July 2017

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Botanic Gardens Basketry

Basketry TN

Join Saltwater Creek Basketry Group in a fun morning of Basketry and other weaving craft using natural products from the Gardens. All skill levels welcome Free entry.

2017 Saturday Workshop Dates
Saturday 28 January, 9.30am-12.30pm
Saturday 25 February, 9.30am-12.30pm
Saturday 25 March, 9.30am-12.30pm
Saturday 27 May, 9.30am-12.30pm
Saturday 24 June, 9.30am-12.30pm
Saturday 29 July, 9.30am-12.30pm
Saturday 26 August, 9.30am-12.30pm
Saturday 30 September, 9.30am-12.30pm
Saturday 28 October, 9.30am-12.30pm
Saturday 25 November, 9.30am-12.30pm

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Botanical Drawing Introductory Course

JulieSepTN

Learn the basic techniques for drawing plant structure & form over 4 weeks. Explore foreshortening, cast shadows, shading texture, detail & character.

COST: $150 for 4 lessons (includes materials)

2017 Wednesday Workshop Dates
1, 8, 15 & 22 March, 6pm-8.30pm
5, 12, 19, 26 April, 6pm-8.30pm
3, 10, 17, 24 May, 6pm-8.30pm
7, 14, 21, 28 June, 6pm-8.30pm
No workshops in July
2, 9, 16, 23 August, 6pm-8.30pm
6, 13, 20, 27 September, 6pm-8.30pm
4, 11, 18, 25 October, 6pm-8.30pm
1, 8, 15, 22 November, 6pm-8.30pm
6, 13, 20, 27 December, 6pm-8.30pm

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Botanical Drawing Workshop

JulesTN
  • Starts:

    01 Jul 2017 10:00 am
  • Ends:

    28 Apr 2018 03:30 pm
  • Frequency:

    Every month on the 1st Saturday of the month, until further notice
  • Location:

    Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
  • Web:

    Julie McEnerny
  • Email:

    art@juliemcenerny.com.au
  • Contact:

    0407 556 189

Spend an enjoyable & relaxing day drawing botanical studies using watercolour pencils.

REQUIREMENTS: Basic drawing skills OR completion of the Introductory Course.

COST: $85 - includes materials.

2017 Saturday Workshop Dates
Saturday 1 April, 10am-3.30pm
Saturday 6 May, 10am-3.30pm
Saturday 3 June, 10am-3.30pm
Saturday 1 July, 10am-3.30pm
Saturday 5 August, 10am-3.30pm
Saturday 9 September, 10am-3.30pm
Saturday 7 October, 10am-3.30pm
Saturday 4 November, 10am-3.30pm
Saturday 2 December, 10am-3.30pm

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Free guided birdwatching tour

BirdWatchingTN

Join local birding legend John Seale for a free guided birdwatching tour of the Botanic Gardens precinct. Tours leave from Friends of the Gardens House at 8:30am

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Weave and Art Workshops

The craft of weaving mats and baskets is a form of art. It is eco-friendly and the coconut palm tree is a very common tropical plant in Cairns.

Participants will not just be learning the skill of weaving an item out the coconut palm leaves, they will also be learning about the significance of these two practical items from another culture.

WHEN:
Saturday 8 July, 1pm - 4pm
Saturday 15 July, 1pm - 4pm 
Saturday 22 July, 1pm - 4pm
Saturday 12 August, 1pm - 4pm
Saturday 19 August, 1pm - 4pm
Saturday 16 September, 1pm - 4pm
Saturday 23 September, 1pm - 4pm  

COST: $35