Workshop: Sketching Skills 101


A 4A workshop at the Chinese Garden of Friendship with Kristone Capistrano

The Chinese Garden of Friendship is filled with flowers, trees and hidden animals. Join Sydney-based artist Kristone Capistrano and try to capture them on paper. Drop into the gardens between 11-1pm to learn the basics of sketching with a leading local artist. Have fun developing your observational drawing skills whilst exploring a variety of drawing techniques, including cross-hatching, stippling and positive/negative space. You will also have the chance to draw one of your sketches onto a glossy ceramic tile, ready to display at home! Whether you stay for 15 minutes or the full two hours Kristone will help you sketch your favourite part of the garden to take home

For participants aged between 5-10 years, accompanied by a responsible adult. All materials provided, drop in session, no bookings required.

Sketching Skills 101 is produced by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art in partnership with Kristone Capistrano and the Chinese Garden of Friendship for the July 2018 school holidays program.


Artist Biography:

Kristone Capistrano is a Philippine-born Sydney based emerging artist working in contemporary drawing and portraiture. In 2017 whilst still completing his Honours year in Fine Arts, Kristone was awarded the first prize for the Royal South Australian Portrait Biennale, Commended prize for the Lloyd Rees Youth Award, and both the Local Artist and People’s Choice awards for the Blacktown Art Prize. Kristone has participated in multiple group exhibitions in Australia including exhibitions held at the Blacktown Arts Centre, Campbelltown Arts Centre and Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery. He is currently preparing for his forthcoming solo exhibitions at Crowther Contemporary in Melbourne and Tong Lau Space in Hong Kong. His works are included in the Blacktown City Art Collection, as well as in numerous private collections in Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Manila. Kristone is also a qualified English and Visual Arts teacher with extensive experience in teaching both Primary and Secondary education.