The WIRED Lab WELCOMES PETER MARSACK
AS PART OF THE WIRED OPEN LABS WORKSHOP SERIES 2021
IN THIS 6 Hour Workshop you will learn
- Approaches to field sketching and the use of references;
- Understanding the structure of a bird and how to draw key shapes;
- The correct choice and use of paper/boards, paints and brushes;
- How to build a apinting that places the bird in its habitat;
- The use of a template provided to prepare a drawing ready to paint or how to draw your own if preferred;
- How to use blocking in and detailing techniques with watercolour and gouache;
- How to use the differing qualities of watercolour and gouache to lift the subject from the background.
Who Should Attend?
All experience levels welcome however it may be useful to have some familiarity with watercolour and/or gouache painting as Peter will guide you to build on techniques you have already mastered. For those very keen artists this workshop is suitable to be booked in conjunction with 'A BIRD IN THE HAND' as participants can delve deeper into techniques across the two days.
What You'll Get
Each attendee will create a painting of a familiar native bird, realistic in structure, pattern and colour and with indications of habitat.
Participants will also be provided with a yummy snack and refreshments including water, organic teas and French press coffee.
What to bring
Please contact us to receive the materials list or to arrange to purchase a materials kit for an additional $30.Please bring something to protect your clothing.
To avoid waste, please bring your own water bottle and keep cup.
DATE & TIME
Sunday 15 August, 2021
10:00am - 4:00pm
Jugiong Memorial Hall
299 Riverside Drive
Jugiong, NSW 2726
$250 per ticket (GST inc)
This includes firing, packaging and postage of your items.
10 places available
Make a booking of 4 or more and a 10% discount will automatically apply at checkout.
DINE AND DISCOVER NSW VOUCHERS
The Wired Lab is registered to accept NSW Dine and Discover $25 Vouchers which you can apply for here Please enter the code DISCOVER25 at checkout and a $25 discount will be applied to your ticket price. Your voucher will then be scanned on your mobile phone at the workshop. One Discover voucher per workshop is claimable. Please note if there is a problem with the voucher on the day you will be invoiced the $25.
CREATIVE KIDS- NSW GOVT $100 VOUCHERS
The Wired Lab is a registered provider of the NSW Government 'Creative Kids' Program, which entitles parents and carers of young people to a $100 voucher towards a creative activity. Please contact us directly before enrolling to ensure the workshop is suitable for your child. Vouchers can be claimed here then please provide us with your child's full name, date of birth and voucher number. We will issue you a discount code for use at checkout.
Thanks to donations, our 'Pay it forward' scheme and wonderful partnership with Castleden Co we offer subsidised and free workshops to those impacted by the Dunns road bushfires. A brief EOI is required to self nominate or nominate a friend. Please contact us for more information.
This venue is wheelchair accessible. We endeavour to make our workshops as accessible as possible. If you have specific access needs please contact us before purchasing a ticket.
The Wired Lab are a registered Covid Safe organisation and will always prioritise health and safety by following health advice from the NSW Government. We ask that you assist us by following the requests of the Host and/or facilitator. Should any of the following apply to you please EXCLUDE YOURSELF from the workshop and contact us to arrange a refund.
- You have any Covid-19 symptoms as listed by the NSW Department of Health.
- You or any of your close contacts have been to any of the Hotspots as listed by the NSW Department of Health in the last 14 days.
- You or any of your close contacts are waiting on the results of the Covid-19 swab test
Natalie Alexopoulos | The Wired Lab | firstname.lastname@example.org
Peter originally trained as a biologist but his fascination with natural history, particularly where science and art overlap has lead him to spend the last 25 years working as a freelance natural history and art illustrator. Peter was a prize-winner in the inaugural Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize in 2003 and a finalist in 2004. He also collaborated with ACT naturalist and austhor Ian Fraser on A Bush Capital Year, an illustrated natural history of Canberra across the seasons (CSIRO Publishing 2011).
Drawing and painting is an essential part of the way Peter connects with and appreciates the natural environment. It demands that you look with purpose,with an immediacy of attention that may be missing in photography. Illustration rewards him in the way that it concentrates his mind, grows skills and builds deep memories and he looks forward to passing this passion on to his students.-----------------
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.