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    Drawing Australian Birdlife (1 day workshop)

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    Event description

    Drawing Australian Birdlife - A Workshop that will teach you how to capture the awe-inspiring beauty, movement and characteristics of birds.

    In this full day class - you will learn both simple and comprehensive mixed media techniques to help you create visually captivating artworks. Demonstrations throughout the day are designed to develop a more rigorous, looser drawing approach and aid in letting go of perfectionism. It's all about having fun and getting into a creative flow state.

    Your visual literacy, observation skills and individual expression will feel revived! 

    Lessons cater for beginners, intermediate and advanced students and held in an accessible venue with a cafe onsite.

    This is a popular workshop - Book now to secure your spot!

     Materials List 

    *Art materials found online - Art scene/Sydney Art Store/Parkers/Officeworks & similar art supplies 

    Suggestions listed below are my tips if buying new, pleases feel free to bring what you already have that’s similar and or better-quality supplies including paper if you have.

    I supply some reference material, please bring some of your own Australian birdlife pictures that inspire you as well. 

    Materials 

    Ink pen or Artline black marker

    Compressed charcoal

    1 x ink colour (colour of your choice - tip keep it bright, not dark browns or blacks, suggest 50ml Art Spectrum or similar

    https://www.artscene.com.au/Shopping/inks/inks/art-spectrum-pigmented-ink

    Acrylic paint - Matisse structure formula acrylic paint intro set or similar (mini intro set of 5 x 12ml) 

    https://www.artscene.com.au/Shopping/colour-acrylic/acrylic-paint-sets/matisse-structure-formula-acrylic-paint-sets

    Sketch Pad – A3 cartridge paper – suggest Quill Premium or similar 

    https://www.artscene.com.au/Shopping/pads/drawing-pads/quill-premium-sketch-pads

    Mixed media paper pad – A3 smooth 300gsm – suggest Renoir University Pads or similar.  A2 300gsm watercolours pads will be fine too. 

    https://www.artscene.com.au/Shopping/pads/drawing-pads/renoir-university-pads

    Brushes 

    A few small and large brushes – suggest set of 4 – series 201B & Art Basics Taklon Brush Set Flat

    https://www.artscene.com.au/Shopping/brush-sets/hog-bristle-brush-sets/bristle-brush-set-of-4

    https://www.artscene.com.au/Sh... attached are a guide, you may find cheaper or more expensive 

    * Prices may change since this list was made, use prices here as a guide only.

    Drawing the Wonderful World of Birds in Mixed Media – Materials list

    1

    Artline black pen 

    (Fountain pen optional too)

    2

    Compressed charcoal 

    1 or two charcoal sticks adequate for workshop if you already have.

    $12 approx. –

    3

    1 x ink colour – colour of your choice

    Colour of your choice - tip keep it bright and not dark browns or blacks– suggest 50ml Art Spectrum or similar

    $15.40 approx.

    4

    Matisse structure formula acrylic paint intro set or similar (mini intro set of 5 x 12ml)

    $29.70

    5

    Sketch Pad – A3 cartridge paper

    Can be A2 (but not smaller than A3)

    suggest Quill Premium or similar

    Approx. $16.30

    6

    Mixed media paper pad - A3 smooth 300gsm  

    (Bigger scale okay too)

    $25.65

    A few brushed small and large 

    Small - suggest – set of 4 bristle brush 

    Large - suggest – Art basics Taklon Brush Set Flat 

    Set of 4 small - $8.90

    $15.90

    Other general art material 

    • -    Eraser
    • -    Masking tape
    • -    Paper towel
    • -    Bull dog clips to attach paper to art board

     Easel and artboard to size of paper – Some are available at venue, if you have and prefer your own, please bring. 


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