Drawing Studio (Beginner/Intermediate) - teacher Geoff Dupree

  • Mondays 10.00am-4.00pm $1,000 (8 sessions)
  • Term 3 2018 16 Jul-3 Sept
  • Term 4 2018 8 Oct-3 Dec (no class 5/11)


Artist and teacher Geoff Dupree will assist you to understand and address fundamental elements of observational drawing and develop your confidence in translating and expressing what you see.  You will work with a range of visual set-ups and each 8-week term will highlight selected elements and approaches.  Participants enrolling over multiple terms will gain a comprehensive grounding in drawing processes. These classes are suitable for beginners and more advanced students wanting to enrich and bring rigour to their practice.

Geoff Dupree is an accomplished exhibiting artist and teacher. He designed and developed the highly regarded drawing program at Monash University and brings deep knowledge and experience to his teaching.

Fees include a range of drawing materials.  

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Drawing Projects - teacher David Gatiss

  • Sundays 10.00am-4.00pm $600 (4 sessions per 8 week term)
  • Term 3 2018 Sessions 15/7, 29/7, 12/8, 26/8
  • Term 4 2018 Sessions 14/10, 28/10, 11/11, 25/11


In Drawing Projects, David Gatiss will provide individual mentoring to support you to develop your drawing practice.  After determining a project that is of interest to you (or you may already have one in mind before you begin), David will assist you to explore options and resolve emerging issues so you can progressively develop a cohesive and resolved body of work.   As well as one-on-one discussion with David,  there is also broader group discussion of the varied  challenges and successes of work-in-progress.    This class is suitable for people who have had some previous drawing experience.

Fees include a range of drawing materials.  Excludes specialised paper and materials for individual projects.



  • 5-day Workshop 10.00am-4.00pm
  • Cost: $895 including all materials

This 5 day drawing workshop is designed around a sequence of drawing problems that address form, space, volume, movement and light through observation of a variety of forms and spatial situations with the human figure playing an important part.   The sequence of work will reveal the personal, expressive and conceptual potential in the act of drawing, in an individual way, for each participant.

The workshop is open to all levels.

Geoff Dupree is an accomplished exhibiting artist and teacher. He designed and developed the highly regarded drawing program at Monash University and brings deep knowledge and experience to his teaching.


Freeing the Eye - teacher Shane Kent

  • Future dates tbc. Please contact us if you would like to register your interest.

Freeing the Eye explores perception and creativity via drawing and other exercises that investigate the methods used by early modernists – including Cezanne, Giacometti and Picasso – to break away from received ways of perceiving and representing reality and ‘free the eye’ from assumptions and preconceptions as to what is being seen.

Ideas that will be explored include:

  • Differentiating observer, subject and artwork
  • Ways of seeing in non-western art traditions eg African and Oceanic art
  • The role of the unintentional or finding vs seeking
  • The influence of states and structures of consciousness on perception

You will explore ideas and techniques through a series of projects that are both playful and challenging. These include drawing, experiments with colour, small-scale sculpture and transposition of drawing to sculpture and sculpture to drawing. Time will be given to reflecting on processes and experiences in group discussion to deepen your understanding of ways of seeing.

“Once the eye has been freed from all obstructions, a state of transparency can be attained. 
 And the new eye renews the world: nothing being taken for granted, everything remains to be discovered; any object whatever, the most ordinary fragment of reality, can catch the eye and amaze one into looking closer, seeing better, and becoming more aware of what perception reveals.”                              

Charles Juliet Giacometti pp 29-30

All levels are welcome. Most important is a sense of curiosity about perception and the creative process and openness to the challenge of exploring different ways of seeing.