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FLORA I - ALL / SCF1-123

Saturday, 1 April '23   2 days
Browne School of Art, 194 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021
8 spaces available


Course Code: SCF1-123
Tutor: Zoë Nash
When: Sat & Sun 10.00am - 4.00pm
Dates: 1 & 2 April 2023
Maximum Enrolment: 14

Cost: $215

This weekend workshop takes inspiration from the natural world and is aimed at those with a passion for plants. Working from real-life specimens, this short course will explore multiple ways to illustrate, represent and celebrate a myriad of plant life.

Group activities on day one will introduce some simple drawing and dry media techniques with a focus on observation, before gently moving onto wet media and sharing some basic methods for abstraction and expression. With plenty of possibilities, students will work towards the completion of a more self-directed, nature-inspired project on day two.

Suitable for any level of experience.


Materials list
Flora I with Zoë Nash
A basic kit of materials to get you up and going is listed here. Specialist art shops are the best option and will provide student discounts if you mention that you are attending the school. Recommended stores are:
• Studio Art Supplies – Crummer Road, Grey Lynn.
• The French Art Shop – Taylors Road, Morningside
• Gordon Harris – Gillies Avenue, Newmarket and Symonds Street, Auckland Central
• Takapuna Art Supplies – Takapuna

• BYO paper (A2 or A3 drawing paper and some wet strength or watercolour paper recommended) or be prepared to purchase what you need on site
• a selection of pencils in a range of different weights (eg HB, 4B, 8B)
• a white pencil or thin chalk pastel
• 2-3 ink pens in a few different colours (e.g. Sharpies, markers and/or biros/writing pens)
• willow charcoal
• a selection of acrylic paints (suggest plant-like colours eg light green, yellow, black, white, and a vibrant colour such as magenta or red)
• flat tipped brush and pointed brush
• large flat brush
• black or darker coloured paper (a couple of A4 sheets)
• low tack (lilac coloured) masking tape
• your own dip pen and ink/s (black and/or coloured)
• additional acrylic paints in various colours
• small jar or waterproof pottle
• watercolour paints
• specific materials required for self-directed project
• gesso and acrylic mediums if required
We supply
• Indian ink and the use of dip pens
• Bamboo skewers and non-traditional drawing tools
• Handy towel
• Indian ink
At Browne School of Art, we also have a selection of basic materials recommended for purchase including: acrylic mediums (gloss, GAC, modelling paste), Indian ink, drawing tools
This list is a general guide only. The majority (though not necessarily all) of these materials may be used during the workshop as student’s progress. If you have other media that you would like to bring and incorporate into the workshop please feel free to do so.



Standard Booking

Available until Sat 1 Apr '23 10am
Online payment includes payment fee of 2.9% + NZ$0.30. Offline payment details on confirmation page.

Standard Booking + $10.00 BSA Student Fund - Donation

A $10 donation will go to our BSA Student Fund - helping those who are unwaged or under financial hardship (with a Community Services Card) to attend our courses.


Browne School of Art
194 Great North Road
Grey Lynn