NatureArt Lab

Studio Art Course: EXPLORE THE JOY OF PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS - 7 February to 21 March 2022 (Beginners)

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Having time in nature inspires and uplifts us. Learn to use acrylics with passion and create an artwork that communicates special memories!

About the tutor

Yvonna de Jong is passionate about nature and expressing her love of the natural world through creating large Acrylic artworks on canvas. Yvonna is a Canberra-based artist who has been honing her skills of observation and connection with nature for over 20 years through nature photography. Over the last 6 years Yvonna's painting has developed into such a passion, she can now be found most days painting in her studio. Her intention when teaching, is to encourage people to connect with what moves them about nature and develop skills to express this on canvas in their own way. Yvonna is interested in promoting the use of sustainably-sourced and environmentally friendly art materials and approaches. 

About the Course

If you are interested in nature and would love to paint some of the beauty you see, this course will take you through a practical and fully immersive process of creating your own acrylic painting on canvas.

During this course you will learn about acrylic paints and other materials required to create a finished acrylic artwork. The course will cover canvas preparation, observation skills, drawing and transferring your drawings to canvas. You will also cover an exploration of colour, tonal values, composition and perspective.  Over six-weeks you will work on a series of exercises and create two finished artworks on canvas including one large piece with full direction and support from your experienced tutor. 

Suitable for beginners. The cost for this course includes two canvases valued at $40.00 made from sustainable materials. The materials list will be available on booking. NatureArt Lab students receive a 10% discount at Eckersleys and Framing Pieces. 

Please note that we will be observing COVID safety practices for this workshop. Students are requested to bring their own drinks and snacks. NatureArt Lab is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and reserves the right to postpone the workshop or run  online if required at the time. 

Dates: 7 February - 21 March 2022 (no class on 14 March due to Public Holiday)

Days/Times: Mondays, 1.30pm - 4.30pm 

Format: NatureArt Lab Studio, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith

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Images: Acrylic artworks by Yvonna de Jong

 Eagle flying through light ring

pelicans on the water