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.

The Art of Scratchboard: Reptiles - with Rikki Fisher (Bookings due by 8 June)




Learn a new illustration technique and experience the magic of scratchboard with Master scratchboard artist Rikki Fisher.

About the tutor: 

 Rikki Fisher is recognized internationally as a Master Scratchboard Artist (MSA). Currently only 4 Australian artists have attained MSA accreditation with the International Society of Scratchboard Artist (ISSA).

Rikki is motivated by her passion for wildlife. She is considered one of the pre-eminent practitioners of this art form. Rikki is both proficient and versatile in the craft and well able to impart her extensive knowledge. Rikki has won National and International awards for her work. A resident of northern NSW, Rikki holds workshops and has given demonstrations at local, State and International levels. Her exquisite detailed works speak for themselves.

For more information and images of Rikki Fisher’s Scratchboard work visit her website:

About the workshop: 

Scratchboard is a clay coated hardboard panel coated with Indian ink. Using various sharp tools to scratch into the ink layer, the clay underneath shows through. For added dimension, colored inks can be added to the white clay areas revealed and then scratched again for additional highlights and volume.

With a focus on reptiles, Rikki will focus on how to illustrate reptile skin using various scratch tools. She will also demonstrate and teach the use of airbrush for putting in and taking out backgrounds. All students will have the opportunity for personal mentoring with new tips and tricks to advance their scratchboard work. There will be a beginners and advanced class run in parallel with each level catered for separately.

Suitable for all levels of experience. Some materials will be available separately through the tutor for a small additional cost. A materials list is available on booking. Morning and afternoon tea refreshments will be provided; please bring your own lunch. 

Times/Dates: 9.30am - 4.30pm Saturday 22 - Sunday 23 June 2019

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

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