Early Fee

Drawing the National Art School

$360.00 $325.00

Early fee ends 1 April 2019

18 May to 19 May, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Kevin McKay

Sketch the historic, colonial sandstone architecture of the National Art School, where the unique ambience of the former convict gaol becomes the subject of your artworks.

14 Available

Full Details

Term: Autumn Weekend Workshops 2019
Start Date: 18 May 2019
End Date: 19 May 2019
Time: Saturday-Sunday, 9.30am-4.30pm
Number of classes: 2
Teacher: Kevin McKay

Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Age: 16 and over
Early Fee: $325.00
Early Concession Fee: $305.00
Location: National Art School
Availability: Available

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

course overview

Sketch the historic National Art School, one of Sydney’s best-preserved examples of colonial sandstone architecture, where the unique ambience of the former convict gaol becomes the subject of your artworks. Kevin McKay guides you through the principles of composition, proportion and perspective, showing you how to capture quick plein air sketches in graphite, charcoal and ink, and to animate the architectural subject with the effects of atmosphere and light. Kevin gives practical demonstrations referencing the methods of historical and contemporary masters, and shares useful insights in a supportive and creative environment.

teacher profile

Kevin McKay is an urban landscape painter who holds a Masters in Fine Art from the National Art School and exhibits at MAY SPACE, Sydney. Accolades include the Basil and Muriel Hooper Scholarship from the Art Gallery of NSW (2006); the Sydney, City of Villages Art Prize (2009); the William Fletcher Foundation Scholarship to the British School at Rome (2011); the Kogarah Art Prize for Emerging Artists (2012); the Waverley Art Prize for Oil Painting (2013); and the Allan Gamble Memorial Art Prize (2015). He has taught at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney Grammar School, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Waverley Woollahra Art School and the National Art School. Visit his website at www.kevinmckayart.com

Materials List

Pencils – HB-4B
Willow charcoal
Charcoal pencil
Small bottle of ink – black or sepia
Conte – white, black & sepia
Rubber eraser
Blade (for sharpening pencils)
Masking tape
A2 size backing board
Several small plastic cups
A3 pad of cartridge paper
1 sheet of watercolour paper 300 gsm smooth
1 sheet of toned paper (neutral grey or brown) or heavy kraft paper Several synthetic watercolour brushes with at least one fine liner Spray fixative

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential

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