Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing Byron Community College

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Visual Art - Plant Life Drawing

Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Identify strategies to respond to basic workplace problems (FSKLRG02)
  • Write simple informal workplace texts (FSKWTG04)
  • Read and respond to simple workplace procedures (FSKRDG05)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

This 8 week course will focus on drawing plants from life in a variety of mediums, inspired by the botanical work of several famous artists. The morning session will focus on drawing and the afternoon session will involve experimenting with mixed media, including cut and paste collage, printmaking and constructing compositions for painting.
You don’t need to know how to draw for this course - it is for anyone (from complete beginners to experienced artists) who is inspired by the natural world of plants and flowers and would love nothing more than studio time to delve into focused observation and fun experimentation.

What you will learn:

  • Contour drawing and shading for volume
  • Design and constructing compositions
  • Experimenting with mixed media
  • Knowledge of significant botanical artists

Entry Requirements

  • No previous experience or knowledge is required.
  • Learners must not have successfully completed more than one unit of competency attached to this course

Course Duration & Hours

  • Classes are delivered face to face
  • One day of classroom onsite learning 9:30am – 3:30pm
  • 8 weeks in the classroom
  • Delivery location: Laneway Studio, Mullumbimby Campus

Course Fees

Course Fees are fully subsidised for eligible students, a resource fee applies to all enrolments.

  • Subsidised Fee: $0 (plus resource fee of $130)
  • Full Fee: $270 (plus resource fee of $130)

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Call our office today to see if you are eligible on 02 6684 3374.

What to bring

  • Pen and paper
  • Own lunch and refreshments
  • Enthusiasm!

h3 Additional costs

  • You will need to purchase some art materials (e.g. willow charcoal, pencils (2B, 4B, 6B), a drawing pad, acrylic paint, palette, palette knives, scissors, a glue stick). If you don’t currently have art supplies, or are uncertain what you may want to work with, the tutor will introduce you to various options at the first class. Students can then choose to buy the supplies they particularly want to use.


From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the USI website and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.

Important Information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

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Course testimonials:

  • The things I most enjoyed were - the guidance and sharing of knowledge by our wonderful, talented tutor, Virginia; the camaraderie and sharing of work and ideas with our fellow students; having a studio space to work in and create.