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Tue, Apr 16


Gallery One in Mitcham

[Adelaide, Australia. 2024] Expressive Portrait Drawing in Charcoal

*For any experienced-level artists who have been drawing or painting portraits in any medium. *Workshop runs in English.

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[Adelaide, Australia. 2024] Expressive Portrait Drawing in Charcoal
[Adelaide, Australia. 2024] Expressive Portrait Drawing in Charcoal

Time & Location

Apr 16, 2024, 10:00 AM GMT+9:30 – Apr 18, 2024, 4:00 PM GMT+9:30

Gallery One in Mitcham, 1 Torrens St, Mitcham SA 5062, Australia

About The Event

Expressive Portrait Drawing in Charcoal Workshop with Zin Lim 

Unlock the Power of Expression Through Charcoal

Dive into the soulful world of expressive portrait drawing under the guidance of Zin Lim, a master artist hailing from South Korea. This workshop is designed to transform your approach to art, teaching you to capture emotion, rhythm, and movement with charcoal, bringing a personal touch to every piece.

Workshop Overview:

Zin Lim will lead you through the essence of expressive drawing, combining lectures, presentations, and live demos to unveil his unique artistic vision. You'll engage in hands-on practice, exploring both short and long poses to find and harness your inner voice and body rhythm. This course is a journey of discovery, aimed at artists of all levels who wish to deepen their understanding of charcoal and refine their drawing skills.

For Whom:

  • All Skill Levels: Whether you're laying the groundwork before diving into portrait painting or seeking to enrich your artistic journey, this workshop is for you.
  • Beginners: Learn charcoal fundamentals and head drawing techniques step-by-step, from crafting compelling visual marks to creating detailed figures without the knowledge of anatomical precision. This course will also give the strong foundation for the following workshop: Alla Prima Portrait Painting in Oil with Zin Lim (April 19-21)
  • Advanced Artists: Dive beyond precision into the realm of expressive charcoal drawing. This is a call for advanced artists to push their boundaries, using fluid strokes to craft masterpieces that stand as unique expressions of their artistic voice. It's not just about technique—it's about creating art that resonates deeply and personally. Here, you'll transform not only your style but also the way your art communicates and connects.

What You Will Achieve:

  • A broader perspective on portrait drawing stylizations.
  • A deeper enjoyment of the creative process with the world’s most primitive material.
  • Clear direction for your future artistic endeavors.

Materials Needed:

  • Drawing pad: One from below. 35x40cm (14x17inches) or larger.

- Strathmore Drawing Pad, 300 or 400 series, 'Medium' surface. (The instructor will use it)

- Strathmore Charcoal pads (300 or 500 series).

- Fabriano Tiziano

- Canson Mi-Teintes

- Canson Ingres Vidalon

* If you can not have one from above, any local brands of drawing pads are acceptable.

* No 'New Sprint', 'Bristol', or anything has a 'smooth' surface, They don't work well with charcoal. 

  • (Optional materials) Utility Knife Portable easel: Stand, table-top, or no easel is fine. Drawing board: any wooden, plastic, or thick paper board for backing the drawing pad. Fixative: For in case you like to carry the work to home. Pencil Extender Smooth Sandpaper

Participant Testimonials:

  • "A shift from hyper-realistic to expressive drawing has rejuvenated my love for art." - Michael M.
  • "Learning expressive techniques opened a new horizon in my artistic journey, filled with enlightenment and joy." - Katie K.
  • "This workshop taught me that expressive drawing is more about mindset than technique." - Nathan A.

Join Us:

Embark on an expressive journey that promises not just to enhance your skills but to redefine your relationship with art. Zin Lim's workshop is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of expressive charcoal drawing, where each mark on the paper is a reflection of your inner self. Reserve your spot now and start on a path to discovering your unique artistic voice.

For more information or registration, please contact the host institution, Gallery One:

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