NatureArt Lab

TRANSPARENT AND SHINY INSECT WINGS WITH COLOUR PENCIL, 11 - 12 July 2020, Beginners - Intermediate

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 Create the illusion of delicate insect wings and textures with colour pencil!

Our tutor:

Jan Clark is a professional artist and experienced art teacher with a strong interest in natural history art. She holds a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration (1st class Honours and University Medal) from the University of Newcastle.

Our workshop:

One beautiful aspect of insects are their wings. They can be transparent and shiny, reflecting light and subduing brightly coloured bodies in their habitats. In this class we will use coloured pencil to mimic these surfaces.

Coloured pencils are capable of conveying beautiful textures. Subtle strokes and layering will be explained as well as the tools and papers used to achieve different effects. Explore the fascinating world of insects with use of reference images and access to our natural history collection insect specimens.

Over two days you will learn the tricks to create the illusion of delicate wings. You will leave with an understanding of the various types of coloured pencils that are available, their strengths and weaknesses. Also a collection of hints and tips to create the illusion of transparent and reflective wings that can be further explored at home.

Students will have access to our natural history collection including a selection of reference insects.

Suitable for beginners through to intermediate students, though some drawing experience would be an advantage. A materials list will be available after bookings are received. Students are requested to bring their own lunch and other snacks for the workshop duration.

Note: Hand hygiene and personal distancing rules will apply for the workshop. 

Dates: Saturday and Sunday 11 - 12 July 2020

Venue: M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith, ACT

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