Laith McGregor | OHNE TITEL (detail) | print
Made by Hand

Join in and be inspired. The gallery offers a series of sensational hands on workshops. Engage in creative practices with Made by Hand, hosted by exhibiting and touring artists. Improve and challenge your art techniques and skills in these exclusive sessions. Programs available for beginners and experienced artists.


Made By Hand: Deconstructed Drawing Workshop with Laith McGregor

What is your idea of a portrait? Join exhibiting artist, Laith McGregor for an exciting full-day drawing workshop where participants will complete quick studies of the face through a range of drawing exercises leading to a completed portrait work which will then be deconstructed in a variety of ways expressing subconscious thought. 

Drawing is a fundamental form of human expression. The line as a symbolic gesture dates back to our primitive origins and has filtered into the fabric of everyday life. A primal instinct, the line is used to map, guide, express and converse, it's an immediate action that bridges consciousness. It’s central to drawing as a discipline and the focus of this workshop. The day will be divided into two components, the first will consist of a detailed study of the face. We will start by examining facial features and details such as contour, shape, form, expression and notions of the self. Following some quick facial studies we will draw a self-portrait in detail, creating a finished artwork. After a break we will proceed to deconstruct the drawing, by erasing, graffiting, drawing over and expressing subconscious thought while using the portrait as a subject for contemplation and further perception. Let's be brave, let's go beyond our idea of what a portrait can be...

Location Dates and Time Cost Registration
Caloundra Regional Gallery Friday 9 March, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm $40 Register

Please bring along a photo of yourself, and a mirror. All other materials will be supplied.

BYO lunch. Complimentary tea/coffee/biscuits will be provided.