All programs & events

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. Suitable for all skill levels, Members are invited to hone their drawing skills with all materials provided.

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 (Past)

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

Fri 29 Sep, 2–4.30pm (Past)

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

Fri 27 Oct, 10.30am–1pm (Past)

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 (Past)

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

Fri 24 Nov, 10.30am–1pm
Finding your Subject

How do you choose your subject? In an artist-led session discover the art of finding an inspiring subject for your drawing.
Facilitator Juan Ford, artist
Meet Information desk, Ground Level, NGV Australia

Fri 24 Nov, 2–4.30pm
Exquisite Corpse

Discover new possibilities in your drawings using Exquisite Corpse, a surrealist technique that combines collections of words and images in collaboration with other.
Facilitator Juan Ford, artist
Meet Information desk, Ground Level, NGV Australia

Fri 15 Dec, 10.30am–1pm
Back to Basics

Return to the essentials of drawing in the final session of Sketching in the Gallery for the year.
Facilitator Juan Ford, artist
Meet Information desk, Ground Level, NGV International

Fri 15 Dec, 2–4.30pm
Back to Basics

Return to the essentials of drawing in the final session of Sketching in the Gallery for the year.
Facilitator Juan Ford, artist
Meet Information desk, Ground Level, NGV International

Booking required
$46 M / $58 G
Program bookings
Ph +61 3 8662 1555
10am–5pm, Mon–Fri