‘Drawing Essentials’ with Evert Ploeg
Exploring the visual in B/W
Drawing underpins the creative process; a liberation of idea’s and thought is crucial in many fields of the Arts. Learning to see is an essential part of learning to draw…Drawing is seeing made visible.
A unique opportunity has presented itself with Evert giving instruction for a special ‘Student‘ drawing workshop in January 2013. This full day program is tailored to high school students to adults with an aptitude for the visual arts.
To learn to see not like a camera – that devise which permeates our technological culture – we generally accept these photographic images as our shared reality, when learning to draw we struggle with what is the limited ways of describing our reality. Through drawing, through ‘quiet time’ we can slow things down and perceive not that picture perfect reality but replace it with a natural human response – the unique, hand-made sensory quality that can be delivered beautifully through drawing and the imagination.
Beginning with a short power point introduction, Evert will then encourage participants to seek and explore the field of drawing and mark making with a number of rotating still life ‘stations’. There will be plenty of different exercises showing alternatives to holding and applying media and how specific marks can breathe life and energy into the work.
In the same way as we acquire say language skills we can improve our drawing skills by increasing our understanding of marks, materials and approaches. Those intrinsic methods of looking, feeling, discovering and responding will be examined in this one-day workshop to be held in conjunction with fellow artist Midori Furze from Laneway Art Depot studio’s on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Thursday 17th January – 10am – 4pm. For further details and full materials list, contact : Midori 0431 895 757
Fee $132 inclusive gst.