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WIRED OPEN LABS 2018: Botanical Art - Foliage
Set in the beautiful surrounds of The Yard Studio art gallery and florist, spend the day with Jessie learning to capture foliage with watercolour.
In this one day workshop, Jessie will guide students through drawing and painting leaves in a realistic, botanical illustration style.
Beginning with drawing, Jessie will demonstrate how to capture the beautiful shapes, contours and veins on different types of leaves.
Learn accuracy and basic botany, progressing into colour mixing and painting techniques using watercolour.
In this 6 hour workshop you will learn:
- How to accurately draw leaves, including foreshortening
- Observation of light and shade
- Matching and mixing different greens
- Watercolour techniques: how and when to use them
- How to paint the shine on a leaf's surface
Who Should Attend?
This one day workshop welcomes students of all experience levels, from beginning to advanced.
What You'll Get
Each attendee will leave this session both with new work, and having learnt techniques and theories of watercolour painting and botanical drawing.
Participants will also be provided with a yummy home-made snack and/or fruit platter, and refreshments including water, organic teas and French press coffee.
What To Bring?
- Pencils: 2H, HB and 2B
- Soft kneadable eraser
- Watercolour paper: 300gsm smooth/hot press paper. Arches, Saunders, Fabriano, Strathmore or Bockingford are good brands
- Brushes: Round in size 2 and 6. Sable or synthetic
- Watercolour paints: Arts Spectrum, Windsor & Newton, Lucas, Holbein, Schminke, Rowney, Rembrandt Artist quality paints are good brands
Tubes or paints in the following colours:
Three cool primary colours such as: Lemon yellow, Permanent Rose and Cerulean blue
Three warm primary colours such as: Winsor Yellow Deep, Cadmium red and Cobalt
Optional extra colours: Yellow ochre, Burnt Umber, Paynes Grey
- Extra Materials
Cloth or paper towels
2 jars for water
White plate or paint palette
DATE & TIME
Sunday 20 May, 2018
10:00am - 4:00pm
The Yard Studio
Studio 2, 4 Doors Up
Harden Road, Jugiong NSW 2726
$150 per ticket (GST inc)
12 places available
Anna Schoo | The WIRED Lab | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jessie Rose Ford is an award-winning artist and tutor based in Melbourne who specialises in botanical art and pet portraiture.
Jessie travels Australia to run tutorials and workshops, exhibit her work and seek subject inspiration. She is fascinated by the intricacies of nature and primarily uses watercolour and drawing techniques with an emphasis on realism in her work.
Her art residency on Flinders Island in Tasmania led her to receive the Highly Commended Prize during the ReFraming Nature exhibition at the Royal Botanical Gardens in 2015.
This project is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
The Wired Lab is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.
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