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-- 12 September, 2006 --

Sydney Tower

Sydney Tower
Sydney Tower
Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.

I managed to worm myself onto the staff fo a visual arts excursion to Darling Harbour and then the Art Gallery of NSW today. There are 6 VA classes in Year 8 and only 4 teachers on that faculty so they are always after extras on these outings. I have been on either the Year 7 or Year 8 VA excursions for the last 3 or 4 years and, while tiring, they are a lot of fun. The topic that they are focused on at the moment is the built environment so they had to do some pencil sketches of the structures around the bay and then do a little collage postcard. The girls are so uninhibited and have no fear about drawing in public even with the Asian tourists who love to mill around and take photographs with the kids.

After Darling Harbour we got back on the bus and went across the city to the Gallery. We were broken up into two groups. The first group went in to wander around the permanent collection with a couple of the education officers. The rest of us sat outside the gallery making more sketches. I took the opportunity to do a sketch of the Sydney Tower in my Moleskine sketchbook. The girls in my group were not phased at all by their Technology teacher taking to a sketchbook.The education officer who took our little group around was fabulous. I admire these people and envy their job. I think that when I retire I want to volunteer as a guide at the gallery.

Posted by robynls at September 12, 2006 9:16 PM

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Ahh, architecture... nice. It's funny what we choose to draw, isn't it. Sitting outside the gallery, I'd probably draw the tower too. So much to choose from. It does stand out.

Posted by: Jan at September 12, 2006 10:20 PM

Oooh, p.s. I forgot to say how much I like the composition!

Posted by: Jan at September 12, 2006 10:21 PM

Nice maneouvre! [getting onto the arty trip] good work teach! retire now, the hell with it all...I can see you working part time in some nice mellow gallery...painting when not working...

Posted by: Blue . [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 13, 2006 6:44 AM

Wow! Did you say your had your sketch displayed at the gallery? Ha Ha
Looks exactly like what I saw from our lounge room window when I was there on the weekend.
Lovely sketch from a lovely day by the sounds of it.

Posted by: Fiona at September 13, 2006 5:20 PM

Oh, if only, Fiona!

I was sitting on the front steps of the gallery when I did the sketch. I suppose that you could say it was displayed at the gallery when I showed it to the girls :-}

Posted by: Robyn [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 13, 2006 6:50 PM

great perspective and rendering - sounds like you had a good day out.

Posted by: alison at September 14, 2006 4:58 PM

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