Pen & Ink Insects
with Bonnie Koopmans
Starts 29th Aug '20
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$120.00 1 Class      


Starts 29th Aug '20

9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$120.00 1 Class      

Are you a nature lover and curious to explore the wonders of our natural world creatively? YES, then join us for a very special workshop with Canberra based natural history illustrator, Bonnie Koopmans. Bonnie completed a degree in Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle and has a particular fascination with insects and their microscopic features.

Bonnie will be back in Newcastle for a one-off workshop where she will step you through the process of creating your own pen and ink insect illustration. You'll get to explore the fascinating world of insects with all their tiny details.

In this workshop students will be provided with an insect template to work from (if you are a confident drawer there will be an option for you to draw your own). You'll experiment with pen and ink and learn techniques such as stippling and hatching to help create a detailed ink-rendered illustration.

There will be a variety of resources available on the day such as insect specimens, insect reference books, drawing materials to try out, field lenses and detailed reference print-outs.

In this workshop we welcome all skill levels:)

About Bonnie Koopmans
About Bonnie Koopmans
Bonnie Koopmans is an artist, scientific illustrator and recent graduate of the Bachelor of Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle. Having previously completed a Bachelor of Communication Design, she is a great believer in the importance of illustration as a means for scientific communication, as it is able to represent nature both accurately and beautifully. With a steady hand and a bit of patience, Bonnie creates illustrations that represent these principles.
She loves all aspects of nature but has a particular soft spot for birds and especially insects, with their tiny hidden worlds and microscopic features.

Workshop Schedule

What you get: This is a 4 hour intensive workshop with guided expert tuition.

A variety of resources such as insect specimens, insect reference books, drawing materials to try out (eg. Rotring pens), tracing paper, field lenses and detailed reference print-outs will be available.

What to bring: A small materials list will be emailed prior to the workshop.

BYO snacks and water bottle but, beware, you might find yourself so absorbed in the workshop that you forget to eat:)
About Bonnie Koopmans
About Bonnie Koopmans
Bonnie Koopmans is an artist, scientific illustrator and recent graduate of the Bachelor of Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle. Having previously completed a Bachelor of Communication Design, she is a great believer in the importance of illustration as a means for scientific communication, as it is able to represent nature both accurately and beautifully. With a steady hand and a bit of patience, Bonnie creates illustrations that represent these principles.
She loves all aspects of nature but has a particular soft spot for birds and especially insects, with their tiny hidden worlds and microscopic features.
About Bonnie Koopmans
Bonnie Koopmans is an artist, scientific illustrator and recent graduate of the Bachelor of Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle. Having previously completed a Bachelor of Communication Design, she is a great believer in the importance of illustration as a means for scientific communication, as it is able to represent nature both accurately and beautifully. With a steady hand and a bit of patience, Bonnie creates illustrations that represent these principles.
She loves all aspects of nature but has a particular soft spot for birds and especially insects, with their tiny hidden worlds and microscopic features.
  • Sample of Bonnie's work.
  • Sample of Bonnie's work.
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