NatureArt Lab

PRETTY IN INK: BIRDS IN PEN AND INK, 7 - 21 September 2021, Beginners

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Develop your confidence with observational drawing and vibrant coloured inks to create your own bird illustrations!

About your tutor: 

Jessica is a bird-enthusiast and science communicator who has been drawing for as long as she can remember. She loves experimenting with new media, painting with bright colours and using expressive lines.

Jessica has had four years of experience as a graphic designer and freelance artist, while completing her undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. Jessica has worked in an extensive range of mediums, including – but not limited to – watercolour, inks, coloured pencil, chalk pastels and oil paints. She also has a passion for nature and the great outdoors, and is constantly inspired by the world around her.

About the course:

Beautiful birds are all around us and make a fantastic subject for developing your creative art skills. Over these three weeks, we will develop your confidence in sketching, pen and coloured inks. This course is suitable for beginners, or if you are simply interested in having fun and being more expressive in your art.

This course will begin with sketching and composition skills – we will learn about the different species of birds, their adaptions and environments, and how we can capture this on the page. The second week will focus on colour – the theory, practice and unique qualities of acrylic inks. In our final week we will produce a beautiful final work, based off studies and learnings from the previous weeks.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn about the different bird shapes and their adaptions
  • Grow confidence in sketching with graphite and ink pen
  • Learn how to use different values to create clear compositions
  • Build understanding of colour theory with coloured inks
  • Develop expressive skills and have fun with art

This course is suitable for beginners. A materials list will be available after booking. 

Please note that we will be observing COVID safety practices for this workshop. Students are requested to bring their own drinks and snacks. NatureArt Lab is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and reserves the right to postpone the workshop if required at the time.

Dates: 7 - 21 September 2021

Days: Tuesday evenings from 6.00 - 9.00pm

Venue: NatureArt Lab studio, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, ACT

Images: Ink and pen, Jessica Riese

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