Drawing Into Maps and Book Pages – Term 1 2024 (Wed 6pm)

Drawing Into Maps and Book Pages – Term 1 2024 (Wed 6pm)

$365.00 inc. GST

Lecturer: Laura Wills
Wed 21 Feb – Wed 27 Mar 
6pm – 9pm
Level – Beginner to Advanced


Join artist Laura Wills, as she takes you through some of the drawing and painting techniques she plays with in her practice. Explore using book pages, maps and photographs to create artworks. A variety of scales and mediums will be explored including wet and dry media. Feel free to bring some of your own papers to work on if you have something specific. Draw Into is about responding to what is in front of you, leaving a mark/ trace/ pattern as well as allowing what you already have on the paper to be part of the work. We will explore a variety of themes and have the opportunity to work collaboratively.


  • Coloured pencils (a selection)
  • Set of watercolour, acrylic, or gouache (either is fine)
  • White and black ink (optional colours if you have them or like working in colour)
  • Selection of brushes (brush sets of 4-6 are available)
  • Transparent Colourfix pastel or transparent multimedia primer (such as: Arts Spectrum Clear Colourfix Pastel Primer or Matisse Tranparent Gesso)
  • Optional: Coloured pens (a selection)


Laura will provide

  • All maps, photographs and book pages
  • Pastels


For all your material needs and advice, Central Artist Supplies is located next to our Administration Office at 7 Mulberry Road, Glenside.
Hours: Tuesday – Friday 8.30am-4.00pm, Saturdays 9.00am-12.30pm (9.00am-2.00pm when short courses are running). Phone 08 8271 6912. Email mail@centralartistsupplies.au


Laura Wills is an Adelaide based visual artist. Based in Tarntanya Adelaide on Kaurna land, Laura works with an expanded approach to her practice. She often collaborates with other artists in the creation of site responsive and participatory works. Primarily working across the discipline of drawing in various contexts such as pastel and digital drawing into maps, drawing in installation and projected light drawing for live performances. Wills is interested in creating works that are communicative in nature and connect us to the environment. Themes Laura explores in her work include investigations of mapping, shelter, the environment, botanical relationships and food security issues. She is currently working from Central Studios in Kent Town.




Image: Laura Wills, River Rug, 2018, pencil and pastel on aerial photograph of Onkaparinga River region.

Categories:Short CoursesDrawingMixed MediaTerm 1 2024
Discipline:Mixed MediaCollageDrawing
Experience Level:BeginnerAdvancedIntermediate
Content Type:FigurativeLandscapes

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