About
Eye to Hand is an observational drawing course taught by contemporary artist Genevieve Swifte. The workshop welcomes young artists from thirteen years of age, creative professionals, complete beginners and people with all levels of ability. Members of the community who have not had the opportunity to engage in formal art training are especially welcome to enrol.
Formally taught at the Ainslie Arts Centre, the course is going online during this time of social distancing. As such, some changes have been made to the structure of the classes.Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.
 
Introduction to Observational Drawing
This four week course is ideal for new students, returning participants may like to explore my other workshops here.

What to Expect
The classes tend to be a wonderful mix of beginners, talented teens and experienced artists. The exercises are guided and flexible to accommodate all abilities and sensibilities. We develop fine motor and perceptual skills, approaches to mark making and the depiction of forms in space. We draw a wide variety of objects chosen for the transferable principals they convey and participants develop a personal project through the four weeks of the course.
All of the exercises are carefully researched and are designed to:
• Help you see the world around you with greater clarity.
• Translate what you see from three dimensions into two.
• Heighten the sensitivity and dexterity of your hand, wrist and arm.​​​​​​​
The course is perfect for new students — from beginners to advanced practitioners. Participants will have access to: 
• Guided observation and mark making exercises 
• A solid introduction to foreshortening and the depiction of forms in space 
• One-on-one feedback and support

Delivery
Each week, participants will receive a password allowing access to course content that will be uploaded to the Eye to Hand website. This content will include:
• Demonstration videos
• Sound recordings
• Pictures and diagrams  

Accessibility 
Subtitles are being developed for all sound and video formats, please indicate if you need this or any other support at the enrolment form below.  

Connecting Online​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Participants will have the opportunity to connect online via whichever platform best suits their needs: 
• Weekly Zoom Meetings with Genevieve and her other students on either Sunday afternoons at 2pm, Tuesday Mornings at 10am or Tuesday evenings at 6pm 
• A private Facebook group 
• Instagram 
• Weekly emails 
• Phone and video calls 
*Please feel free to discuss your preferences for delivery and connectivity so that I can come up with a solution that works best for you.

Commencement date and continuing classes​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
The course will launch Sunday 5th April. There is no start or end date — enrol at any time. Each enrolment covers a period of four weeks with an invitation to continue into the future. Please indicate if you need to take a break during your four week enrolment.
Prices:
$150 Early Bird before Midnight March 31st 
$180 full Price 
$162 Returning students 
$162 Concession (low income, students, seniors & group bookings)
Available payment methods:
PayPal / Bank Deposit

Enrol in Three Steps:
1. Please fill out the enrolment form below 
2. Hit
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3. Purchase your enrolment
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You will then receive confirmation of your enrolment via the email address provided.​​​​​​​
*Please check the quantity and total before finalising your payment
*low income, students, seniors & group bookings
*Please note, numbers are limited. Due to the costs of production, cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the commencement of the course. Transfer to another workshop can be made at any time.

**By enrolling in any workshop with Genevieve Swifte, you agree that any media, passwords, documents etc provided as a part of a course will be kept for personal use only and will NOT be distributed to a third party.
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