Nature Art Lab
NatureArt Lab offers participants the opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and immerse themselves in art inspired by nature. Select a series of courses to suit your interests, and consider developing your foundation skills through a better understanding of colour theory, drawing skills or use of water-based mediums such as watercolour or gouache. Our team of experienced tutors will support your creative learning journey with expert instruction and guidance in a fully equipped art-science space.
Drawing I - with Lesley Wallington
Drawing is a foundation skill for almost all natural history art, from a quick field sketch to the most detailed illustration.
This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to drawing with clear explanations of materials and techniques. Students will learn about line, value, mark making and shading and how to put these elements together in preliminary drawings. Using charcoal, graphite and pen and ink, we will look at basic shapes in nature, shadows, perspective and more. If you have always wanted to draw and not had the chance, then this class is for you!
Drawing needs minimal materials, is the easiest medium to carry with you in the field, and helps you to enjoy the natural environment by looking with a purpose.
Suitable for beginners and those wanting to revise their practice and build a solid foundation for their skills. Morning tea is available.
27 July - 31 August (6 weeks x 3 hour sessions).
Friday mornings 9.30am - 12.30pm.
Workspace A, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith