Reveal the fantastic world of lichens and fungi, and see what is hidden from the eyes of many!
About the tutor:
Anna holds a PhD in Botany and is a professional scientist, scientific illustrator, botanical artist and wildlife illustrator. She was born in Ukraine in 1982. In 2003 she started her research on lichen symbiosis at the Institute of Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Since then she has found and described three species new to science and made several scientific discoveries. Anna has illustrated and published several books and scientific papers. In 2016 she moved to Sydney and became a member of the Botanical Art Society of Australia.
About the workshop:
In this two and a half day workshop you will learn all about fungi and lichens. You will explore the science and ecology of these special plant groups, and learn about where, when and how to collect specimens, and how to store them. You will have an opportunity to observe specimens under microscopes and magnifying glasses to reveal the incredible structures of these beautiful plants. With guidance from Anna, you will then create your own scientifically accurate sketches of fungi and/or lichens in graphite, and then transform these into beautiful watercolour studies.
Suitable for beginners through to advanced students. A materials list will be provided after booking. Refreshments will be provided for morning and afternoon tea; please bring your own lunch.
- Friday 16 August – 3.00 – 5.00pm: Field trip to the Australian National Botanic Gardens
- Saturday 17 – Sunday 18 August 2019: 9.30am – 4.30pm both days
Venue: NatureArt Lab, Workspace A, M16 Artspace, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith