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In the last 6 months our homes have been both a place of safety and sanctuary, but also a place of constraint and restriction.  We have been confined within our own walls like never before, but have we really looked at these surroundings and how we relate and situate ourselves within them?

Join us this Sunday for SEARCHING YOUR SPACE, an online and drawing based workshop with Erika Gofton!  We’ll be explorers in our home, giving you the opportunity to document your space and experiences of lockdown. Our domestic surroundings offer lots of opportunities to look at how we consider and think about the space we inhabit, but also how we can create drawings that explore our physical space whilst also navigating the pictorial space.

Sunday 22nd November
1 – 5pm AEDT
Tutor: Erika Gofton
Location: Online
PLACES ARE LIMITED
$140 / $100 Concession

Searching the Space, a drawing workshop at The Art Room

SEARCHING YOUR SPACE IS SUITABLE FOR
Artists with some drawing experience

MATERIAL LIST
DRAWING BOARD
If you have the space it would be great to have a large board around 1200x 1200 mm, but as a minimum you will need a board of no smaller than 600mm x 600mm.  (Bunnings have MDF boards 3mm 600 x 900 for $4.00)

PAPER
I like to use watercolour paper as it gives you greater erasing capabilities.  You can use Hot press or cold press, each will create a different result as Hot Press is a smooth surface and Cold Press is a textured surface.  It might be interesting to even work with a combination of both.  Paper size will depend on the size of your board.
 
– YOU NEED 9 SQUARES OF PAPER
Divide the shortest size of the board by 3.  For example if your board is 600 x 900mm, divide 600 by 3 = 200 so  you will need paper that is 200x200mm.  Or a board that is 900 x 1200 – 900 divided by 3 = 300 so  your paper will need to be 300 x 300mm.  If you are unsure, please contact us when you know the size of your board and we will tell you the size of the paper you will need

DRAWING MATERIALS
You are welcome to use what ever materials you choose but you will need a material to make a positive mark and something to act as an eraser.  For example: Pencil and eraser, Biro ,and gesso (as eraser), Charcoal, and eraser, Charcoal and white pastel.  You also need to make sure what you choose is capable of creating a range of values. If you are unsure about any of this again please contact us.

MASKING TAPE
Preferably low tack

BULLDOG CLIPS
You will also need to be able to set up to draw either at an easel, or possibly sitting on a chair with your board resting on another chair.  You also want to be able to work so you can look out into the space rather than a wall.

PLEASE NOTE
– If you booked by paying a deposit the balance will be processed 15th of November
– We will email you the zoom link

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