The ideal way to improve your art no matter what your skill level. Brett has been teaching freehand drawing with proven results for years. He has won many awards for his graphite work which is known throughout Australia and writes the "Pencils Down" drawing column for Artists Back to Basics magazine, the "From the Drawing Board" advice column for Creative Artist magazine, and is the writer and editor of Drawing with Brett A. Jones magazine.
He holds his regular six-week workshops in both Maryborough (Saturdays) and Hervey Bay (Sundays), always starting inJanuary, May, and September
Upcoming workshop dates
The usual September six week workshops won't be happening this year
as I will be on sabbatical out past the black stump trying to get the perfect
reference image of a tree (amongst other things).
So the next workshops I am taking booking for will be....
10:00am- 1pm- Blue Shades motel conference room, 35 Ferry St. Maryborough.
All basic equipment and materials are supplied and is kept by the students after the course is over to continue drawing at home, during (between classes) and even after the workshop is over students are free to contact Brett for further help and guidance. The course teaches all skills associated with drawing freehand from the often overlooked most fundamental basics right up to the very advanced subtleties of graphite technique and freehand drawing tricks and methods. This course has proven to be a great help to everyone from raw novices to long established artists. The practical methods and techniques are clearly explained and the atmosphere is friendly and supportive. These six week freehand drawing workshops will definitely help your arts practice no matter what your medium or subject matter.
Just some of the subjects covered include:
The ability to confidently start and continue a drawing (initial layout stage), correct handling, preparation, and use of equipment and materials, the three different ways of drawing, subject selection and composition specifically for drawing in graphite, drawing what you see and how to do that in a practical way with useable and understandable methods, the five stages of linework, toning and detailing using hatching and crosshatching, working with and overcoming optical illusions, the difference between sketching and drawing and why both are so important for the best overall result, drawing light effects, the importance of practising with drawing exercises that will improve your skills quickly, the art of suggestion (how to draw things like hair and feathers so it looks real), how to draw fine detail, and so much more it's just not practical to write it all here.
The cost of the six 3-hour classes is $180, there are only ever a dozen or so seats in each workshop and places fill fast. If you want to book a seat or enquire about further details, please ring Brett on (0401) 543327 or e-mail the studio: firstname.lastname@example.org