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Strathnairn Arts Open Day & Big Draw


Sat 25 Oct 2014, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Strathnairn Arts, 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt, ACT

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Admission: Free
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Strathnairn Arts' Annual Open Day presents one of Canberra's premier art facilities. Visit the 18 open artists' studios, meet the artists and experience some hands-on making of your own.

Join The Big Draw activities including still life and life model drawing in the Woolshed and a plein air drawing tour. There will be members market stalls selling work in the Village Hall, opening of our members' exhibition by Joy Burch, Minister of Arts, Soup and Bowl, a kiln opening, wheel throwing demonstration, riding for the disabled horse training demonstrations, kite making, tours of Strathnairn, gourmet sausage sizzle, and community displays.

Strathnairn Arts will be hosting three The Big Draw activities as part of our Open Day Saturday 25 October.

Life Drawing

Join Sue Taylor in the iconic Woolshed for two sessions of Life Drawing as part of Strathnairn Arts' Open Day.

A clothed life model will be on site, providing the opportunity for life drawing with well known artist and teacher, Sue Taylor. Short and long poses will be available across the two sessions. Session times will be 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.

Still Life Drawing

Strathnairn Arts will also host two sessions of Still Life Drawing in the Woolshed.

A still life of agricultural, industrial and art objetcs will be set up, providing the opportunity for drawing with Strathnairn associated artists. Session times will be 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.

Plein Air Drawing tour of Strathnairn Arts

Join Carolyn Fitzpatrick on a plein air drawing tour of Strathnairn Arts as part of our Open Day activitites.

Tour members will be able to draw selected views and subjects around Strathnairn Arts, including our rural vistors. Carolyn will also provide an introduction to ink landscape drawing. Session time will be 2-4pm (weather permitting). Please note that we can't provide portable seating, but visitors are welcome to provide their own.

Easels and drawing boards will be available. For a gold coin donation, A1 cartridge paper and white newsprint, plus charcoal, pencils and erasers will be provided. Visitors are more than welcome to bring their own drawing kits.