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Australian Botanical Watercolours

workshop tutor

Leonie Loewe


The Hawkesbury Duck, Spencer, Hawkesbury River, Darkinjung Country.

time & date

10.00am - 4.00pm

Friday 11th November 2022

knowledge required

Ideal for beginners, native plant lovers and people

who enjoy experimenting with watercolours.

ticket price



  • Tour to see local species in Hawkesbury sandstone

  • Techniques of watercolour and shading and how to turn this into a finished botanical illustration

  • Fun workshop with morning tea, lunch and afternoon reviver included


the workshop

Enjoy a day by the Hawkesbury River to learn simple techniques for painting Australian natives in watercolour. Our workshop focuses on the botanical species of Hawkesbury Sandstone and is an introduction to the exquisite diversity of our native plants. The day starts with a morning tea at the Hawkesbury Duck workshop space and museum and a nature walk to inspire you with the botanical wonders of the area. With absolutely no previous experience or skill needed, you will be guided step by step.  Learn about the basics of watercolours, colour mixing and painting techniques from Central Coast artist and designer Leonie Loewe. Enjoy exploring how to bring out the vibrancy and details of plants and flowers in the company of others.  You will take away your own beautiful artwork and the skills of capturing plants and flowers in stunning watercolours. No previous skills needed - watercolour paints and all materials will be provided. Morning tea, lunch, and an afternoon reviver along with your beautiful completed work you will take home a lovely gift.

Central Coast artist and designer Leonie Loewe has a passion for Australian native Flora and Fauna, and is constantly 'Inspired by Nature'. With a focus on watercolour as her medium of choice, she loves painting what she sees around her. Her designs have been featured nationally, in magazines including Cleo and NW, and featured on advertising for native products. With over 15 years’ experience in teaching adults, she loves sharing her wealth of knowledge with one on one and group classes.

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