Tue, Feb 23 | Malvern Artists Society

Native floral, ink, stamping and collage series

Suitable for all levels, this 6 class series focuses on Australian native plants that are edible and have medicinal properties. It is ideal for artists interested to approach floral painting through ink, collage and stamping. There will be room for creativity and personal interpretation!

Time & Location

Feb 23, 1:00 PM – Mar 30, 3:30 PM
Malvern Artists Society, 1297-1299 High St, Malvern VIC 3144, Australia

About the Event


In this native floral series, you will develop your own visual lexicon to paint, stamp and glue Australian native flowers.

You will be introduced to ink painting to create some stunning backgrounds on which you will later stamp and collage floral patterns you have created yourself. You will  discover how to build a personal way of rendering flowers through the use of white and black ink.

By the end of the 6 classes you will have produced learned how to render these plants and you will know about their medicinal properties and edibility.



Pigmented black and white ink


1 bottle of each (smaller quantities are fine too)


Watercolour paper sheets (A3, smooth/hot press, 270-300gsm)


https://www.artshedonline.com.au/arches-watercolour-pad-a5-185gsm-15-sheet-medium-c https://www.artshedonline.com.au/canson-heritage-watercolour-paper-block-23x31cm-30~8285 https://www.artshedonline.com.au/valero-mixed-media-pad-a4-200gsm-100-sheet

Please choose one option from the above links


2 small pointy brushes for detailing (one for black, one for white)

1 small and 1 medium mop or calligraphy brushes


1 large and 1 extra large brushes




1 bottle + 1 brush for glue (flat, acrylic, not too big, about nb 3)


If you already own stamping/printing material, please bring the equivalent of the list below

If you don’t own such material yet, the Derivan Block Ink Lino Printing Kit is a great investment at about $30, it includes

- One Black ink colour in a 50ml jar

- One 4″ (10cm) hard rubber roller

- Carving tool set

- One 15x11cm double sided vinyl lino tile

- Palette Knife

Also bring a table spoon, extra rags and a plastic chopping board that will be used as a palette


- Tracing paper (3xA4, about 50gsm, white or cream, bring a pad if you own one)

- Cutting tools

And don't forget:

- notebook + pen + HB or 2B pencil

- wear dark clothes

  • MAS Members
  • Non-Members

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Born in France, Sofie Dieu’s first encounter with art was through church. With a penchant for ritual and spirituality, the artist is best known for her fragile, sombre, and sometimes violent ink paintings and textile works.


Poetic and humanist, her practice draws on her journeys to China and Australia. She explores how identity and memory fluctuate according to their immediate environment. Landscapes, people, secrecy, healing, and the dichotomy between light and darkness are some of her recurring themes.


Multi-art prizes and award finalist, her work was included in the Sydney North Art Prize, Waterhouse Natural Science prize and the Contemporary Art Award amongst others. In 2016, she worked on the Camperdown Cemetery installation for Sydney Biennale. In 2017, her work will be shown during Vivid and Mental Health Month in Sydney.