Drawing Becomes Essential

Drawing Becomes Essential

As part of a ‘shake off the COVID’ series of art workshops, Arts Narrogin is presenting another weekend workshop for budding artists on 5th and 6th September.

Albany artist Merry Robertson will spend two full days focussing on the essential elements of drawing. These will include improving skills in perspective drawing, composition and shading. 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 imagination. Both days will bring new disciplines and discoveries, and everyone will leave with a sketch booked filled 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.”

Art Narrogin will be offering further workshops in 2020, with a big focus on drawing in October leading up to a community exhibition ‘Drawing Together: Renewal’ to be held early next year.

Enrolments can be made online at www.artsnarrogin.com.au, in person at ARtS SPACE (Shop 2, 80 Federal St Narrogin) or by phone 08 9881 6987. 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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