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Botanic Illustration Classes | 7 weeks 

WEDNESDAY: 7 - 9pm  Starting: 25 JULY
Tutor: John Pastoriza-Pinol
Where: 98 Hudsons Road, Spotswood (2 min walk from train station)

​For: Beginners (intermediate or advanced students please contact stefan first)

Do you find beauty and intrigue in the plant world, and wish you could recreate this with art?

In this seven week botanic illustration course you will be guided in an encouraging atmosphere through the fundamentals of botanical art. Areas of focus will include materials, drawing, shading, watercolour painting and brush techniques, along with helping to develop and hone your observational skills. Techniques that cover drawing, composition, colour theory will be offered in class. The demonstrator will show how masking fluid can be used to achieve very fine detail and will instruct students how to use the NEEF ¼ Comb, an invaluable tool for contemporary Botanical Art.

Beginner: $345.00 | New student

Bring a Friend 10% discount use code FRIEND (must book for min of 2 students)

Returning: $320.00 | Returning student Use CODE RETURNING at checkout

TUTOR: John Pastoriza-Pinol

John Pastoriza-Piñol is an internationally renowned contemporary botanical artist, residing in Melbourne and studied botany at both Monash and Melbourne Universities, completing a doctorate course at the Universidade de Vigo, north-west Spain and studied in Melbourne under Jenny Phillips. John's work is held in numerous public and private collections around the world. John has been teaching since 2005 and has expanded his teaching circuit to include interstate and international Master Classes.

Materials the students need to bring 

Paints: Quinacridone red, Cerulean blue hue, Perylene maroon                     , Vanadium yellow, Ultramarine blue, Indian Yellow (green shade). Additional colours, Perylene green, May green, Perylene violet, Brilliant blue violet


  • Sable watercolour brushes Sizes 6 & 4. (Seniors Art Supplies)
  • ¼ Taklon Neef Comb (Seniors Art Supplies)
  • Size 4, Art Basics Blending Brush (can be provided)
  • Size 2 & 4 Escoda Perla synthetic brushes (Seniors Art Supplies)

Paper: Arches, A1 sheet of 300gsm smooth hot press watercolour paper. (Please no black pads) and a Sketch pad (A2)

Pencils: 3B through to 6H graphite pencils 

Masking Fluid: Windsor & Newton Masking fluid, (please note if your masking fluid is more than 9 months old please purchase a new bottle)

Calligraphers nib: Hunt Globe 513EF. (samples can be provided)

Palette: Watercolour palette with individual wells for paint and 2 water jars


Contact Stefan for questions or full list materials

Terms & Conditions Due to the nature of running the classes we can not give refunds or transfer your class to next term, unless classes are cancelled. Please make sure you have selected the correct date before booking and if for some reason you can not make the class/workshop you can send a friend in stead!


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$9.00 delivery with tracking within Australia 

$2.50 on all greeting cards (*Aust Only No tracking)
Over $150.00 free delivery within Australia
$25.00 delivery to New Zealand & $35 standard International with tracking


We use local couriers & Australia Post with signature required for all Australian deliveries. If you cannot be available to sign for your order & request the parcel left in your letter box or at the front door, we do not take responsibility for loss or damage.
Specific delivery times or other delivery arrangements can not be guaranteed.
We provide all tracking details once your order is shipped.
Pick up from our Studio, in Spotswood can be arranged by appointment.

ORIGINAL ARTWORK- we will arrange a courier for original art purchase, or it can be collected from our studio.  We require the purchaser or their nominated adult to accept the piece upon its arrival. Cost of courier is covered to major capital cities. Outside of metro area we will quote any additional costs separately. Contact us for a quote.



Posters, Small prints & objects are shipped within 3 working days.
Larger limited edition prints (A2-A1-A0) ship in approximately 7 working days.
Original Art ship in approximately 7 working days.
Snowpuppe can take approx. 21 working days to ship & this depends on availability. Framed prints can take approx. 21 working days to ship.

Contact us prior to ordering if an item is required by a specific date or express post is required.