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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

26 - 27 October 2024, Meeting with a Remarkable Tree with Fiona Boxall

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

Spend a weekend exploring the wonders of one of Canberra’s venerable old trees and then producing a large acrylic painting of it.

  • Dates: 26 - 27 October 2024
  • Day/Time: Sat/Sun 9.30-4.30pm
  • Location: NatureArt LabM16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, ACT

The first part of this weekend workshop consists of a half-day journaling session beneath a senior eucalypt. You will spend the morning learning about the species and interrelationships of this tree with the birds, mammals and insects which form part of its micro-environment. You will learn about the importance of the interconnections between the tree and the other lifeforms it co-exists with, as well as its own personal attributes, from the texture of the bark, to the shape of the leaves, its flowers and the fruit.
After lunch on the first day we will head back into the studio to begin putting what we have learnt onto paper, creating sketches and preparing a composition. We will then transfer that composition to a large canvas and spend the rest of the weekend working on our acrylic rendition of the tree, incorporating our newly gained knowledge and the deeper level of understanding gained from our morning spent exploring the tree and its living environment.

Each student will be able to produce a work that reflects their own experience and response to the tree as a complex and beautiful lifeform. This workshop will suit all levels of experience as it is based on a personal response rather than a purely scientific rendition.

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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