Botanical Watercolour with Mali Moir
Bookings for the 2019 McGregor Autumn Retreat are now closed. If you’re still keen to come along we ask you give us a call on 07 4631 1111 and we’ll see if we can accommodate your request.
Botanical Art – Autumn Vine Leaves
Intermediate to advanced
Estimated material cost: $180*
About the workshop
Be inspired by the colours of Autumn in this 2.5 day watercolour workshop where you will use a seasonal colour palette to capture the vibrancy and beauty of your vineyard surrounds!
Concentrating on traditional watercolour techniques, Mali will help you expand your botanical watercolour knowledge through the painting of grapevine leaves.
You will draw leaf designs onto tracing paper, before learning transfer and preparation techniques specific to this art form. Then you will explore a variety of techniques which will help you to achieve vivid and detailed artworks including wet in wet washes and applying masking fluids to create leaf veins.
For the adventurous watercolour artists there is the option to learn more advanced techniques including those incorporating oil-based coloured pencils to create unique colour and textural effects.
This botanical art workshop is designed to give you great insight into this meditative art genre, which helps to focus the mind and sharpen observations.
Mali Moir is a professional artist specialising in natural science subjects. She began her career as a botanical artist at the National Herbarium of Victoria where she contributed many pen and ink drawings to a number of scientific publications.
As an Accurate Realism artist, Mali has received many art awards including the inaugural Celia Rosser Medal. Mali’s works can be found in a number of public and private collections across the globe and she regularly exhibits both nationally and internationally.
As a teacher Mali conducts regular weekly classes in conjunction with the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne and often teaches workshops throughout Australia and the world.
Mali’s approach uses traditional techniques whilst developing a fresh contemporary look, combining her fascination for science and nature with an active desire to render works of art with beauty, character and scientific integrity.