19 Sep 17

Looking Glass – Digital Still Life Drawing

Lamington Drive is proud to announce Looking Glass, a new series of observational still-life digital drawing events.

Each participant will be provided with a 12.9″ iPad Pro + Apple Pencil for the duration of the two hour session, during which time we will be using the Procreate drawing app to go beyond the existing mediums and tools of traditional life drawing classes. Session activities will vary from more structured activities to completely independent exploration and will vary depending on the show in the gallery.
To launch our program, we are beyond excited to welcome acclaimed stylist and art director Nat Turnbull to Lamington Drive with a series of works entitled ‘Gesture‘. Purpose-built for Lamington Drive and Looking Glass, Nat has transformed the space using colour, form, light and shadow, to offer the perfect launchpad for observational drawing and documentation.
Our first four sessions are as follows:

Wednesday, September 20, 6.30–8.30pm
Saturday, September 23, 2–4pm
Wednesday, September 27, 6.30–8.30pm
Saturday, September 30, 2–4pm

Sessions will continue fortnightly from Wednesday October first until March 2018. Be sure to follow Lamington Drive on Instagram for all updates.


Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to bring my own iPad/Tablet?
Nope! We will provide everyone with a 12.9″ iPad Pro + Apple pencil. Please note you will need to leave a copy of a current Photo ID to be provided with an iPad. If you wish to BYO device, that is of course fine.
Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
How do I get to the Gallery?
Public transport is your best bet, with the Smith Street trams a two minute walk. Limited off-street parking is also available in the area.
Will chairs or seats be provided?
We will provide camping chairs or stools for all participants.
What if I don’t know how to use an iPad or Procreate?
For those new to the hardware or software, basic instruction will be provided on site from a dedicated tutor, however we would suggest an entry level knowledge to iOS as a prerequestite. Basic iPad Tutorials can be found here. More information on Procreate is available here.
Do I have to show my work to other people?
All sessions will end with a short group critique which is completely optional. (But really, that’s one of the best parts!)
Can I get a copy of my work after the event?
Indeed! You can email yourself a copy of your work at the conclusion of the event.
I have more questions!
That’s okay! Email us at info@lamingtondrive.com

About Natalie Turnbull and ‘Gesture’
Natalie Turnbull is a stylist and art director. Inspired by how form and function are used to communicate an idea, she strives for a crisp and minimal aesthetic that allows the subject to speak for itself. ‘Gesture’ is an exploration of movement and shape in reference to the human body. New viewpoints are revealed when navigating through the space, giving rise to a shifting tension and beauty. The space is created to allow for an intimate experience between the viewer and the objects.

About our Tutors
Alice Oehr is a designer from Melbourne. Her distinct colourful style incorporates her love of food, pattern, collage and drawing. Many of her ideas have made their way onto textiles, homewares, magazines, books, and even once as a series of 6ft tall Ancient Egyptian statues for a marquee at the Spring Racing Carnival. Alice’s work has been sought-after commercially by clients local and international.
Danielle Galessi is a Psychologist and practicing artist. She has studied at the Adelaide Central School of Art as well studying sculpture and academic figure painting and portrait painting at the Florence Academy of Art. Digital drawing has been her recent focus and new obsession.
Jason Solo is an illustrator and designer based in Melbourne and originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. After beginning in industrial design in 2002, Jason’s worked across an array of creative fields, including animation, publishing, advertising and graphic design. Solo’s clients include The Discovery Channel, Telstra, Apple, GQ Mag, Allen & Unwin, The Economist, Wired Magazine, Officeworks, General Motors, and Arts Centre Melbourne.

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