Members Workshop: Geometric Drawing
Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds

Wed 12 Dec 18, 6pm–8.30pm

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NGV International

Exhibition space
Ground Level

Inspired by the geometric drawings of Dutch artist M. C. Escher, local artist Darcey Bella Arnold uses line work and shading to introduce Members to the process of creating detailed patterned drawings.

Taking place after-hours inside the Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds exhibition space, Members will take inspiration from Escher’s prints on display to create their own unique patterns.

Learning Outcomes

1. Grid a patterned geometric drawing
2. Define the framework of a drawing
3. Shade and detail using various media

Program Outline

6–6.15pm Introduction by the artist
6.15–7.00pm Starting your patterned drawing with line
7.00–7.30pm Defining your drawing
7.30–8.30pm Rendering your drawing


Darcey Bella Arnold is a Melbourne-based artist who completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Drawing) at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2008, and a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at Monash University in 2009. A selection of recent exhibitions include My Mother’s Labour at Sutton Project Space, Melbourne; Folded brick at Neon Parc Project Space and Talking with the Taxman About Poetry at Testing Grounds, Melbourne Arts Precinct.

Members Design International Prints & Drawings Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds NGV International

M. C. Escher
Dutch 1898–1972
Day and night February 1938
woodcut, printed in grey and black inks
39.1 x 67.7 cm (image)
43.6 x 72.0 cm (sheet)
Escher Collection, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, the Netherlands
© The M. C. Escher Company, the Netherlands. All rights reserved