"You have two brains: a left and a right.  Modern brain scientists now know that your left brain is your verbal and rational brain; it thinks serially and reduces its thoughts to numbers, letters and words…  Your right brain is your nonverbal and intuitive brain; it thinks in patterns, or pictures, composed of ‘whole things,’ and does not comprehend reductions, either numbers, letters, or words."

From The Fabric of Mind, by the eminent scientist and neurosurgeon, Richard Bergland.  Viking Penguin, Inc., New York 1985. 

This workshop will be based on the New York Times Best Sellers List book by Betty Edwards. It is a series of drawing exercises, observing and developing the way we look at everything. Students will learn to switch the brain across to the right side to better develop their drawing skills. The image above shows the improvement you can see in your drawing from switiching to your 'right brain'.

Company Profile: Quadrant Gallery

Located in Hawthorn, is an intimate and inviting gallery space that exhibits fully established Australian artists as well as local up-and-coming artists. We are a privately owned gallery that is now establishing itself within the artist workshop industry. We have an array of talented artists who exhibit with us, many of whom have years of teaching experience, who will now be taking workshops in various mediums.

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Class Schedule

Monday, 23rd Oct 7-9pm, till Monday 04th Dec 7-9pm (Break Week on 13th Nov) Duration: 6 x 2 Hours per class in series

What you will learn
  • Switch the brain across to the right side to better develop drawing skills
  • Observe and develop the way we view things
  • Further your drawing capabilities
What you will get
  • A better understanding of drawing skills
  • The tools to switch from left to right brain functioning
  • Skills to adapt your routine drawing style
  • The techniques to develop your drawing skills

What to bring
  • Visual diary with smooth cartridge paper (A3 or A4)
  • 2B pencils
  • 4B pencils
  • 6B pencils
  • Progresso pencils
What to wear


Appropriate for

Suitable for beginners through to intermediate level.


Quadrant Gallery

Vendor since 2017

Quadrant Gallery is a contemporary art gallery located in Hawthorn. The gallery has a lovely ambience and has very good exposure to Barkers Road, with close proximity to nearby restaurants and cafes. We are located near the corner of Church Street and opposite the Kew Tram Depot.

Our aim is to show an exciting, interesting mix of art in all mediums and to promote and nurture the artists represented by the gallery, we will provide the best atmosphere in which to present the works of a stimulating and innovative range of artists and curators.

The whole gallery provides approx. 42 lm of hanging space including the movable wall. This space can be divided into 3 areas as required for exhibitions. The average ceiling height is 2.8m. We also have excellent systems for hanging, lighting and sound, which enhance each exhibition. 

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