Sunday 6th of June 2021

CQRASN presents:

Drawing Workshop with Emma Thorp: Creating your own Iconography using colour, shape, and memory to create works on paper.

Have you ever wanted to explore creating your very own personal iconography?

Well, here is an exciting opportunity coming to the South Burnett.

This workshop will be presented by Emma Thorp, a contemporary Fraser Coast Artist who creates highly detailed pencil and digital art illustrations. Her solo exhibition, Early, is currently on tour around Queensland and will be on display at the Wondai Regional Art Gallery from June 4th, 2021.

During this workshop Emma will break down the steps that she uses to create her artwork and guide participants in the purposeful creation of images focusing on colour and representative objects to express and illustrate their best memories.

She will also demonstrate her artistic practices, briefly including the way she uses digital software, and provide guidance.

Emma will take participants on a tour of some of the works on display in her exhibition Early and explain how she uses the techniques that participants will be exploring.

Participants will then learn how to use their own experiences to create a bank of colours, symbols and marks that they can use to create a deeper and more cohesive body of work.

Participants will create a personalised colour, mark and symbolism booklet that they can use as a reference for future works.

Participants will have the opportunity to create a small artwork using high quality-coloured pencils, and the colour palette and mark making techniques that they have identified during the workshop.



Sunday the 6th of June, 10am – 3:30pm.



Wondai Regional Art Gallery, 40 Haley Street, Wondai, QLD.



This workshop is FREE to participants. This workshop has been funded by the Central Queensland Regional Arts Services Network (CQRASN) as part of the Shine Bright Festival.



Anyone aged 16+, from beginners right through to experienced artists.



Contact Trudie Leigo, CQRASN’s Project Officer, or 0439 807 960. Places are limited.



  • A fridge and microwave is available for participants use. Tea and Coffee will be supplied.
  • All participants are asked to bring some photographs of happy memories to use for reference.


Please note all other materials for this workshop will be supplied.




The Regional Arts Development Fund is a partnership between the Queensland Government and South Burnett Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

The Regional Arts Services Network is an initiative of the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland. CQUniversity has been appointed as the Central Queensland provider. Creative Recovery Network is funded by the Australian Government through the Australia Council their Arts funding and advisory body.