Virtual: Draw Along with the Dead

7.00PM Thu 15 Jul 2021
VIRTUAL | Book Now

Tune in and draw along in these virtual workshops with artist Dr Bill Platz. Discover tips for approaching drawing and take inspiration from artworks in ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’. You’ll be virtually transported to Bill’s studio and invited to draw from live costumed models.

Session 1 | Laying in Wet Ground

The dead don’t draw, but they inhabit the life drawing studio! Explore the deep connections between mortality and life drawing, experiment with dramatic perspective and foreshortening, and learn a historical technique for creating a unique surface for your drawing.

Materials required:

  • Paper and pencil
  • PVA glue (no glue sticks)
  • Powder – baby powder, talcum powder, corn starch, baking soda, white chalk
  • Water
  • Paintbrush
  • Optional materials: charcoal, soft pastels

Free / Bookings required / Participant’s webcam and microphone will be disabled / The event will be recorded and made available on QAGOMA’s YouTube channel.

This exhibition was organised by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in collaboration with Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art and Art Exhibitions Australia.