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Strutt’s sketching studio

Self-portrait at Atelier Drolling, Paris, c. 1840. Pencil and wash, Rex Nan Kivell Collection, National Library of Australia
23 September 2016, 11:00am6:00pm
24 September 2016, 11:00am6:00pm
Location Experimedia
Main entry, Swanston St
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Calling aspiring artists and seasoned sketchers!

Drop in to our free sketching studio and practise your craft in this special pop-up artist space, inspired by William Strutt’s acclaimed artistry.

This drop-in drawing experience is suitable for all levels and abilities.

Art tools, boards, a selection of pencils and drawing paper will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own personal sketchbook, but please note that ink and paint are not permitted in the studio.

On Friday 23 Sept: practise portraiture and still-life with 40-minute live model sit times (20-minute poses).

On Saturday 24 Sept: contribute to a giant historical drawing, capturing models in authentic bushranger costumes, with landscape elements and a life-size model horse.

During your day, visit Heroes and villains: Strutt's Australia and see examples of William Strutt's masterful portaiture, preparatory sketches and large-scale historical paintings.

Presented in collaboration with Dr Sketchy's.