with Anastasia Maximova
The dry season brings its calm beauty that we are going to discover by observing and painting the splash of multi-coloured, whimsically curved and gracefully dried leaves. We will use watercolour and transparent paints, professional paper and brushes like magic wands. Engaging creativity skills and inspiration, we will listen to the stories that the leaves share with us.
This is an arts education workshop, where kids are going to draw and paint the dry leaves of native NT plants. They will be also involved in the discussion on plant biodiversity. They start and finish their projects, enhancing their observation, arts and creative skills. Through this process, their interest and awareness of environmental sustainability will be encouraged.
Anastasia is a botanical artist, tutor, and researcher, exploring arts-based environmental education. She provides workshops with a focus on the history of botanical art, the peculiarities of its graphite, ink, and watercolor techniques, and the interconnection between contemporary Botanical Art and environmental sustainability. Anastasia is a member of the Botanical Art Society of Australia, the Association of British Botanical Artists, the American Society of Botanical Artists, and the international Society of Botanical Artists. She has actively participated in national and international art exhibitions, including a project “Botanical Art Worldwide” and a variety of socio-cultural projects, devoted to plant biodiversity conservation. The recent one is the art story on the Mangroves of Australia, which is being displayed in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art at Kew in support of the United Nations 26th Climate Change Conference – COP26-Glasgow 2021.
Ages 8 -17 years
Thursday 7 July 2022
10 am to 12 pm
All materials are provided, please wear closed in footwear and sensible clothing that you don't mind getting dirty.
Minimum class size 10, maximum 15. Class subject to cancellation due to insufficient bookings in which case fees paid will be refunded. Full student refunds can be issued up to 7 working days prior to commencement, however individual classes will not be refunded due to nonattendance.