Learn to See, Learn to Draw
Tutor in Residence
Deb Gilmartin, Toowoomba
Deb Gilmartin is a qualified entomologist, high school teacher and has practiced as a professional artist since 2004. She was invited to exhibit in the Kedumba Drawing Prize twice; she was a finalist in the Hans Heysen Landscape Prize and a McGregor Scholarship winner. Deb was the ‘artist in residence’ for Australian Aerospace at the Army Training Centre, where she documented in the form of drawings, the new Tiger Helicopter, resulting in a solo exhibition, Tigers, Rotors & Blokes. She regularly teaches people to draw and has run several workshops including travelling with your sketchbook and drawing animals from life. Deb is currently working on her own illustrated children’s book.
Drawing is one of those things that people believe you can’t learn or that if you can draw you must have a ‘gift’ to do it. Nonsense! We all have the ability to learn to draw and during this course Deb will teach you how. She will show you how to see with artist’s eyes, how the brain tries to stop you doing this and how we can get around this. With practical exercises and fun activities you will learn how to draw what you see from life with confidence and be able to develop traditional drawing techniques that you can use after the course is finished.
Deb’s style of teaching is based upon developing your technical and problem solving skills. We start with the media, how to see, how to measure and transfer that onto paper. As we progress you will learn how to draw form, create light and dark, shading and mark making techniques and many other things, to create realistic drawings of objects from life.
One word of warning: Drawing is addictive!!
Estimated cost - $50-$150. The materials list contains a list of suggested materials to bring.
Introductory to intermediate
You are able to enrol on-line or an enrolment form for the Winter School is in pdf format to complete and fax or post.