Thursdays January 21 – March 17, 10:00am – 12:30pm

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Have you always wanted to try your hand at drawing and painting? Do you feel inspired by nature? This course is ideal for beginner artists who want to develop technique and learn to draw and paint their view of the natural world. The focus is on trying a small variety of materials and processes that you can use singly or in combination within one artwork. Through careful editing and using a step-by-step approach, you will learn to depict the complexity of nature. Improve your observation and interpretation skills to capture the essence of your subject. Looking at the work of both traditional and contemporary artists, the course covers basics as well as more advanced drawing and painting skills and concepts. There will be a lesson on plein air sketching in which we will work outdoors directly from the subject. Plenty of individual guidance is given to cater for your abilities; all skills levels are welcome.

$275/$250 InSight Members. Includes some materials (please see materials list).
Bookings essential at Reception or 4780 5410.

About Kristel Smits:
Kristel is a landscape artist and holds a Master of Fine Arts from the College of Fine Arts (University of NSW). In 2012 she undertook an artist residency at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam funded by the Australia Council for the Arts. She taught at the University of NSW Art & Design and at the National Art School in Sydney.