EXPLORING CONTEMPORARY DRAWING, 2.5 hours
6 week course
Beginners to intermediate level
Stretch your creativity and sharpen your skills in this experimental drawing course. Examine works and concepts of a selection of well-known twentieth century, as well as contemporary, artists. Play with different ways of seeing while working with observation, composition, colour, form, mark-making and mood while developing your own unique style. A mix of creative exercises will be combined with plenty of time for personal projects.
You will finish the term with some unique new art works, and a journal full of ideas, notes and experimentation that will feed your future projects.
Relevant videos and podcasts will be played and discussed at each lesson. Resource sheets will be provided where appropriate.
Visual art diary (for ideas, experiments, notes – bring each week)
2B and 4B pencils
Willow charcoal sticks
Conte crayons – black & sanguine
Scrap and leftover paper for collage
A2 mixed media paper
A2 cartridge paper sheets
A4 cartridge paper pad
Large paper sheets A2 (42 x 59 cm) to 56 x 75 cm of approx. 200 gsm+ in cream, white or neutral shades (e.g. Saunders Waterford, Stonehenge or similar) for weeks 2, 4 and 6.
EXPLORING DRAWING IN A CONTEMPORARY WAY -Thursdays 6.30-9pm
Rhonda completed a Master of Fine Arts and Master of Studio Arts at Sydney College of the Arts (University of Sydney) and Bachelor of Fine Arts College of Fine Arts (University of New South Wales), Sydney. She exhibits regularly and has completed numerous artist residencies, most recently in Japan. Her work is held in private and public collections.
Rhonda’s visual arts practice encompasses textiles, painting, drawing and photography. Her work focuses on memory and how it functions within the cultural spaces of textile, object and place, and is particularly interested in history, emotion and imperfection.
I am drawn to working with textiles for many reasons: their intimate relationship with the body, their close association with memory, and their visual beauty and tactile appeal. For me, textiles are a natural, but not exclusive, medium of expression for my concerns. The invisible narratives within cloth speak of hidden histories, making, industry and identification. The DNA carried on cloth can no doubt reveal many stories.