Drawing and Connection (Daytime)


20 Feb to 10 Apr, 10am to 2pm
Pam Vaughan

Recognize and strengthening your personal visual language in order to make powerful and meaningful images.

4 Available


Term: Term 1 2019
Start Date: 20 Feb 2019
End Date: 10 April 2019
Time: Wednesdays, 10am-2pm
Number of classes: 8
Teacher: Pam Vaughan

Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Age: 16 and over
Early Fee: $735.00
Early Concession Fee: $700.00
Location: National Art School
Availability: Available

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

course overview

Designed for those already practised in the fundamentals of drawing, this course is about recognising and strengthening your personal visual language in order to make powerful and meaningful images. Pam Vaughan encourages you to choose your own subject matter and assists you in becoming more conscious of your subjectivity and developing creative and reflective skills to provide insight into your own work. She offers guided drawing exercises using a range of media, techniques and compositional tools, provides an opportunity to design and create your own drawing project, and introduces you to the practices of historical and contemporary artists. With demonstrations, group and individual tuition and practice, your confidence will grow in developing an ongoing independent and authentic practice.

teacher profile

Pam Vaughan has been a finalist in the Sulman and Dobell prizes, won the Illawarra Acquisitive Print Award.  She holds a Masters of Visual Arts in Printmedia from Sydney College of the Arts, a Masters of Art in Printmaking from University of NSW, College of Fine Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Education. Her practice focuses on drawing and printmaking, but she also explores painting and sculpture. Her artworks reflect an ongoing love of animals, as well as an investigation of the subconscious, not only in subject matter but also in relation to mark-making as a physical and energetic extension of the body. Pam’s current studio explorations involve making a response to the landscape and creatures of the Blue Mountains.

materials list

Basic materials

For the first night bring the following materials:

  • Sketchbook
  • Soft pencil – nothing harder than 6B
  • Pencil sharpener or Stanley knife
  • Pencil eraser
  • 2 sheets of A1 cartridge paper
  • Willow charcoal
  • Soft compressed charcoal or synthetic charcoal, something really rich and black
  • 2 bulldog clips
  • Masking tape
  • Cotton rag
  • Fixative spray.

Stimulus material

You will be working from a subject matter chosen by you for the eight weeks of the course. Please make a decision about this and bring along stimulus material from Week 1 that relates to this subject matter. For some of you, this research material may mostly be photographic or two-dimensional in nature. However, you will be required to include at least one three-dimensional object in this research material.

Other materials will be used throughout the course – these will be discussed on the first evening. They will include:

  • Scissors
  • Paper stump
  • Glue-stick and PVA glue
  • Gesso
  • Black ink and brushes/water containers
  • Kraft card
  • Watercolour paper.

Covered footwear is essential in all studio spaces on campus

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