Join illustrator Anastasia Maximova for a story of Christmas magic…
Imagine an elegant Christmas Ball, where colours triumph and elegant brushes gracefully dance to the sounds of beautiful music, and your cherished dreams seem a reality. The guest of honour is His Majesty King Protea. Let him whirl you around in the waltz of botanical watercolour. Join the Master of Ceremonies and guardian of royal secrets - botanical artist, researcher and teacher Anastasia Maximova.
Everything will be prepared for you. Top quality paper, brushes, watercolours and King Proteas will be at your disposal for two days. And no Ball is complete without a buffet table! Enjoy sweets that melt in your mouth, juicy fruits, aromatic coffee and tea.
During the two-day botanical illustration workshop, you will explore the secrets of botanical watercolour, enhance your knowledge on academic drawing and painting, and create an illusion of a three-dimensional flower. You will not only leave the workshop with a finished botanical watercolour work, ready to be framed and please you at home, but also learn to understand plants and capture their romanticism in watercolour.
For beginners to experienced artists. Limited spaces available.
immerse is Darwin Entertainment Centre’s Artist in Residence Exhibition program, designed to support and promote the visual arts and provide a connection between the artists, their work and the broader community.
About the Artist
Anastasia Maximova is a botanical artist, teacher and researcher. She completed art education in Russia and continued botanical art specialisation in Great Britain. Being a PhD student of the College of Education at Charles Darwin University, she explores educational, social and cultural capacity of contemporary botanical art.
Anastasia runs botanical watercolour workshops with a focus on the history of botanical art, the peculiarities of botanical art watercolour technique and the interconnection between art and halting plant biodiversity loss. Environmental sustainability underlies the key scientific interest and underpins the role of art in its promotion.
Anastasia is a member of the Russian Botanical Society, Russian Society of Botanical Illustration, Botanical Artists’ Society Queensland and Botanical Art Society of Australia. She has actively participated in national art exhibitions, an international project Botanical Art Worldwide and a number of sociocultural projects, devoted to plant biodiversity conservation.