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13 - 14 June 2024, Beetles in Watercolour, with Anna Voytsekhovich

Original price $380.00 - Original price $380.00
Original price
$380.00 - $380.00
Current price $380.00

Learn how to illustrate beetles in watercolour with Anna Voytsekhovich! 


  • Date:        13 - 14 June 2024
  • Time:        Thursday/Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • Address:   Queensland Museum, Grey Street, Southbank Precinct, Brisbane
  • Parking:    Cultural Centre Underground Carpark near the museum or via public transport to the city. 

About the workshop: 

During the workshop our participants will learn about beetles, their anatomy, ecology and morphology. Anna will demonstrate different painting techniques and explain how to paint iridescence and various textures on beetles.

Learn how to produce an initial drawing of a beetle, how to scale it, what to include in composition, and then how to transfer these drawings onto paper to produce a beautiful scientifically accurate illustration of a beetle in watercolour.

This is one of NatureArt Lab’s unique art and science courses! We will have access to beetle specimens and library books on the beetles of Australia. 

Materials List: 

  • Paints: e.g. Winsor & Newton, Daniel Smith watercolour, Sennelier, Koh-I-Noor, White Nights or any other professional watercolours.
  • Paper: a sketchbook for preliminary drawing and a hot pressed watercolour paper with smooth surface. Any of the following - Arches 300 gsm, Canson Moulin Dy Roy, Canson Heritage, Winsor&Newton, Fabriano or Bockingford.
  • Palette or a flat white plate for mixing colours.
    Brushes: Sable or synthetic brushes with good points. Preferably no. 00, no.3 or 4 and no.6.
  • Pencils: 3H, HB and 3B.
  • Ink pen: Copic, Micron or any other black ink pen (no. 0,1 and 0,05) (OPTIONAL)
    Other minor things: Kneadable eraser, ruler and a clean cotton cloth to wipe your brush.

About the tutor:

Anna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Ecology, and a PhD in Botany. She is a professional scientist, scientific illustrator, award-winning botanical artist and wildlife illustrator, and a member of the Botanical Art Society of Australia and Florilegium Society. She exhibits and takes part in the organization of Australian and international botanical exhibitions. Her artworks and scientific illustrations are well known and very often highly commended during various events and exhibitions (Margaret Flockton Awards 2021, Flora: The Art and Science of the Plant 2019). Anna won the Best in Show Award at the Botanical Artists Society of Australia exhibition in Melbourne in March 2023. Anna currently resides in Sydney and works on a restoration of critically endangered plant communities as a professional Botanist and Bush Regenerator. 


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