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Portrait Drawing: From Sketches to Sustained Studies

$835.00

ON CAMPUS: 16-20 January 2023, Monday to Friday 9.30am-4.30pm. Early Fee ends 12 December 2022

Noel Thurgate

Explore and learn to draw the forms and structures of the human head, facial features, and body dynamics and discover the connection between the ‘character’ and the ‘face’. Using a variety of drawing mediums from pencil, charcoal, ink and wash to collage, via quick sketches and sustained drawings, students will investigate a range of subjects starting with the skull and plaster casts, to the live model and self-portrait.

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

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Full Details

Program: Summer School 2023
Start Date: 16 January 2023
End Date: 20 January 2023
Day: Monday to Friday
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Number of classes: 5

Lecturer: Noel Thurgate
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Full Fee: $925.00
Early Fee: $835.00
Concession Fee: $880.00
Location: National Art School

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course Outline

Explore and learn to draw the forms and structures of the human head, facial features, and body dynamics and discover the connection between the ‘character’ and the ‘face’. Using a variety of drawing mediums from pencil, charcoal, ink and wash to collage, via quick sketches and sustained drawings, students will investigate a range of subjects starting with the skull and plaster casts, to the live model and self-portrait.

Noel Thurgate challenges you to find out “What holds the key to a likeness?” He references historical and contemporary portraits to provide insight into artists’ approach their portrait subjects, their methodologies, and use of materials. He welcomes entry level students and caters to more experienced students to enable experimentation with new materials and techniques.  Noel provides the scope to explore compositional possibilities that the sitter/model and surroundings may present, during the sustained and in-depth studies.

Lecturer Profile

Noel Thurgate is an artist with over 30 years’ experience in teaching drawing, including nine years as Head of Drawing at the National Art School. His work draws inspiration from the figure and the landscape, and his outdoor and studio drawings explore and develop the underlying abstract qualities found in nature. Noel has exhibited since 1975 in shows ranging from the Young Contemporaries, the Archibald Prize and the Kedumba Drawing Award to numerous solo exhibitions, and his work is held in state, regional and institutional collections.

ART MATERIALS

  • 1 x 4B and 1 x 6B graphite pencils
  • 4 x sticks willow charcoal 10mm
  • 2 x sticks compressed charcoal
  • 1 x medium and soft charcoal pencil
  • 1 x sepia or sanguine Conte pencil
  • 1 x white Conte pencil
  • Block rubber
  • Soft cloth
  • 1 x Aquarelle graphite pencil
  • 1 x Aquarelle black pencil
  • 3 x sheets good quality drawing paper e.g. Stonehenge 150 gsm A2 size or bigger
  • 10 x sheets of A2 cartridge paper
  • 1 x sheet of A2 Canson paper mid tone grey

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 [email protected]
Website https://www.parkersartsupplies.com/

We appreciate your adherence to the NAS Covid-19 protocols to ensure a safe and happy campus for all.

Covered footwear is essential in all studio spaces on campus.

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