27, 28 - 29 September 2024, Orchids in Watercolour with Anna Voytsekhovich
If you really like Australian native orchids and would like to learn more about their anatomy, ecology and morphology; would like to see orchids in nature and learn how to draw and paint them, come and join our workshop!
- Date: 27, 28 - 29 September 2024, 9.30am - 4.30pm
- Location: NatureArt Lab Studio
- Field trip to Black Mountain, ACT: Friday 27 September 2.00 - 4.00pm
We are planning to visit ACT’s famous Black Mountain to find, take photos and sketch some seasonal orchids in their natural habitat. We will have two whole two days to paint them in a studio. The tutor will give an example of different colour patterns and texture of Australian native orchids and explain how to paint them in watercolour. Students 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 botanical painting in watercolour.
During the masterclass learn about Australian native orchids, their anatomy, ecology and morphology. Anna will give examples of different painting techniques and explain how, where and when to find orchids, how to do quick sketches from nature, how to paint different textures of flowers and leaves. Students will learn how to produce a scientifically accurate sketch and a beautiful botanical watercolour of selected terrestrial orchids.
27 September 2024 - field trip to Black Mountain, ACT
The main purpose of the field trip is to learn about the diversity, ecology and importance of conservation of Australian native orchids. Anna will demonstrate and explain the interactions and interdependence between certain species in nature on the example of insects-orchids-fungi-trees & shrubs.
Materials List: A materials list will be provided upon booking the course. Please keep an eye out for our email - check your JUNK and SPAM folders as we are finding a lot of our emails going here.
Dr Anna Voytsekhovich holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Ecology, and a PhD in Botany. She is a professional scientist, scientific illustrator, botanical artist and wildlife illustrator. A member of the Botanical Art Society of Australia and Florilegium Society of Australasia. She exhibits and taking part in organisation of Australian and international botanical exhibitions. Her artworks and scientific illustrations are well known and very often Highly Commended during various events end exhibitions (for example, Margaret Flockton Awards 2021, Flora: The Art and Science of the Plant 2019). Anna currently resides in Sydney and works on restoration of critically endangered plant communities as a professional Botanist and Bush Regenerator.
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