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Leonora artist to share his tips at Black Crow

Leonora artist Roderick Sprigg will unlock the secret to creating unforgettable pieces at a free drawing workshop this month.

Run by the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder, the morning session will cover the basics while the afternoon class will allow attendees to delve into the art of life drawing.

Participants are encouraged to use the skills learnt during the workshop to create their own entries in the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize, which this year has the theme A Place to Call Home and a prize pool of $37,000.

Mr Sprigg said the workshop gave participants the chance to learn new skills, get feedback on their work and improve their technique.

“It will be all about getting ideas down, the technical side of drawing and capturing things in front of you as well as ideas,” he said.

“For me, the hardest thing is taking a piece out of the studio and putting it into another space, but a lot of the time that is when the artwork finds its completion.”

Artists of all skill levels are invited to attend the workshop, with Mr Sprigg saying it was during an art class he first received the encouragement to pursue his talent.

“I was lucky enough growing up in Leonora where we used to have an artist called Ernie Turpin, and he used to come up and run workshops when I was in school,” he said.

“He was the first person to encourage me to keep drawing.

“It was the first time I had an outside person encouraging me rather than just my family, which gives you a little bit more self-belief.”

The Making Memorable Art workshop with Sprigg will be held at the Black Crow Studios on Saturday, July 20.

Call Black Crow Studios on 9091 2496 to book.

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