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Studio Art Workshop: AUSTRALIAN BIRDS: EASTERN SPINEBILL WATERCOLOUR STUDY - 14 AUGUST 2022 (Beginners to Intermediate)

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Learn how to paint an Eastern spinebill with experienced artist and tutor Lesley Wallington!

About the tutor:

Lesley Wallington is a professional award-winning artist and tutor with more than 30 years’ teaching experience. Her journey in water-based media, through studies at the ANU with Noel Ford, has resulted in innovative approaches to painting and competency across a range of mediums. With a background in Biology, Ecology and Mathematics Lesley brings together in her work, a love of art, science and nature. As a teacher Lesley combines theory and technical advice with straightforward practical instruction on working with watercolour, gouache, pencil, ink and collage. With in-depth knowledge of her mediums and extensive experience teaching all age groups and levels, Lesley has the ability to inspire and direct a class while encouraging the unique style of individual students.

About the workshop:

This day workshop takes a close look at Eastern spinebills. These delicate little birds are often seen flitting in and out of the undergrowth looking for nectar and insects. We will learn about their habits and character and study their features, anatomy and feather structure before doing some quick sketches and drawing exercises. Students will prepare an accurate drawing ready to paint with transparent watercolour and will finish the day with a completed painting. Easy to follow, step by step instruction will be given throughout the day to guide students through all processes. Learning outcomes: Students will gain an understanding of the importance of observation in the field and the fundamentals of sketching and drawing birds. They will also learn basic watercolour techniques, colour mixing, how to layer colour and the steps involved in working towards a finished work. Pre-requisites/level: Suitable for 16+ ages, all levels of experience.

Date:  14 August 2022

Days/Times: Sunday 9.30am - 4.30pm 

Venue: Workspace A, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, GriffithEastern Spinebill art workshop