Visiting artist Kim Spooner

connections-issue0916-kim-spooner-workshopconnections-issue0916-kim-spooner-workshop2On Wednesday 25 May, Year 9 Elective Visual Arts students attended an exciting, full day, art making workshop in The Croydon studios. Leading the day was award-winning artist and lecturer, Kim Spooner. 

Kim Spooner is represented by Annandale Galleries and was a finalist for the Archibald Prize. In 1999, Kim was the winner of the Portia Geach Memorial Award, Australia's most prestigious art prize for portraiture by female artists. Kim has been a lecturer in painting at The National Arts School for many years.

As part of their Light and Life painting program, students were treated to a portrait painting workshop from Kim Spooner. Kim gave a lively talk about her art practice as a portraitist and demonstrated her process of working with building imprimatura colour grounds, as well as instructing the girls on colour theory. She guided them through the drawing and inking up stages of their painting studies in preparation for their final works. Later in the day the girls stretched their own canvases in preparation for their final painting composition which they will start next week. This was a very rewarding and inspiring day for our budding PLC Sydney artists.

Image (left): Visiting artist, Kim Spooner.

Image (right): Year 9 students Kelly Lu and Phoebe Cridland.

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