*Term 4* Home School Advanced Art

$175.00 inc. GST

Fridays 12.00am – 1.30pm, 8 x 1.5hr lessons

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✨The Precision and Skill of Maria Merian✨

Join painter and textile artist Elizabeth Marruffo as she guides you through precision painting and embroidery techniques. From working with watercolour and ink to learning advanced embroidery processes, this eight week course provides students with a deep understanding of the way a traditional artist worked.

This term we will continue to study botanical watercolour techniques as we look at the famous botanical illustrations of the scientist and artist Maria Merian. She was famous for documenting the metamorphosis of insects at a time when those around her believed insects emerged from the mud.

Her luminous and detailed studies of plants, flowers, bugs and butterflies will be looked at in detail as we work on our own line studies, tonal studies and a finished watercolour copy of one of her works.

This term we will also learn advanced embroidery techniques to create a soft, shimmering and fluffy textile sculpture of one of Merian’s moths or butterflies

Students should expect to develop their mastery of watercolour processes and techniques as well as practice a variety of embroidery techniques to create a realistic looking moth or butterfly.

Our small class ratio of 8 students to a teacher, means that each student will get the feedback and attention they need in order to achieve their best outcome.

Friday afternoon session runs at 12.00am – 1.30pm from the 21st of October until the 9th of December

Age range: This workshop is suitable for ages 7 – 15

Drop and leave: Milktooth is an art space unsuitable for younger siblings and workshops are drop and leave. Please feel free to settle your child/ren and then enjoy a coffee at one of the nearby cafes or a visit to Scitech and return at 11.30am for pickup. If your child requires 1:1 support, you are welcome to stay and support them, without younger siblings present.

Supervising adults and numbers: Workshops require a minimum of 12 students to run, and a maximum of 16, with Artists Teachers Liz and Campbell maintaining a ratio of 1:8.

Lunch and Snacks: Please have a good breakfast and you are welcome to bring any nut free snacks into Milktooth. Do bring a water bottle, and light snack if your child needs it

Parking: There are plenty of parking options around the Milktooth studio that have a variety of conditions. Please check our Guide to Visiting Milktooth, which has detailed parking guides and photos of how to find us.

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Fridays 12:00am – 1:30pm, 8 x 1.5hr lessons