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State Winner for 'Building Communities' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2024; State Winner for 'Promoting Sustainability' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2022
State Winner for 'Building Communities' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2024; State Winner for 'Promoting Sustainability' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2022
ACT Newsletter September 2023

ACT Newsletter September 2023

As the Wattles Begin to Bloom. . .

Take a moment to appreciate the beauty of nature as we head into spring. As the flowers bloom and it starts to warm up, there are plenty of ways to appreciate nature.

Canberra Festival of Nature - Spring September to November 2023

Landcare ACT is holding the very first Canberra Festival of Nature as part of the ACT's spring calendar. This event showcases the natural beauty of our local plants, ecosystems during the spring months, with a range of events including nature journaling courses with NatureArt Lab. 

 Festival of Nature event with NatureArt Lab

Floriade: Visit a Floral Wonderland

This weekend marks the start of Floriade, one of Australia's best celebrations of nature. Floriade is open from the 16th of September through to the 15th of October. NatureArt Lab is one of the contributors to the Floriade Gift Shop, with our beautiful 2024 calendars and greeting cards featuring artwork from our teaching team. If you'd like to purchase one of our quality products, this might be your chance! 

"The 2023 theme Floral Wonderland invites you to explore the magical charm of over one million blooms. Experience a diverse program of entertainment, cultural celebrations, food and wine, horticultural workshops, market traders, artistic displays and more as Floriade celebrates all things flowers, food and gardens."

Find out more about what's happening at Floriade at their website.

Image Credit: 'Floriade' from the ACT Government website


Canberra Classes this Spring ... 

We've got a wide selection of classes coming up in the next month, including watercolour, drawing, nature journaling, weaving and even collage!

Banksia Fruiting Cones in Watercolour, with David Reynolds,  23 - 24 September 2023

Banksia Cone - David Reynolds short art course

Weaving Colour from Plants, with Valerie Kirk,  3 - 31 October 2023

Visit the beautiful tapestry exhibition 'Plant Stories: Woven Tapestry Narratives' featuring Valerie Kirk's work at the Australian National Botanic Gardens on from 20 September to 29 October 2023, and join our class with Valerie to create your own woven tapestry inspired by colours of plants. 
Weaving Colour from plants with Valerie Kirk - short art course
Creative Nature Sketching (Evenings) with Fiona Boxall 5 - 19 October 2023

Creative Nature Sketching, with Fiona Boxall 6 - 20 October 2023

Nature sketching with Fiona Boxall short art coursecreative nature sketching with Fiona Boxall short art course

Introduction to Nature Journaling, with Julia Landford 9 October 2023

nature journaling Julia Landford short art course

Drawing One (Evenings), with Taylor Singh 9 - 30 October 2023

Drawing One Taylor Singh short art course

Watercolour One (evenings) with Karen Holloway 10 - 31 October 2023

FLowers in watercolour with Karen Holloway short art course

Nature Journaling Southern Tablelands, with Julia Landford 11 October - 8 November 2023

Drawing One (Day), with Renee Prescott 12 October - 2 November 2023

Larger than life botanicals on paper collage, with Lesley Wallington 15 and 22 October 2023

Larger than life botanicals - Lesley Wallington short art course

 Image: Collage by Lesley Wallington



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