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Drawing and Connection with Pamela Vaughan

October 28, 2023

Drawing and Connection with Pamela Vaughan

Saturday 28 October

Morning Session 10:15 am – 12:45 pm
pencil, charcoal and chalk pastels

Afternoon Session 1:30 pm – 4 pm
pencil, charcoal and chalk pastels PLUS ink, collage and paint

This workshop, delivered as two stand-alone sessions, is an opportunity to enhance your drawing abilities in a supportive and creative environment. Led by experienced artist and teacher Pamela Vaughan, both sessions will include exploration of playful observational drawing techniques alongside a focus on individual visual language and voice which may include naturalistic or abstract interpretations. A model for self-reflection on the images made will also be offered.

The subject matter, a selection of still life objects related to the theme of ‘home’, will be provided. However, participants are encouraged to bring their own 3D object on this topic.

In the gallery:
The gallery exhibitions at this time will be Karlina Mitchell’s ‘Home is Memory’, and ‘Sensorial’ an exhibition by neurologically diverse artists focussing on how we experience the world. Visiting these exhibitions is recommended as their themes of place, identity and perception inform the drawings being created in the workshops.

About the artist:
With post graduate studies in studio practice and education, Pamela Vaughan has taught in the community and education sectors as well as from her own studio. This included time teaching with Sydney University and the National Art School.  Her exhibiting activities include being awarded a national printmaking award as well as participation in the Sulman, Dobell and Kedumba exhibitions. A long-term conversation in her studio practice has been around the ‘aliveness’ of her subject matter which has included the figure, still life, the built environment, landscape and animals, primarily using drawing and printmaking. This conversation has been contributed to by numerous sources including the work of the Sumi-E painters, experience with yoga and mindfulness practise, artist/teacher Kimon Nicolaides, poet Mary Oliver, and contemporary subatomic physics research. An important notion for her coming out of this conversation is that mark-making is a physical and energetic extension of the body.

Extra info: For adults and teenagers (16 years and over) of all skill levels.

Bring with you: An object from home to draw.

Cost for each session: $70 / $60 InSight Members

Early bird price for each session: $65 / $55 InSight Members, for bookings before Sunday 8 October

Tickets through Eventbrite.


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