Image: Sniders and Abrahams building 268-270 Lonsdale Street
What’s it all about?
Melbourne’s Hoddle grid is full of wonderful heritage buildings. Have you noticed their details and flair? Would you like to know them a bit better? In partnership with City of Melbourne and the Hoddle Grid Heritage Review, lets capture our favourite memories of these places and draw, ink and watercolour a heritage building.
Marloes will guide us through the process, offering tips and advice on how to use watercolours, pens or markers to create you own slice of Marvellous Melbourne. This class is suited to any age and skill level.
The Hoddle Grid Heritage Review recommends 137 new individual places and five precincts be protected in the Melbourne Planning Scheme. The Review is to be implemented through Amendment C387 (Permanent Controls). We encourage you to have your say during exhibition of Amendment C387 until it closes on 17 December 2020.
There are many ways to get involved including this drawing class, information sessions, self-guided walks, a historic photography exhibition, colouring in activities and a modernist architecture panel talk. All the details are on the exhibition engagement activities page here.
The interactive map provides details of the places and precincts to be included in Heritage Overlays under Amendment C387. Simply type the address you are interested in within the search box, or zoom in to the property and select it to open a pop-up box. In this box will be a photo of the property, a summary of what is proposed and a link to the property’s citation.
This class is sponsored by City of Melbourne
What will we cover?
This beginners painting & drawing class will focus on:
- Using watercolours, pens and illustration skills to recreate your favourite Melbourne heritage buildings
- Drawing buildings, composition and using perspective
- Basics of watercolour washes and ink
And together we will create your stay at home slice of Marvellous Melbourne!
What will you need?
- Paper – Ideally watercolour paper, but don’t worry if you don’t. Any thick paper will do.
- Pencil, rule and eraser (sharpener too perhaps?)
- Watercolours, or coloured markers (ideally brush tipped but not essential)
- Brushes, glass of water, paper towel
Who will be teaching?
Marloes Bakker-Marsden is life long and self taught artist who had explored and developed skills in a wide range of mediums and subject matter. She enjoys sharing her skills and passions with others in a light hearted and fun way that makes the experience totally enjoyable and rewarding for everyone involved. You can find her on Instagram.