Botanical Illustration

A watercolour Illustration of some Gum Leaves
Gum leaves by Cheryl Hodges

Botanical Illustration

With Cheryl Hodges

A No Place Like Home workshop | Presented by Gungahlin Arts and Woden Arts

Gungahlin workshop

Saturday 6 August 2022, 9:30am-12:30pm

$20 per person, Training Room 2, Gungahlin Library


Woden workshop

Saturday 13 August 2022, 9:30am-12:30pm

$20 per person, Woden Library


Explore the beauty, variation and natural imperfection of our local Eucalypt species through the medium of watercolour.

Botanical artist Cheryl Hodges will take you through a series of techniques including wet-in-wet and wet on dry and show you how to build up intensity of colour through layers of watery paint and add in final details with a dry brush technique.

You’ll learn about the different kinds of watercolour papers and explore some tips and tricks to fix common mistakes and clean up little messes. You’ll leave the workshop with your own perfectly imperfect eucalypt sketches and some new skills to carry into your own work!

About Cheryl Hodges

Cheryl was raised on a property near Hall, and developed a love of nature and art at an early age. Cheryl has been painting botanical watercolours for over 20 years. She particularly enjoys painting Australian natives and more recently has been focusing on threatened and endangered species. Cheryl teaches both botanical and insect illustration, and has created several online tutorials.

Cheryl has held two solo exhibitions. She is an invited member of the Florilegium of the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney with two paintings held in the permanent collection. She has completed numerous commissions, including a major work for the NSW Biodiversity Conservation Trust, and a ‘rediscovered’ orchid for the CSIRO.

Instagram: @cherylhodgesartist

Facebook: @cherylhodgesartist


More info

No Place Like Home is a series of affordable, creative workshops that invite Woden and Gungahlin residents to connect with and shape the place they call home.

No Place Like Home workshops are open to all levels of artistic experience. Workshops are designed with adults in mind, but passionate children and young people are welcome too. However, please note that all children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings for each workshop will open one month prior to the start date.

To learn more visit the No Place Like Home webpage or contact Belco Arts via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.