29 February - 21 March, 2024 Drawing Two - The Joy Of Discovery - with Renee Prescott
Drawing One opened our eyes to the art of observation, Drawing Two takes you further into the joys of discovery with nature drawing!
This course builds confidence in your drawing skills, facilitated in an immersive environment that will deepen your curiosity of nature and inspire as you explore your drawing subject, its environment and surrounding connections.
- Dates: 29 February- 21 March 2024
- Days/Times: Thursday mornings 9.30am - 12.30pm
- Venue: NatureArt Lab, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith
About the course:
Nature drawing is more than simply drawing what is in front of you. It’s a process of discovery as you explore nature's inner workings and its surroundings. Gaining an understanding of your subject not only enhances your awareness and appreciation of nature but also influences the way you draw and create.
*** Please note the pre-requisites to enrol.
Parking: Free Parking available at the front and sides of the building.
Amenities: There is a cafe and supermarket within a short walk from the Studio as well as free onsite car parking.
Materials: A materials list will be provided upon enrolment. Please check your junk and spam folders so you don't miss this.
Delivered in quite a different format to Drawing One, Drawing Two will be an immersive environment delving into a different nature theme each week covering the diversity of both the botanical and animal worlds and applying it to how we draw in graphite, pen and ink.
Each week, discover the joy and wonder of nature by exploring different aspects of the theme by various means including through scientific findings, habitat research, anatomy observations and examination under microscopes. As we explore you will learn how to interpret these subjects through the eyes of an artist applying the foundational principles including composition, values, and perspective.
Drawing will be a mix of demonstrations where you will follow steps and draw along with the tutor, with time to practice and experiment through the many drawing techniques. This will also allow you to explore and find your own style of artistic expression with assistance and guidance from your tutor as you go. For this we will utilise the extensive range of specimens and equipment available at NatureArt Lab.
Pre-requisites: Recommended for 16+ aged beginners who have completed Drawing One Foundation Studies, and those wanting to revise their practice and build a solid foundation for skills.
About the tutor:
Canberra based, Renee Prescott, has a passion for sharing her love of nature that many us walk past or often can’t see. Renee is an avid photographer of nature’s awe-inspiring macro world, with a particular interest in fungi, moss and insects. Over the past years she has complemented her photography by focusing on various art mediums, including graphite; pen & ink; coloured pencil; and watercolour painting, to re-create the beauty and uniqueness of natural subjects (particularly when photos don’t do them justice). She looks forward to sharing her practical knowledge and experience and to inspire all to develop their artistic endeavours.
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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Image credits: Renee Prescott