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Drawing Fundamentals for Beginners (Evening)

Therese Keogh
  • Term: Term One 2018
  • Start Date: 14 Feb 2018
  • End Date: 4 Apr 2018
  • Time: Wednesdays 6pm–9pm
  • Number of Classes: 8
  • Teacher: Therese Keogh
  • Level: Beginner
  • Age: All Ages
  • Location: The National Art School
  • Availability: Unavailable

Do you want to learn practical drawing techniques and encourage your creativity to emerge in a supportive studio environment? Discover how to see and draw with proportion and perspective, and how to work from small studies to larger, sustained drawings. Learn about the importance of line, tone, composition and mark-making and explore the mediums of graphite, charcoal and ink. Therese Keogh sets projects and gives you the opportunity to draw still life scenes and work from the life model. She gives demonstrations, group exercises and one-to-one tuition and guides you in developing your own way of seeing and drawing.

Therese Keogh

Therese Keogh works in drawing, sculpture and writing, and creates multilayered projects that engage with site, material experimentation and histories of making. She exhibits her work in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and internationally. Her recent exhibitions include After Firing at Firstdraft, Sydney; An unorthodox flow of images at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne and Through A Lens at Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham. Therese holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with Honours from Monash University, and is completing a Masters of Fine Art Degree at Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney.

For the first night bring:

  • A4 sketchbook
  • set of graphite pencils from 2B to 8B
  • charcoal pencil
  • pencil sharpener or Stanley knife
  • pencil eraser
  • 2 bulldog clips
  • willow charcoal
  • compressed charcoal
  • cotton rag
  • fixative spray
  • 1 pad of A2 cartridge paper

Other materials will be used throughout the course – these will be discussed on the first evening.

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential