An Introduction to Botanical Art
Tutor in Residence
Gillian Scott from Toowoomba
Gillian (PhD FSBA) has spent most of her life working with plants and animals, drawing and painting them. She has taught botanical art for over 25 years, including three times for the McGregor Schools at USQ. In 1991, she was awarded the Gold Medal in an open international competition in London by the Royal Horticultural Society, which resulted in commissions from the two most prestigious overseas collections. She has written up her extensive technical ‘know-how’ as a CD which all her students use.
A working knowledge of plant anatomy is fundamental to depicting plants; therefore learning to draw plants accurately is very important. Only when students have confidence in this aspect of botanical art do they begin to paint their plants. Botanical painting is done with watercolours, which allow the delicate shading and blending of colours to be built up in layers. Gillian’s own CD An Introduction to Drawing and Painting Plants will be required for this course.
Introductory to intermediate
Estimated cost - $0 - $100 depending on materials chosen as well as a CD produced by Gillian - $40 . A materials list will be sent on enrolment or may be requested from the office for perusal.
An enrolment form is available either by printing a form or contacting the office.