Botanic Art and Contemporary watercolour Art classes, Melbourne Art Classes

Stefan Gevers has been running Botanical Art and Contemporary watercolour art classes in Melbourne since 2009.

Stefan is a professional award winning exhibiting artist with over 25 years experience. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Over the years Stefan has taught accredited courses at CAE and Tafe with excellent student feedback.

The Watercolour Art Classes are run in Altona and Stefan's studio in Kensington and provide an opportunity for students to learn about Botanic Art and master watercolour techniques in a relaxed, shared learning environment. We are proud to have experienced and talented artists/tutors teaching students the basic skills they need to eventually work independently on their own projects.

Together with tutor Jessie Ford, Stefan runs regular term classes as well as workshops. All tutors are professional artist exhibiting regularly and experts in Botanic Illustration and using watercolour.

All classes and workshops are suitable for the absolute beginner, as well as more advanced students. 

Stefan offers 7 week classes each term and one-day workshops.


Term 4 classes will start 4 October

Summer Holiday Botanic Art Workshop 22 January, 2017





NEWS!  We have some great news with Jessie Ford and now also Christine Rockley running Botanic Art classes in my studio in Kensington and Altona. 

Jessie Ford specialises in floral and botanical art while working under the name of Fjord Illustration. She is a professional exhibiting artist whose work has most recently received a Highly Commended Award from the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne.
She has a Bachelor of Illustration, specific training in botanical art, and recently completed a 6 weeks artist's residency on Flinders Island, Tasmania. Jessie has now begun running workshops so she can share her joy of art and the natural world. 

Chris Rockley is a professional Illustrator and designer with over 20 years experience. She has an honours degree in Natural History Illustration and Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design. Much of her work is in watercolour and pen and ink. She exhibits regularly and was part of the Eternal Order in Nature exhibition at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens showcasing Australia's Scientific illustrators.

She is an experienced tutor having taught illustration at both University and community level
in Victoria, NSW and QLD. Specialising in scientific illustration, flora preservation and
drawing in the field. She has a vast knowledge of plants and over the past three years she
has been illustrating and coordinating botanical plates for a book called "Flora of the Hunter
- Endemic Species" in NSW.

Chris is now back in Melbourne working on a algae project in Port Philip Bay. She loves to share her knowledge and encourage students to explore nature with art.


For an art class GIFT VOUCHER or book click this link! 


Image by Jessie Ford



Thank you for a rewarding and interesting workshop on Sunday. While I knew the workshop would cover ground I had previously approached, your workshop gave me a new view on aspects of the tasks involved.

Excellent, the tutor covered all aspects of botanical illustration. Sufficient to be motivated & keen to continue. Created a safe learning environment. 

Excellent communication and individual tuition. Nice class size, not too big. Well organised and structured ‐ clear goals set

Stefan was informative, patient and very proficient in his art. Many thanks to Stefan, and I plan to continue learning watercolour. 

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