Sidney Myer Education Centre
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Adult $85 / Concession $80
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In conjunction with Charles Blackman: Schoolgirls, Heide presents a series of painting and drawing workshops focusing on the techniques and ideas used by Blackman to create his famous Schoolgirl series. Aimed at introducing participants to traditional and innovative approaches to painting and drawing, these workshops are suitable for all skill levels. In each session participants will view and discuss selected works within the exhibition prior to commencing their artworks in Heide’s beautifully situated Education Centre. All materials are provided.

The technique of chiaroscuro (Italian for ‘light and dark’) was developed during the Renaissance to give added depth and drama to paintings, such as we find in Charles Blackmans series Schoolgirls, where high contrast light and darks create dynamic rhythms and forms. Led by Heide’s artist educators, this oil painting workshop is suitable for all skill levels.

Charles Blackman, The Shadow 1953, tempera on cardboard, 59 x 75 cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, Purchased from John and Sunday Reed 1980, © Charles Blackman