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2 June 2024, Australian Bird Series: Bush Stone Curlew in Watercolour, with Lesley Wallington

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

Learn how to paint a beautiful Bush Stone-curlew with experienced artist and tutor Lesley Wallington!

  • Date:  2 June 2024
  • Days/Times: Sunday 9.30am - 4.30pm 
  • Venue: Queensland Museum, Grey Street, Brisbane.

About the workshop:

The Bush Stone-curlew is a nocturnal, ground-dwelling bird, unlike any other in
Australia. With its large yellow eyes, prominent white eyebrows and ghost-like call it
can be heard and seen throughout Australia, often in the urban environment.
In this day workshop we will get to know the character and features of the Bush
Stone-curlew by practicing quick sketches before building up to a detailed drawing.
Colour mixing and basic watercolour techniques will be demonstrated as we work
towards a completed Bush Stone-curlew painting by the end of the day.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will gain an understanding of the basic anatomy of birds, the fundamentals
of sketching and drawing and the importance of observation in the field.
You will learn how to layer and mix colour and paint on wet and dry as well as gain
an understanding of the steps involved in progressing towards a finished work.

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 her 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.


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