Magpie painting in watercolour

Australian Bird Series: Magpie Watercolour Workshop

Saturday 1 June 2024

9:30am - 4:30pm

Recommended for ages 16+

Queensland Museum Kurilpa, Entry via level 2


Learn how to paint a beautiful iconic Australian magpie with experienced artist and tutor Lesley Wallington.

During this special one-day workshop you will have an opportunity to understand the magpie's character and anatomy, develop your use of pencil techniques for quick sketches and transfer of a drawing.

You will also learn basic watercolour techniques, colour mixing, as well as how to create light and shade with transparent layering. By the end of the day you will create a completed beautiful magpie artwork.

Learning outcomes:

Learn basic watercolour techniques, colour mixing, creating light and shade and transparent layering. Create a completed artwork by the end of the day.

Suitable for beginners and intermediate level students.

About the tutor:

Lesley Wallington is a professional, award-winning artist and tutor with more than 30 years’ teaching experience. Her journey in water based media, through studies at the ANU School of Art has resulted in innovative approaches to her painting and competency across a range of mediums. With a background in Biology, Ecology and Mathematics Lesley brings together in her work, a love of art, science and nature.

This workshop is facilitated by NatureArt Lab. Established in 2017, NatureArt Lab is the premier natural science art and illustration organisation in Australia. NatureArt Lab offers a range of art and photography courses in Brisbane including drawing foundation studies, watercolour, printmaking, wildlife and botanical art programs.

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