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.