Join our upcoming nature-led overseas workshops
2 Day Botany & Botanical Art Workshop, Kauai, Hawaii | 23-24 Feb 2019
Specially crafted for nature lovers and botanical art enthusiasts, this 2 day plant taxonomy-meets-art course held on the weekend of 23 and 24 February 2019 includes garden tours of McBryde Gardens and Allerton Gardens, plant taxonomy workshops by botanist Bian Tan and botanical watercolour workshops by botanical artist Lucinda Law. You’ll learn to identify and illustrate plants that we will encounter during our garden tours. This powerful combination of art and science approach will enrich your experience of the botanical world and empower you to observe and draw the beauty of nature through holistic and creative perspectives.
Date: 23 & 24 February 2019, Saturday & Sunday
Time: 830 am to 430pm on both days
Venue: McBryde Garden (23 Feb), Allerton Garden (24 Feb)
Price: USD $580, includes:
Two-day workshop of Plant Taxonomy and Art led by botanist Bian Tan and botanical artist Lucinda Law
Provision of all notes
Botanical materials are provided for all classes
Admission tickets and garden tours for McBryde Garden & Allerton Garden (USD$160) Write to us at email@example.com for further enquiries.
Ways to book: visit our website at www.within.sg to book via our Peatix event listing or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A full course schedule and material list will be sent to participants.
Cultivate and deepen your joyful curiosity for the nature world from an arts perspective. For each of the immersive botanical art workshop, you'll be tasked to achieve a set of group and personalised creative challenges and technical aims. You'll be given a progress worksheet to chart your progress for the individual workshops and across the weeks.
Through a series of demonstrations and one-on-one guidance by Lucinda, you will learn basic observation, photography, illustration and watercolour skills to improve on your technical presentation. You’ll also acquire a range of holistic and creative tips to develop your confidence in arts and enrich your attunement with nature.
Ideal for beginners and all levels of art practitioners who wish to cultivate a nature-inspired art practice using watercolour, mixed media techniques and deepen their appreciation of nature. Classes are held in The Studio (Jalan Besar) or Pollen Restaurant at Gardens by the Bay (Terrace). The workshop at Pollen comes with a guided tour by Lucinda and drinks/pastry set by POLLEN.
Term 1: Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2
Term 2: Mar 23, 30, Apr 6, 13
Term 3: June 1, 8, 15, 22
Venue: Within Studio (Jan 12, 19), Pollen (Jan 26, Feb 2). TBC for the term 2 & 3.
Time: 9:00am to 11:30am
Price: S$550 for 4 class packages or $995 for 8 class packages. Single-visit S$145.00.
$550 course fees includes:
- Choice of four workshops within 6 months period from the date of your first workshop.
- Botanical materials are provided all classes.
- You'll bring your own art materials and additional materials as we progress.
- Certain watercolour paint for specific training will be provided at certain workshops.
Flower Dome sessions
- Free entry to the Flower Dome.
- Guided tour of the Flower Dome by Lucinda before the class
- POLLEN breakfast set of pastry & a choice of beverage
- Botanical materials
*Missed workshops which are cancelled outside the 12 hours cancellation window period are non-refundable.
What you'll learn
• Essential guide to basic watercolour painting: Materials and everything you need to know to start your art practice confidently.
• Wet-in-Wet techniques: Conquering water versus paint ratio and control in water evaporation timing.
• How to mix and achieve attractive, translucency and vibrant mix/blend of watercolours without it turning murky or chalky.
• Colour mixing drills: how to unlock the magic combination of your colours in your palette.
• Essential troubleshooting tips rarely shown on online painting videos.
• Live and up-close demonstrations by Lucinda.
• Personal guidance to improve your techniques weekly. Everyone have different learning phases, so you'll pick up your own techniques/ challenges set by Lucinda personally for you from your last session.
For students who achieved more than 8 lessons or have experiences in watercolour painting.
• Wet-on-dry: We simplify the essential steps to the dry brush techniques which is often cited to be difficult and challenging.
• Tips, drills and practice to achieve details and definitions in your work.
• Combination of painting techniques: why, how, when to use them for what effects?
• Adapting the techniques and find your own styles.
• Introduce to new 'must-have' colours for your palette and how to combine them.
• How to paint challenging colours such as whites, black and yellow flora.
I look forward to a time well spent with you to cultivate your creative nature.
Lucinda Law is a botanical artist, teacher, writer and Founding director of Within, a nature-led creative studio and consultancy. Within started as a nature-led creative consultancy and studio in 2016 with an objective of depicting the beauty of the nature, linking people to nature, developing a community of nature-led art patrons and supporting the cause of nature conservation through arts. Within has worked with over 40 collaborators, with a diverse client list such as Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Singapore National Gallery, Changi Airport Group, Mandai, Banyan Tree, Chanel, Leica and American Express.
Lucinda holds an MA in Fine Arts and as a self-taught watercolorist, she was later trained in intermediate botanical illustration at Kew Gardens, London. She has more than 8 years of teaching experience in tertiary arts and design institute in Singapore namely, Temasek Polytechnic, Lasalle College of the Arts and Glasgow School of Arts. At Within, she programmes and conducts botanical art workshops, courses and immersive creative retreats that brings city dwellers into nature spots to enhance their attunement with nature, creative practice and well-being.
Beside teaching and writing, Lucinda create artworks that sit between analog and digital worlds, using old world watercolour techniques and modern digital expressions to express her love stories of nature. She is currently creating a series of work which develops her growing interest in environment conservation in collaboration with botanical gardens and other environmental institutions to promote good health and well-being of people and the planet in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) goals.
