Drawing Becomes Essential

Drawing Becomes Essential

As part of the 2020 Big Draw Festival, Arts Narrogin is presenting a double whammy drawing workshop for budding artists on the weekend of 7th and 8th of November.

Albany artist Merry Robertson will spend two full days focussing on the essential elements of drawing, with participants choosing what interests and excites them by attending just one or both days. On day one participants will study what all master artists study, that is, how to make something look realistic. On day two, they will be ‘let loose’ to explore their own style and play with different textures, mediums and free drawing techniques. Both days will bring new disciplines and discoveries, and everyone will leave with sketches, notes, and ideas to keep them drawing well into the future.

Merry Robertson has taught at Albany Summer School and runs drawing classes in Albany which are always sold out. While her background is in graphic design, she works in printmaking, drawing and mixed media in her own practice. Her work can be seen at www.merryrobertsonart.com.au

“We are excited to bring an opportunity for local artists of all experience levels to get together and spend a weekend brushing up on old skills, and learning new ones!” said Casey Thornton, Arts Narrogin communications officer.

Ms Robertson lived in Wickepin and worked in Narrogin for many years. “I enjoy coming back to see friends and admire the way the town has developed,” Ms Robertson said. “I am hoping to bump into some familiar faces during the workshop too.”

This workshop follows on from Arts Narrogin’s month-long focus on drawing throughout October, as part of the 2020 Big Draw Festival. Local artists are invited to submit works for the upcoming ‘Drawing Together: Renewal’ art exhibition to be held in February 2021.

Workshop enrolments can be made online at www.artsnarrogin.com.au/workshops, in person at ARtS SPACE (Shop 2, 80 Federal St Narrogin) or by phone 08 9881 6987 by Friday 30th October. Participants will receive a list of materials to bring.

For interviews contact: Merry Robertson – merry@merryrobertsonart.com.au / 0414 703 433

For enrolments contact: Arts Narrogin – connect@artsnarrogin.com.au / 08 9881 6987

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