The Sydney Society for Conservation Biology run an exciting workshop series called "Creative Conservation". We bring together the arts and sciences by choosing a group of plants or animals to draw every few months. Professional artist Peter Wale teaches us basic drawing techniques and Sydney SCB provide some inspiration in the form of specimens and photos.
Our theme for October is sea life!
And our main inspiration will come from the gorgeous and weird sea-horses, we will have a range of photos and books for you to work from. But please bring your own inspiration (from shells you have collected, for example), or current works in progress. This way if sea-horses don't take your fancy, we can still get your creative juices flowing with Peter's help.
We will go through basic pencil drawing techniques and illustrative drawing. Then for those who are interested Peter will help demonstrate the use of colour with pencils or water-colour paints (please bring your own materials).
This workshop will be suitable for both beginners and more advanced students who would like to try their hand at new subject matter.
Snacks, tea and coffee will be provided, but we recommend you bring your own lunch.
There is a maximum class size of 12, so get in quick to secure a spot!
Price: Students $50, Non-students $70
All proceeds will go to our local conservation projects.
Essential materials list:
- A3 Sketchbook or Bank/Bond Paper
- Graphite Pencils (recommended grades 2H, HB, 2B, 4B)
- Eraser (kneadable if possible)
- Pencil Sharpener
- Fine sandpaper or sandpaper pad (for sharpening pencil points)
- 1 Sheet of Stonehenge White Drawing Paper, or good quality smooth drawing paper, or high quality watercolour paper. This can be used for the final version of the illustration you produce.
- Drawing board (cheap Mont Martre or Jasart will be fine) with clip and hand carry hole
- Water colour pencils/Paints + brushes if you would like to colour your own artwork
Cover image from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seahorse