3 - 4 August 2024: LITTLE SEA CREATURES IN WATERCOLOUR with Dr Anna Voytsekhovich
Learn about the micro details of sea organisms including the incredible leafy sea dragon and create your own watercolour illustration with guidance from scientific illustrator Dr Anna Voytsekhovich!
- Dates: 3 - 4 August 2024
- Days/Times: Saturday & Sunday 9.30am - 4.30pm both days
- Venue: NatureArt Lab, Workspace A, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, Canberra
About the workshop:
During the workshop you will learn all about Australian marine life with information on the key family groups and species. On the first day of the workshop we will study the morphology of selected marine organisms. For that we are going to use the dried specimen of a weedy sea dragon, a dwarf cushion sea star, seashells and other specimens. Using a microscope we will learn about microstructure of these organisms and then produce a detailed technical drawing. On day two we will create a watercolour illustration of your chosen specimen.
Class size is limited to 12 students. Suitable for beginners through to intermediate students; some drawing experience would be an advantage. A materials list will be available after bookings are received.
Students are requested to bring their own lunch and other snacks for the workshop duration.
About the tutor:
Dr Anna Voytsekhovich holds a PhD in Botany and is a professional scientist, scientific illustrator, botanical artist and wildlife illustrator. She was born in Ukraine in 1982. In 2003 she started her research on lichen symbiosis at the Institute of Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Since then she has found and described three species new to science and made several scientific discoveries. Anna has illustrated and published several books and scientific papers. In 2016 she moved to Sydney and became a member of the Botanical Art Society of Australia.
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
Illustration: Weedy Sea Dragon, Anna Voytsekhovich