Botanical Illustration Workshop

Moulamein Art Gallery in conjunction with Valerie Richards presents a Botanical Illustration Workshop.

This 2-day course is an introduction class that requires no previous experience. The aim of this workshop is to introduce and discover general principles in composition, light and shade and colour mixing. Valerie, will cover the techniques needed to prepare and sketch a

botanical subject (of your choice) and then build this image in watercolour paints.

When: Saturday 17 June & Sunday 18 June

Where: Moulamein Art Gallery, Morago Street, Moulamein

Time: 10am until 3pm

Cost: $120.00 per person non-Gallery Members or Gallery Members $60 per person

Materials: Materials required will be at own expense, refer attached & fee includes light refreshments during the day

Contact: Jill Reed 0437192648 or email

You can secure a place in this workshop by booking with Jill Reed on 0437192648 & paying a deposit with the balance due on or before 17 June 2017.

A little about Valerie Richards

Valerie has painted all her life in one form or another, using many mediums, oils, pastels, pencils, charcoal and watercolour. For the past 10 years, botanical illustration has been a passion and has been studying with the Royal Botanical Gardens art classes, organised by the friends of RBG. It is a most satisfying study and the range of subjects is endless, the gaining of knowledge while painting is an added extra

dimension. Pet portraits in coloured pencils, remain one of her favourite activities, the personality of each subject is a lovely challenge.

In summary: Botanical artist with 10 years’ experience, Plants, Butterflies, insects and pet portraits are Valerie Richards main interest. (Extract from ArtsAtlas, Central Highlands)

An Exhibition of Valerie Richards works will be held at the Moulamein Art Gallery from 7 June 2017.