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State Winner for 'Building Communities' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2024; State Winner for 'Promoting Sustainability' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2022
State Winner for 'Building Communities' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2024; State Winner for 'Promoting Sustainability' in the Telstra Best of Business Awards 2022

10 August 2024, Australian Bird Series: Superb Fairy Wren with Lesley Wallington

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Original price $190.00 - Original price $190.00
Original price
$190.00 - $190.00
Current price $190.00

Learn about the fascinating habits of the fairy wren and create your own watercolour painting in a day!

About the workshop: 

This one-day workshop will guide you through the process of drawing and completing a watercolour painting of one or two Fairy wrens. We will look at the habits and structure of these delightful little birds and get to know them with some quick sketches. Students will then transfer their final drawings and paint with wet and dry techniques. There will be step by step instruction and the course is suitable for all levels of experience.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Basic drawing skills
  • An understanding of the importance of field sketching
  • Creating a drawing ready to paint
  • Transferring to watercolour paper
  • Watercolour skills with wet and dry techniques.

Dates: 10 August 2024
Days/Times: Saturday 9.30-4.30pm
Venue: NatureArt Lab, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith

Learning outcomes:

- Knowledge of watercolour materials; paints, papers, brushes and palettes.

- An understanding of basic colour theory and colour mixing.

- Skills in techniques of applying paint to paper.

Suitable for 16+ ages, beginners and those wanting to revise their practice. 

Materials List:  A materials list will be provided upon booking the course. Please keep an eye out for our email - check your JUNK and SPAM folders as we are finding a lot of our emails going here.

Administration:  There is free dedicated parking onsite as well as a cafe and supermarket within a 5 minute walk (please check opening times).  

About the tutor:

Lesley Wallington is a professional award-winning artist and tutor with more than 30 years’ teaching experience. Her journey in water-based media, through studies at the ANU School of Art has resulted in innovative approaches to painting and competency across a range of mediums.  With a background in Biology, Ecology and Mathematics Lesley brings together in her work, a love of art, science and nature.                                 

As a teacher Lesley combines theory and technical advice with straightforward practical instruction in working with watercolour, gouache, pencil, ink and collage. With in-depth knowledge of her mediums and extensive experience teaching all age groups and levels, Lesley has the ability to inspire and direct a class while encouraging the unique style of individual students.

 NatureArt Lab Awards:

  • 2022, Telstra Best of Business Award Winner for Promoting Sustainability, ACT
  • 2024, Telstra Best of Business Award Winner for Building Communities, ACT

 Image credit: Lesley Wallington




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