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BOTANICAL SKETCH BOOKING
Class Full, waiting list applies
In this workshop you will reconnect with nature by delving into the intricacies of botanical illustration. Through a series of drawing explorations, you will gain a greater understanding of what you see and how to portray it accurately. These explorations will include the geometry and structure of a plant; the use of line, tone and colour to create form; methods of creating perspective and the elements of composition. Numerous ways of keeping a botanical sketchbook will be discussed and demonstrated along with page layout and fun ways to create text. You will be guided through the techniques of graphite, pen and ink, coloured pencil, watercolour and field sketching. This workshop is suitable for beginners with a passion for plants and for those with some botanical experience.
Jo is a Master of Fine Arts graduate from the Otago School of Art (2000), and she also holds a Graduate Diploma in Plant and Wildlife Illustration (NSW Australia 1995).
She has exhibited extensively in New Zealand and in several group shows internationally. Her work is held in public and private collections throughout New Zealand. Jo has also completed a number of large scale commissions for The Otago Museum, The Nelson Provincial Museum and
The Department of Conservation.
Jo currently works full time on her art and lives in Sumner, Ōtautahi Christchurch.