Drawing is a foundation skill for almost all natural history art, from a quick field sketch to the most detailed illustration.
About the course:
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to drawing with clear explanations of materials and techniques. Students will learn about perspective, line, value, mark making and shading and how to put these elements together in preliminary drawings. Using graphite, we will look at basic shapes in nature, shadows, perspective and more. If you have always wanted to draw and not had the chance, then this class is for you!
Drawing needs minimal materials, is the easiest medium to carry with you in the field, and helps you to enjoy the natural environment by looking with a purpose.
Dates: 30 August to 20 September 22 (4 x 3 hour sessions).
Day/Time: Tuesday evenings 6.00pm - 9.00pm.
Venue: NatureArt Lab, Workspace A, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith
Amenities: There is onsite free parking available.
Materials: A list of materials will be sent to you upon enrolment. Please check your junk and spam folders so you don't miss it.
Student Numbers: This course requires a minimum number of students to run. If the minimum number is not reached, the course may be postponed by NatureArt Lab. Any students who have enrolled will be offered to move across to the new dates or receive a refund. Students who have enrolled will be notified by email if this will happen.
About the tutor:
Dr. Fiona Boxall is a practicing artist, nature journaler and writer living in Canberra. Through her art and journaling, she combines her multiple interests in the environment, botany, the natural world and the written word. She works with numerous mediums, including graphite, watercolour and coloured pencils. She is interested in the interconnections between scientific knowledge, human experiences and creative processes, and her work allows her to explore her interest in birds, insects, plants and fungi and the relationships between them. Prior to expanding her art practice, she gained a doctorate in anthropology and worked for many years as a magazine journalist and editor.
Image credits: Fiona Boxall
Refund Policy: Any changes or cancellations made by NatureArt Lab for any reason are 100% refunded or credited (for use on another course). Any cancellations made by the purchaser are refunded (or held in credit) for the total amount LESS a $60 administrative processing fee. Special consideration for waiving the $60 fee for compassionate/ extraordinary circumstances can be granted by NatureArt Lab by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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