Daily Review in conjunction with the Hotel for the Arts, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins is offering readers another opportunity to learn from, and work with one of Australia’s creative masters whether they are beginners or established in their chosen field.
“Learning from the Masters” is a practical, hands-on drawing class that will be held at the Hotel for the Arts, Sofitel Melbourne on Collins on August 20 from 9am to 1pm with award-winning visual artist Tom Alberts (pictured above).
Alberts is the winner of numerous art prizes including the 2013 Rick Amor Self-Portrait Prize and his work is held in public and private collections around Australia including the Art Gallery of WA, the Art Gallery of Queensland and Parliament House Canberra. He is represented by Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne and Heiser Gallery, Brisbane and has taught at the Victorian College of the Arts, and RMIT and Swinburne universities.
His Daily Review Masterclass is about learning from the Old Masters by copying their work – a skill that is one of the foundations of understanding painting but is seldom taught.
Alberts was afforded the rare privilege of becoming a “copyist” at the Louvre in Paris last year where he spent several weeks on the gallery floor copying La Brioche by Jean-Simeon Chardin, painted in 1763.
Daily Review Masterclass participants will work in pencil to copy an Old Master work chosen by Alberts to improve their own craft by learning from the traditional methods of the Old Masters.
Participants will understand and learn:
*The techniques and processes of a Master painter
*How to train the eye in the subtlety of painting
*Pictorial language and composition
*The “layers” of a painting
*How a painting can be made spontaneously
*How to apply these techniques to your own work to develop your own pictorial language
The four-hour Learning from the Masters Masterclass on Saturday, August 20 will be held in a private function room on the 35th floor of the Sofitel Hotel in Melbourne. Tea and espresso coffee are available throughout the class and morning tea will be served during a 15-minute break. Places are limited to 20.
The cost of $198 includes GST, all refreshments, booking charges, sketch pads and drawing materials.
PRAISE FOR DAILY REVIEW MASTERCLASSES
ON PETER WEGNER’S DRAWING CLASS
“It was very enjoyable, and well beyond my expectations of what could be achieved in a 4 hour masterclass for freeing up my drawing”
“Extraordinary venue – beautiful, and also really helpful to inspire one to break out of everyday thinking”
ON LEWIS MILLER’S PORTRAIT MASTERCLASS
“Always inspiring to see a master at work. The stories were fascinating”
“Taught me loads of stuff”
ON JOANNA MURRAY-SMITH’S CREATIVE WRITING MASTERCLASS
“3 hours well spent with Joanna who was very forthcoming and addressed creative writing completely differently from any other and every other writing class I have attended. The event represented great value for money given the intimacy, venue and Joanna’s star quality”
“I came away brimming with positivity and purpose and have given rave (verbal) reviews to anyone who will stand still for two minutes”