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Drawing with Linda 2020: Monochrome Draw-ma

3rd February 2020 - 23rd March 2020
Monday 4:00PM - 6:30PM
8 weeks


This class shall be 7 weeks in length due to a public holiday.

Term 1 theme – Monochrome Draw-ma

For centuries artists have used different shades (tones) of brown or black to create dramatic monochromatic pictures on paper. A monotone or monochromatic palette is one that is made up of different tints or tones of a single colour or black. The addition of white will make a specific hue lighter, the addition of black, darker. Modern artists such as Matisse, Gauguin, Klein or Rothko all experimented with monochromatic colour schemes.

In 2020 Term 1 we will explore monochromatic drawing. The medium we use will range from ink, graphite, to charcoal or pastel, but your work(s) should consist only of shades of a single colour plus white and black or tones of black.*

*All levels of experience are welcome in Linda’s class

Subject 1: Glass in 3 tones. Using only Mid grey, black and the white we will render a still life subject of clear glass shapes (vases).  Note, easel use these two weeks.

  • Week 1 will be graphite on white paper – A3 or larger. Paper should be 300gsm and your preference for hot or cold. Medium is to be soft graphite pencil – 4B or 6B.
  • Week 2 will be the same still life on Black or toned paper. Paper should be A3 size or larger. Medium is to be soft pastel or pastel pencils: grey and white.

Subject 2: Oldie Timey Sepia-ie.

  • Weeks 3, 4, 5. Select either a modern-day portrait photo or other relatable subject of your choice. Render the image in Sepia tones plus white only to emulate an old daguerreotype print. (Sepia colour pencils, ink, or pastel). Minimum size of work is A3. Paper to suit your chosen medium.

Subject 3: Your choice, (but if you have no inspiration, your subject is ‘The Old Oak’)

  • Weeks 6, 7. Over the remainder of the term you are to create a finished work suitable for exhibition (Vic Arts Students in July, MMAG Artists in Classes mid-year). Minimum size of work is A3. Paper to suit your chosen medium. Medium can be anything other than graphite. (no pencil!)



Member $240.00
Non-member $265.00

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Linda Weil

Linda Weil is a professional artist with over 40 years’ experience in drawing and illustration.  Starting with a career as Artists’/Illustrator for a variety of national magazines, she now exhibits her work in a variety of galleries and exhibitions throughout Australia.  Her engaging and detailed drawings of animals, nature studies and fantastical objects have won numerous awards.  She has authored and illustrated ‘How to Draw Lifelike Animals’ and co-authored ‘The Art of Drawing Animals’ for the well-known international art publisher, Walter Foster, as well as creating unique drawings promoting Derwent pencils.  Linda teaches regular drawing classes locally in Victoria, workshops interstate, and private tutoring sessions.  A full resume as well as examples of her work can be viewed at: http://home.exetel.com.au/lindaweil