DRAWING WORKSHOP: / by Natasja De Wet


DRAWING WORKSHOP: Pencil drawing on paper is my first love, and I would like to share different techniques with inexperienced and experienced workshop participants. By using a broad range of pencils and graphite from hard F and H pencils to soft B pencils (up to B8 or B9), as well as using an eraser and pencil shavings as drawing tools, one can create an evocative, sensitive but also dramatic work. This is best achieved by exploring and letting go of the preconceived idea that one has to create a masterpiece. The aim of this workshop is to explore different techniques through a series of exercises and to create an artwork through learning in a safe environment where there is no right or wrong way of creating.

Date: Saturday 25 June 2016

Time: 10:00 - 13.30

Duration of Workshop: 3 and half hours

Venue: Natasja de Wet’s studio/home: Kirstenhof, Cape Town, South Africa

Fee: R650 excluding materials

Refreshments: Tea and tart

Please be so kind to deposit the full amount one week before the workshop and email proof of payment with your name as reference a.s.a.p. Deposit non-refundable.



1 sheet or more artist quality paper - A2 or A1 (as thick as possible)

5 sheets or more A3 cartridge paper


H, B1, B3 and B6, B9 pencils


Fixative spray

Graphite stick B6 or B8

Sharpener or Stanley knife

2 or 3 organic objects (not vegetables or fruit)

2 or 3 inorganic objects (potential subject matter is everywhere in the most ordinary objects)

-please take note that your objects of choice must have enough drawing potential and qualities for an interesting artwork – think of the art principles for instance line, form, texture, contrast, movement, shape etc.

White pencil

Paper towel


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