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Art classes in the William Robinson Gallery

Finding the still in life: a drawing workshop with John Honeywill

I paint the quiet visual conversations between everyday objects; paintings that explore presence and stillness in the genre of the still life–a genre that links the intimate world with the public

John Honeywill

Learn how to alter your perception and ways of looking to compose still life drawings from Brisbane artist and teacher, John Honeywill.

John is an accomplished artist who has held over 20 solo exhibitions and has work in various public and private collections including Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Museum of Brisbane and Ipswich Art Gallery. John has taught secondary art for over 40 years and is currently Head of Art at Somerville House in South Brisbane–a position he has held since 1987. John has a strong interest in the creative and art making process, recently creating art tactics Strategy Cards to assist art makers and educators to successfully find their way through the developing, making and resolving stages of the creative art process. John draws on many years of experience as an artist and educator and the knowledge passed on by his own teachers including William Robinson, Betty Churcher, Mervyn Moriarty and Roy Churcher.

In this hands-on drawing workshop, John will show participants how turn off preconceptions and avoid worry and doubt to acquire ways of perception that will enable them to make observational drawings. He will also demonstrate how to then apply these processes and techniques of composition to create a conversation between objects and their atmosphere.

This program is part of an ongoing series of art classes delivered by William Robinson alumni and held in the William Robinson Gallery that celebrate the connections Robinson has woven between himself, his subjects, and his students.

This program is suitable for beginners, and the ticket price includes all workshop materials and refreshments.

Place Old Government House
Date Saturday 4 June 2016
Time 10am to 1pm
Cost $40 (includes all materials and refreshments)

Cup, bottle and bowl 2013
oil on linen
Courtesy of the artist and Philip Bacon Galleries

May 2016