‘Slow down. Look at nature. Find your inspiration in the natural world.’
Join us for an inspiring, creative session where you’ll learn how nature and art can be combined to create unique, beautiful and captivating artistic images. Whether you’re a complete drawing beginner or an accomplished artist, you will develop your skills of observation, drawing and appreciation for our natural environment.
In this session, you will:
- Learn what a Visual Art Diary is and start your own creation, and be taught how to draw, observe and record your observations, as you engage with nature. (You’ll be provided with your very own visual art diary.)
- Discover how you can become more present through nature art and connect more deeply with your natural surroundings
- Be inspired to take time out to develop your journal in your own time, in any location, any time of day or night (you only need a pen and your diary!)
- Find out more about NatureArt Lab’s art courses, workshops and field trips, which focus on art inspired by nature. (This is a great opportunity to develop new skills, meet like-minded people and engage with nature.)
Equipment will be provided.
A light morning tea will be served.
For ages 16+.
Beginners and experienced artists welcome.
Support Our Charity
You’ll be helping the Indigenous Literacy Foundation too! Proceeds from Sunday Session tickets and your donations, go towards purchasing book packs and supporting literacy programs for our Indigenous youth.
(Speakers are not paid. They’re just so passionate about sharing positive messages and strategies to help you improve your health and well-being.)
Julia Landford is the Founding Director of NatureArt Lab in Canberra. She has a passion for art and nature, and its contribution to environmental awareness in Australia. She is a practicing wildlife and botanical artist with interests in art for science and conservation advocacy.
Her career has included international development, public diplomacy and other roles in government, United Nations and private sector organisations. In 1998, Julia established Wildlife and Botanical Artists Inc (WABA), which initiated new art, science and conservation networks, annual member art exhibitions, national wildlife art exhibitions, a national symposium on art and science in partnership with CSIRO, along with regular field trips and workshops for artists.
In 2017, she started the enterprise Canberra NatureArt Lab, a privately funded art school in Griffith, which now provides Canberra with its first dedicated, natural history art school. It offers unique art courses, workshops, dedicated spaces for art, science and nature studies and is facilitated by professional artists, teachers and tutors. It is a creative learning space for both beginners and experienced artists.