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Low-tech Drawing for High-tech Hands

$385.00 $350.00

ON CAMPUS: 15-16 May 2021, Saturday and Sunday 9:30am-4:30pm. Early fee ends 19 April
Margaret Roberts

Have you ever wondered why art schools teach skills in taking you to somewhere else, as if the place where you are now is not good enough? This workshop encourages you to value places that enable you to move around and see from different directions in ways that, if you were a robot, would be called ‘high-tech’. The workshop shows you how to use this ability, in conjunction with low-tech materials such as masking tape, string and chalk to make temporary drawings over the ground, walls, trees or studio furniture on the grounds of the National Art School.

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

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Full Details

Term: Drawing Weekend Workshops 2021
Start Date: 15 May 2021
End Date: 16 May 2021
Time: Saturday-Sunday, 9.30am-4.30pm
Number of classes: 2

Teacher: Margaret Roberts
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Full Fee: $385.00
Early Fee: $350.00
Concession Fee: $365.00
Location: National Art School

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

course overview

Have you ever wondered why art schools teach skills in taking you to somewhere else, as if the place where you are now is not good enough? This workshop encourages you to value the places that enable you to move around and see from different directions in ways that, if you were a robot, would be called ‘high-tech’.

Margaret Roberts leads with an expansive approach, guiding you to harness your natural abilities to mark a place with your own movement and vision. Her projects invite you to combine your own ‘high-tech’ ability to move, with low-tech materials (such as masking tape, string and chalk) to make temporary three dimensional drawings over the ground, walls, trees or studio furniture on the grounds of the National Art School. Because the drawings you make are ephemeral, and all traces will be removed at the end of the day, she also teaches the importance of documenting them. She will show you how to record what the drawings look like from different positions using a smart phone or other camera, and how to make diagrams of your marks and shapes that would enable someone to remake the drawing again. Together these two records show people what it looked like and how you made it.

Lecturer  profile

Dr Margaret Roberts has made site specific drawings for 30 years, exhibiting them in Australia, Asia and Europe, and that you can see on http://margaretroberts.org/archive.html In 2009 she was awarded a PhD for her thesis Art and the status of place, looking at the role art plays in the regard Western culture gives to place. She is currently a lecturer in Drawing at the National Art School, and is also a founding co-director of Articulate, an artist-run project space that has supported a wide range of spatial art practices over the last decade.

ART MATERIALS

Masking tape
String
Camera
Pencil
Paper/drawing book
Push pins
Marker pen
Optional: small selection of white or coloured fabrics

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/

Covered footwear is essential in all studio spaces on campus.

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