Sketching 'en plein air'

Relax and up-skill with this outdoor sketching course - 4 weeks

  • Starts Apr 23
  • 240 Australian dollars
  • Darwin Languages Centre. 1 Nemarluk Drive, Ludmilla NT 0820

Service Description

Join us for a morning of out-door drawing in the ‘fresh air’ of the Dry season in some of Darwin’s most picturesque locations, suitable for all ages and skill levels, no experience necessary. This is a 4 week course every Saturday morning from 9 am to 12 pm, 3 hours of fresh air! Enjoy the company of a small group and an experienced tutor, who will help you to capture the essence of the scene: simplify the subject, compose your drawing, grasp perspective, draw at speed, measure, appreciate trees and more. Our first session will be in the George Brown Botanical Gardens, later sessions can be by the sea or at locations chosen by the group. Sketching en plein air is a great way to gather reference material for artwork completed in your home studio, or at later Adult Short Courses, so participants are invited to BYO A3 visual diary or sketchbook and drawing materials (which might be just an HB pencil and a sharpener) Feel free to contact your tutor on 0417 881 854 or for further information and a suggested materials list. Participants to bring: • Hat • Sunglasses • Sunscreen • Insect Repellent • Drinking water and something to sit on (could be a picnic rug or a stool, but must be something that is easy to carry) • A3 Visual diary or sketchbook • HB Pencil and sharpener • Backpack or something to carry everything in. Optional: Other favourite drawing materials, such as • Small box of pastels and charcoal and fixative, pastel paper pad • Textas / art pens • Watercolour sketching box, brushes, tissues etc – Portable sketching easel and board 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