On Thursday we participated in a drawing class at the Calyx in Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens. It's a beautiful building -full of light and air -with an amazing garden wall backdrop. Perfect inspiration for creative pursuits of any kind. With a table full of beautifully shaped objects from nature's bounty, we chose a few of the simpler shapes (lemons, leaves, garlic) and began to draw.
Our teacher pointed out the light and shadows and gave us a few tips on shapes, perspective and shading. She was very encouraging, with positive and helpful comments that made us feel like we were doing really well. We did learn quite a bit and hopefully we will continue to practice at home. Actually, we were happy and a bit surprised at how well we did!
It's always great to try something new, meet new people and be creative. A morning very well spent.
Here are our two takes from our drawing class....
top left, bottom right -Leanne
top right, bottom left- Justine