This master class is an exclusive opportunity to be tutored by artist and biologist Peter Marsack who has worked for the past 25 years as a freelance natural history and art illustrator who in 2003 was a prize winner in the inaugural Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize. Peter has also collaborated with ACT naturalist and author Ian Fraser on A Bush Capital Year, an illustrated natural history of Canberra across the seasons (CSIRO Publishing 2011).
Peter originally trained as a biologist but his fascination with natural history, particularly where science and art overlap has led him to spend the last 25 years working as a freelance natural history and art illustrator. Peter was a prize-winner in the inaugural Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize in 2003 and a finalist in 2004. He also collaborated with ACT naturalist and author Ian Fraser on A Bush Capital Year, an illustrated natural history of Canberra across the seasons (CSIRO Publishing 2011).
Drawing and painting is an essential part of the way Peter connects with and appreciates the natural environment. It demands that you look with purpose, with an immediacy of attention that may be missing in photography. Illustration rewards him in the way that it concentrates his mind, grows skills, and builds deep memories and he looks forward to passing this passion on to his students.
Materials required/ things to know:
All levels of experience are welcome, however it may be useful to have some familiarity with watercolour and/or gouache painting.
Participants will be provided with a materials list and are encouraged to bring their brushes and art materials favoured in their own art practice. Alternatively contact us to arrange to purchase a basic materials kit for an additional $30.
Morning and afternoon tea included.
9:30am-4:00pm // 30 minute break
18 & 19 Sept, 2021
Members - $350 / Non-members $400
Bookings open to members only until 3 September. Not a member? Join today.