Upcoming workshops

Breaking the rules and having fun: Mixed media in botanical art

JUKY 22 – 23, 2023
Botanical Art Society NZ – Members ONLY

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Online only | 22-23 July 2023

This workshop is for those of us who want to put aside traditional rules and explore creativeapproaches and techniques in botanical art. In this workshop, I will share how I currently combine watercolour, colour pencil, pastel, soluble graphite and other media. This will include reflections on what I have learned along the way, experimenting with many different approaches, what I have felt has gone wrong, but also how much more there still is to discover.

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www.botanicalartnz.org

Photos: Heike Jane Zimmermann

Past Workshops

Using sculpturing to think and talk about GeoScience

APRIL 28, 2023
EGU General Assembly 23

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Workshop on site, Vienna, Austria | 23–28 April 2023
In this workshop, we will use modelling clay to produce simple sculptures representing different scientific themes, objects of interest, and other phenomena. You don’t have to be a trained artist to create art with clay. This is also exactly why these kinds of sculptures and the process of making them can be an incomparable tool for science communication and education, as well as a wholly new approach to thinking about a scientific phenomenon, that brings a whole new level of joy to your subject field. Kindly note that this workshop has a 20 person capacity.

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www.egu23.eu

Photos: Heike Jane Zimmermann

MixedMedia Demo

Oct 25, 2022
Botanical Art Society NZ – Members ONLY

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Online only | Oct 25 2022
In this demonstration I will show, how I currently combine watercolour, colour pencil, pastel, soluble graphite and other media and tools.

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www.botanicalartnz.org

Photos: Heike Jane Zimmermann

SCULPTING AT SEA

MAY 13, 2022
EXPEDITION CRUISE AKMA 2 – OCEAN SENSES

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Workshop on board the research vessel RV Kronprinz Haakon, Spitsbergen / Norway | 11–24 May 2022
In this workshop we learn how to use modelling clay to make models of… science things 😉 Mostly, sculptures of foraminifera. Foraminifera are teeny tiny creatures, usually less than a millimeter in length. But foraminifera are very important as they can tell us a lot about the evolution of life and about environmental conditions far back in time. It can be difficult to truly understand something that you cannot see with your own eyes but we really need to be able to intimately understand Foraminifera. Using modelling clay, we were able to make enlarged foraminifera that we could pick up, see, feel and turn around in our hands. Our sense of touch brought us closer to foraminifera.

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www.akma-project.com

Activity is available for schools at
Ocean Senses Activity Book

Photo: Davide Oddone

Photo: Filip Maric