Adult Classes

Weekend workshops

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"The Pathway towards Abstraction acrylic -painting workshop
Tutor: Susan Davies
Date: Saturday 29 April
Duration: 4 hrs 12.30 - 4.30 pm
Cost: $110.00                                                                

In this workshop participants will be encouraged to use colour, design, marks and heavy brushstrokes in order to produce an abstract artwork.  We will be pushing the dynamics of shape and movement, constructing and deconstructing work as we go along. Happy accidents along the way make for spontaneity and improvisation.

 

Discover acrylic painting: “Still-life in interiors”

Tutor : Bernadette Trela                                                                                      Date : Sunday  7 May                                                                                          Duration : 4 hrs 10-2pm                                                                                                                                                                        

Experience vibrant colours and pigments and learn how to mix and experiment with rapid technology. Create a series of short studies and one painting. Be inspired by artists including Cezanne, Matisse and Chardin. 

Mondays, Wednesday and Saturdays

Fundamentals /Diploma Course -see Diploma details                                                                                                                                                      Tutor : Lyndall McKee                                                                             Dates:  Monday 1st May , Friday 28 April 10-2.30 pm         Saturday 29 April  12.30-4.30 pm                                                   Duration 9 weeks                                                                                                   Cost : $995    (max 8 students)                                                                                                                                                                                                              The 1st block  (9 week) teaches the fundamentals –drawing, painting skills, elements and principles of composition –all the basic skills and terminology required. These skills are then applied to a variety of mediums in term 3/4  . Suitable for beginners and students who need to refresh their skills or feel they have missed some basic art skills and knowledge required to move forward in their art  practice.

Wednesdays

Painting in Acrylics
Tutor: Karen Atkins
Dates: 3 -31 May
Duration: 5 weeks  10-2.30 pm
Cost: $495

Learn to paint and explore in acrylics, experiencing a range of techniques from washes and glazes to impasto and a variety of tools to help you maximize the effects you wish to achieve. We will paint on a range of supports, some unexpected and explore a variety of artistic styles over the duration of the course. Suitable for beginner to intermediate levels.

Wednesdays

New! Life drawing evening sessions

Dates : 3 May -21 June (8 weeks)                                         Wednesday evenings 6.30-8.30 pm

Join a group of artists for a 2 hour weekly life drawing session . Cost for model only $20 per week. 6-10 participants only. Register your interest now. Wine and snacks available.

 

Thursdays

Painting in Acrylics
Tutor: Bernadette Trela
Dates: 27 April - 25 May
Duration: 5 weeks 10am-2.30pm
Cost: $495 (max 6-8 students)

Learn to paint and explore in acrylics. 

Experience vibrant colours and pigments and play with acrylic mediums for a while.Learns how to mix, involve and experiment with rapid technique and multiplesThis 5 week intensive Acrylic workshop will cover techniques and formal aspects of painting such as colour, composition, line and texture. Explore a variety of artistic styles over the duration of the course. Suitable for beginner to intermediate levels.

 

Thursdays

Watercolour-learn basics, still life, portraiture and  landscapes/cityscapes

Tutor : Tony Belobrajdic                                                                        Dates :  Term 2 TBA                                                                           Duration  5 weeks  10-2.30pm                                                           Cost: $495     (max 8 students)                                                                                                        

Experience the exciting medium of watercolour .Paint still life , portraiture  and urban landscapes and cities from your travel diaries. Drawing and painting skills taught .

 

 

 

Wednesdays

Painting in Acrylics
Tutor: Karen Atkins
Dates: See above
Duration: 5 weeks  10-2.30 pm
Cost: $495

Learn to paint and explore in acrylics, experiencing a range of techniques from washes and glazes to impasto and a variety of tools to help you maximize the effects you wish to achieve. We will paint on a range of supports, some unexpected and explore a variety of artistic styles over the duration of the course. Suitable for beginner to intermediate levels.

 

 

Fridays

Sculpture Drawing, Clay modelling and carving the figure
Tutor: Alan Somerville
Dates: Term 2 TBA
Duration: 5 weeks (10-2:30pm)
Cost: $495

Students will learn to draw the figure from a life model and use sketches as inspiration for a clay sculpture. They will then carve a soapstone or limestone sculpture using a variety of tools. Alan’s sculptures are admired same as the master RODIN. He has the ability to infuse emotion and energy into his drawings and sculpture and pass his knowledge onto his students.

 

Weekend Classes

One  Day Workshop - "Plein Air" painting on location - Quibaree Park, Lavendar Bay.  Weather permitting

Tutor: Tony Belobrajdic
Date: Term 2 TBA
Duration: 10am - 4pm
Cost: $120.00

"Plein Air" painting should be the ultimate goal for every cityscape - landscape or travelling artist.  During our morning session we will doing quick, spontaneous sketch paintings concentrating on composition, creating focus and how to simplify complex outdoor scenes.  We will start with a pencil sketch and as an option I will also demonstrate how to paint directly with the brush onto paper.  A three hour timeframe will allow attention to every participant.  After lunch we will paint one large piece. Painting on easel would be preferred but if you don't have one, cardboard support for your paper will do.  Bring a portable seat or blanket, hat, and your usual painting gear.  This workshop is designed for people with at least some knowledge of water colours but no advanced experience is necessary.  8-10 participants.

Short walk from North Sydney Train station or all day free parking on Walker and Arthur St, both off Lavender Street

 

Life Drawing/ Portrait Workshop
Date: Sunday Term 2 TBA
10-4pm cost $150 (incl model)
Tutor: Victoria Peel

In the morning Victoria will introduce you to the fundamentals of life drawing for portrait drawing, that is how to achieve gesture, form and proportion whilst participants pose for each other for a short time each. Victoria will start you off with quick sketches exploring the form with continuous cross contour lines in order to connect your hand to your eye. (A method used to connect you to the Right Side of the Brain, the side that sees how the parts relate to the whole, without judgement of how well you can draw.) You will be amazed how quickly your confidence will grow.

In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to work on longer poses from a model using willow charcoal to create tone and any other drawing material of your preference, from black and white to colour. Victoria will work closely with each participant encouraging you to capture the gesture, structure and proportion of each pose whilst investigating the unique character of the sitter. We will look at examples of other artists interested in portraiture and their various approaches from the haunting humanity of Kath Kollwitz, the expressive marking making of Frank Auerbach, Giacometti, and the American painter and draftsman Larry Rivers. In the last 30 minutes we will have class feedback on selected work done during the day.

Artist and teacher Victoria Peel studied Fine Arts in London and Sydney. She has exhibited in Australia and overseas for over 35 years and lectured in drawing for over 28 years. Whilst exploring space and the rhythm of light and colour in interiors and landscapes, Victoria is currently interested in relating the figure to its environment, thereby alluding to an aspect of the human condition – that of the contrasting experiences of isolation and connection

 

 

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