Botanical artist, Ferdinand Bauer (1760 - 1826) produced some of the most scientifically accurate illustrations of Australian flora ever published. The Library is proud to hold a number of his original works.
In this 90 minute workshop students will:
- explore the story behind the man, his techniques and complex colouring system
- use specialty watercolour materials, equipment and techniques
- create their own botanical illustration.
Workshops can be adapted to suit Stages 2 – 4 or mixed groups
Stage 2 Visual Arts
VAS2.1 represents the qualities of experiences and things that are interesting or beautiful by choosing amongst aspects of subject matter
VAS2.2 uses the forms to suggest the qualities of subject matter
VAS2.3 acknowledges that artists make artworks for different reasons and that various interpretations are possible
VAS2.4 identifies connections between subject matter in artworks and what they refer to, and appreciates the use of particular techniques
Stage 3 Visual Arts
VAS3.1 investigates subject matter in an attempt to represent likenesses of things in the world
VAS3.2 makes artworks for different audiences assembling materials in a variety of ways
VAS3.3 acknowledges that audiences respond in different ways to artworks and that there are different opinions about the value of artworks
VAS3.4 communicates about the ways in which subject matter is represented in artworks
Stage 3 - NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum – History
HT3-2 describes and explains different experiences of people living in Australia over time
Stage 4 Visual Arts
VAS4.1 uses a range of strategies to explore different artmaking conventions and procedures to make artworks
VAS4.2 explores the function of and relationships between artist – artwork – world – audience
VAS4.6 selects different materials and techniques to make artworks
VAS4.7 explores aspects of practice in critical and historical interpretations of art
Stage 4 - NSW Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum – History
HT4-3 describes and assesses the motives and actions of past individuals and groups in the context of past societies
Available during term time.
Cost is $181.50 for groups up to 15 and $297 for groups 16-30.