Wildlife and Botanical Illustration Class

Learn how to draw Australia's fascinating wildlife and nature with an expert!

2 hours Class size 10 to 15     label $65

Looking for unique things to do in Melbourne? Join this wildlife and botanical illustration class, perfect for all skill levels.

In this workshop, you will learn how to draw wildlife and nature using observational and visual interpretation skills in an enjoyable and effective way.

Learn essential drawing skills that will help you create accurate and stunning illustrations of subjects of the natural world. You will study native animals and plants from photo references, models, and real-life examples.

No matter your level of skill or experience, you'll be guided through the process of creating wildlife and nature drawings from scratch. Each class includes practical and theoretical instruction, along with plenty of time to put your new knowledge into practice.

You will learn:

  • The fundamentals of drawing like proportions, value, light, shadow, form and shape.
  • Different drawing techniques such as stippling and cross hatching.
  • Expert methods to create realistic drawings.
  • How to ‘connect your eyes’ to your drawing hand and be precise when analysing what you observe.
  • How to use the power of composition and the illusion of depth in your drawings.
  • Amazing and significant facts about Australia's precious wildlife and nature.
  • How to effectively communicate your ideas to create an original artwork.

We will use a range of different materials starting with simple pencil sketches to more advanced illustrations using coloured pencil, charcoal, pastels and ink.

Australia’s natural world is a fascinating place, being able to capture it through the process of drawing provides insights into life that can expand our knowledge and change how we think about ourselves and our environment.

By the way, your experienced tutor Mara is also a trained volunteer wildlife carer and can provide you with some astonishing facts about Australian wildlife!

Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly class, this is a class for all skill levels!
What you'll get
  • You will take home your own unique artwork capturing Australia's wonderful wildlife and natural world.
  • All materials for colouring will be provided.
What to bring
You only need to bring basic materials such as: drawing sketch pad (A3), pencils (HB, B, 2B,), eraser and sharpener.
Suitable for

This class is great for a birthday or hens party.


ART & CRAFT ROOM, GASWORKS ARTS PARK 21 Graham Street, Albert Park, Melbourne, VIC

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Scribble Cat Studios
Scribble Cat Studios

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Scribble Cat Studios is a new and independent art studio in Melbourne. It was founded by Dr Mara Jordan a European trained artist, academic and educator with over two decades of professional experience.

While we are dedicated to produce our own art, we are also offering a series of inspiring art classes and workshops for adults and teenagers. Our innovative course program focuses on specialised classes in drawing, painting, illustration, comic art, animation, visual storytelling, and portfolio mentoring.

Furthermore, we offer unique ‘art & impact’ classes supporting environmental, animal & wildlife protection and social causes. The focus lies not only on teaching the technical skills of drawing but also to create meaningful work and to encourage the participants individual growth as artists.

At Scribble Cat Studios, our mission is to create a relaxed, fun, and nurturing space for all kinds of artists - beginners to professionals - to come together and express their creative sides.

Whether you’re a professional looking for new inspiration, a brand-new student hoping to improve your drawing skills, or if you’re simply interested in picking up a new hobby, Scribble Cat Studios is here to welcome you and support you on your artistic journey.

2024-05-31 15:00:00
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