ACCA Workshop Series: Drawing with Darcey Bella Arnold

Wed 31 Jul 2019

This is a past program.
ACCA Foyer

Join artist Darcey Bella Arnold for an evening of guided drawing activities using a variety of materials. In this hands-on making workshop you will explore fundamental techniques and develop skills in observational and experimental approaches to drawing. The artist will guide participants through texture drawings or ‘rubbings’, observational drawing and collage with the idea of creating a finished drawing at the end of the session using these three elements. Accessible for all skill levels, this workshop is designed to give you a deeper appreciation for drawing as a generative creative activity.

All materials provided. BYO apron.


Darcey Bella Arnold is an Australian, Melbourne based artist of British and Scottish descent. Darcey completed a BFA, Drawing at the Victorian College of the Arts in 2007, and a BFA, Honours at Monash University in 2009. A selection of recent exhibitions include: My Mother’s Labour Sutton Project Space, Folded brick Neon Parc Project Space, Darcey Bella Arnold and Deimantas Narkevičius (LTU) organised by Paulius Andriuškevičius and Nicholas Kleindienst, 2018; Talking with the Taxman About Poetry Testing Grounds. Arnold has been a finalist in the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize 2019 and the Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, 2018. She attended an Artist-In-Residence program with Eastside International (ESXLA) Los Angeles in 2016 and was included in Kimposium a social sciences symposium curated by Dr Meredith Jones at Brunel University, London, 2015. Darcey teaches Life Drawing at the University of Melbourne and Drop by Drawing at the National Gallery of Victoria.


About the Workshop Series
ACCA’s Education Team have invited leading Australian artists to present small practical making workshops for adults to learn a broad range of approaches and techniques for art making. This workshop series is an ideal professional development opportunity for art educators and tertiary students. 

Other workshops in the series include:

Staining with Katie West: Wednesday 14 August, 6–8pm

Reaction and Response with Richard Lewer: Wednesday 28 August, 6–8pm

ACCA's Workshop Series is supported by

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