23 March 2024 Native Bees in Watercolour (Online), with Anna Voytsekhovich
Learn how to illustrate our wonderful native bee species in watercolour through our online tutorial with Anna Voytsekhovich!
- Date: 23 March 2024
- Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
- Format: ONLINE tutorial with feedback on work submitted.
About the workshop:
Learn about the anatomy, ecology and morphology of bees, as well as the incredible colour patterns and textures of Australian native bees. During this tutorial you will learn how to produce an initial drawing of an object, how to scale it, what to include in composition, and then learn how to transfer it on paper and produce a beautiful scientifically accurate illustration in watercolour.
After the tutorial all students will have two weeks to complete a finished painting of the bee of their own choice using the techniques they learned during the tutorial, with full individual feedback provided for participants.
- learn about Australian native bee anatomy, ecology, morphology and bee's roles in pollination.
- explore different painting techniques including how to paint iridescence and complex textures of the wings and hairy body of the bees.
- learn how to produce a scientifically accurate sketch and a beautiful watercolour illustration of selected species.
This online workshop will be delivered via ZOOM. 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 need to have access to a ZOOM account.
- 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.