17 March 2024, FUNGI - DRAWING IN INK (ONLINE) - with Anna Voytsekhovich
Reveal and portray the fantastic world of fungi, and see what is hidden from the eyes of many!
- Date: 17 March 2024
- Time: 10am - 11.30am
- Method: ONLINE tutorial
About the workshop:
In this ONLINE workshop Anna will give an example of main morphological groups of fungi and explain the difference in their morphology. The tutor will then demonstrate different drawing techniques and explain the difference in techniques used for sketching/botanical ink drawing and scientific drawing.
Students will learn how to produce an initial drawing of selected fungi, what to include in composition and then learn how to transfer it on paper to produce a beautiful ink drawing. All students will be asked to produce a finished ink drawing of fungi of their own choice using the techniques they learned during the lesson. They will have three weeks to finish their drawings and send them to the tutor for feedback.
This workshop will be delivered via the ZOOM application. Once you have registered, you will be sent the materials list to complete the project. You will also be sent (a few days before) an invitation to join the Zoom session by your tutor.
Experience/pre-requisites: this ONLINE tutorial is suitable for people aged 16+ of any skill level from beginner to advanced. Students will require to have ZOOM
About the tutor:
Anna holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Ecology, and a PhD in Botany (Lichen Symbiosis). She is a professional scientist, scientific illustrator, botanical artist and wildlife illustrator. Anna started her scientific career in 2001 in the Institute of Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv) and then worked in different Research institutes in Munich (Germany), Edinburgh (UK) and Rostock (Germany as a Scientific Researcher.
Anna is an author of 46 scientific publications on lichen symbiosis; microscopic terrestrial algae; physiology, ecology and distribution of lichens and their photobionts.
Currently Anna resides in Sydney and works on restoration of critically endangered native plant communities and writing a book on Fungi of Malabar Headland National Park. She participates in Australian and International professional exhibitions and competitions on Botanical Art Wildlife Art and Scientific Illustration. Since 2019 Anna teaches botanical and wildlife art for NatureArt Lab in Canberra, combining art and science in her tuition.
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: Anna Voytsekhovich