Each year I teach a Botanical Art Course at Mittagong in the Southern Highlands of NSW, which is about 1-1/2 hours from Sydney. It is a wonderful environment to teach in, and despite a little cool outside, we are nice and cosy in all the rooms.
Winter school is very relaxing with about half the students that attend Summer School. We are spoilt with the fabulous food and excellent accommodation. Five days of nothing to worry about but art!!
Why not think about coming down for a week? I take all skill levels in my classes and it is individual tuition throughout the week. You will leave motivated and enthused, and excited about starting more botanical drawings and paintings with the knowledge you have gained.