'Transformations: Art of The Scott Sisters' Illustration Workshops at The Australian Museum
Feeling inspired by the exquisite and encyclopedic natural history illustrations of Harriet and Helena Scott? Keen to apply the Scott Sisters’ detailed observations of the natural world to your own art? Take a crash course drawing with pencils, ink pens and watercolour paints or develop your existing skills in our specialised botanical illustration workshops.
Run by Sydney-based artist Angus Fisher, these three-hour workshops are designed to cater to a range of skill levels. Get a taste of some of the unique specimens in the Australian Museum’s collection, learn how to achieve the Scott Sisters’ precision and effect in your own work, and leave with concrete skills to advance your own illustrations.
Sunday 7 May, 10am-1pm – Inexperienced artists
Sunday 21 May, 10am-1pm – Artists of all levels
NAS Etching Course - Angus Fisher
Explore the medium of etching with a variety of tools and techniques. Learn to work with acid, hard ground, soft ground, drypoint, aquatints, chine-collé and other techniques and acquire the skills to transfer your printing plates onto paper using a printing press. Whether you are producing traditional editioned prints or investigating other methods of printing, explore the exciting range of results that are possible through the etching process. With self-generated ideas, enjoy creating one or a number of bodies of work.
Angus Fisher is a practicing printmaker who is skilled in using intricate, traditional techniques to represent the natural world. Angus is a graduate of the National Art School and is currently represented by Australian Galleries where he exhibits regularly. He has worked as an artist and teacher around Australia and as an archaeological illustrator in Greece. Angus is currently working towards an exhibition in Sydney as well as the creation of a limited edition series of books. Watch Angus producing his prints here.
- TIME: SATURDAYS, 10AM - 4PM
- NUMBER OF CLASSES: 8
- TEACHER: ANGUS FISHER
- LEVEL: ALL LEVELS
- AGE: ALL AGES
- LOCATION: THE NATIONAL ART SCHOOL, FORBES STREET, DARLINGHURST
- AVAILABILITY: AVAILABLE