Large-Scale Drawing


18 May to 19 May, 9.30am to 4pm
Catherine O’Donnell

The historic architecture of the National Art School will be your inspiration to enhance your drawing skills through the application of one- and two-point linear perspective.

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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: Catherine O’Donnell

Level: Beginner, 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

The historic architecture of the National Art School will be your inspiration to learn and understand how Renaissance linear perspective works, and how to use it to enhance your drawing skills. On the first day Catherine O’Donnell guides you through the application of one- and two-point linear perspective using the National Art School buildings and campus as subject matter to create a detailed pencil drawing. On the second day you will learn how to upsize the preliminary drawing into large-scale format and, with additional instruction on the use of classical media such as pencil and charcoal, develop your work into a resolved tonal drawing of the built environment.

teacher profile

Catherine O’Donnell’s art practice focuses on the urban landscape, representing the commonly overlooked dwellings of Sydney suburbia in an abstracted form. She holds a Master of Fine Arts (Drawing) from the National Art School (2014) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Distinction and Deans Medal) from Western Sydney University (2006). She exhibits widely and is represented in both public and private collections in Australia and internationally. She has won many awards and commendations; exhibition highlights include the Dobell Australian Drawing Biennale, the Dobell Prize for Drawing, the Kedumba Drawing Award, the Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, Hazelhurst Art on Paper, and the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award. Catherine’s works are exhibited in Hardenvale – our home in absurdia, at the National Art School Gallery with artists Todd Fuller and Kellie O’Dempsey in 2019.

materials list

You will need the following materials for the weekend workshop:

  • Hb, 2b, 4b pencils
  • 60cm clear plastic ruler
  • Kneadable eraser
  • Plastic eraser
  • A stick of soft compressed charcoal
  • 2-3 sticks of willow charcoal
  • A paper stump
  • 2 sheets of 300gm paper Stonehenge or equivalent

Covered footwear is essential in all studio spaces on campus.

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