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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
  • 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 paintings and portraits are held in public and private collections. Represented by Annandale Galleries, Sydney, and Adele Boag Gallery, Adelaide, she was awarded the Onslow Storrier Studio Residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris in 2008. Kim is a prolific exhibitor, and her practice involves constant dialogue with contemporary and historical masters. Her recent exhibitions explore narratives using metaphor and allegory, recalling personal history and creating visual stories that refer to the human condition. She is a figurative and still life painter and an expert in encaustic and egg tempera techniques. An excellent communicator, Kim has been a lecturer in both the drawing and painting departments at the National Art School for almost 20 years.

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