Sketching from Nature with Faye Wilson

Learn new skills as Faye Wilson guides you through the various techniques and methods you will need to capture the raw, natural beauty of Everglades House & Gardens overlooking World Heritage listed wilderness.

The “Sketching from Nature” classes will be held throughout Everglades gardens where the beautiful location will be your inspiration.

Faye Wilson has been teaching drawing for over 30 years and believes that drawing directly from nature provides the perfect focal point for learning the principles the art of seeing through observational drawing, which is an essential skill for those who would like to begin art practice or to improve their existing practice.

  • Learn about the techniques that botanical artists use to see and record their observations accurately as well as those for taking in broader views of nature in the landscape.
  • Be guided through some of the basics of these techniques in one of the Blue Mountains most scenic and historic locations.
  • Try a variety of artists materials and tools and shown how and when to use them.
  • A fantastic opportunity to draw and sketch from macro aspects of Everglades taking in breathtaking views of the Jamison Valley and from the micro with a myriad of beautiful trees plants and shrubs to focus on.

Faye will also discuss how and why artists work from nature, why they keep sketchbooks and share tip bits on local history, botany, geology and culture accumulated over thirty years of living in this unique and beautiful part of the world.


Image courtesy of Faye Wilson


Workshop details

Select from six dates:

  • Wednesday 7 September, 10am – 1pm – SOLD OUT
  • Saturday 10 September, 10am – 1pm – SOLD OUT
  • Wednesday 14 September, 10am – 1pm
  • NEW! Wednesday 21st September, 10am – 1pm
  • NEW! Sunday 25th September, 12.30 – 3.30pm

Includes half-day workshop and materials needed, including: A4 sketchbook, pencils and clip boards, plus a lightweight chair to sit anywhere in the gardens to put your new found skills into practice! A delicious Devonshire Tea is also included.


Image courtesy of Faye Wilson


How to book your tickets

Tickets: Members $75, general admission $85, concession $80. Spaces strictly limited.

Book via Eventbrite, where possible, to guarantee a spot.


Image courtesy of Faye Wilson

Plan your Visit

Everglades House & Gardens


37 Everglades Avenue
Leura 2780 NSW


Sunday 25 - Monday 26 December 2022

(02) 4784 1938
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