Janet Matthews wildlife artist
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Refine your drawing skills with in person classes and workshops. Or try learning at your own pace with Janet’s e-books and e-workshops series.
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Learn to Draw with Janet

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Flexible learning options to fit your schedule.
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ADULTS CLASSES

For adults of all skill levels, covering drawing in pencil, colour pencil, watercolour pencil, pen.
All classes take place at the Studio in Narre Warren North, Victoria, Australia.

TERM 1 DATES

Tuesday classes: Begin 26th April
Wednesday classes: Begin 27th April
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CHILDRENS CLASSES

All children work on individual projects so they learn at their own speed and enjoy their choice of subject and drawing medium with individual tuition.

TERM 1 DATES

Tuesday - 5.30 pm - 6.30pm
Classes in term 2 - 5 weeks - $75
Beginning 26th April
For more info, contact Janet.
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WORKSHOPS FOR 2022

Janet teaches with a step by step demonstration and then individual tuition, making workshops suitable for beginners to advanced students.

Studio address - Narre Warren North, Victoria, Australia.

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All workshops are in colour pencil and on Saturday 10am to 3.30pm. 
Except the Four-day Galapagos workshop Which is Monday to Thursday 10am to 3.30pm

DATE AND TIME

DESCRIPTION

COST

Saturday
10th September 2022
Blue faced honeyeater
in Colour Pencil
One day workshop
10am to 3:30pm
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Saturday
19th March 2022
Fringed lily (botanical)
in Colour Pencil
One day workshop
10am to 3:30pm
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Saturday
30th April 2022
Major Mitchell cockatoo
in Colour Pencil
One day workshop
10am to 3:30pm
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Saturday
28th May 2022
Alpaca portrait
in Colour Pencil
One day workshop
10am to 3:30pm
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Saturday
18th June 2022
Eucalypt macrocarpa
with spider web (Botanical)
in Colour Pencil
One day workshop
10am to 3:30pm
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Saturday
30th July 2022
Damselfly
in Colour Pencil
One day workshop
10am to 3:30pm
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3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th
October 2022
Galapagos Island Wildlife
Sally lightfoot crab, Galapagos turtle,
Blue footed Boobie, F
rigate bird in display
in Colour Pencil
Four day workshop
10am to 3:30pm
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Saturday
26th November 2022
Falcon in action
in Colour Pencil
One day workshop
10am to 3:30pm
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Contact Janet to confirm dates, due to rescheduling from lockdown
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PRIVATE WORKSHOPS

Janet does run workshops for many art groups throughout Australia, which are usually open only to Art Group members. Otherwise, Janet will note them on this page. Any group interested in discussing a possible workshop in Colour Pencil for their group is welcome to contact Janet to discuss further.

LEARN TO DRAW DVDS

Purchase a DVD to learn a specific technique in the comfort of your home or studio.

DRAWING DVDS FOR PURCHASE

TITLE

COST

Colour Pencil techniques
Shows Janet’s techniques and a demonstration of a Flowering Gum.
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$15
Eyes
JJanet demonstrates all different coloured eyes which should cover most animals and birds.
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$15
Fur
Janet demonstrates a wide range of different fur, long, short, curly, wet and more.
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$15
Symphony of Green things
Janet shows seven different types of green and how to create them, including demonstrations of each green.
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$15
Shiny Things
Janet shows six different subjects and how to create the sheen and shine on them, including a patent leather shoe, bronze picture frame, silvery tap, water droplets and more.
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$20
Water and Reflections
Janet demonstrates different colours of water, rippled water and a rippled reflection.
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$15
Graphite
Janet shows the many different techniques for creating different effects with graphite, including using blenders and erasers.
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$20
Folds, wrinkles and creases
Each of these effects has a different ‘formula’ to achieve them easily.
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$20
Watercolour pencil techniques
How to apply the watercolour pencils to create different effects, from smooth to textured, from soft to detailed.
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$15
Drawing - Quickly and Accurately
Draw up your artwork at any size, quickly and easily. This shows many different tecniques to draw your image.
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$15
Posing birds feet
Learn how bird feet work and how to change their position and add in detail.
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$20
Eyes - with expressions
Learn how different eyes work, then how to change your references to create any expression.
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$20
Lace and Sculptured material
Learn to draw the different materials, including Satin, knitted, Velvet etc.
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$20
Sunbird and Nest
Learn to draw the beautiful brightly coloured bird in colour pencil and weave the nest in graphite.
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$15
Butterflies, Bees, Ants and Beetles
A 2 DVD set. Learn to draw each insect, how to pose them, how to colour them.
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$40
Watercolour and Colour pencils
Learn to draw each insect, how to pose them, how to colour them.
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$20
Colour pencil on Coloured Paper
How to create your drawing with a range of different coloured papers, from Black through to pale sandy colour.
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$20
Faces
Steps through the many different varieties of skin colour, eyes, mouths, hair.  This gives the basics for any portrait you may wish to draw.
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$20
Luminous feathers
Learn to create that bright sparkling feathers of hummingbirds and sunbirds.
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$20
Transparent wings
Learn how to draw those see-through wings of a cicada, a dragonfly and a hummingbird in flight.
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$20
Glossy feathers
Step by step process of creating those metallic shiny feathers of a Glossy Starling.
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$20
Magpies
Learn to draw magpies, adult and juvenile, using graphite and a touch of colour pencil.
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$20
New Holland Honeyeater
Instructions to draw this honeyeater in colour pencil and then in graphite
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$20
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LEARN TO DRAW
E-BOOKS AND E-WORKSHOPS

Purchase an e-book and receive a digital book via email detailed with Janet’s step by step process.

E-BOOKS FOR PURCHASE

title

cost

Composition and Design
$20
Water reflections
$20
Quick Sketching in ink and watercolour
$20
3D and foreshortening
$20
Colour theory
$45

E-WORKSHOPS FOR PURCHASE

E- Workshops for Colour Pencil Each series consists of six workshops, with step by step instructions and pics of each stage, easy to follow.

title

cost

Series One - Natural and Botanical subjects

Hoya, Toadstool, Correa, Acorn, Backlit leaves, Flowering gum
$60

Series Two - Feathers and Birds

Feather, Fairy Wren, Barking Owl, Scarlet Robin, Purple crowned Lorikeet, Chicken.
$60

Series Three - Insects

Ladybug, Honey bee, Damselfly, Butterfly, Harlequin beetle, Blue Banded bee, St Andrew’s cross Spider
$60

Series Four - Furry animals

Pony, Red panda, Black dog, Joey, Koala, Tiger.
$60

Series Five - Frogs, lizards and more.

Clown fish, Tree frog, Sealion, Blue tongue lizard, Sea dragon, Poison dart frog.
$60

Series Six - Natural textures

Tree sap, River rocks, Desert pea, Blue Emu eggs, Waterdrops Autumn leaf, Kangaroo Paw.
$60

Series Seven - Australian native flowers #1

Eucalypt preissiana, Grevillea superb, Waratah, Bottlebrush stamen, Bottlebrush florets, Leaves-Bottlebrush, Grevillea and Waratah.
$60

Series 8 - Australian native flowers #2

Native Hibiscus, Kangaroo paw (manglessi), Waterlily (Nymphaea gigantea), Large Duck orchid, Desert banksia seed pod, Paper daisy (Everlasting).
$60
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Introducing Janet

Janet’s pencil works, full of personality, humour and beautiful detail have won many awards and gained her some wonderful accolades.
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JANET MATTHEWS WIDLIFE ARTIST MELBOURNE

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