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Members Sketching in the Gallery

NGV International and NGV Australia
Information Desk
Ground Level

Discover the NGV Collection through these small-group, tutored drawing sessions with artist Juan Ford. Suitable for all skill levels, Members are invited to hone their drawing skills with all materials provided.

Fri 26 May, 10.30am–1pm (Past)

Inspired by Patrick Pound: The Great Exhibition, layer disparate photographic references and still life objects in your drawings to create new narrative possibilities.

Meet: Information desk, Ground Level, NGV Australia, The Ian Potter Centre, Federation Square

Facilitator: Yvette Coppersmith

Fri 26 May, 2–4.30pm (Past)

Drawing inspiration from Brook Andrew: The Right to Offend is Sacred, sketch from photographic portraits and geometric patterns.

Meet: Information desk, Ground Level, NGV Australia, The Ian Potter Centre, Federation Square

Facilitator: Yvette Coppersmith

Fri 30 Jun, 10.30am–1pm (Past)

Inspired by the NGV Collection, learn how to create form and shape without the use of line.

Meet: Information desk, Ground Level, NGV International

Facilitator: Juan Ford

Fri 30 Jun, 2–4.30pm (Past)

Drawing inspiration from works in the NGV Collection, experiment with alternative ways to depict light and shade.

Meet: Information desk, Ground Level, NGV International

Facilitator: Juan Ford

Fri 28 Jul, 10.30am–1pm (Past)

Using chiaroscuro techniques, create dramatic compositions.

Meet: Information desk, Ground Level, NGV Australia, The Ian Potter Centre, Federation Square

Fri 28 Jul, 2–4.30pm (Past)

Create 3D forms by adding highlights and reflections to your drawings.

Meet: Information desk, Ground Level, NGV Australia, The Ian Potter Centre, Federation Square

Fri 25 Aug, 10.30am–1pm (Past)

Use rub-back techniques to develop your drawing from darkness.
Facilitator Juan Ford, artist
Meet
 Information desk, Ground Level, NGV International

 

Fri 25 Aug, 2–4.30pm (Past)

Use contrasting textures, tones and subject matter to create dynamic drawings.
Facilitator Juan Ford, artist
Meet Information desk, Ground Level, NGV International

Fri 29 Sep, 10.30am–1pm Booked out
Negative space

Discover how to define your subject using negative space.
Facilitator Juan Ford, artist
Meet Information desk, Ground Level, NGV Australia, The Ian Potter Centre, Federation Square

Fri 29 Sep, 2–4.30pm
Foreshortening

Apply foreshortening techniques to create three-dimensional drawings.
Facilitator Juan Ford, artist
Meet Information desk, Ground Level, NGV Australia, The Ian Potter Centre, Federation Square

Fri 27 Oct, 10.30am–1pm
Controlling tone

Focus on developing subtle tonal gradation in your drawings.
Facilitator Juan Ford, artist
Meet Information desk, Ground Level, NGV International

Fri 27 Oct, 2–4.30pm
Heavy mark-making

Apply bold and heavy marks to create dynamic drawing compositions.
Facilitator Juan Ford, artist
Meet Information desk, Ground Level, NGV International

Booking required
$46 M / $58 G
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