13 Aug 2023, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hellenic Museum, 280 William St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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Join international artist Marco Luccio as he shares his experience on how to keep a sketchbook and draw for pleasure. Everyone from beginners to advanced artists are welcome to join this fun and intimate drawing session set amongst the inspiring collections of the Hellenic Museum.
During the session you will create a series of drawings that will give you a better understanding of the objects while building confidence in your ability to sketch, as Luccio guides you through several exercises with friendly and engaging instruction along the way. Discover techniques to improve your drawing skills, learn what to record in your sketchbook, and gain an understanding of what makes a sketchbook work well.
Luccio is well known for his practice of keeping sketchbooks, both at home and on his travels overseas. Over the years he has found these to be a wonderful resource for not only creating new work but for recording his trips, experiences and documenting his life. He has taught at many institutions, colleges and schools in Melbourne and abroad, most recently at the National Gallery of Victoria.
Materials to bring:
- Sketchbook – maximum size A3
- Greylead pencils – 2B preferred
Tickets include general entry to the Hellenic Museum before or after the class.
More about Marco Luccio
Marco Luccio is a renowned international artist with a strong, drawing-based art practice. He has mentored and taught for many years, and is known for having a relaxed teaching style that caters to beginning and advanced artists alike. He has been described by many as 'an artist's artist'.
Born in Benevento, Italy in 1969, Luccio arrived in Australia in 1974. He has an Honors Degree in Printmaking from RMIT Melbourne where he was first introduced to teaching, and began lecturing for part-time students whilst still a student himself.
Luccio has held 50 solo exhibitions; 208 group, curated and award shows; and received several notable commissions. He has also held several solo exhibitions in New York, where he lived and practiced for more than a decade.
His work is represented in 42 public and corporate collections including the New York Public Library, Museum of the City of New York, New York Historical Society, National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, State Library of Victoria and City of Melbourne. Luccio's work has been shortlisted for many major drawing awards including twice each for the prestigious Dobell Drawing Prize and Adelaide Perry Prize for Drawing, among others.
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