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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

18 & 19 May 2024, Watercolour Sketching: Fallen Leaves with Dr Fiona Boxall

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

Learn all about creating beautiful paintings of leaves as a medium for nature-inspired art! 

About the Workshop
There is such beauty lying at our feet as we walk through nature, the ground carpeted with fallen leaves and flowers, a feather from the birds in the trees above or the wing of a butterfly that has lived its life. It’s a world full of insects and twigs, fruit capsules and spent seeds, of the remains of life given a whole new level of meaning and beauty.

In this weekend workshop we’ll spend the first morning on a field trip, exploring the local leaf litter and documenting the species we find. After completing field sketches or a series of journal entries, we head back to the studio where we will create a composition and learn how to create the feeling of depth and layers of fallen leaves. On the final day, the focus will be on painting your final composition, capturing the beauty of the leaves, insects, flowers and other elements you have gathered and observed.

During this workshop you will learn various watercolour techniques for depicting leaves and other natural objects, as well as how to add depth and complexity to your painting compositions. The skills you learn will enable you to portray the natural world around you in a highly personal and detailed way, capturing both the beauty and variety of the world at our feet.

Dates: 18th May & 19th May 2024
Times: Saturday & Sunday, 9:30am - 4.30pm
Location: NatureArt Lab, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith

Field Trip: Details TBC

Learning Outcomes:

  • Knowledge of materials and equipment used with watercolour
  • From beginning to end - discussing the steps from concept to finished composition in watercolour.
  • Knowledge of painting layers with watercolours 
  • Demonstrated understanding of how to approach and develop a finished composition.

Level of experience
Suitable for students from beginners through to more advanced students who wish to develop their watercolour and drawing skills.

Pre-requisites: This course is suitable for 16+ beginners with little to no drawing experience, or for those wishing to build on the foundations of their drawing using the taught techniques.

Materials:  A list of materials will be sent upon enrolment.  Please check your JUNK and SPAM folders if you haven't seen this email within 2 days.

About the tutor:
Dr. Fiona Boxall is a Canberra based artist, journaler and writer. She is passionate about the natural world and her work and journaling allows her to focus on this. She teaches our Introduction to Drawing One evening classes and loves nothing more than helping her students develop their own drawing style and compositions. She works in a variety of media and is constantly expanding and developing her approach.

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

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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

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