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Urban sketching with Peter Rush

by Emma Kouretas
Peter Rush

With an interest in the urban environment, Sydney-based artist Peter Rush sketches familiar places and everyday life in an insightful way. An architect by trade, Rush works with materials that range from pen and paper to used cereal boxes to capture the mood, expression and texture of city streets.

He completed a 2019 residency at Blacktown Arts’ Main Street studios, and spent many weeks drawing our city. Now, Rush takes over the sunny courtyard at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre to lead a workshop in urban sketching.

Learn how to draw your local landscape with this award-winning artist.

Dates and times:
Saturday 17 October 2020, 10 am – 1pm
Saturday 24 October 2020, 10 am – 1pm

$35 per session
Age: Adults
Please bring any recycled cardboard, cereal or tissues boxes you may find in your recycling bin to sketch on and any coloured pencils you might have. We will also provide some materials.

Please note: This workshop will take place outside, so please prepare for the weather by wearing appropriate clothing and bringing water, a hat and jacket if required.

Urban sketching coincides with Drawing Blacktown, an exhibition of Peter Rush’s work at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre from Tuesday 13 October to Saturday 31 October 2020. Learn more here.