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Workshop Perspective | Szczepan Urbanowicz

Workshop Perspective | Szczepan Urbanowicz

About this Workshop

This is a 1-day event where we take you through all the fundamental aspects of understanding and drawing a picture in perspective.

We will assume you have little to no experience with how perspectives work and therefore we start from the beginning.

The idea will be to quickly move through some historic examples and simple exercises. The hope will be to develop your understanding for perspective with a series of worked examples (paper and soft pencils – not digital) with the aim of completing 1 or 2 simple perspective sketches.

This workshop is not about creating perfect pictures but developing a toolkit to understand, translate and convey on paper, the three-dimensional world we see around us.

What will I learn?

  • an understanding of the difference between using 1 – 2 and 3 point perspectives
  • an understanding of the need for a horizon line and vanishing points
  • a series of worked examples based on the above concepts
  • understanding how to reverse-engineer perspective cues from photographs
  • how to quickly thumb-nail perspectives frameworks

Who is this course suitable for?

  • those interested in drawing
  • those wishing to improve their drawing techniques
  • those wishing to get involves in urban sketching etc.
  • general art students and art lovers

What do I need to bring?

  • A3-size cartridge paper 90 gsm white
  • soft lead pencils 2B – 6B (something soft)
  • eraser
  • ruler or set square

Please bring your lunch and snacks or you can purchase from cafes close by. We do have a fridge and microwave at the studio for your convenience.

What is provided?

  • tea and coffee (please bring your own cup)
  • a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
  • connection to the Bienarte art community

About the artist

Szczepan graduated with an Honours Degree in Architecture from the University of Auckland in 1993. He is a Member of the Watercolour Society of Queensland. Beyond his new start in 2018 into teaching watercolour classes and offering workshops, Szczepan continues to paint plein-air and was selected as one of Australia’s representatives to the Fabriano in Acquarello Festival in Fabriano, Italy. He is active in the WSQ and is injecting a new excitement into the local watercolour scene. He continues to develop a broader range of subject material to supplement his love of architectural and urban themes. Recently exploring nautical themes and seascapes alongside a lifelong fascination with sailing craft and old gaffers.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

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