FOGlets Art Group was inspired by the paintings of Deb Mostert in her exhibition on view at the Gympie Regional Gallery until Saturday, May 18.
FOGlets Art Group was inspired by the paintings of Deb Mostert in her exhibition on view at the Gympie Regional Gallery until Saturday, May 18. Contributed

FOGlets learn charcoal drawing techniques

BUDDING young Gympie artists watched and learned from one of the best at the Gympie Regional Gallery last Saturday.

The Friends of the Gallery little ones - affectionately known as FOGlets - saw some of the adults at work at Deb Mostert's drawing workshop while they made some charcoal drawings of their own.

FOGlets Art Group meets on the first Saturday of the month to share and make art together.

Deb Mostert conducted the drawing workshop at the Gympie Regional Gallery in conjunction with her exhibition Recovery - The Flood Objects Project on show until Saturday, May 18.

This workshop encouraged participants to draw light and shade with charcoal.

An excellent draughtsman, Deb's students were impressed by her teaching style, skill and attention to detail.

Her paintings of objects that were affected by floodwater and painted with meticulous detail in a very realistic manner are reminiscent of the style of the Dutch masters. This requires her to have excellent drawing skills.

For the first time ever on Saturday, an older group of FOGlets met from 1-3pm. Most of these children have outgrown the younger group and have wanted to form an older group for a long time.

They learned some new skills in drawing perspective and making their drawings more three-dimensional.

For more information about the FOGlets Art Group or any other workshops happening at the Gympie Regional Gallery visit http://www.gympie.qld.gov.au/gallery or call 5481 0733.

Gympie Regional Gallery is situated at 39 Nash St Gympie.

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