Date:        Saturday 21st September, 2019

Time:       9am – 4pm

Cost:       $145



Experimental Drawing – Nature as Muse

Who is this workshop for?

Beginners to Intermediate… really just everyone!

In this workshop our focus will be on opening ourselves to new ideas and ways of working, in order to gain or strengthen our drawing skills and perhaps find new direction in our work… while having fun in the process!

I’ve always been a passionate believer that good drawing skills underpin all art… no matter the ‘style’.   Knowledge of the basic principles will set you on the right path for successful art making.

So let me take you on a journey through a series of exercises that will make learning to draw more of a creative adventure into possibility.

Our day will start in the studio where I will introduce you to some of the principles and ideas we will be exploring.  Our media for the day will be pencil and charcoal, though other media may be introduced.

Following morning tea in the garden, it will be time to head out onto the shores of beautiful St. Georges Basin to put these ideas into action, allowing the natural world to become our muse for the day.

Once we have worked through the exercises we will head back to the comfort of the studio, where our focus for the afternoon will be on creating a final work based on the reference material we gathered during the morning.

This workshop is an opportunity to start or expand your art journey with others who are like-minded.  The exercises are easy and I will guide you every step of the way.  If you are new to art the workshop will give you a great starting point, and if you are already on your way, you will be encouraged to step outside your comfort zone, and all of us will develop new ways of seeing and of approaching the problems of drawing.

I hope you will join me.

What’s included…

All materials except a sketchbook…see below.

Morning and Afternoon tea

A comprehensive handout to remind you of important points once you go home.

What to Bring…

An A4 or A3 sketchbook

Something for lunch.

** we will be working predominantly with charcoal and pencil.  If you would like to bring along some of your favourite media ie pastel, conte etc… please feel free.

** If you have a tablet or smartphone while not necessary, it could be handy.

What if the weather is inclement?

If the weather doesn’t permit us to go outside we will work from nature objects and images in the studio.  Please feel free to bring along some of your own if you would like.

Location… this workshop will be held in my studio in Jervis Bay, NSW.  We also have a beautiful garden to enjoy during the breaks and it’s a very short walk to the shores of St Georges Basin.  The studio is insulated and airconditioned for your comfort should the weather not be kind…so no need to worry about heat or cold!  Jervis Bay is approximately 2.5hrs south of Sydney and is absolutely stunning!  There is an abundance of accommodation available locally to suit most budgets, making it a perfect opportunity to tack a few extra days on to your workshop and take a short break (you might even test out your new skills in our beautiful landscape!).


To register, follow the link to the secure online booking site or via direct deposit to BSB 062 762  Account Number 10068115 (ref: ECW your name).  Please note… if you pay via direct deposit please contact me to let me know so I can reserve your place.

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