Saturday 18 March - 9:30am-11:30am
Loosen up. Broaden your approach to drawing. Build drawing confidence...or just get back into drawing. We will explore experimental approaches to mark making and line with a focus on drawing life, from life. The funky Blue Bird Coffee Lounge will provide inspiration! Bring drawing pens, pencils, a sketchbook...it's fun, social, informative, and packed with drawing action, techniques & exercises. For all skill levels. Contact Fran for more details and a materials list. $40 for 2 hour workshop.
SKETCHYCLASS - ‘ Drawing Life from Life’ at Blue Bird Cafe
Tutor: Fran Callen (B.V.A Hons, B. Ed.)
Dates and times:
Saturday 18 March 2017
9:30 am -11:30 am Blue Bird Café, Light Square, Adelaide
Cost: $40 (pay with cash on the day, or email Fran for alternative payment methods)
No Pre Requisites! Just an enthusiasm for drawing, experimentation, and a desire to develop drawing skills, loosen up, increase ‘drawing-confidence’, or just ‘get back in to drawing’.
Drawing life from life. We will explore experimental techniques, media, surfaces and formats in a social setting. Exercises will focus on skills appropriate for drawing from life and drawing movement. Subject matter will be each other, our surroundings, and surrounding objects, with a possible ‘sketch walk’, time allowing. This fun, social class will provide opportunities for students to loosen up, take risks, discover new approaches, and increase drawing confidence. We will explore a range of experimental exercises designed to remove the pressure of ‘getting it right’, while enhancing and developing drawing skills. Catering for students of all skill levels, this workshop will provide a balance of technique, self-expression and experimentation.
(check with Fran for details as each class is slightly different)
Sketch-book of your choice - preferably with paper that can hold a wash.
Pot of Ink and variety of dipping utensils...
Black roller nib pen / gel pen
Black felt tip pen, fine tip and wider tip – eg. 0.2, 0.4 and 0.9 or larger
Graphite pencil 2B or softer
One coloured drawing media eg. Oil pastel, conte, coloured pencil, watercolour pencil etc.
Found Recycled surfaces (on site)
Found experimental media eg. Sugar, salt, coffee, tea, soil, sand, leaves (on site)
You can also bring any drawing media of your choice eg coloured paper, watercolour paints/pencils whatever you have that you would like to use. Bear in mind we will focus on line, with some attention to negative space using wash and/or collage.
*Increased confidence in drawing
* Loosening Up
* Develop skills in observational drawing & loose expressive/experimental techniques
* Broadened ideas of approaches to drawing & drawing techniques
* Developed skills for sketching movement, quickly from life
What you need to do:
If you are keen to participate please email Fran: firstname.lastname@example.org so we can confirm a space for you.
Class will be maximum of 8 so let us know as soon as you are able.
Hope to see you there!