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Wednesday, 17 January '24   2 days
Browne School of Art, 194 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021
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Course Code: SSHS24
Tutor: Matthew Carter
When: Wed & Thur 9.30am - 3.30pm
Dates: 17 & 18 Jan 2024
Duration: 2 days                 
Maximum Enrolment: 14
Level: ALL

Cost: $225

This summer workshop investigates the structure of the three-dimensional human head as it is rendered onto the two-dimensional plane, as in a drawing.

Through repeated exercises and practice you will find yourself getting comfortable with the proportions of the main dimensions as well as the individual features of the head and their relationships to each other. Then you will look at how these elements change as the head begins to rotate around an axis from face-on to a profile view.

By applying the ellipse and ideas of perspective to the structure you will start to develop a clearer understanding of the three-dimensional form in space.

You'll start with some simple models of the head and then move on through practice using the Reilly and the Loomis methods as useful frameworks or models as a sound basis for the development of individual character.
NB: Please remember to bring materials from the course "materials list" online.


Materials list
Head Space with Matt Carter

A basic kit of materials to get you up and going is listed here. Specialist art shops are the best option and will provide student discounts if you mention that you are attending the school. The stores we recommend are:
• Studio Art Supplies – Crummer Road, Grey Lynn
• The French Art Shop – Taylors Road, Morningside
• Gordon Harris – Gillies Avenue, Newmarket and Symonds Street, Auckland Central
• Takapuna Art Supplies – Takapuna

Graphite pencils ranging from HB (medium) to 6B (soft)
Black and white conté sticks or chalk and charcoal
A3 sketchbook,
Compressed charcoal
A2 sheets of drawing paper (available at the school)
Eraser and malleable eraser

At Browne School of Art, we also have a selection of basic materials available for purchase:
Paper in A1 / A2 Sheets, newsprint, cartridge, sugar grey, wet strength, bulldog clips, pencils, charcoal, erasers, white chalk, black ink



Standard Booking

Available until Wed 17 Jan 9:30am
Online payment includes payment fee of 2.9% + NZ$0.30. Offline payment details on confirmation page.

Standard Booking + $10.00 BSA Student Fund - Donation

Available until Wed 17 Jan 9:30am
A $10 donation will go to our BSA Student Fund - helping those who are unwaged or under financial hardship (with a Community Services Card) to attend our courses.


Browne School of Art
194 Great North Road
Grey Lynn