Trocadero Projects operates on the Traditional lands of the Boon Wurrung and Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation. We offer our respects to Elders past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

Abstract Drawing Workshop with Shannon Syme / School of Troc

Improvised drawing and responsive mark-making workshop with artist Shannon Syme.

This drawing class will consist of improvised drawing and responsive mark-making in real time. No artistic experience is necessary and all materials will be provided. Participants will explore how layering creates intersections of shape, colour, line, depth and texture, and be guided through exercises drawing from abstract references.


Workshop Information:

This is a free event. Bookings required through Humanitix here.

All materials provided (feel free to bring your own if you have a preferred medium).

All ages. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Refreshments, biscuits and nibbles provided.

Location: Trocadero Projects, Level 1, 40 Leeds Street, Footscray VIC 3011.

Accessibility: Trocadero Projects is wheelchair accessible, including ambulant bathroom facilities.

Parking: Parking is available in central Footscray and the Little Saigon Plaza Car Park. Please ensure you review the signs before parking.

Dietary requirements: Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements, but be aware that we cannot guarantee no cross contamination as this is a catered event.


About the Artist

Shannon Syme is an artist living and making in Naarm, on the unceded land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. They completed their honours year in Visual art at VCA in 2023. She works as a tattoo artist currently. Shannon’s practice is rooted in their lifelong love of drawing, which branches out into various media with sculptural elements acting as ‘drawings in space’. They are interested in translating ‘reality in relation’ through formal elements like colour, line and form.

Image courtesy of Shannon Syme.


School of Troc is an ongoing series of workshops and events teaching art making methods and skills.