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Art Classes > Watercolour Painting

Thursdays 10, 17, 24 & 31 May 2018 > 3PM to 5PM


Learn from one of Melbourne’s foremost botanical artists John Pastoriza-Piñol in this exciting new workshop series. Open to all skills levels, John takes you step-by-step through the process of botanical watercolour painting. Offered on four Thursday afternoons in May 2018, John will be sharing his specialised knowledge of composition and drawing techniques, painting application and colour theory. Classes like this are always more fun with friends and discount prices are available.

John is a contemporary botanical artist based in Melbourne. Rich luminous hues and gorgeously exotic and rare botanical specimens epitomise John’s work, however his are much more than mere flower paintings: closer inspection reveals a certain ambiguity of form and intent directing us towards a complex narrative. A master of his medium, his perfectly executed watercolours remain true to the accuracy that is vital to botanical illustration, yet they have a fluidity and sensuality that stirs the viewer to experience more than a mere marvelling of technique.

A selection of materials will be provided and participants will need to purchase an equipment kit provided by Eckersley's Art & Craft and put together by John. All watercolour paints provided and pigments can be taken home in the palettes.

Kits include:

  • Jasart Red Sable Round Brush – size 6
  • Neef Brush Taklon ¼ Comb
  • NAM #5 Blending Brush
  • Neef Escoda Perla Synthetic Brush Size 4
  • Arches WC Paper Smooth
  • Jasart Sketch Pad
  • Calligraphy Nib and holder
  • Holbein Palette

Please note: participants can opt to bring in their own equipment and request purchase of select materials from the list above.


IMAGE > John Pastoriza-Piñol, Boletus Piperatus, watercolour. Image courtesy of the artist.



> Thursdays 10, 17, 24 & 31 May 2018, 3PM to 5PM



> Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre
195 Bank St South Melbourne 3205



> $220 + $125 equipment kit PER PERSON.

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