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Art essentials 2019: Charcoal

Saturday, 30 March 2019 10.30am to Saturday, 30 March 2019 3.30pm

Program: Art essentials 2019
Venue: Art Gallery Society members lounge

This month we explore the velvety blacks and beautiful tonal qualities of charcoal. As a drawing medium it facilitates freedom of expression with its ability to cover large areas of paper quickly and broadly. Flexible as a medium, its shifting nature, allows for easy corrections and manipulation. We make a series of drawings using nature as our subject matter. We work with a range of toned papers and prepare surfaces that exploit the textural and expressive qualities unique to this medium (gesso, brown paper, tone, large, small).