What: Foliage Illustration Workshop
When: Thursday August 17, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Where: 1/177 Beavers Rd. Northcote
Includes: All materials, grazing food, organic wine & fairtrade tea
In this workshop you will be guided through the process of painting a realistic leaf. Beginning with drawing, you will see a demonstration of how to capture the beautiful shapes, contours and veins on different types of leaves. We will learn skills in observing tonal variation, how to mix the right green and paint the shine of a leaf’s surface using watercolour paint.
All levels of experience are welcome.
About your teacher:
Originally from rural NSW, Jessie Ford is a Melbourne based artist who works under the name of Fjord Illustration. She specialises in watercolour botanical paintings and graphite custom pet portraits.
Since completing her bachelor of illustration, she has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions and most recently her solo exhibition, ‘Leaf’, in Melbourne. Jessie’s Tasmanian art residency on Flinders Island led her to receive the Highly Commended Award during the ReFraming Nature exhibition at the Royal Botanical Gardens in 2015. She now runs workshops, sharing her joy of art and the natural world with her community.
Facebook: Fjord Illustration
We create a beautiful, warm atmosphere to make you feel at home in our cosy, plant filled studio. We encourage attendees to slow down, share stories and take the opportunity to connect with others in our community.
We are proud to support local artists, ethical businesses and community groups and we consider our impact on the earth it’s people in every aspect of our business. We are always learning and improving our processes.
Extra info: All workshop topics available as a customised private workshop with a min of x10 at our studio or at a location of your choice. We also offer sustainable event management, catering - grazing tables, lighting & floristry. We cater for all diets - vegan, lactose & gluten free.
Directions: Put Your Heart Into it Studios lives inside of Big Bang Studios nestled on the banks of the Merri Creek: 1 / 177 Beavers Road Northcote. Please drive to the very end of Beavers Road and you will come to a dead end near the Merri Creek. Come past the glass doors on the left, large black garage roller door, then past the red door. Then enter left via the bark mulched garden onto the deck and we are the second door along.
- How to accurately draw the twist and curl of a leaf
- How to mix an accurate green colour
- Watercolour painting techniques
- Your own beautiful botanical painting of a leaf
- A delicious, seasonal grazing table of local and native foods to nibble on over the course of the evening.
- Wine, fairtrade tea + coffee
- All materials provided
What ever you fancy
Vendor sincce 2015
Put Your Heart Into It is a collaborative team hosting insightful and creative events and workshops in and around Melbourne and Country Victoria. Our mission is to create sustainable and eco-conscious experiences that not only inspire but aim to promote a slower lifestyle, where simplicity and community involvement are cultivated as well as nurturing a hands-on approach to getting creative.
Events and workshops are run in ever-changing and intricately styled spaces that are sure to inspire and promote creativity. Each experience offers you the chance to meet some incredible new people, graze on delicious, sustainable and locally sourced produce as well as gaining a wealth of knowledge to set you on your path to creativity.
Our team includes an array of artists and professionals that have worked within their fields of expertise for many years, so as to offer you the best knowledge possible. We love collaborating with non for profit and ethically minded businesses, community groups and schools and can customise a creative eventor workshop to suit your needs.
Experiences can be as simple or complex as required and we can offer a diverse range of disciplines andcreative pursuits. The Put Your Heart Into It team can create an all-round experience that will leave everyone feeling inspired. For more information on our workshops and events, as well as tailored experiences, please get in touch.
We also offer eco-concious event planning services, customised hens parties, workshops for corporates and birthdays. As well as our popular catering service of intricately styled grazing tables of local & organic produce, wedding and event styling including floristry installations.
Located at Big Bang Studios. 1/177 Beavers Road Northcote 3070
Please note that refunds are not available for any reason. If you are unable to attend a workshop you may transfer your place into someone else's name. We have minimum numbers for each workshop and in the rare case we don’t meet them you will receive a full refund. If we need to cancel a workshop or event for any reason, we may do so at any time before the workshop is scheduled to begin. You will receive a full refund or you can choose to attend another workshop of the same value within a 12 month period.We encourage you to take photos at our workshops to post on social media using #putyourheartintoit @putyourheartintoit