Devonian Aquarium Animations and Botanical Illustration Workshop.
Orange Cowra Cabonne Science Hub and the CORRIDOR project facilitated a one-day masterclass run by National Art School alumni artists Todd Fuller and Angus Fisher in digital animation and botanical illustration.
This workshop was a wonderful opportunity to share my professional knowledge with a lovely group of people I would otherwise never have had the opportunity to work with. I thoroughly enjoyed my time teaching the class and am grateful for the chance to work with such enthusiastic and capable organisers and participants.
I particularly liked the broad demographic of the participants, of all ages, and from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. All participants seemed to enjoy what they learned and many were interested in continuing further explorations away from the class, which is really uplifting as a teacher.
I believe it is critically important for artists and educators to realise and remind themselves that Australia is bigger and richer than its metropolitan areas. As an artist who deals predominantly with nature and ecology, I am especially grateful for the opportunity to run workshops like this and engage and learn from people with broad and vastly different experiences of their landscape and ecology - A rare opportunity in my experience. There always seems to be a nice transaction of knowledge amongst the participants that the quiet intimacy of workshop drawing can provide.
-Angus - Tutor
It is always a delight to travel to the Corridor Project, a place where disciplines intermingle effortlessly, where a breathtaking landscape and heritage structure form an unlikely stage for a plethora of creative endeavours, and where creative risks and experimentation (which elsewhere would seem impossible) are a part of the everyday ritual. The workshops and performances I have undertaken here have been particularly rewarding milestones in my career; pairing regional and metropolitan interests, skills and experiences and changing perceptions in a focused, nurturing environment. An example of this is the weekends Inspiring Australia, NSW Regional Science Hubs initiative - the Devonian Aquarium - a workshop which brought together digital animation, science, history and botanical illustration to offer new skills to regional practitioners across numerous disciplines. This was a brave, intensive and ambitious workshop made possible through collaboration. As a facilitator, it was an incredible experience to work with such a mixed group of scientists, educators, and artists resulting in some fantastic, humerous and informative outcomes.
-Todd - Tutor
I think the course was interesting because I learned a lot about each form of art which I can now practice in my own time. The instructors were nice to learn from explained things well and they always built on how capable I was at the subject in mind. I would like to thank all the people who organised these workshops.
A dive into the intersection and divergence of analogue and digital with two very talented artist teachers.
Thank you for an unbelievably wonderful and creative day. Todd and Angus were remarkably talented and relaxed presenters who were able to get fantastic results. It was very satisfying to be able to learn and apply new techniques and to come away from the day with a completed project. Thank you for your hospitality and the chance to network with some very talented people.
“Tripping from Sydney was so worthwhile. An amazing day with an abundance of talent eager to share their knowledge. Very well organised and extremely professional.”
Thanks for the fantastic workshop yesterday.
I was amazed at the talents of Angus Fisher and Todd Fuller and the skills they were able to teach in the time available. The day was well organised and the program very well structured. The workshop was a big win for the region, and I look forward to another to build upon what was learned.
Thank you so much to you for a very special weekend, we loved it. We are very inspired and now sitting up here stippling like kids doing their homework �........�
I very much loved the experience at the Corridor project, participating in the Todd Fuller animation and Angus Fischer botanical drawing workshops.
One comes away from the workshops with a stronger connection to art, people and the extraordinary landscape that surrounds a creative environment that inspires and stays with you long after.
I came away from Todd Fuller and Angus Fischer’s workshops at the Corridor Project with a great sense of potential in the material that was presented in such a professional and well-run workshop.
As always, the CORRIDOR project has passed on relevant and accessible skills that can be built on accordingly in one’s own practice.