Early Fee

The Art of Drawing

$360.00 $325.00

Early fee ends 1 April 2019

18 May to 19 May, 9.30am to 4.30pm
Kim Spooner

Learn the basic principles of historic and contemporary drawing while nurturing individual artistic expression and each student’s level of ability.


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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: Kim Spooner

Level: Beginner, Intermediate
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

This skill-focused workshop takes students through the basic principles of drawing, with reference to historic and contemporary drawing practice, while nurturing individual artistic expression and responding to each student’s level of ability. Kim Spooner teaches the formal aspects of composition and shows how to develop drawings from interesting arrangements of objects, working from a life model to en plein air (outdoors). Lean how to capture quick studies to record the essential information and how to develop them into finished drawings. She demonstrates how to use a variety of drawing mediums with ink, charcoal, watercolour, coloured chalk and collage. Students will also be encouraged to draw from their imagination and personal aesthetic.

teacher profile

Kim Spooner’s incisive and expressive portrait and figure paintings are held in public and private collections. She is an award-winning portraitist with portraits in the National Portrait Gallery, and is an inspirational teacher who is skilled at communicating ideas and responding to the individual needs of students and artists. She completed a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, in 2009. Winner of the 2006 Portia Geach Memorial Award, Kim is represented by Annandale Galleries, Sydney, and Adele Boag Gallery, Adelaide.

materials list

For the first class bring what you may already have from your own drawing tools- such as:

  • Willow charcoal, compressed charcoal and a range of lead pencils
  • Hard eraser
  • 2 bulldog clips
  • 10 sheets of Newsprint (not newspaper) A1 or A2 size
  • Block of cartridge paper A1 or A2 size

As the course progresses Kim advise on what other materials to bring such as inks, chalks, pastels, watercolours and collage.

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential

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