COLLECTIVE NOUNS with Elisa Crossing


Date 20-21 November 2021, Saturday and Sunday
Time 10.00am–4.00pm both days
Location M16 Artspace, Studio B
Address 21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT
Class size 12 students per class
Price Members $310 | Non-members $390

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This workshop held over two days goes beyond the solitary poses typical of life drawing sessions to explore intriguing compositions inhabited by multiple figures. The first day will focus on observational sketching from a life model using a technique developed by the contemporary American artist, Eric Fischl, of working with a brush and oil paint on Glassine paper. This transparent, smooth and glossy paper can be substituted with baking paper, to enable you to use any drawing media. The aim is to make multiple life drawings and to experiment with compiling the various poses together to create complex compositions. The second day will focus on cutting, layering and assembling these images together within a context to make narratives, taking inspiration from art history and film stills.

Additional information


All materials supplied in the course cost.

Participants may wish to print their own images as source material.

Wear old clothes or aprons.

Materials list

A minimum of 5 sheets of Glassine paper and/or a roll of baking paper (Glassine paper is available from Eckersleys art stores at $3.15 per sheet. Each sheet is 50cm x 70cm). Baking paper is available at supermarkets.

A minimum of 3 large sheets of cartridge or oil sketch paper to be used to attach the poses and create the final compositions.

Media Options: you can work in monochrome or with a range of tones and colours.

  • graphite, artline pens, charcoals, chalk and oil pastels with work on baking paper.
  • Oil sticks, oil pastels, oil paint and artline pens will work on glassine.

Extra requirements:
A pair of scissors.
Blutac, Pins and/or clear tape.

About the tutor

A graduate of the ANU School of Art & Design Painting department, Elisa Crossing has exhibited paintings, drawings and 3D installation works in a career spanning two decades, with seven solo exhibitions and many group shows, locally and nationally. She has been an enthusiastic arts educator for over twenty years, lecturing at the ANU in Foundation Studies since 1998 and Painting since 2002.

Skill level

Suitable for all skill levels. Some drawing experience would be beneficial.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

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