Expressive Landscapes at Bushland Park with Jane Mant


Bushland Park (Lobethal Bushland Park Nature Playground)
27 Kenton Valley Rd
Lobethal, SA 5241


10am – 3pm


Bushland Park is a special place of natural beauty that heals + soothes the spirit. This workshop offers connection with nature + creativity

Bushland Park in the Adelaide Hills is a special place of natural beauty that heals and soothes the spirit. In this one-day workshop we will connect with nature and with our own creative spirit.

Sketching and painting in nature connect us with the landscape in a way that no other activity can.

In this relaxed workshop, participants will be supported to create a set of drawings and a finished canvas that reflect their time deeply immersed in nature.

The day will include:

  • Introductions and morning tea
  • A short bushwalk
  • Nature sketching – exploring line, tone and texture
  • Painting exercises on paper including mark making and explorations
  • After lunch, painting on canvas using inspiration for the morning’s activities
  • Afternoon tea and reflections of the day

All materials are provided, and all skill levels are welcomed at this workshop.

About Jane Mant

Jane is an experienced artist with wide-ranging background in illustration, art, teaching and exhibiting. She has a deep, lifelong love of nature, finding inspiration, solace and connection there. Her constantly evolving work is a response to experiencing the wonders of nature and the effects of light on the landscape. Her art practice encompasses drawing, printmaking and contemporary impressionist paintings, which are explorations of vibrant colour, rhythmic mark making and varied textures. She has two decades’ practical experience teaching a range of year levels across public and independent South Australian schools, as well as classes and workshops for adults.


This workshop will take place in the clubrooms at beautiful Bushland Park overlooking the water, a 4 minute drive from Fabrik. Look out for the white FABRIK signage (opposite Brettig Road) on the day.

**If using google Maps, typing in Lobethal Bushland Park Nature Playground will get you to the right location (not at the secondary Bushland Park carpark further out of town). If you find yourself lost, please call Fabrik’s Public Program Officer, René Strohmayer 0429 416 293**

If you have symptoms of Covid or are feeling unwell, please stay at home. We will be following all government advice at this event.

Participants will need to make their own lunch arrangements on the day; a 30-minute break is scheduled. Refreshments provided will include gluten free offerings as well as a plant-based milk option.

Maximum participant numbers at this workshop have been capped at 12 to ensure personal attention and lots of friendly chit chat. Minimum participant numbers are set at 6, if minimum numbers are not reached, contact with any ticket holders regarding cancellation and full refunds will be made a week prior to the workshop.

Please wear shoes suitable for a nature walk. Please note that Bushland Park has a variety of walk paths with some undulating terrain.

If you have any accessibility needs or any questions, please feel welcome to contact Fabrik’s Public Program Officer, René Strohmayer via email on

Image shows three seperate images. first is a painting of green trees. Second is a photo of paintings lying in grass next to water. The third is a close up of nature sketches.
Image credit Jane Mant.