NatureArt Lab

Studio Workshop: WATTLES WITH WATERCOLOUR SKETCHING, 1 September 2021

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Celebrate 'Wattle Day' and create a beautiful watercolour sketch of an Australian wattle with the guidance and expertise of our botanical tutor Margaret Saul. 

About our tutor: 

Margaret Saul is a highly experienced botanical artist, illustrator and teacher. Margaret’s interest in nature and art developed in a family of artists and amateur naturalists who delighted in frequent nature rambles and excursions  with time to sketch and paint during summer holidays.  While staff illustrator for the Queensland Herbarium she produced illustrations for field guides and floras and developed a keen interest in botany and in helping to bring a greater awareness of native plants to the general public.  Since 1988 she has enjoyed teaching botanical art and facilitating “the art of seeing” for her many students in Australia and across the USA and as founding director and designer of a comprehensive curriculum for the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art & Illustration, USA (2004 – 2015).  Margaret is represented in private and public collections including The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, USA, the Sherwood collection in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK and in science and art publications. Her botanical portraits are published in four books that document botanical art. 

Preferred media:  Watercolour supported by coloured pencil.

About our workshop:

Be guided in developing your observational drawing and sketching by a kind, knowledgeable teacher who enjoys sharing her vast practical knowledge and skills with botanical artists at all levels of ability. 

Learn about the beautiful Australian acacia, and develop a series of watercolour sketches observing the intricacies of the leaf structure and flowering parts of this iconic Australian plant. 


Suitable for all students from beginners through to intermediate students who wish to develop their botanical art skills. A materials list will be provided prior to the start of the class.

Note: Hand hygiene and social distancing rules will apply throughout the workshop. Class size is limited to 12 students. Students are requested to bring their own drinks and snacks. NatureArt Lab is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and reserves the right to reschedule if required at the time.

If you miss out on a place in this class, please let us know and we can add your name to a waiting list for a future class. Email:

Dates: 3 - 24 June 2021

Days/Times: Thursdays, 1.30pm - 4.30pm 

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

Image credit: Julia Landford