Art Classes: Watercolour Paintings

Learn from one of Melbourne’s foremost botanical artists John Pastoriza-Piñol in this exciting new workshop series. Open to all skills levels, John takes you step by step through the process of botanical watercolour painting. Offered on four Thursday afternoons in May, John will be sharing his specialised knowledge of composition and drawing techniques, painting application and colour theory. Classes like this are always more fun with friends and discount prices are available. John is a contemporary botanical artist based in Melbourne. Rich luminous hues and gorgeously exotic and rare botanical specimens epitomise John’s work, however his are much more than mere flower paintings: closer inspection reveals a certain ambiguity of form and intent directing us towards a complex narrative. A master of his medium, his perfectly executed watercolours remain true to the accuracy that is vital to botanical illustration yet they have a fluidity and sensuality that stirs the viewer to experience more than a mere marvelling of technique.

Getting Around

Need some help getting from A to B so you can discover Melbourne?

Just pop your starting point and where you want to go into the PTV Journey Planner, as well as your ideal departure or arrival time.

The Planner will find the easiest way for you to get where you want to go, plus give you easy-to-follow instructions on how to get there.