illustration this workshop is inspired by- creations from @anke_nina, @beckyamelia_art and @erinbeechstudio.


What's lovely is that even if our finished pieces don't look quite as perfect, we'll have gained some confidence in being able to create pretty floral pictures which anyone can do. You might even become addicted and find yourself doodling all day long- be warned!



In a nutshell:



A fun 2-hour introduction to drawing simple botanical illustrations.



Thu 24th Jan 2019 from 6 to 8pm. Perfect pre-dinner creative time!



The Art Room at the Hamilton Institute of Rural Learning, 333 North Boundary Road Hamilton VIC 3300. There's plenty of free parking on site or it's a short walk from town- head left at the signage and it's the mudbrick building near the veggie garden- listen for music and look for signage!



Anyone! Even kids can get involved with this one, but they'd need a grown-up with them. The venue is wheelchair accessible but let us know if you have specific needs. 



$35 per person including everything



Art materials to share, tuition and guidance on drawing simple botanical elements, refreshments and a few sweet treats.



Nothing, unless you have your own art supplies you'd really like to use, like favourite pens/pencils or a particular colour backing paper. 



We've moved to online ticketing, so simply buy your ticket via



Click 'Attending' on the Facebook event, invite your friends and be excited! 


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If you hear of other cool creative things happening across South West Victoria, see something inspiring on social media or want to connect us with other crafty people you know, tag @mycrafternoons, use #mycrafternoons or send us a link- we love that stuff!

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