What’s it all about?
If you think that you can’t draw, then this class is for you!
Observe young children drawing; will they get self-conscious if the tree they draw does not look like the usual brown stick under a green ball? Will they restrain their imagination with the very common “I can’t do it” attitude? Will they be ashamed to draw something they never drew before? Will they be afraid to pick up their pencil and be creative?
No, they won’t! Now ask yourself: why couldn’t you do the same?
What will we cover?
The class will focus on helping you reconnecting with your lost drawing skills.
First, we will try to forget about all the rules you might have learnt before. No proportions, perspectives, or light and shade talk in this class. We will discuss what “a good drawing” is, or should be, through examples and demonstrations.
Then, we will step out of our comfort zone with a few drawing exercises. Have you ever tried to draw without looking at you paper? With your eyes closed? With somebody else’s hand? You might be surprised by the result!
We will finish the class with a collective life drawing session, where we will try to apply the principles discovered in the first part of the class.
This class is designed to help everybody gain confidence and pleasure in drawing. All you need to bring is your favourite drawing tool (if you have one), but no eraser allowed!
Who will be teaching?
Amandine Thomas is a professional illustrator, French-born and Melbourne based. She has been leading art workshops for several years, in parallel with her freelance graphic design and illustration career. She is promoting an easy, enjoyable practice of drawing, supported by her own work and experience. You can see her work on The Loop, Behance and her blog and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.