Observational Drawing with tutor Kim McDonald

Kim McDonald

Kim McDonald

Kim McDonald drawing

Kim McDonald drawing

Observational Drawing with tutor Kim McDonald

Session 1. Working with charcoal and conte this session will explore; freeing up individual’s drawing approach using quick drawing exercises, introduction and use of kneadable rubbers and paper sticks, posture and position of the artist when drawing.

Session 2. Continuing on from previous week this session will further explore quick drawing exercises that focus on positive and negative space, use of paper area and scale. Lighting of subject, position of artist in relation to subject and composition will also be covered.

Session 3. This will be an outdoor drawing session. (weather permitting) Location TBA. (Could be around Fish Creek, in the garden or an outdoor location). Portability of materials, using sketch books framing up the outdoor will be considerations in this session.

Session 4. Return to studio. Develop drawings done in previous session. Discuss approaches to working up drawings in the studio using sketches from plein air drawing. In this session participants will be asked to think about a drawing project to develop and work on in last two sessions. The concept of artist as director of their work will be discussed.

Session 5. As discussed in previous session participants will commence work on longer study.(choosing from indoor or outdoor subject, either created during sessions or drawings done at home over the course period). Tutor will facilitate and give feedback during this work.

Session 6. Completion of drawing project. Friendly show and tell with feedback opportunities at end of session. Celebratory lunch.

Dates: Thursday October 10, 17, 24, 31 November 7, 14.

Session times:  9.30am to 12.30pm

Cost: $240 for six sessions. Part payment two weeks prior to first session and remainder by third session.

Easels and drawing boards provided. You will need to take drawing equipment and paper however both are available from Gecko Studio Gallery at 10% discount.

Spaces are limited. To book, phone Gecko Studio Gallery on 5683 2481 Thur to Mon or Michael on 0421 209 878, fill in the form on the website or email framing@geckostudiogallery.com.au

Sessions held at Gecko Studio Gallery, 15 Falls Rd Fish Creek.

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