Image of watercolour painting of butterflies

Illustrating Butterflies in Watercolour

Thursday 15 February and Friday 16 February 2024

Two day workshop from 9:30am - 4:30pm 

Recomended for ages 16+

Queensland Museum Kurilpa, Entry via level 2


Tutor: Dr Anna Voytsekhovich

Join esteemed botanist, biologist and wildlife illustrator Dr Anna Voytsekhovich at the Queensland Museum for a captivating watercolour painting workshop. Explore butterfly anatomy, ecology, morphology and colour patterns. Learn to create scientifically accurate illustrations, covering initial drawings, scaling, composition, and watercolour techniques with step-by-step guidance and valuable feedback on your finished butterfly artwork from the tutor in this enriching learning opportunity.

During the workshop participants will learn new and interesting facts about butterflies, their anatomy, ecology and morphology. The tutor will give an examples of different painting techniques and explain how to paint iridescence and wings with different colours and textures. All students will learn how to produce an initial drawing of an object, how to scale it, what to include in composition, and then learn how to transfer it on paper and produce a beautiful scientifically accurate illustration in watercolour.

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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