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Join us for more exciting and inspiring art adventures based on Library collections, and develop new skills to apply to your own artmaking.
This club is ideal for budding primary school-aged artists, who want to try new ideas and get excited about the stories behind the paintings at the Library. It’s fun, highly interactive and led by Andrea, our fabulous art educator.
Term 1: Spotlight on the magic of William T Cooper – How to draw animals magnificently!
Join me this term as we explore internationally acclaimed wildlife artworks by Australian artist William T Cooper. We’ll closely examine some of his many illustrations in the State Library’s collection, as we find clues to how he made them. Get your lead pencils and coloured pencils ready, and watercolours if you have them, as we experiment with a range of techniques to create our own wildlife images.
4pm - 5pm
We’ll learn how to get the shapes right through careful observation, as we draw and redraw to refine our artworks. We revisit the very cool method of making a copy using a grid and prepare a drawing ready to add colour in the next session.
4pm - 5pm
Using drawings from last session and your own examples, we’ll jump into adding details like colour and texture to complete our artworks. We’ll also look at some more wondrous artworks by William T Cooper in the State Library’s collection.
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