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Botanical Illustration Workshop With Mirra Whale


Thu 11 Jan 2018, 9:30am–3:30pm
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 9:30am–3:30pm

Where: Art Est. Gallery, 67–69 Lords Road, Leichhardt, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages


Listed by: art6

join Mirra Whale for this two day botanical drawing and hand colouring workshop. This workshop is suitable for all levels from absolute beginner to the experienced artist. Bring along your choice of plant specimen and create your own beautiful botanical work of art, from traditional to contemporary.

What to expect

Students will:

- Learn fundamentals fundamental drawing skills such as observing and drawing shape, volume, perspective and tone
- Be introduced to a range of different drawing techniques to create the illusion of realism and three dimensionality and to develop your observational skills.
- Explore ways to be expressive and adventurous in their work
- Learn about a range of drawing mediums include charcoal, graphite, ink and watercolour
- We’ll be looking at plant structure and isolating particular characteristics of each plant species, whilst working on composition and trying different techniques using pencil, ink and hand colouring with water colour.

"…botanical draughtsmanship demands understanding of the plant, even down to minute detail, as well as its portrayal with accuracy and grace…precise observation develops superb techniques of drawing and colouring." - William T. Stern in 'The Orchid Paintings of Franz Bauer'

Image credit : Fleabane by Mirra Whale

Is this course right for me?*

Suitable for enthusiastic beginners and beyond

Art Est. offers a boutique learning experience for adults, teens and children. Located in a spacious, light-filled heritage warehouse, with four dedicated teaching studios, an art gallery and a new ceramics studio. Our class sizes are kept to only 10–12 students (8 for wheel throwing pottery), ensuring each student receives the individual tuition they need.

Art classes for adults are available weekdays, evenings and Saturday mornings. We also have a great range of single day weekend art workshops available, a perfect option for visitors to Sydney looking for things to do, or for someone who doesn’t have time to commit to a term class.

Kids and Teens can build their creative skills at our after school and Saturday term classes as well as our school holiday workshops each and every holiday.