january, 2023

15jan(jan 15)8:30 am21(jan 21)4:00 pmDeb MostertEveryday Sketchbooks8:30 am - 4:00 pm (21)

Event Details

All Levels

Estimated material costs: $100

This workshop will explore the use of sketchbooks as an everyday record of a life observed. With a simple kit of materials that you can carry with you, you can start a habit of drawing every day. We will explore recording our daily lives from the ordinary to the unusual and prove to ourselves that we can get a creative habit going and keep ourselves observant and present. We will learn some drawing techniques in both soluble and non soluble pens, basic watercolour skills and fun drawing exercises. Sketchbooks are just for us, a safe space with no pressure to perform, a place to relax, a window into our thoughts and dreams and a visible record of a life observed, to be thumbed back through in times of creative drought.

We will discover that we CAN draw and that any time is a good time to build our creative habits!

Deb’s contemporary art practice is 30 years young and involves drawing, painting, sculpture and public art. Deb’s work has been built around the search for collected personal objects and curated public museum collections which can become metaphors for shifting memory, collection, values and environmental concerns. Deb holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from Queensland College of Art and has had 18 solo shows and been involved in more than 65 group shows in both regional and commercial galleries. She has won several awards and been a finalist in many National art prizes including the Bale Painting Prize, the Archibald Salon de Refuses, Jacaranda Drawing Prize, and Marie Ellis Prize for Drawing. Deb has over 18 years teaching experience with workshops and artist in residencies. In recent years, her sketches were projected onto the William Jolly Bridge by the Brisbane City Council.


8:30 AM - 4:00 PM