Early Fee

Large-Scale Expressive Drawing

$800.00 $725.00

11 – 15 January 2021, Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm. Early Fee ends 7 December 2020
Luke Thurgate

Have you ever wanted to make huge drawings in an expressive style? With a focus on invention, play, mark-making and non-traditional composition, Luke Thurgate guides you through a series of process-based exercises that cause a single drawing to shape shift throughout the week.

Full details below: course overview, course delivery, lecturer profile and art materials

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Full Details

Term: Summer School Week One 2021
Start Date: 11 January 2021
End Date: 15 January 2021
Day: Monday to Friday
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Number of classes: 5

Teacher: Luke Thurgate
Level: Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced
Full Fee: $800.00
Early Fee: $725.00
Concession Fee: $765.00
Location: National Art School

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course Overview

This course will explore a range of expressive drawing strategies used in the making of a large-scale work. Luke Thurgate will guide students through a series of process-based exercises that cause a single drawing to shape shift throughout the week. The focus will be on invention, play, mark-making and non-traditional composition. Luke will discuss historical and contemporary artists who explore scale and use drawing in unexpected, and highly expressive ways. The course will also introduce the idea of drawing’s capacity to generate and communicate poetic ideas about human experience and how this can cultivate confidence and self-awareness for artists.

Lecturer Profile

Luke Thurgate is an artist and educator who has been lecturing in drawing at Adelaide Central School of Art since 2014, having previously worked in public programs and education roles at the Art Gallery of South Australia and Newcastle Art Gallery. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions and has recently been a finalist in the Dobell Drawing Prize and the Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture. Luke is represented in NSW by .M Contemporary and is currently undertaking a Master of Fine Art degree at the National Art School.


6 sticks of willow charcoal (medium/large)
1 stick of compressed charcoal
1 stick of white pastel
1 compressed charcoal pencil
White plastic eraser and/or kneadable putty eraser
A flat hog-hair brush, 5cm or wider
250-gram tub of white gesso paint
250-gram tub of clear acrylic binder
Black ink
Palette and water container
Masking tape, scissors, sharpener and/or blade
Small journal/sketchbook (approx. A4)
4 sheets of A1 cartridge paper
2 meters of thick brown craft paper
Additional materials and surfaces will be discussed during the course

Parkers Fine Art Supplies

Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers on +61 2 9247 9979 or email parkersartsupplies@aapt.net.au
Website https://www.parkersartsupplies.com/


Students enrolled in the NAS Summer School who wish to visit Parkers Art Supplies are welcome to enter the campus from 11 December 2020.  There are strict Covid protocols in place which must be followed:

  • Access is from 11 – 23 December and from 4 January onwards
  • Access is expressly for visiting Parkers Art Supplies (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm and Sat 10am-2pm)
  • Entrance is via the Forbes St gate
  • Security guards will undertake Covid protocols and check your name/course/program
  • Register with QR Code

We appreciate your adherence to the NAS Covid protocols to ensure a safe and happy campus for all.

Covered footwear is essential in all studio spaces on campus.

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