Art Workshops for Adults

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.

Drawing and Scaling Flower Dissections: Revealing the Unseen - with Polly Sutherland (3 day workshop)




About the tutor:

Polly Sutherland is a 22 year old British scientific artist and illustrator. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 2017 and Masters in Art in Science in 2018. Since graduation she has exhibited with the Society of Botanical Artists in London, illustrated books and been featured in INK Quarterly.

Polly specialises in detailed graphite drawings of microscopic and botanical forms, with her practice crossing over between scientific and artistic exploration. Polly is interested in the unseen aspects of the natural world and she is most known for her series of pollen illustrations, utilising scanning electron microscopy to create magnified drawings of the varied forms of pollen grains.

About the workshop:

Delve into the fascinating world of flowers by drawing enlarged studies of flower dissections in this 3 day workshop. Instruction on dissection will be covered, allowing you to identify and understand the reproductive parts of a chosen flower. You will be introduced the use of everyday technology that can assist you in this process of revealing what is often unseen or overlooked.

You will learn to scale a dissection to a large size and finally you will learn how to create a beautiful tonal study with depth, detail and scientific accuracy using the medium graphite. Demonstrations will be given throughout.

This workshop is suitable for beginners to advanced students. A materials list will be provided on booking. Morning and afternoon tea refreshments are included; please bring your own lunch. 

Dates: 11 - 13 October 2019

Days/Times: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: NatureArt Lab, Workspace A, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, ACT

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