Join our upcoming nature-led workshops in Singapore
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 at Pollen (Terrace) at Gardens by the Bay.
Term 4: Sept 7, 14, 21, 28
Sign up via Peatix by 1st September to enjoy the discount in Single Visit Classes and 4-Week Packages.
First-time students, key in Start2019 to get 5% off course fees.
Returning students, key in Art2019 to get 12% off.
Art of Nature Journey is a once-in-a lifetime immersive nature and arts creative retreat dedicated to develop your creative expressions and confidence in this 5-day art holiday in the cool montane forest of Chiang Mai. You’ll enjoy nature excursions to Queen Sirikit Botanic Gardens and immerse in daily creative workshops held at gorgeous garden setting of The Ironwood. The workshops are led by botanical artist, Lucinda Law to awaken your creative passion and imagination at any stage of your art practice. Bookings are now open, do write in to email@example.com for enquires and registration.
Specially crafted for nature lovers and botanical art enthusiasts, this two-day plant taxonomy-meets-art course on 2 and 3 November weekend is helmed by botanical artist Lucinda Law of Within and botanist/naturalist Bian Tan who will take you on a full immersion of nature and delve into the world of plant taxonomy and botanical art. You’ll learn to identify and draw native and exotic plants at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a Lucinda, botanical artist and Bian who is a trained botanist. This powerful combination of art and science approach will enrich your experience of the botanical world and empower you to draw what you see and observe nature in a way that will get you see nature like never before. For details on the course, click here.
Dates: 2 & 3 November 2019, Saturday & Sunday
Venue: Within Studio | Singapore Botanic Gardens
Time: 9:00am to 11:30am
Price: S$550 for 2 Days
Sign up via Peatix here or you may email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to book directly. We look forward to sharing the joys of the botanical world with you.
Lucinda Law is a botanical artist and founding director of WITHIN, a nature-led creative studio and consultancy set up in 2016 with an objective of creating experiences of beauty in nature, connecting people to nature-inspired creative practices and supporting nature conservation through arts.
Her signature style of botanical art is expressed in traditional to contemporary media seen in her delicate botanical watercolour paintings, acrylic murals, art installations and augmented reality expressions. As a self-taught watercolour artist, she has later gone through training in Intermediate Botanical Illustration at Kew Gardens, London. With a BA in Literature and MA in Fine Arts, she incorporates narratives of nature into her artworks which endears people to the biodiversity, beauty and benefits of nature. With a love for narratives, storytelling and text, Lucinda has worked as a cultural writer in Singapore and travel editor in Hong Kong. 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). Her story has appeared in over 20 feature stories and interviews.
She has more than ten 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. She has taught over 215 botanical art workshops and held overseas creative retreats for city-dwellers to immerse in enriching experiences of arts and nature in nature-endowed destinations.
Her art and WITHIN’s creative and expertise services in areas of conceptualising and creation of commissions, workshops, limited-edition merchandise, art exhibitions and more, have supported over 40 nature-loving patrons and clients such as Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Changi Airport Group, Banyan Tree, Mandai Park Holdings, Ecosperity, Leica and Apple, to communicate and create captivating nature-themed works and art experiences about the beauty of nature.
She volunteers as 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. She is the first Arts & Graphic Ambassador for Faber-Castell Singapore in 2016 and the first Brand Ambassador for diptyque Singapore in 2017. 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 is an art contributor for Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore).
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.
Interview on Plants, People, Planet a journal by the staff of Oxford Botanic Garden.
“Interview with Lucinda Law: Finding inspiration in plants—The life and work of a botanical artist”
Interview on LightFoot Travel.
“Artist in Residence on a Tropical Island: Botanical Artist Lucinda Law Visited The Eco-Retreat of Batu Batu To Highlight The Need To Help Save The Environment.
2018 Royal Beauty, The Ironwood, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
2018 Edible Beauty, Hilton Hotel, Singapore.
2012 One Perfect Complex, Trispace, ICA, Singapore.
2019 Experiencing Beauty, Meshminds 2.0, ArtScience Museum, 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, East Garden Wing, Fullerton Hotel, 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.
“You carry Mother Earth within you. She is not outside of you. Mother Earth is not just your environment. In that insight of inter-being, it is possible to have real communication with the Earth, which is the highest form of prayer. In that kind of relationship, you have enough love, strength and awakening in order to change your life.” —Thich Nhat Hanh
“Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing.” — Clarissa Pinkola Estée