NewZealand sketch
NewZealand sketch

Angie sketch
Angie sketch



Take a seat, look around and immerse yourself in a morning of art and nature. This workshop will provide the inspiration of the artist's garden, full of flowers, foliage, winding paths, waddling ducks and miniature chickens. Located on the edge of bushland where the bell and bower birds live, Michelle will guide you through a session of drawing nature from life. Charcoal, graphite or a splash of colour with watercolour or gouache. Working with your materials of choice, you'll learn how to construct a quick sketch, working through to a finished considered work. Whether you prefer a realism approach or a loose abstracted style, you will learn how to get the most from your drawing by learning how to 'see' the world around you. This class is suitable for the beginner or experienced artist, your personal tuition will be tailored to the skills of each student.


Includes homemade yummy morning tea. Some materials supplied.
Materials list provided upon booking.

3 hr half day workshop - 9.00am - 12.00pm

Drawing from Nature Workshop:
In the Garden


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Located a stones throw from the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie, 1hr drive north of Hornsby, in Blackalls Park (Newcastle Region), only 10mins from the Pacific Motorway. This workshop will be held at the urban permaculture property of Michelle, in her home studio. Nestled on the edge of a paperbark forest, you'll be surrounded by a thriving garden, ducks and a chook or two for inspiration!

Michelle is an experienced artist, a graduate of UNSW Art & Design School in Sydney. Her fascination with colour, textiles, painting & drawing, and love for plants has been combined in her continued study and exploration of these mediums. She works en plein air and in the studio, exhibiting her work regularly in Newcastle and Sydney.  www.michelleteear.com

Refunds upon cancellation by the student will only be awarded if we are able to fill your booked place. This still applies if the workshop is not fully booked, as we require a minimum number of placements to be filled in order to run the workshop and offer confirmation to students. Confirmation of the workshop will be made at the latest 5 days prior to commencement. In the event the workshop is postponed due to low enrollment numbers or other circumstances, you will be offered the choice of a full refund or credit towards any other course.