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Botanical Drawing: creating depth and dimension

Botanical Drawing: creating depth and dimension


Saturday 16 March 2019 with Narelle Thomas 5 hours (including lunch) 10am to 3pm.

We are thrilled to have the amazing Narelle Thomas, Botanical Artist, lead this workshop at Tambea. Narelle is a well known botanical artist and teacher. She has enjoyed a long and successful career in photography and as an exhibiting watercolourist, and has exhibited her botanical illustrations both locally and internationally, since 2000.

This workshop, held in a beautiful garden setting at Tambea, is the perfect introduction to botanical drawing or, if you have some experience, a great way to develop your skills under Narelle’s close guidance and tailored assistance.

You will learn to observe subjects botanically, creating study sketches in pencil, together with different drawing techniques and continuous tone. Narelle makes botanical art accessible and you will surprise yourself with what you will be able to produce by the end of the afternoon and by the way you are able to visually dissect a botanical subject. Those with some experience will focus on creating the illusion of three dimensional drawing of a subject, in understanding the importance of highlights, shadowed areas and reflected light to bring a drawing to life.

This workshop is limited to a small group so you will each have the full benefit of Narelle Thomas’ expert tuition. We provide a light lunch and refreshments throughout. Narelle will also supply participants with a pack containing a visual diary A4 sketchbook, graphite pencils (HB, 2H and 2B), kneadable eraser and pencil sharpener. If you have attended Narelle’s first workshop with us your bag will be tailored to suit.

This workshop promises to be an amazing experience for participants. It is suitable for those who have previously attended one of Narelle’s workshops, as well as someone with absolutely no experience at all.

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