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June 2017
€10

Plandaí Oidhreachta at the Dalkey Book Festival!

June 17, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dalkey, Sorrento Road
Dalkey, Dublin Ireland
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This is a very special event in the Secret Garden! A live demonstration of botanical painting with Lynn Stringer, a member of the Irish Society of Botanical Artists, will be followed by a conversation with Paddy Tobin, chairman of The Irish Garden Plant Society. Paddy will talk about  the intrinsic beauty of our plants, the plants of our island, of our gardens and of our people. Tobin proves that the love of good plants and the skills of plant breeding…

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August 2017
€50

Fifty Shades of Green – Botanical Art Workshop, Bantry House

August 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bantry House and Gardens, Bantry, Cork Ireland + Google Map

50 SHADES OF GREEN- Learn how to bring your leaves to life in watercolour. This beginner friendly class will take you through the process of drawing and painting leaves, and teach you how to mix the perfect shade of green in watercolour using a limited palette. Price €50 Paper and paints supplied All levels welcome

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€50

Vibrant Flowers – Botanical Art Workshop, Bantry House

August 21, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bantry House and Gardens, Bantry, Cork Ireland + Google Map

Learn how to capture the vibrant colours of flowers in watercolour. This class will teach you how to mix colours to create an array of lush hues, and simple watercolour techniques used by botanical artists to paint realistic flowers. Price €50 Paper and paints supplied All levels welcome

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April 2018
€180

An Introduction to Botanical Illustration

April 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - April 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Schoolhouse for Art, The Square
Enniskerry, Wicklow Ireland
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Botanical Illustration is the art of depicting plants for scientific purposes and has been practiced for centuries. Mostly executed in watercolour, botanical paintings highlight beauty & detail, while often creating beautiful artwork. In this practical workshop participants will be guided throught the stages of drawing and painting a chosen subject, while learning about the history of this popular art. The workshop is suitable for all levels, a small class ensures individual attention. Materials will be supplied.

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May 2018
€385

Botanical Art with Jane Stark

May 14, 2018 - May 18, 2018
Burren College of Art, Ballyvaughan, Clare Ireland + Google Map

This workshop is designed for those who have some experience in the basics of botanical art and flower painting and would like to further develop their skills through an intensive five days of drawing and painting. Emphasis is on individual tuition and allowing students to work at their own pace and level of experience. Handouts on relevant topics will be available each day. Participants will begin by doing a series of sketches of a chosen plant and its component parts, making…

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Free

6th Annual Botanical & Floral Art in Bloom Exhibition

May 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - June 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Phoenix Park Visitor Centre, Phoenix Park
Dublin, Ireland
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The sixth annual Botanical and Floral Art in Bloom open submission exhibition will take place as part of Bloom 2018 from Thursday 31 May to the end of June 2018 at the Visitor Centre in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Please note the new extended exhibition time. The OPW Visitor’s Centre have kindly offered us the exhibition space for the month of June so that the exhibition can remain in place after Bloom.The closing date for the show has not yet been…

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May 2019
€70

Vienna School of Botanical Illustration Get Together

May 11, 2019 - May 19, 2019
Vienna, Austria, Vienna, Austria + Google Map

ISBA member and artist Margareta Pertl is a founding member of the Wiener Schule der botanischen Illustration (Vienna School of botanical Illustration) and she has asked us to let all our members and friends know about the Vienna School's upcoming Get Together: The newly founded Wiener Schule der botanischen Illustration (Vienna School of botanical Illustration) invites you for a week of drawing and painting, portfolio presentations, talks and exclusive guided tours of museums and archives. The event will give you the opportunity to…

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March 2020
Free

Drawn from Nature: Irish Botanical Art

March 8, 2020 @ 9:30 am - June 22, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West
Dublin 2, Co. Dublin D02 K303 Ireland
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**Due to the situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), this exhibition is currently closed** Drawn from Nature: Irish Botanical Art opens at the National Gallery of Ireland on 7 March 2020 and runs until 21 June 2020. Admission is free. George Victor Du Noyer (1817-1869)Engl. King. King. Musk. Turnip. Black annat. Winter Rose, 1837Courtesy of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin Pioneering Irish artists are at the heart of the National Gallery of Ireland’s new free exhibition Drawn from Nature: Irish…

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Free

Curator’s Lecture on Drawn from Nature

March 22, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West
Dublin 2, Co. Dublin D02 K303 Ireland
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Join Patricia Butler, guest curator of Drawn From Nature: Irish Botanical Art, and author of Irish Botanical Illustrators and Flower Painters, for an insightful talk on the works of botanical art featured in the exhibition, and the curatorial process. Part of a series of events organised to support the exhibition Drawn from Nature: Irish Botanical Art. George Victor Du Noyer (1817-1869)Engl. King. King. Musk. Turnip. Black annat. Winter Rose, 1837Courtesy of the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin  

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Free

Irish contributions to Curtis’s Botanical Magazine

March 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square West
Dublin 2, Co. Dublin D02 K303 Ireland
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**Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), this talk has been cancelled** Join Seamus O'Brien, Head Gardener at the National Botanic Gardens, for this free Sunday lecture at the National Gallery of Ireland, part of a series of events in the gallery to mark their exhibition Drawn from Nature: Irish Botanical Art. Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, affectionately known as Bot. Mag., was founded by William Curtis in 1787, combining scientifically accurate portraits of plants with botanical and horticultural descriptions. This much…

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