NatureArt Lab


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Create an eye-catching and aesthetically pleasing botanical watercolour of fungi or lichens!

Tutor: Anna Voytsekhovich

Anna 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. She was born in Ukraine in 1982. In 2003 Anna started her research on lichen symbiosis at the Institute of Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Since then she found and described 3 species new to science and made a few scientific discoveries. Anna is an author of a few books and scientific papers, but also a well-known scientific illustrator. In 2016 she moved to Australia and became a member of the Botanical Art Society of Australia. Anna currently resides in Sydney and works on a Bush Habitat restoration of critically endangered plant communities.

The workshop:

Discover the main morphological groups of fungi and understand the differences between each group. Anna will demonstrate different watercolour techniques that can be used in botanical art. You will learn how to produce an initial drawing of selected fungi, what to include in composition, as well as how to transfer it onto paper. Create an eye catching and aesthetically pleasing botanical watercolour of fungi or lichens. All students will create a finished watercolour of fungi or lichens using the techniques developed during the workshop. Students will have two weeks to complete their illustrations, with an opportunity for follow up feedback from Anna.

This workshop is suitable for intermediate to advanced students. A materials list will be available prior to the workshop for enrolled students.

Students are requested to bring their own lunch and other snacks for the workshop duration. Hand hygiene and personal distancing rules will apply for the workshop. 

NatureArt Lab is following the progress of COVID-19 closely and reserves the right to postpone or convert to an online format if necessary. 

Dates: 28 - 29 November 2020

Times: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: NatureArt Lab, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, Canberra

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