Mapping the Figure
Mapping the Figure: Life Drawing with John Pratt (supporting “Traverse”)
WHEN: Friday 2 June, 6pm
To celebrate the final days of Traverse in gallery 1, artist John Pratt will lead a playful investigation of the figure as a structural and topographic presence.
Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with John, a tutor with many years of experience teaching Graphic Investigation at the Canberra School of Art, as he leads an exploration of drawing as a means of understanding and conveying emotional and psychological states. With John’s kind and thoughtful guidance, you will embark on a visual quest to explore a range of approaches that consider, in particular, mark making, scale and composition.
The workshop is suitable for all levels of experience, 18 years and over.
All materials supplied but you are welcome to bring your own.
This workshop is part of John Pratt’s exhibition Traverse.
About the artist:
John Pratt is a graphic artist working across a range of media including printmaking, collage, drawing and projections in Public Space. Through a series of exhibitions, he has been exploring the impact of human presence within a range of natural landscapes and constructed environments. These landscapes or sites have ranged from National Parks in the ACT to Southern Coastal zones through suburbia to the streetscapes of the CBD. In each case he has explored the interchange of our existence and the physical space that surrounds us. He says, “We impact on the environment and in turn, we are determined by it”.
*Please note that this evening is a structured program with a teacher providing advice and feedback, and for that reason will be different to the self-directed, monthly Every Body life-drawing sessions.