Local art students try hand at life drawing at Curtin University


Emma Leach. Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au d478809
Emma Leach. Picture: Will Russell www.communitypix.com.au d478809

CURTIN University is allowing high school students to try their hand at life drawing as part of the university’s art camp offerings.

Curtin University’s fine arts course co-ordinator Mark Parfitt said some schools held life drawing classes, but it was often a new experience for many art camp participants.

Schools involved in the art camps could nominate their preference for a draped or undraped model.

Students from Christ Church and Iona get to experience the university setting over a two-day period this week and will take their new skills to their high school arts practice.

Art camp includes lectures and sculpture, painting, and print media using a mix of collage, drawing and printing.

The camps usually involve 20 students from each school, Mr Parfitt said, and this week’s camp was given the opportunity to make a behind-the scenes visit at the John Curtin Gallery.

“As a treat we’ve organised for the students to go downstairs and see the gallery’s art collection,” he said.

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