Michael Herron conducted a one day Drawing and Mixed Media workshop on the 14th May 2016
Michael Herron took us through some basic sketching techniques, finding shapes by adding tone and adding line and other detail. We worked with charcoal, graphite, pastel, and ink – using broken sticks as our pen nibs. Everyone was engaged and received lots of tutoring advice and assistance from Michael and I think all enjoyed the day.
- In this workshop Michael will teach students a wide range of approaches and techniques, from a diverse range of still life subjects.
Using different mediums such as ink, charcoal, graphite and pastel, the workshop will explore tone, rhythm, composition and combinations of materials.Participant will be encouraged to develop and explore their own creative response to subject and techniques.
Michael will give demonstrations and explain each technique and approach, encouraging an artist practice to build a body of work.
Observational skills underline Michael’s teaching – Tuition is suitable for all skill levels and will be tailored to suit individual’s personal needs.
- 1 medium willow charcoal1 stick large willow charcoal: erasures; kneaded (grey , Faber Castell ) and a regular oblong eraser: 2 x bulldog clips,: compressed charcoals: 1 white pastel (soft): Several graphite pencils 4H-6B
: A pencil sharpener and
: A2 cartridge paper (bring plenty of sheets)
A4 sketch book
: A 12 set of in expensive coloured pastels
: A charcoal pencil
: Workable Matt fixative
Ink and some pointed brushes.
One broader brush
Michael Herron has been painting and drawing for 30 years and teaching for last 20. At the age of 22, after studying for 5 years at both Meadowbank TAFE ’84-’85 and City Art Institute (now COFA) ’86-’88, he won The Sydney Morning Herald Travelling Art Scholarship in 1988 and – combined with the Dyson Bequest from the Art Gallery of NSW – stayed in the Mora Dyring Studio at the Cite Internationale des Artes in Paris and travelled for 2 and a half years in Asia, Europe and America.
On returning to Australia, Michael was involved in a number of solo and group show,s including a solo show at first draft in 1997, before once again travelling in Asia and Europe for 18 months.
He exhibited with the Tim Olsen Gallery 2005- 2010 where he had 4 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows.
Recently his works have been based on en plein air painting of the landscape, the sense of space and abstraction in the Flinders ranges, which has been charged with his previous focus on gardens and landscape gardening and much smaller spaces , often like Edna Walling or Capability Brown.
In 2010 Michael was invited to Exhibit in Kedumba Drawing Award and in 2011 he was involved in the Taronga Zoo Artist in residence program. In 2014 he was include in the Rick Amor drawing prize in Ballarat.
There have been numerous artist trips to the Flinders Ranges, Cooma , Rylstone and the north coast of NSW.
Michael has been has been hung for the last 3 years in the NSW Parliment Plein Air Painting Prize.
Michael has taught and run workshops and classes at numerous schools, community art centres and art societies and has guest lectured at COFA and TAFE . Most recently convening a 3 tutor 3 day workshop at Cockatoo island in Sydney harbour.
Michael currently resides in the Blue Mountains.
You can book this workshop online via this KAS website.
Any inquiries please contact either Anne Carpenter on 0411 034 413 or Thomi Graham on 0408 891 702