NatureArt Lab offers participants the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and immerse themselves in art inspired by nature. Select a series of courses to suit your interests, and consider developing your foundation skills through a better understanding of colour theory, drawing skills or use of water-based mediums such as watercolour or gouache. Our team of experienced tutors will support your creative learning journey with expert instruction and guidance in a fully equipped art-science space.
"I realised that ... a workshop (on bettongs) was really worth doing .... Sure, it was going to be an enormous challenge for everyone, and yet the science and the culture it would embrace and promote is so critically important for the future".
NatureArt Lab's recent workshops have focused on endangered and threatened wildlife species, including the elusive Southern Bettong. Following a special twilight tour at Mulligan's Flat in Canberra, Australian illustrator Peter Trusler led a group of enthusiastic artists on a journey to better understand the bettong - using oil paints, coloured pencil and watercolour to create a series of impressive artworks.
The April 2018 NatureArt Lab trip to Sabah, the northernmost part of Borneo, was an amazing success. Fourteen wildlife artists, none of whom had been there before, experienced some of the magic that this incredible island has to offer. For thirteen days we were treated to sightings of some of the world’s most famous wildlife, from majestic Mount Kinabalu to the pristine rainforests of remote Imbak Canyon, the fascinating Orang-utan and Sun Bear centres at Sepilok to the mighty Kinabatangan River. Only a day’s easy travel from Australia, Borneo punches well above its weight in terms of wildlife riches. Much...