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Fine Art Illustration

VR Morrison
  • Term: Autumn Weekend Workshops 2018
  • Start Date: 19 May 2018
  • End Date: 20 May 2018
  • Time: Sat & Sun, 9:30AM - 4:30PM
  • Number of Classes: 2
  • Teacher: VR Morrison
  • Level: Beginner
  • Age: All Ages
  • Early Fee: $325.00
  • Early Alumni Fee: $305.00
  • Early Concession Fee: $305.00
  • Location: The National Art School
  • Availability: Available

Learn simple step-by-step methods to de-mystify the drawing process and give you the confidence to render realistic drawings of the natural world. VR Morrison teaches you the fine draughtsmanship techniques of the great masters by learning how to identify basic geometrical shapes within the complicated forms you are trying to draw. By simplifying what you see into their basic elements, it makes it easier to build upon these simple forms to replicate in your drawings. VR shows you how light illuminates objects such as the human figure, so that you can identify where to place tonal values logically, rather than guess or rely on photographs. You will gain an understanding of how to build up form from a flat surface rather than just copying what you see, thus creating more dynamic and confident works of art with a naturalistic look. VR discusses the masters of classical drawing such as Michelangelo, da Vinci, Raphael and Titan and breaks down their fine drawing skills into easily understood techniques, using only a pencil as the drawing tool with simple mark-making techniques on paper to create technically accurate and sophisticated drawings. The workshop is suitable for real beginners plus those who want to improve their technical drawing skills for painting and other mediums.

VR Morrison

VR Morrison’s highly realistic and lavish paintings use her extensive knowledge and refined skills within the classical styles of oil painting to reference larger frameworks of art history, mortality and commodification, bringing the past and present to light simultaneously. Morrison is a commercially successful artist whose work is collected widely within Australia and overseas. She has exhibited in prominent and high-profile exhibitions within public galleries across Australia, including the Gippsland Art Gallery, the Macquarie University Art Gallery and the University of Queensland Art Museum, and commercially with Sullivan+Strumpf in Sydney. She has also been a finalist in many prestigious art awards, including the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the Sir John Sulman Prize and the Metro Gallery Art Award.

  • Pencils
  • 1 x HB lead pencil
  • 1 x 2B lead pencil
  • 1 x technical pencil with either HB or 2B leads in it (like a Pacer pencil)
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Small ruler

Paper will be supplied but you are also welcome to bring your own sketchbook.

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential