Observational Drawing

Working predominantly in drawing and sculptural installation, Michael Needham’s practice explores myth, belief and residual melancholia in the contemporary psyche. Recent work has probed undercurrents of loss in representations of landscape and Australian cultural history.
Michael Needham is a Kyneton-based artist and has shown nationally and internationally in numerous group and solo exhibitions since 2002. In 2010, Needham completed his PhD in Fine Art, at the Australian Catholic University. Recent exhibitions include Landscape with Grave (Mildura Arts Centre, 2016); This Side of Uncertainty (Stockroom, Kyneton, 2015); Finitude (Plimsoll, UTAS, 2015); In Remembrance (Daine Singer, 2014); City of Hobart art Prize (2013); Substation Contemporary Art Prize (2013); I Have Lived (British School at Rome, 2012); Between the Object and the Shadow (Daine Singer, 2012); Long Shadowed Land (La Trobe Uni VAC, Bendigo, 2012); Visual Horizon (AIRY Gallery, Yamanashi, Japan, 2012).

Dr. Needham has been lecturing in Visual Arts for over 11 years in various universities including Monash, La Trobe and Australian Catholic University.

Observational Drawing - weekend intensive

In observational drawing-weekend intensive participants will explore a diverse range of approaches to observational drawing utilising a critical skill-set in drawing from the traditional to the contemporary.  Working from props, participants will undergo a series of exercises with charcoal and graphite and explore a range of approaches and observational techniques.   This weekend intensive caters for all skill levels.  Michael Needham will assess participants individual competence throughout in order to build on specific drawing skills and those relevant to their own interests, both traditional and contemporary.  

This course caters for all levels

All materials supplied

2 x 5 hours (weekends)


May Sessions

Saturday 6th May - 11 to 5pm
Sunday 7th May - 11 to 5pm

$319 per student

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