Adults Flora and Fauna Illustration Workshop

In this 4 week intensive class you will learn to make detailed drawings from start to finish and more! Each week covers a different topic. Learn techniques and go through the drawing process to create your own botanical and animal illustrations. Study Australian native plants and animals whilst learning how to make detailed ink drawings using artist quality materials.


Learn how to draw from life, tracing techniques, outline drawing, rendering, toning and using different drawing techniques such as stippling and crosshatching. Learn Jessica’s own step by step process on drawing whimsically, detailed black ink flora and fauna illustrations. Leave with 3 - 4 new artworks, a higher appreciation for the unique flora and fauna we live with and the knowledge and skills to continue drawing on your own. No experience required!

You may choose to attend all four classes or simply pick out your favourites!


Week 1: PET DRAWING 1st March 2020

Learn to draw a realistic, detailed illustration of your very own loveable pet. Get one on one tailored guidance for drawing techniques for fur babies too scaly lizards and beyond. If you don’t have a pet to draw from you may choose to make a sketch of your favourite animal! Get pre class photography tips for taking photos of you pets to draw from.



Observational drawing week. Pick out from an arrangement of native Australian flora plants and learn to study and observe the 3D form and translate it to a 2D piece of paper. View Jessica’s collection of flora illustrations and learn her drawing techniques from start to finish.



Study native animals and draw from photo references to create your own wildlife illustration. View Jessica’s collection of fauna illustrations and learn her drawing techniques from start to finish.


Week 4 FINISHING TECHNIQUES 22nd March 2020

Bring unfinished illustrations back to class and get tailored feedback on finishing your artwork. Being highly focused on detailed illustrations most drawings need more than a 2 hour class to complete. Whilst finishing drawings or starting new ones gain a special insight on how to use Photoshop to prepare scanned drawings for print and screen view. Jessica will do a live presentation of preparing a scanned image using a Wacom tablet and Photoshop. Participants have an opportunity to try out these applications for themselves.


All classes come with an emailed PDF presentation of class so you can continue illustrating at home and refer back to a class whenever you need.


Please Note: For the pet drawing workshop you will need to email an image of your pet to be printed out before class as a reference. Images must be sent at least 2 days before class to guarantee printing. If you have purchased a ticket to the pet drawing class you will be emailed tips for photo taking.




Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Adult classes are 15+

What will I get out of a 4 week workshop?

- 3 - 4 of your very own flora and fauna illustrations
- Image of your very own pet to treasure forever!
- An appreciation for stunning native Australian flora and fauna we live with
- Skills to continue drawing at home
- PDF files from each class
- Use of artist quality materials
- Opportunity to try out Photoshop using a wacom tablet

What equipment is included in a 4 week workshop?

- 4 sheets each of A4 Arches Smooth 300gsm Watercolour paper
- Use of Pigma Micron Pens in sizes 005, 01, 03
- Protective packaging to take artwork home - A4 Bio-degradeable Cello Sleeve
- Digital pdf Copy of Powerpoint Presentation covering step-by-step process
- Use of sharpers
- Use of Rubbers
- Use of Dusting brush
- Use of Rulers
- Use of Pencils
- Use of scrap paper
- Use of lightbox in Pet drawing and wildlife drawing workshops

- Use of Adobe Photoshop and wacom tablet in Week 4 Workshop

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free parking avalible at SaltWater Art Studio

What can I bring into the event?

All materials are supplied! So you aren't required to bring any materials with you. So just youreslf and whatever makes you comfortable: water bottles for hydration, phones for taking awesome snaps of your art, your 'I'm excited to learn smile'!

Can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Yes feel free!

What's the refund policy?

Due to the nature of this program, there are no refunds once a ticket has been bought, however you may send someone in your place.

Sundays 1, 8, 15, 22 March

4 - 6 pm

$55 - $210

To book: Tickets

*Due to the nature and limited numbers of this program there is a no-refund policy after payment has been made, but you may send someone in your stead.


Jessica Jane





Saltwater Art Studio Public Announcement

It is with a sad heart that we have to announce that
all classes at Saltwater Art Studio have been cancelled until further notice.

Protecting the most vulnerable in our society has to be the prority at the moment and as our studio is located inside a community centre, we feel it best to cancel our classes for now.


All existing bookings will be rescheduled and we are looking forward to continuing with our program in the near future.

We will be guided by Council and the State Government advice and will keep you updated as we receive more information.


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