With Simon Mitchell
Part of Sunday Series: Drawing
1-3:30pm Sunday 28 February 2021
$105 per person
Includes all materials.
This workshop is part of a focused series on drawing, taught by an array of professional artists. You can enrol in one, two or as many workshops from the series as you like.
This life-drawing workshop introduces approaches to drawing inspired by movement practices, aiming to provide new perspectives to those with an existing practice or a highly structured approach for beginners.
Art at its best can be spontaneous, playful, and bring greater depth to our experience. This workshop will teach techniques for creating weight, rhythm, and flow. By bringing attention to their own physical experience the artist can deepen their understanding of their subject. Through a number of exercises, the workshop’s goals are to:
- Provide ways to work around inhibition and self-consciousness to enjoy the creative process
- Introduce exercises artists can continue to utilise in their own drawing practices
- Bring students greater presence to their practice through bodily awareness
The workshop will consist of:
- A warm-up with light movement in which students will develop awareness of their bodies
- Exercises to understand the model’s experience and gesture
- Introduction of techniques to depict gesture in stillness and action
- Practice drawing in stillness and action
- Discussion and reflection
About Simon Mitchell
Simon Mitchell is an interdisciplinary visual artist and dancer, working as a disability art tutor. He has a long-term visual arts practice supported through participation in Canberran arts organisations. He is part of several dance communities including contact improvisation, historic and contemporary dance. Working with mediums include drawing and painting, he depicts social life around him in all its movement, with his subjects including domestic life and live music. His involvement with movement practices has inspired new approaches to drawing dynamic subjects. He continues to build a repertoire of techniques, with the aim of fostering inclusive and free expression. Simon shares his art at the time of its creation and has performed live drawing at events such as Art, Not Apart.
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Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.