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.

Make Your Own Nature Journal - Bookbinding Course with Josie Cosgrove




Create your very own Nature Journal in our exciting Book Craft course! Over 6 weeks you will create 2 Nature Journals and be introduced to the Eco-Dyeing process.

About the tutor:

Josie Cosgrove is a Canberra born and bred photographic artist who is passionate about art, science and nature. Josie completed her Bachelor of Photography in 2012 and went on to study a Bachelor of Science before creating her latest solo photographic exhibition ‘Cultured’; an exploration of the patterns and colours of the microscopic world.
Josie loves everything crafty and has expertise in Bookbinding, Printing, Design and Illustration and is also the manager of our kids programs!

About the course:

Rediscover the lost art of bookbinding with NatureArt Lab! This term Josie will be teaching the Coptic Stitch technique and Eco-Dyeing to create 2 Nature Journals each.

The Coptic stitch is a fun stitch to learn and is a great way to bind nature journals, as it allows the book to lay flat when sketching. Josie will also give an introduction to the eco-dyeing process, and you will be creating eco-dyed covers using leaves and recycled linen.
Nature Journaling is proven to be beneficial in improving mental health, and is a great way to learn more about nature and care for ourselves and our local environment. At NatureArt Lab we advocate having a nature journal, and creating your very own makes it even more fun!

Tools are provided, materials and refreshments are included.

Dates: 14 October - 18th November 2019 (6 weeks x 3 hour sessions).

Day/Time: Monday evenings 6.00pm - 9.00pm. 

Venue: NatureArt Lab, Workspace A, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith

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