She is currently working on an upcoming exhibition in ArtScience Museum in March 2019 and on other corporate commissions. Having just conducted her next creative retreat in Chiang Mai (Nov 2018), she will be conducting her 2 Day Art, Science and Beauty Course with botanist, Bian Tan, in Kauai, Hawaii from 23-24 Feb 2019. Her upcoming courses at nature-endowed locations will be announced in March 2019.
As a self-taught watercolorist, she was also trained in botanical illustration at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, United Kingdom.
While working full time as a Senior Lecturer in Lasalle College of the Arts for almost seven years, and overseeing the department of Cultural & Theoretical Studies in Fashion, she completed her Masters in Fine Arts in 2011 and exhibited her first solo art installation in 2012. Her thesis focus on creating immersive art installations through the use of digital projections and hand-assembled installations of kinetic sculptures to create new forms of storytelling using images and text to engage audience.
Lucinda’s works move between the analog and digital worlds, using old world watercolour techniques and progressive digital expressions to link people to the stories of nature. She is currently creating a series of work which develops her growing interest in environment conservation in collaboration with botanical gardens and other environmental institutions to promote good health and well-being of people and the planet in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) goals.
She began painting in 2015 and till date, her works have commissioned and collected by private collectors, corporate companies and government institutions.
She was appointed as the first Expeditionary Artist-in-Residence at Batu Batu Private Island Resort, Pulau Tengah, Malaysia, in September 2018. Her tasks was to create artworks inspired by the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals and her encounters with the flora and fauna world through the marine conservation centre on the island. She is currently working towards a series of works which will be exhibited in mixed medium formats- paintings, installations and augmented reality in ArtScience Museum in March 2019.
In November 2018, she began exhibiting a small series of work at Chiang Mai, Thailand, titled, “Royal Beauty”, that was inspired by the rare and endangered plants she encountered during her botanical expeditions with conservationists from the Queen Sirikit Botanic Gardens.
Lucinda has more than 8 years of teaching experience in tertiary arts and design institute in Singapore, such as Temasek Polytechnic, Lasalle College of the Arts and Glasgow School of Arts.
At Within, she programmes and conducts botanical art workshops, courses and immersive creative retreats that takes city dwellers into nature spots to enhance their attunement with nature and their well-being.
She has conducted workshops for clients such as Aesop, Leica, The OutNet, and Faber-Castell. She develops and co-teach a course, titled, The Art, Science and Beauty of Nature, with botanist Bian Tan, where participants learn how to deepen their appreciation for nature through a series of workshops grounded in plant taxonomy, botanical art studies and holistic practices.
She conducts five semesters of botanical workshops which are taught at her studio in Little India and Pollen Restaurant (Terrace) , Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay.
With a BA in English Language and Literature, and a love for narratives, storytelling and text, she has worked as a cultural writer in Singapore and travel editor in Hong Kong. Her articles has been published in over 15 magazines. Her story about how she started Within and became a botanical artist was published in a collection of stories about Singaporeans’ life paths, titled, The Birthday Book: The Roads We Take (Edited by Chery Chung and Aaron Maniam, 2018)
She is the first Arts & Graphic Ambassador for Faber-Castell Singapore and the first Brand Ambassador for diptyque Singapore. She is the first artist to illustrate the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Singapore and the cover of an inaugural magazine by American Express. She is also appointed as one of the ambassadors for the National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) for their Giving Week campaign in 2017 & 2018.
She volunteers a creative consultant for Singapore Association of Women’s Lawyer (SAWL) to aid access to their scholarships for Autistic and disabled children. She adopts SAWL as her charity group for her ambassadorship programme for diptyque.
Esquire Magazine, T: The New York Times Magazine (Singapore), Monocle Magazine, AMEX Centurion Magazine, Time Out, The Straits Times, Business Times, 8 Days, LoveBonito, Pazzion, ANZA, Salt, High Net Worth, WearOhWhere, The A-List, Buro 24/7, Lady Boss Asia, Style Magazine, Female, L’officiel Singapore, Catalog, Harper's Bazaar SG/ India, I-Weekly, Lianhe ZaoBao, PIN Prestige and Singapore Women's Weekly.
2011 Masters in Fine Arts, Lasalle College of the Arts-Open University, Singapore
2004 B.A. in English Language & English Literature, SIM-Open University, Singapore
2018 The Ironwood, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
2018 Edible Beauty, Hilton Hotel, Singapore.
2012 One Perfect Complex, Trispace, ICA, Singapore.
2018 National Gallery Singapore, Light to Night Festival, Art Skins on Monuments.
2017 Botanical Atelier Room, Multiply (Keepers x Straits Clan), New Majestic Hotel, Singapore.
2016 Keepers, Fullerton Hotel, East Garden Wing, Singapore.
2016 Tropical Garden in a City, UNIQLO Orchard, Singapore.
2016 Orchids Archival Collection of RISIS, Raffles Shopping Centre, Singapore.
2014 Come Closer, ICA Gallery II, Singapore.
2013 100 Friends, TCC Gallery, Singapore.
2012 100 Friends, TCC Gallery, Singapore.
2011 100 Friends, TCC Gallery, Singapore.
2011 Metalstargazer, Zouk, Singapore.
2014 Out of 12, ICA Gallery II, Singapore.
2010 Fantasia, Project Space, ICA, Singapore.
2010 Objects, Praxis Space, ICA, Singapore.
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