Take an immersive walk into local bushland and create drawings and drypoint prints directly from nature with artist and bird lover Jane Rusden.

Day 1 will take in the local bushlands in order to explore the beauty and richness of the environment, journaling, drawing, and making plates from nature.

Day 2 will be at Artpuff Studio. This workshop will develop drypoint plates and express participants’ experience of the bush in print.

Artpuff workshops are welcoming and intimate, and suitable for people of all levels of experience, 16 years+.

This event will introduce participants to the joy of nature journaling and help to develop a personal and creative connection with the local bushland.


Adventures and trips to natural places and wilderness areas, sometimes very remote, form the foundation of Jane Rusden’s work. Mode of transport is anything from her own two feet to a helicopter, motorbike, or her trusty Toyota Landcruiser 4×4. She collects inspiration and material to work from in a tiny watercolour sketchbook when space and weight are at a premium on bushwalking trips. In the back of her Landcruiser, you’re likely to find printmaking supplies and large rolls or sheets of paper, stored alongside the mountain bike. Embedded in Jane Rusden’s passion for wilderness and love of adventure is a strong conservation consciousness. It is this that runs through her work and manifests in a deep understanding of the environment and its inhabitants, especially the birds.

Image: Jane Rusden
Image: Jane Rusden
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Sun 26 / Feb , 10:00 AM Mon 27 / Feb , 3:00 PM


Suite 38, The Mill
Artpuff Studio
9 Walker Street, Castlemaine, Victoria 3350 Australia



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