7 Week Term Classes - Starts 16th April

For concession price* (to save $30) please enter the prmo code 'concession' at the checkout!


10am-12:30pm each Thursday

Term begins Thursday 16th April

Last class 28th May

Where: 410A Station Street, Thornbury 3071 - enter through Little Tienda Cafe or the gate to the right of the cafe.


Jessie offers Botanical Art Term Classes from her studio in Thornbury. These classes are suitable for beginners-intermediate. With a limited number of places available, these classes are an intimate, encouraging and friendly environment to help you build confidence in creating your own botanical art. 


Over the seven weeks, Jessie will guide you through her step-by-step process in creating your own artwork, with a focus on observational drawing and watercolour painting techniques.

Specifically, you will gain an understanding in:

• How to draw your subject accurately 

• Transferring your drawing onto watercolour paper

• Observing light, shade and form

• Basic colour theory

• Matching and mixing the correct colour

• Watercolour techniques including wet-in-wet, wet-on-dry and dry brush

• Avoiding muddy watercolour paintings

• An appreciation for the minutiae of nature!


Returning students have the choice of following along with each step or working at your own pace, whether this be faster or slower. You may work on your own subject of choice or Jessie will have a suggested subject that you can work on. 


Materials are provided in the first class, attendees are to provide their own materials for the remainder of the term. A material list will be provided via email once your booking has been confirmed. If you have any questions regarding the material list we can discuss during the first class.


Please select 'Workshop Bookings' for the postage option (as it won't add any postage fee!)

*Concession is available to any returning student of Jessie's or if you are a student, hold a pensioner, low income earner or health care card.

  • If you need to withdraw from a private lesson, term classes or workshop, 7 days notice is required prior to the class for a full refund, minus booking fees. 

    Less than 7 days notice entitles a 50% refund only.

    No refunds or credit notes will be issued for withdrawals when less than 24 hour notice is given. 

    Transfers allowed.

    Jessie Rose Ford reserves the right to cancel any scheduled course. In the event of a cancellation, students will be notified 7 working days before the scheduled start date and full refunds will be provided. Classes are subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.

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