NatureArt Lab

Evening Studio Art Course: DRAWING TWO - THE JOY OF DISCOVERY - 8 March to 29 March 2022 (Beginners to Intermediate)

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Drawing One opened our eyes to the art of observation. Drawing Two takes you further into the joys of discovery with nature drawing! This course builds confidence in your drawing skills facilitated in an immersive environment that will deepen your curiosity of nature and inspire as you explore your drawing subject, its environment and surrounding connections.

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.

About the course: 

Nature drawing is more than simply drawing what is in front of you. It’s a process of discovery as you explore nature's inner workings and its surroundings. Gaining an understanding of your subject not only enhances your awareness and appreciation of nature but also influences the way you draw and create.

Delivered in quite a different format to Drawing One, Drawing Two will be an immersive environment delving into a different nature theme each week covering the diversity of both the botanical and animal worlds and applying it to how we draw in graphite, pen and ink. 

Each week, discover the joy and wonder of nature by exploring different aspects of the theme by various means including through scientific findings, habitat research, anatomy observations and examination under microscopes. As we explore you will learn how to interpret these subjects through the eyes of an artist applying the foundational principles including composition, values, and perspective.

We will utilise the extensive range of specimens and equipment available at NatureArt Lab's studio for our drawing demonstrations and practical exercises. 

Suitable for beginners who have completed Drawing One Foundation Studies, and those wanting to revise their practice and build a solid foundation for skills.

A materials list will be available prior to the class. 

NatureArt Lab offers a safe space with social distancing observed throughout our course; students will have a full table to work at and student numbers are limited to 12 per class. We reserve the option to reschedule this course or offer an online option if required. 

Dates: 8 March - 29 March 2022

Days/Times: Tuesday evenings 6.00 - 9.00pm

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

Parking: Free Parking available at the front and sides of the building.

Image credit: Graphite drawing by Dr. Fiona Boxall