This workshop is a series of exercises and art historical analysis and exploring the workings of geometry and geometric structure and also the importance of untapping personal compositional tendencies as opposed to relying only on traditional specific theories like the Golden Mean and rule of thirds etc. Like all my work shops it’s very practical.
Bring along one of your existing works and get a critique from Stephen. When you arrive, place it in a line and during the workshop, each work will get placed on an easel and critiqued.
About the Tutor:
At our September general meeting last year, our guest artist, Stephen Hall demonstrated his ink drawing technique. It was fabulous and we are delighted that he has agreed to be our tutor at our KAS workshop.
Both a sculptor and drawer, Stephen has exhibited with Sculpture on the Sea, the Dobell drawing prize (before it was closed) and Kedumba. The Art gallery of NSW has some of his works in their collection.
“Since 2007 I have been “Proudly Independent” (ie not with a commercial gallery).
Stephen continues to draw prodigiously. He teaches 2 ½ days each week, and on those days he also manages 8 hours of drawing. On the other days, more! (working primarily with ink and a brush or pen, he regards himself as a drawer rather than a painter.)
At the meeting, Stephen demonstrated for us by continuing on a work he is preparing for an upcoming exhibition. The work displayed a group of horses galloping. He had drawn up the horses in fine pencil, and was now completing each horse in ink. The horses were free with bits of armour and saddles falling away.
Using a fine brush, Stephen dipped into the ink, and he also had a container of clean water and a rag to adjust tone with. He used to wait for each layer of ink to dry before doing another, but in the interests of time he has now mastered a technique, his version of “wet in wet” where he can apply differing tones without having to wait for the underneath layer to dry.
“I go to the dark side slowly.”
1. Ku-ring-gai Art Society Members only – log in, then book and pay online by credit card or Paypal
- The workshop fee is $65
2. Non Members only – book and pay online by credit card or Paypal
- The workshop fee is $90.
For any enquiries, feedback or suggestions for future tutors, click here to send Prue Finlay an email or call on 0412 983 034
- Location of all workshops: West Lindfield Community Hall, 40 Moore Avenue, West Lindfield.
- Set up is from 9 o’clock. Workshops start promptly at 9:30am and conclude at 3:30pm.
- COVID-19 Precautions:
- We will sanitise surfaces
- We will provide hand sanitiser,
- Feel free to bring and wear a mask.
- Each workshopper will have their own table to keep 1.5m apart
- Maximum of 11 attendees for workshop
- Demonstrations will be arranged so we are not gathering around in a group
- Please do not attend if you fee unwell, but let Prue know.
- Morning and afternoon tea are provided. Please bring your own mug for tea or coffee, lunch, or this can be bought at the local shops.
- Bookings are essential and workshop must be paid for at time of booking. Participants are booked in order of payment. Class sizes are restricted to a maximum of 11.
- There is no refund or credit for a cancellation. If you are unable to attend please check with Pruei if there is anyone on the waiting list, or arrange for a friend to attend on your behalf.
- Ku-ring-gai Art Society reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the minimum enrollment is not reached, or there are circumstances beyond their control. When such cases occur, a full refund will be made or a coupon will be issued to use for another workshop.
- If you prefer to work on an easel, please bring your own as we only provide tables and chairs.