with Margaret Hodgson OAM
If you wish to express your passion for plants by illustrating and painting them, these classes offer an opportunity to people without any experience, an introduction taster to the art of Botanical Illustration. For those with drawing skills who wish to expand in this art form you can do it in an informal environment with an experienced teacher and other artists who strive to create the unique structure of plants they draw and paint. The workshop is for the intermediate to experienced artist and past botanical illustration students who will have the opportunity to work on a subject of choice, drawing or painting, with one to one teacher attention.
When: Saturday, 27 May 2017
Meet at: Botanic Garden Cottage
Cost: $ 70
Margaret Hodgson OAM
Margaret has a Commercial Art Diploma and in 2010 was honoured for her services to the arts as an author and artist with an Order of Australia Medal (OAM), as co-author and illustrator of ‘A Field Guide to Australian Wildflowers, 2 Vols’. and Orchid Guides and seven other World Guides on Plants; she travelled extensively throughout Australia and overseas collecting and illustrating plants. She is also listed in the ‘Who’s who of Australian Women’ 2011, 2012, 2013.
She started her career with NBN TV in Newcastle as head Graphic Artist and worked with National Parks & Wildlife Service in the Northern Region producing brochures and designing displays for information centres.
She has also been a TAFE teacher in Visual Merchandising, Arts and Media and Live Drawing.
Margaret has won awards and exhibited and sold her work over the years and produced many works on commission. Most of her works are in the fine arts of natural history, pen and watercolour illustrations. She was invited to show her work with Australia’s top botanical artists in the prestigious, ‘The Eternal Order in Nature’ exhibition with the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.
She has done the botanical illustrations for the signage of ‘The Garlambira Plant Walk’ at North Coast Regional Botanic Gardens.
Lists of Suggested Materials To Bring:
A3 watercolour pad
Artline fine tip black felt pen or Rotring 2000 isograph pen size 0.2
Pencils - a full range of HB and full range of B
Watercolour paints (quality brand)
Watercolour pencils (quality)
White cardboard e.g. ivory or surface board, royal or A3 or A4 size
Watercolour brushes, sable or acrylic series, 1, 2, 3, 4 sizes
If you have:I Pad, camera, masking fluid, powder graphite or any other art materials bring them along.
Please wear a name badge. This helps for instant introduction and getting to know each other.
Bring your own morning tea and lunch.
If you are interested in this wonderful class on offer please make enquiries, bookings and payment to:
Sue McEntyre or Richard Ackland