This introduction to drawing course is great for beginners or anybody who would like to improve the way they observe objects and their everyday surroundings. Through a range of enjoyable drawing exercises, you will learn techniques for analyzing and understanding this visual language. Topics include; memory vs reality, negative spaces, lines & shared edges, tone, mark-making, media experiments, perspective & proportion, self-directed projects, and an introduction to life drawing. Observational drawing is closely connected to the basics of perception, and with practice, this class will aim to strengthen general skills such as; attentiveness, patience and improvisation. The majority of classes will provide objects and images for drawing but for some exercises, students are encouraged to bring source material (objects or images).
THE 6 WEEKS COURSE WILL RUN OVER 7 WEEKS FROM THURSDAY EVENING 23 FEBRUARY TO THURSDAY 6 APRIL (NO CLASS ON 16 MARCH)
EACH CLASS WILL START AT 6PM AND FINISH AT 9PM.
About Daphne Simons:
Daphne Simons graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Art from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. As a practising artist, she has presented solo and group exhibitions throughout New Zealand. Recent projects include; “Riff Raff – are we there yet” (with Li-Ming Hu), 2016, Glovebox ltd, Auckland; “Canapé Canopy” (co-organised with Mark O’Donnell), 2016, Auckland; “Programme” (solo), 2015, Casbah Gallery, Hamilton; and “Roof Access/ Public Sculpture 101” (the Artspace Chartwell Stairwell Commission 2014-15), Artspace NZ, Auckland. Observational drawing is the cornerstone of her work, which has grown to include sculpture, installation, performance and moving image. For more information, visit her website; http://www.daphnesimons.com/