Watercolour with Cheryl Hodges

Paint a Golden Sun Moth with watercolour

With Cheryl Hodges

A FREE Infuse Workshop

Supported by our Infuse donors

Gungahlin Arts

Saturday 6 July, 1-4pm, Gungaderra Homestead

Belco Arts

Saturday 20 July, 12:30-3:30pm, Generator Gallery

*Participation in these workshops is free for all, but places are strictly limited. We appreciate your support by not booking a place unless you are sure that you will attend. We also ask that you only book into one of the above sessions to make sure that as many people as possible can enjoy this experience.

The critically endangered Golden sun moth is found in the ACT, Victoria and a small area of NSW. The Golden sun moth lives in grassy ecosystems which have been degraded severely since European settlement. In the ACT there are a few small populations in lowland areas next to Canberra and in small sites within the city that range from 0.06 hectares to more than 300 hectares.

In this workshop Cheryl will increase your appreciation of this beautiful moth, as well as your painting skills as she take you through the process of capturing this stunning species with watercolour. Cheryl will share a range of accessible tips, tricks and techniques along the way. She will show how to build up the intensity of the colour using layers of watery paint and demonstrate adding the final details with a dry brush technique. She will also explain how to fix common mistakes and clean up little messes.

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.

Website: cherylhodges.com

Instagram: @cherylhodgesartist

Facebook: @Cherylhodgesartist

More about our 2024 Infuse workshops

We are all connected to the natural world around us in many ways, and this year, our free infuse workshops focus in on these connections.  

From inspiring awe and wonder for nature through stitching, drawing and watercolours, to exploring creative techniques that have a reduced environmental impact by using recycled materials, Infuse will give you a taste of some of the many ways to bring in a little more connection to nature in your creativity.

Each workshop is led by professional artists who will take to through structured activities that draw from their own creative practices.  Workshops are suitable for people of all levels of creative experience and no prior knowledge is required. 

Workshops are designed with adults in mind, however enthusiastic children and young people are also welcome.  Please note that all children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. 

Infuse is supported by our generous donors, Belco Arts works with artists every day to realise their ambitions and connect them with the community. Through Infuse, you can donate directly to Belco Arts and boost our whole program. This is the perfect way to support Belco Arts as an ambitious, sustainable, welcoming and inclusive arts organisation for years to come. for more information or to contribute, click here