Urban Journalling – Journal Drawing in the Urban Jungle at CERES - THIS Saturday 7th April 2.30-4pm
If you are juggling work, play, family, dog walking, shopping,a social life, getting time in nature and your creative life – you might be finding it hard! My Urban Journalling is a monthly journal drawing session that will enable you to combine all this. Starting on the first Saturday of every month we will meet at CERES market and draw together (expanding to other locations too). Bring your journals and basic materials (blank page journals, pencils, erasures, black ink pens etc.) Some materials provided if needed (at extra cost). You can order a coffee, buy your fruit and veg then sit down to chat and draw – the subjects all around, from buildings to chickens, plants to people. Numbers limited to 12 max. Children welcome to join in along side their adults.
When: Saturday 7th April (THIS Saturday) 2.30-4pm
Then continuing first Saturday of the month till further notice.
Address: CERES - Organic Market
Crn Stewart and Roberts St Brunswick East VIC
Meet: below the Van Raay centre, past the nursery
at the CERES Organic Market picnic tables for drawing and coffee.
Bring: Drawing journal, pencils, erasers, ink pens etc.
Cost: $25 Adult/$20 con/current student (of another class of mine)
Drawing Giant Skulls at the NGV - Tuesday 8th April 3-5pm
Join me on the last days of the NGV Triennial exhibition to draw the incredible Ron Meuck's Giant Skull installation. Meet either in the cafe at 2.30 or at the Information Desk at the base of the escalator at 3pm to gather portable chair and then go up to the first floor. There I will teach you some basics of anatomy and the art of drawing a skull and we will sketch in our journals - bring your own journal and pencils (no other materials allowed in the gallery unfortunately). We will have to work with the other people in the space, but there is plenty to see and draw and we can find discrete spots. It will be a small group with maximum six students for this session. We will gather at the end and share our experience. If you are scared of drawing in public and want to get over it, this is a great class for you!
When: Tuesday 8th April 3-5pm
If there is interest I will repeat the session on the same time Thursday
Address: NGV (National Gallery of Victoria)St Kilda Rd Melbourne
Meet: At the Information Desk in the main foyer next to the escalator
Bring: Blank page hardback journal (any size but not too small) range of grey-lead pencils, eraser, sharpener etc. Bring a small drawing board or clip board if you prefer.
Cost: $50 Adult/$40 con/current student (of another class of mine)
Wild Watercolour Workshop! Sunday 15th April 2-5pm
OK, this one is going to be fun! We are going to explore watercolour using lots of experimental techniques and working outdoors. Firstly we will meet at the picnic area at Darebin Parklands in Alphington (there are undercover tables) and then I will introduce you to all sorts of experimental techniques with watercolour. Then we will go out into the landscape and spend time painting clouds, trees, gum leaves landscape and anything else we fancy, using these techniques. First timers welcome!
When: Sunday 15th April 2-5pm
Address: Darebin Parklands Picnic Area
Darebin Parklands - end of Separation St Alphington
Bring: Good quality medium-large watercolour pad and single sheets if you like. Range of watercolours (tablet or tube, good quality preferred) a range of brushes, palette, jars for water etc. Bring pencils. Watercolour pencils, masking fluid, gouache, spray bottles and sponges etc if you have them, any other materials. BYO chair if desired, wet weather/sun gear and even a p
icnic if desired!
Cost: $80 Adult/$60 con/current student (of another class of mine) children upon enquiry.
Term 2, 2018
Week 1 – Friday 13th April
Capturing the Essence –
Gesture, Dance with Ink and Wash
Week 2 – Friday 27th April
Sizing Things Up –
Judging Size and Proportion
Week 3 – Friday 11th May
Drawing Dynamics –
Angles and Triangulating
Week 4 – Friday 25th May
Finding your Way in the Dark –
Light Tones, Dark Paper
Week 5 – Friday 8th June
Building a Body –
From the Bones to Skin –
Mixed- Media on Canvas!
If you would like an art class for your work colleagues or community group it can be a great way to bond and get thinking more creatively. Call me to discuss what we can do.
Birthday Parties and Special Occasions
I can organise Life Drawing for private groups starting at $300 for 2 hours. Hire and other fees not included. BYO food and drink. Materials can be provided at an extra fee. Please enquire for more information.