NatureArt Lab

(NEW) Evening Studio Art Course: KANGAROOS AND WALLABIES IN PEN AND INK - 2- 16 November 2022 (Beginners)

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Develop your confidence with observational drawing and vibrant coloured inks to create your own Kangaroo and Wallaby illustrations with this studio course!

About the course:

Beautiful Kangaroos and Wallabies are all around us and make a fantastic subject for developing your creative art skills. Over these three weeks, we will develop your confidence in sketching, pen and coloured inks. This course is suitable for beginners, or if you are simply interested in having fun and being more expressive in your art.

This course will begin with sketching and composition skills – we will learn about the different types of macropods, their adaptions and environments, and how we can capture this on the page. The second week will focus on colour – the theory, practice and unique qualities of acrylic inks. In our final week we will produce a beautiful final work, based off studies and learnings from the previous weeks.

Dates: 2 November to 16 November 2022 (3 weeks)

Days: Wednesday evenings from 6.00 - 9.00pm

Location: NatureArt Lab Studio, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Cres, Griffith, ACT.

Amenities:  There is free onsite parking available.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about the different macropod (Kangaroo and Wallaby) shapes and their adaptions
  • Grow confidence in sketching with graphite and ink pen
  • Learn how to use different values to create clear compositions
  • Build understanding of colour theory with colour

Materials:  A materials list will be available after booking.  Please check your junk mail and spam folders as we are finding a high volume of our emails are ending up here!

Experience/pre-requisite:  This course is suitable for beginners with no experience.

About your tutor: 

Jessica is a bird-enthusiast and science communicator who has been drawing for as long as she can remember. She loves experimenting with new media, painting with bright colours and using expressive lines.

Jessica has had four years of experience as a graphic designer and freelance artist, while completing her undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. Jessica has worked in an extensive range of mediums, including – but not limited to – watercolour, inks, coloured pencil, chalk pastels and oil paints. She also has a passion for nature and the great outdoors, and is constantly inspired by the world around her. 

Image credit: Ink and pen, Jessica Riese

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 for 'Changes of mind' 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 (such as COVID related illness) can be granted by NatureArt Lab by writing to

 COVID-19 Policy: Students on NatureArt Lab studio courses or workshops are required to comply with all stated COVID-19 requirements specified at the time of booking.  This includes showing proof of double vaccination prior to entry at the NatureArt Lab premises, use of sanitiser on entry and during the course/workshop and maintaining social distancing. Any additional COVID-19 related restrictions and/or requirements will be conveyed by email prior to the course/workshop.  This policy will be reviewed and amended as ACT Government policy is changed and these changes will also be conveyed to students prior to commencement.

 Discount Policy: Students may be eligible for Seniors Discount and/or Member Discounts on checkout.  If you are unsure about eligibility or how to claim this discount, please email