This class explores the variety of methods, techniques, and mediums used to create individually expressive and realistic drawings. Instruction in graphite, water soluble graphite and color pencils will suit the beginner to advanced artist and are taught with exercises, demonstrations, and one-on-one tuition. Each student is given the opportunity to create a unique completed work over a series of sessions in each discipline. Photographic and life references will be used, either supplied or submitted by the student as their personal choice. Students are guided and encouraged to evolve their individual concepts within the specified theme and medium, allowing their personal style to develop.
First term themes will include detailed study of the human hand, and colour pencil imaginative creations using the insect world as your theme.
Class will not run on 13 March due to the public holiday.
Over the Christmas break, you are requested to take a variety of photographs of different hands in various poses. (Christmas lunch with the family is a great time to do this on your phone). These hands can be of babies, children's, young people, old people, or even your own. The poses should include a clenched fist, pointing index finger or thumbs up pose, and relaxed views from both sides (palm and top). Try and print these out in colour and bring these to the first class. Keep images of these on your phone for reference.
Also, look for insects/bugs around during this summer. If you can catch and keep one, or find a dead butterfly, cicada, Christmas beetle, etc that is great. Carefully store them in a box on cotton wool or bubble wrap so they don't crumble. Alternatively, take photos if you can, print these out in colour and keep images on your phone for reference. Some images and real dead bugs will be supplied to borrow and study.
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.