This workshop will cover the basics of watercolour painting such as wet, dry and blending techniques. Develop your skills and techniques to create varied textures with pen and pencil, how to transfer your image onto watercolour paper, then apply colour and different painting techniques to your work. Covers plant anatomy and understanding structures of flowers and leaves.
If you need to pre-order a Botanical Watercolours ‘starter kit’ including pencils, rubbers, brushes, some paints (minimal colours given) please use this link to order, $30 cash is payable on the day.
What you will learn
- How to draw your subjects accurately
- Basic watercolour techniques – wet, dry & blending
- Understanding light, shading, form and shadows
- Observational drawing skills
- Transferring your image onto watercolour paper
- Understanding applying paint
What you will get
- Paper for drawing, tracing paper and watercolour paper for painting
- Guidance in a creative environment to develop your botanical art passion
- Connect with others with similar passions
- Build your confidence, be challenged and be inspired
- Your art to take home
What to bring
- mask & your mobile phone to check into QR code
- White china plate or paint palette
- Zip lock bag to fit your paint plate or palette
- If you have watercolour paints bring them along
- Lunch or snacks for the day
- A4 sketchbook
About the tutor
Leanne Martin is a botanical artist, learning and developing her skills at Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne Australia. Originally studying fashion design, Leanne later developed a passion for botanical illustration and painting. After studying and refining her art, Leanne is now an award winning artist, exhibiting locally and selling her art locally and overseas. Leanne has a strong passion is our gorgeous Australian native flora and fauna, but also loves shells and natural history. you will find her picking up the broken shells on the beach or fallen leaves from trees to study and recreate into works of art.