ANZAC Weekend Workshop 23rd – 25th April
A three-day Drawing Intensive tutored by artist Hilmi Baskurt. You can read our student feedback below, and click here to read more about Hilmi.
This Intensive will be held over the ANZAC Day Weekend, Saturday 23rd, Sunday 24th and Monday 25th April (Labour Day).
You will create several drawings from Still Life and from a Life Model. The weekend sessions will be dedicated to working from Still Life and the Monday session of this course will be with a Life Model (undressed).
This course is designed to help students understand the subject’s structure, proportions and the placement of its compositional elements. Learning and developing these aspects will progress towards a more finished drawing and result in better understanding of looking/seeing. Th intensive will be based on Hilmi’s very popular Four Elements of Sketching course.
The four elements covered are:
1. A structural sketch or basic line drawing in which values and details are later built upon. Structural sketching is an excellent way to loosen up and a great way to observe and understand the underlying structure of the subject.
2. Value sketching degrees of light and dark and defining form through light and shadow without paying too much attention to the structural or proportional accuracy.
3. Black and white (Chiaroscuro) sketching focuses on the contrasting blacks and whites by ignoring the middle values. This type of sketch is a good exercise for understanding what makes images visually identifiable with the most basic of values, black and white.
4. Contour sketching or continuous line drawing outlines and defining value areas. This is a fun exercise to loosen up and sharpen observational skills along with eye to hand coordination.
By combining these approaches a natural growth in observational skills will be evident and combination of some of the different approaches will lead to a more finished drawing.
This course welcome both beginners and artists who would like to revisit the fundamentals of drawing.
The class size is limited to ten places to ensure one-on-one tuition.
All materials are provided.
Course details and enrolment
Date: 23rd, 24th, 25th April, 2016
Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Location: Enderby Studio, 314 Church Street, Richmond
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Recent comments from Hilmi’s students
As a drawing beginner, this was a great chance for me to ‘jump in the deep end’, but with some structure and guidance from a skilled and experienced professional. I learned a huge amount and have much to go on with as I continue my journey. Thanks Hilmi!
– Steve, March 2015
This is a great course for both beginners and experienced artists. Personally, it taught me the value of structural drawing and how I can now incorporate it into my existing practice to come out with a more accurate depiction of still life objects and portraits.
Hilmi is a great teacher who lets you progress and work out on your own your style and helps guide you in the right direction when you get stuck!
– Sandra, March 2015
It’s a great course to build up the good foundation for future art practice. Hilmi is a great teacher who patiently provides guidance to beginner and experience students. I enjoyed and learned lots from this three day workshop.
– Michelle, March 2015
This was a really enjoyable course that progressed at the right pace (Ive never drawn before so beginner steps) The course would suit different levels though, and Hilmi was really patient and helpful. Ive learned a lot in these few weeks and look forward to progressing through the many layers of learning to draw. Thank you