‘Drawing Essentials’ with Evert Ploeg
Exploring the visual in B/W
Drawing underpins the creative process; a liberation of idea’s and thought is crucial in many fields of the Arts. Learning to see is an essential part of learning to draw…Drawing is seeing made visible.
A unique opportunity has presented itself with Evert giving instruction for a special ‘Student‘ drawing workshop in January 2013. This full day program is tailored to high school students to adults with an aptitude for the visual arts.
To learn to see not like a camera – that devise which permeates our technological culture – we generally accept these photographic images as our shared reality, when learning to draw we struggle with what is the limited ways of describing our reality. Through drawing, through ‘quiet time’ we can slow things down and perceive not that picture perfect reality but replace it with a natural human response – the unique, hand-made sensory quality that can be delivered beautifully through drawing and the imagination.
Beginning with a short power point introduction, Evert will then encourage participants to seek and explore the field of drawing and mark making with a number of rotating still life ‘stations’. There will be plenty of different exercises showing alternatives to holding and applying media and how specific marks can breathe life and energy into the work.
In the same way as we acquire say language skills we can improve our drawing skills by increasing our understanding of marks, materials and approaches. Those intrinsic methods of looking, feeling, discovering and responding will be examined in this one-day workshop to be held in conjunction with fellow artist Midori Furze from Laneway Art Depot studio’s on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Thursday 17th January – 10am – 4pm. For further details and full materials list, contact : Midori 0431 895 757
Fee $132 inclusive gst.
At Laneway Art Depot, we have amazing discount on our paintings.
We also have many unique handmade offerings. Handmade origami jewellery, hand painted silk scarf and more!
It is the ideal place to find a special treat for someone this Christmas!
Open Thursdays 10am – 4pm
Fridays 10am – 4pm
Saturdays 10am – 1pm
Jeni and Midori
Laneway Art Depot
Unit 5 / 8 Orchard Rd Brookvale NSW
Looking for Creative Art Space?
Art Studio available to rent in Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Laneway Art Depot
5 / 8 Orchard Rd, Brookvale
Share the art studio with two other artists with good vibes.
$50 – 150 per week (plus electricity)
Kitchenette, toilet on site
The total of 95 sqm space and each studio space is applox.12 sqm
Shared sitting area, store rooms and an exhibition space
Contact Midori 0431 895 757 or Jeni 0417 453 272
All mediums welcome except musicians sorry
Laneway Art Depot
www.lanewayartdepot.com 5/8 Orchard Rd Brookvale 2100 NSW
Midori Furze’s open studio & art exhibition
“Pockets Full of Love”
11 – 25 May 2012
Laneway Art Depot
Green Tea Chat with Midori on Saturday, 12th May, 1-4pm
Northern Beaches artist, Midori Furze will open her studio. Everyone welcome.
In her exhibition, “Pockets Full of Love” you can enjoy not only paintings and drawings, but also origami and Japanese calligraphy works, and unique one-of-a-kind handmade offerings.
“Green Tea Chat” – Meet the artists of Laneway Art Depot on Saturday 12th May 1-4pm. Come and enjoy the visit with eyes and taste buds because a chef, Sachiko Marchand from DiningStory will make sweets from her original recipe for this ultra special event. Midori and Sachiko have met in March this year when they volunteered at a Japan disaster memorial event – “Sydney – Remembering Fukushima, One year on” and interested in each others work since then.
Laneway Art Depot , 5 / 8 Orchard Rd, Brookvale (Ample parking on Powells Rd and our red building is on 22 Powells Rd)
Jeni Robertson’s solo exhibition at the Depot in April.
Come and meet the artist Tue – Sat 1-4pm. Enquries Jeni on 0417 453 272
Thanks to everyone who made the inaugural Drawing At The Depot such a wonderful night!
The article about our studio, Laneway Art Depot is on Manly Daily today. (2 March 2012)
Manly Daily 2 March 2012
WATCH THIS SPACE: MIDORI by Rod Bennett
Peninsula artist Midori Furze is excited about the space that she and two others are turning into a workshop and exhibition area.
Her partners in the new venture, called the Laneway Art Depot, are Christine Farkas and Jeni Robertson.
“We will be exhibiting our own works but we will also be holding art workshops here.” Furze said.
The first, bu renowned Cairns artist Megan Bayliss, is called Funky Junk Up-Cycling.
Furze felt her own work fitted into three categories: Illustrations inspired by music; a realistic bent of portraiture and the figure; abstract painting combined with her Japanese calligraphy.
She said Farkas worked with mixed media, especially using vintage books and paper.
Robertson specialised in fine art painting, using bright colour with a contemporary feeling.
” We would like it to be a space where people could come and hold smaller exhibitions” she said.
“We’re limited in space for larger exhibitions.”
Furze, who has been painting seriously since 2003, said she was continually drenched in new idea.
She was formerly part of the Underground Art Space, in Balgowlah, with peninsula resident Kere Baker.
“I am painting about 100 pieces a year,” she said.
“I love it.”