NatureArt Lab

NEW! School Holiday Studio Workshop for Youth (9-12): YOUTH NATURE JOURNALING: KANGAROOS AND WALLABIES - 26 September 2022

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Designed for young nature lovers from 9 - 16 years, this course will focus on learning to observe and draw native Australian macropods; specifically Kangaroos and Wallabies, whilst also learning cool facts about these amazing creatures. 

About our course:

This course focuses on learning to observe and draw native Australian Kangaroos and Wallabies, while also learning cool facts about them. Students will get to use a range of media, including pencils, watercolour and felt-tip pens. 

The class will focus on sketching skills, and students will end the workshop with multiple studies and a final work. Through sketching, we aim to get familiar with the subject matter, its unique structures and how it has adapted to its environment. This workshop will combine art and science to better understand and draw these incredible animals.

Once students are comfortable drawing their subject, they can pick their favourite sketch to finish, and we will focus on a single, simple composition. Students will also get to take home an informational activity page that will detail some of the science around Macropods.

Dates: 26 September 2022

Day/Time: Monday 1.30 - 4.30pm

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

Learning Outcomes: 

- Become comfortable drawing from a reference
- Strengthen sketching skill and confidence
- Gain familiarity with new animals or plants
- Combine pencil, pen and watercolour into a cohesive work
- Learn about Australia's native flora and fauna


1.  All parents/guardians/carers must complete the Registration Form prior to the workshop (this will be sent out after purchasing the workshop).

2.  All materials are provided for this workshop at no additional cost.

3.  Students will need to bring their own drinks/snacks which they will be able to eat/drink in breaks out in the courtyard (fully supervised).

4.  Students need to arrive prior to the start of the workshop and be picked up within 10 minutes of the finish time.

About our tutor:

Jessica is a nature and science communicator who has been making art for as long as she can remember. She loves drawing from life, experimenting with new media and sketching using expressive lines.

 She 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.


Suitable for students aged from 9 - 16 years who are serious about learning to observe and draw nature. Our workshops are delivered with COVID-safe practices. All students are fully supervised all the time.



Examples of nature Pen and Ink original Artwork by 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 are refunded (or held in credit) for the total amount LESS a $20 administrative processing fee.  Special consideration for waiving the $20 fee for compassionate/ extraordinary circumstances 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