Park Life Drawing #5

This is our fifth Park Life Drawing event and I am excited to be presenting Shamani Nair. Shamani is an Indian Classical dancer trained in a genre known as Bharata Natyam,  an art form that combines melody, rhythm and expression. Dating back 2,000 years, this sacred art form originated from Tamil Nadu, a state in…

Park Life Drawing #4

Drawing costumed models in outdoor settings is on! This is our fourth event and I am excited to be presenting Glyn Hickling and his trumpet! (We hope he and we won’t need to be wearing a raincoat though!) It will be a relaxed morning in a Ferny Hills park under trees away from the maddening…

Park Life Drawing #3

Drawing costumed models in outdoor settings is on! This is our third event and I am excited to be presenting Des McPherson as our model, interpreting a late 1800’s mandolin player. It will be a relaxed morning in an Everton Hills park under trees away from the maddening crowd! Our model is quite extraordinary and…

Park Life Drawing #2

Drawing costumed models in outdoor settings is on! This is our second event and I am excited to be presenting talented musician and yogini, Kate Barzdo as our model. Kate will play her harp for us at times during the session, so it will be an enjoyable and relaxed morning at a special spot in…

Life Drawing – skill builder

Here’s a chance to build your life drawing skills with a model booked for three hours, instead of the regular two hours. In this session I will teach key approaches to drawing proportionally, as well as supporting you to build your repertoire of expressive tone and line. This is a chance to consolidate and practice…

Life Drawing – Creative Tone

Using tone decisively and creatively can give so much dimension and depth to your work. It is one of the key ingredients for creating the illusion of 3D, and can be an exciting part of your approach to drawing. For many of us though, we fall back into half-hearted approaches to mapping out tone, using…

Life Drawing – Bold Compositions

Our last class for the year, and one that encourages a letting go of tentative strokes, floating figures, and guessing about how to anchor to the page. In this session I will encourage you to move away from the safety of the space between four corners and engage you in playful flipping of space and…

Life Drawing – Expressive Lines

A session for recent beginners and intermediate life drawers to grow your palette of observation skills and expressive mark making. You can quickly spot the difference between the lines of someone who is focused on getting a drawing right, and the lines of someone who is fluent in their visual language. When you find your…

Drawing Hands & Feet

Here’s a chance to learn how to draw hands and feet with greater confidence. These detailed parts of our anatomy with their fine articulation are a challenge. Bananas, claws and paws…yes, we have all been there! In this class I will share tips and techniques for drawing them with greater clarity and step-by-step determination These…

Drawing Heads & Faces

Do you avoid drawing a face in your life drawings for fear of ‘spoiling’ the drawing? Would you like to learn how to draw faces and heads with greater confidence? Wherever you are in your drawing journey, I will support you to stretch some more. These sessions are always warm, engaging and rewarding. I provide…

Life Drawing Refresh

Yes, life drawing is challenging, and it’s a fantastic challenge. Working on proportions, getting a sense of a likeness, translating all that confusing information onto your page…while creating a sense of your own style and finesse? Come along to this session! It’s a limbering up for those who’ve done some life drawing, and a great…

The song around you

Dreaming & making session   A gentle introspective process to listen carefully to the song the world sings to you. It’s a visual and movement based process, but I couldn’t resist the music metaphor. We walk around with so much in our heads most of the time that we can miss the obvious – a…

breadcrumbs, a trail…

Dreaming & making session   Hansel and Gretel wandered into the heart of a forest where a wicked witch lived, leaving a fragile trail to find their way back again. What an amazing metaphor that story is! I’m going to borrow it, but reframe it as a positive encounter with inner wisdom and knowing. Instead…

Drawing Heads and Faces

Do you avoid drawing a face in your life drawings for fear of ‘spoiling’ the drawing? Would you like to learn how to draw faces and heads with greater confidence? Wherever you are in your drawing journey, I will support you to stretch some more. These sessions are always warm, engaging and rewarding. I provide…

Soul of the Feminine

Dreaming & making session Here’s an opportunity to creatively respond to ‘the feminine principle’: to explore how we relate to inner and outer manifestations, and what needs to be voiced, witnessed and honoured. This session isn’t binary-gender-specific – men, women and people who identify differently are all welcome to attend. We all have a connection…