NatureArt Lab

Studio Workshop: BOTANICAL ART SAMPLER - An approach to botanical drawing and painting, 17 March 2021 - Beginners to experienced artists

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If you enjoy plants and are curious about how to draw and paint them in glorious detail this workshop is designed for you!

About our tutor: 

Margaret Saul is a highly experienced botanical artist, illustrator and teacher. Margaret’s interest in nature and art developed in a family of artists and amateur naturalists who delighted in frequent nature rambles and excursions  with time to sketch and paint during summer holidays.  While staff illustrator for the Queensland Herbarium she produced illustrations for field guides and floras and developed a keen interest in botany and in helping to bring a greater awareness of native plants to the general public.  Since 1988 she has enjoyed teaching botanical art and facilitating “the art of seeing” for her many students in Australia and across the USA and as founding director and designer of a comprehensive curriculum for the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art & Illustration, USA (2004 – 2015).  Margaret is represented in private and public collections including The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, USA, the Sherwood collection in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK and in science and art publications. Her botanical portraits are published in four books that document botanical art. 

Preferred media:  Watercolour supported by coloured pencil.

About our workshop:

Margaret Saul takes students into her world of botanical art and illustration by sharing anecdotal accounts of her professional experiences and gives you the opportunity to view up close the  observational drawing pages for her more recently completed botanical watercolours. 

Carefully designed step-by-step instruction including practical demonstrations and individual assistance will see you gain sufficient practical know how – to accurately draw a small botanical study piece from a living specimen, as provided; learn how to mix and apply subtle colour using just three watercolour pigments on a page of prepared outline drawings and be well on the way to creating your own gift cards or tags or view this workshop as great preparation for the Introduction to Botanical Art & Illustration designed and presented by Margaret at NatureArt Lab.

Suitable for all students from beginners through to intermediate students who wish to develop their botanical art skills. A materials list will be provided prior to the start of the class.

Note: Hand hygiene and social distancing rules will apply throughout the workshop. Class size is limited to 13 students. Students are requested to bring their own drinks and snacks. NatureArt Lab is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and reserves the right to reschedule if required at the time. 

If you miss out on a place in this class, please let us know and we can add your name to a waiting list for a future class. Email:

Date: 17 March 2021

Day/Time: Wednesday, 9.30am - 4.30pm (one day workshop)

Venue: NatureArt Lab, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith

 Watercolour by Margaret Saul, 'Corymbia ficiola'