Silverpoint Drawing

Create delicate works of art using a handmade silver stylus - 2 weeks

  • Started 17 Jun
  • 180 Australian dollars
  • Darwin Languages Centre. 1 Nemarluk Drive, Ludmilla NT 0820

Service Description

A metal stylus – of Silver, Copper or even Lead – was used for drawing by Renaissance masters such as Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Dürer and Raphael, before the invention of the graphite pencil. Today it is a medium used by contemporary artists, often combined with gouache (opaque watercolour paint) and other media to produce drawings of incredible delicacy and style. Course outline: Two three-hour sessions, one week apart. Maximum 8 students, suitable for all levels. Day 1: Be inspired by an old masterpiece and produce a small copy (or a piece of your own) using the traditional technique. Experiment with different kinds of metal and different grounds – and choose one to prime a surface for a serious drawing in Week 2. Discuss subject matter for Week 2: seashells, skulls and feathers are beautiful in this medium, but it could be a portrait. Day 2: Using a found object or another item as your subject use metal point – possibly with gouache or other media for your own masterpiece on the surface prepared in Week 1. Materials – all materials are provided, including a hand-made stylus which students may keep. For a seniors discount of 10% use coupon code SENIOR at check out - ID will be checked at class register. About the Tutor • Short course in Experimental Drawing – Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University 2019 (proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government) • Short course in Natural History Drawing through University of Newcastle NSW 2018 • Conducted drawing and life drawing classes for Adult Night classes and DVAA • Extensive experience in drawing and leading outdoor sketching groups • Practising and exhibiting artist for many years • Winner Katherine Prize 2015 and other local art awards • Certificate IV Training and Assessment • MA (Hons) Natural Science (Zoology) St Hilda’s College Oxford – included scientific drawing.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancellation Policy

CANCELLATION AND REFUNDS Please choose carefully as course fees will not be refunded to participants who are unable to attend the course due to changes in personal circumstances or work commitments. Course fees will not be refunded once confirmation and/or commencement of the course has occurred. ​In the event of a serious illness, you may request to transfer to the following term. A full refund of course fees will be paid if the advertised course does not proceed. Participants will be advised if a class does not have the minimum number of students to commence.

Contact Details

+61 0452 135 400

Darwin Languages Centre. 1 Nemarluk Drive Ludmilla 0820, Darwin, NT