NatureArt Lab

Studio Workshop: LITTLE SEA CREATURES IN WATERCOLOUR: 17 - 18 April 2021 - Beginners to Advanced

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Learn about the micro details of sea organisms including the incredible leafy sea dragon and create your own watercolour illustration!

About the tutor:

Anna holds a PhD in Botany and is a professional scientist, scientific illustrator, botanical artist and wildlife illustrator. She was born in Ukraine in 1982. In 2003 she started her research on lichen symbiosis at the Institute of Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Since then she has found and described three species new to science and made several scientific discoveries. Anna has illustrated and published several books and scientific papers. In 2016 she moved to Sydney and became a member of the Botanical Art Society of Australia. 

About the workshop: 

During the workshop the participants will learn new and interesting facts about Australian marine life. Using a microscope they will reveal a microstructure of a chosen marine organism (e.g. starfish) and will have a chance to draw what they see. you will learn how to produce a scientifically accurate tonal drawing and a beautiful watercolour illustration of a little sea creature.

On a first day of the workshop we will study the morphology of selected marine organisms. For that we are going to use the dried specimen of a weedy sea dragon, a dwarf cushion sea star and a few seashells. Using a microscope we will learn about microstructure of these organisms and then produce a detailed technical drawing. On day two we will create a watercolour illustration of your chosen specimen. 

Class size is limited to 12 students. Suitable for beginners through to intermediate students; some drawing experience would be an advantage. A materials list will be available after bookings are received. 

Students are requested to bring their own lunch and other snacks for the workshop duration. Hand hygiene and personal distancing rules will apply for the workshop. 

NatureArt Lab is following the progress of COVID-19 closely and reserves the right to postpone or convert to an online format if necessary. 


Dates: 17 - 18 April 2021

Days/Times: Saturday Sunday 9.30am - 4.30pm both days

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