Sunday, 28 April 2013

Botanical Art Workshop by Vicki Thomas at Hermanus FynArts Festival

Vicki Thomas will be giving a Botanical Art Workshop at the Hermanus FynArts Festival.

Monday 10th - Wednesday 12th June 2013 from 10:00am to approx 3:30pm

3-day course: R1290 (incl light lunch)

Click here to book. Tickets also available at Hermanus Tourism

Venue: Fernkloof Hall (Fernkloof Nature Reserve and Garden)

Where better to sign up for a 3-day hands-on course of botanical illustration than in the Fernkloof Nature Reserve.

Vicki, a founder member of the Botanical Artists' Association of Southern Africa, is a regular guest lecturer in botanical illustration at Stellenbosch and has taught several courses at the UCT Summer School. She has given talks around South Africa and in the UK.

Her artwork is in collections around the world, including the prestigious Highgrove Florilegium, a permanent record of the flora in HRH Prince Charles's garden in England; the Shirley Sherwood gallery of Botanical Art at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, as well as in important botanical art exhibitions in the USA, Japan, the UK, the USA and South Africa.

The course fee of R450/day includes a light lunch, teas and coffees.

Numbers limited. Booking essential.

You are also invited to enter the Hermanus FynArts 2013 Art Competition - click here for more details.

Monday, 22 April 2013

SA Botanical Print Show 2013 opens next Saturday 27 April

The South African Print Gallery

Proudly Presents: 

 The SA Print Gallery is proud to present a curated show of over 60 botanical artists entitled:

SA Botanical Art Print Show 2013

 Please Click Here to view our SA Botanical Print Show 2013 Catalogue 

Prints on exhibit are limited edition traditional and digital prints by leading botanical artists

Opens Saturday 27 April at 10 am

 Above Image : Zaan Claassens

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Polychrome Pencil Crayon Workshop by Heila Topp

(If you cannot view this email click here to read it online.)

On the 16th of March Heila Topp presented an enlightening workshop at the Durban Botanical Gardens on the use of Polychrome Pencil Crayons. For those of us that are unfamiliar with this medium it was inspiring to see what can be achieved. Heila even mentioned that she is now venturing on to creating portraits using pencil crayons and that the results are quite beautiful... Heila has a succinct and encouraging way of teaching which I personally found motivating and this was evident in some of the extraordinary works of art that transpired that day... I only regret not having taken some pictures to post here! Thankfully, Jenny Stevenson took a few snaps of Heila's work which are shown below. They are even more lovely when seen up close!

Ivy leaves on a white background.

Ivy leaves on a black ink background - perfect ink work as well!

A bowl of lemons.

A rose.

A few Arum Lilies.