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Visual Arts Teacher PD- Studies en plein air

Teacher professional development workshop
Studies en plein air: field drawings in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Friday 10–Saturday 11 May 2019
Locations: Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney (Friday) and the National Art School (Saturday)
0 am–4 pm daily
$250 per person
Bookings: visit the National Art School website

Learn to use your sketchbook as a way of seeing and interpreting the world around you, from first impressions to sustained studies and finished works in journals. Work from thumbnail sketches to rendered drawings using a range of media, from charcoal and coloured pencils to oil and chalk pastels, inks and watercolours. Work in the magical Royal Botanic Garden Sydney and learn how to transfer the immediate world into visual shorthand with jottings, notations and sketches, and to understand scale, perspective and composition.
On the Saturday return to the National Art School studios to collate, discuss and resolve your observations and sketches into larger sustained artworks. Throughout the workshop, the tutor will provide helpful hints and strategies to transfer these simple in-situ project based activities into the classroom to implement as a single lesson or resolve into a more developed unit of work.
Completing The National Art School Art Matters Professional Development Workshops will contribute to 10 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 4.1.2, 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Materials required
Teachers to bring:
  • A4 or A3 Sketchbook and pen for making notes
  • 2 x plastic container or glass jar (with lids – for carrying water and inks)
  • Hat, sunscreen
  • Picnic blanket or fold up chair (for outdoor drawing)
  • iPhone or camera to take pictures