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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
  • Location: The National Art School
  • Availability: Unavailable

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 is known for her highly realistic and lavish oil paintings. Her critically and commercially successful work is collected widely within Australia and overseas. She has held high-profile exhibitions within public galleries across Australia, including the Gippsland Art Gallery, the Macquarie University Art Gallery, University of Queensland Art Museum and The Melbourne Art Fair. For 8 years she lived and painted in France whilst being represented Sullivan+Strumpf Gallery in Sydney. She has also been a finalist in many prestigious art awards, including the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (highly commended), the Sulman Prize and winner of the People Choice 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