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Drawing Masterclass > Ways of Seeing
April 14, 2018 @ 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
In this Drawing Masterclass, artist Erika Grofton from The Art Room will lead you to use the language of drawing as a way to not only see, but to also understand personal objects that are precious to you.
Ways of Seeing takes inspration from the exhibition Genaivisheh Shtiklech (Tricky Pieces) by Melbourne-based artist Nicole Newman. Aspects of Newman’s personal history often appear in her artworks, such as Untitled 11 (2015, pictured) which carries the Yiddish phrase “A sach mentshen zehen, nor vainik fun zai farshtaien” which means ‘many people see, but only a few understand’. This phrase represents the priority Newman gives to creativity in further knowing oneself, and in understanding the world around us.
Participants must bring a selection of small objects to draw. These can be personal objects, old photographs or natural objects like plants, fossils or animal bones. All other materials provided. No previous drawing experience necessary.
IMAGE > Nicole Newman, ‘Untitled 11’, 2015, silver & Perspex. Image courtesy of the artist. Photograph > Matthew Stanton.
COST: $66 PER PERSON
VENUE: Emerald Hill Library & Heritage Centre, 195 Bank Street, South Melbourne