Baring all in the name of fine art
THE Mt Perry Fine Arts Group will host a slightly more revealing workshop for people not afraid to push the boundaries.
Mt Perry artist Sue Robinson will take a life drawing workshop at the Pat Augustine Cultural Centre in which a real woman will pose to provide a subject for drawing.
“It doesn’t have to be completely nude, it all depends on how comfortable the model feels,” she said.
Ms Robinson said when she first introduced the idea, people leapt at the opportunity to volunteer themselves to model.
“On the first day we had two fellows from down one of the back roads ring up and put their names down,” she said.
“But a young woman volunteered and followed through for us.”
Ms Robinson said she felt she could express more freedom when painting life models.
LIFE DRAWING: Mt Perry invites people to take part in a one of a kind art class.
“I want to show femininity in its beauty, which is a thing we actually lose sight of in this day and age,” she said.
She said sexuality was “overexposed” and aimed to find subtlety and beauty with her art.
“The internet and magazines are so explicit these days, so a lot of that’s lost,” she said.
Ms Robinson said her workshop was out of the ordinary in a small community and urged people to open their minds and “give it a go”.
“It can be a bit confronting in a country town,” she said.
“But we’re quite prepared to keep it very subtle.
“It depends on how the feel of the day is.”
To find out more or to sign up for the workshop on June 7, phone LynnWright on 0417 715 873.