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Exploring Drawing

Exploring Drawing

Exploring Drawing is a unique resource designed as an introduction to contemporary drawing.

Available as a book or book and CD pack, this book celebrates the creativity of 21st century artists.

Inspire the artist within you.
  • Explore mark-making as you never have before.
  • Experiment with conventional and unconventional media and techniques in new ways.
  • Think outside the square and work on unusual substrates.
  • Use your imagination to consider creative formats and compositions.
  • Learn how to develop a unique style by focusing on your strengths and selecting personal subject matter.

Enjoy the visual feast of artworks by these contemporary artists:
  • Virginia Leonard
  • Yoshiko Nakahara
  • Jon Cattapan
  • James Robinson
  • Alexander Bartleet
  • Simon Ormerod
  • Helen Johnson
  • Simon Esling
  • Michael Esson
  • James Ormsby
  • Locust Jones
  • Godwin Bradbeer

Exploring Drawing

Resource Pack Includes:

  • 1 x 40 page full-colour book
  • 1x CD (complete with lesson plans, slideshow, written conversations with the artists and printable A4 posters)




“Exploring Drawing gives a very fine overview and analysis of drawing, its processes and methodologies, articulated through major artists.
I highly recommend it as a resource for art students, schools and teachers around the globe.”

Dr Irene Barberis
Director & Founder: Metasenta Pty. Ltd. Global Research Centre.
Senior Lecturer, School of Art, RMIT University.

"Exploring Drawing is a fantastic art resource that can inspire young artists whom are often feeling stuck in front of a white page or blank canvas. The book explores a great range of new and old mark making techniques that can be used as tools when creating a piece of art. I hope this book will encourage young artists to not be afraid to try something new when drawing and to see where it may take them."
Alexander Bartleet
Artist profiled in Exploring Drawing

"Exploring Drawing is an excellent overview of drawing strategies that can be employed to encourage students in a range of graphic possibilities. The choice of artists is excellent and demonstrates the exciting and stimulating variety of intellectual and practical approaches to drawing. Also the choice of works to illustrate the nature of the text is very appropriate and delivers tangible evidence of the artist’s intentions.

This book has the combination of substance and inspiration; it never patronises, but retains a clear and accessible methodology that engages the student and teacher alike."

Michael Esson
NZ $64.95