13-17 January 2020
9.30 am – 4 pm daily
The aim is to teach students how to sketch from the world around them, develop their ideas and give them the confidence to keep drawing at home.
Start Date: Monday 13 January 2020
End Date: Friday 17 January 2020
Time: 9.30 am – 4 pm
Number of classes: 5
Level: All levels
Age: 9–12 years old
Full fee: $550.00 per person
Location: National Art School
Tutor: Rachel Fairfax
These workshops will teach students how to develop their own artist sketchbook. The aim is to teach students how to sketch from the world around them, build process drawings, develop their ideas and give them the confidence to keep drawing at home once they’ve left the art classroom. Each day is a different focus to suit a range of drawing styles and themes.
Monday’s focus: observational sketching and drawing. Using various still life objects for inspiration, learn how to build these forms and develop your skills in proportion, tone, form and composition.
Tuesday’s focus: people and places. In this workshop you will learn how to observe people sitting, working and making. Develop your skills in proportion, building the facial features and body postures of people in movement.
Wednesday’s focus: understanding how to construct images in perspective. Using the National Art School grounds as your subject, learn how to create depth, distance and scale when creating images of buildings and architecture.
Thursday’s focus: natural landscapes. Learn how to paint real and imagined landscape scenes of water using inks and washes. Use colour expressively to create moody and atmospheric landscape drawings and paintings.
Friday’s focus: mapping and mark making. From Google Maps, to a Where’s Wally illustration, a map may be realistic or completely imagined. Create your own map, a landscape or personal story, in this workshop. Bring along images of mountains, forests, underwater worlds and overseas places as inspiration to draw the environment around you.