Develop an understanding of how to approach still-lives and in particular botanical drawing. Learn the step by step process of drawing flowers from the initial block-in and gesture to the final level of finish using coloured pencils.
In this class we will work from photographs and still lives. All exercises are designed to provide students with a hands on understanding of the four elements that produce a strong drawing (edges, values, shapes and colours).
Dr Anne Bennett is an experienced visual artist, curator and educator. Anne, whose practice encompasses drawing, printmedia, painting, artists books, and curatorial projects, holds a PhD in Visual Art from Monash University and Master of Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne.
She has held in excess of 15 solo exhibitions since 1986 including Tolarno Galleries, Pinacotheca, numerous institutional galleries around Australia and an exhibition of large scale monotypes at the Post Office Gallery at Federation University, Ballarat and a performative installation of drawings at The Front, Docklands. She has also participated in excess of 70 group exhibitions, including curated shows at National Gallery of Victoria and galleries in Korea, China, Lithuania and UK.
Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
Colour pencils: 12-24 colours
*Prismacolor, Faber Castle Polychromos are excellent
Sharpener &/or blade
Paper: Cartridge – either 10-20 loose sheets or drawing pad
Thickness: 90-120 gsm
*Alternatively could also bring smooth cotton rag paper 120-250 gsm