This introductory program is designed for beginners and those wishing to strengthen their drawing through a better understanding of the range of basic drawing techniques and materials. Working in the studio and en plein air – from quick sketches to more fully resolved pieces – you will explore different drawing media – charcoal, conte, graphite, ink and wash; different types of papers and surfaces to work on (including dyed paper) and a range of techniques and approaches that will help you produce strong, confident and satisfying drawings. Examine the tradition of artists’ visual diaries with the potential to begin the process of recording thoughts, ideas and images – including drawings – in a diary. By the end of the week you should have a folio of at least 8 fully resolved large drawings, together with a collection of smaller rough-outs and sketches plus, for those who are interested, the beginnings of a 2020 visual diary.
Marianne Courtenay, artist and printmaker, sees drawing as the basis of her creative practice and since her student days has kept visual diaries that provide a rich source of inspiration and reference for her work. Even her more recent digital prints incorporate drawn elements. Marianne taught drawing, printmaking and painting with the Illawarra Institute of TAFE until classes closed in the Southern Highlands and is an experienced and popular workshop teacher. Marianne has exhibited nationally and internationally for over forty years. Her work is held in private, corporate, government and public collections across Australia including the National Gallery of Australia and a number of major regional galleries. http://www.mariannecourtenay.com.au/
Level: Beginner-Intermediate | Cost: $765 + 30 materials + pay tutor
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