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The Art of Drawing

Kim Spooner
  • Term: Summer School Week Two 2018
  • Start Date: 15 Jan 2018
  • End Date: 19 Jan 2018
  • Time: Mon-Fri, 9:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Number of Classes: 5
  • Teacher: Kim Spooner
  • Level: All Levels
  • Age: All Ages
  • Full Fee: $765.00
  • Alumni Fee: $730.00
  • Concession Fee: $730.00
  • Location: The National Art School
  • Availability: Unavailable

This highly energised, skills-focused course takes you through the traditional genres of drawing. Commencing in the studio, Kim Spooner teaches you the formal aspects of composition and how to develop a drawing from interesting arrangements of objects and live models. As the week progresses you have the opportunity to draw en plein air in the beautiful, historic NAS campus. Throughout the week, Kim will encourage you to draw from your imagination and personal aesthetic, using a mix of individual and group instruction, as well as demonstrations in the use and purpose of various mediums, materials and techniques. Kim will also introduce you to a wide range of drawing tools, such as inks, chalks, charcoal, pastels, pencils, watercolours and collage, and show how to layer these mediums together. The objective of the course is to teach students the basic principles of drawing with reference to historic and contemporary drawing practice while nurturing individual artistic expression. The course is designed for a range of levels, responding to each student’s ability while reinforcing the fundamentals of drawing and nurturing individual artistic expression.

Kim Spooner

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

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