Mondays or Wednesdays (subject to numbers) - Watercolour
Watercolour - still life from 2D (images) and 3D objects
Session 1 : 10-12pm - Watercolour - BEGINNERS
Session 2 : 12.30-2.30pm - Watercolour - INTERMEDIATE
Tutor : Lyndall McKee
Dates : Term 4 2017
Duration: 5 weeks 10-12 (Beginners), 12.30-2.30 (Intermediate)
Cost: $250 (1 session - Beginners or Intermediate) $395(2 session Beginners and Intermediate combined)
Explore the infinite possibilities of still life painting with watercolour, developing technical proficiency. During the course explore still life using images and objects . Connect to your creativity in a warm, friendly environment and enjoy the pleasures of painting.
Tuesdays Mixed Media / Acrylics
Session 1 : 10-12pm - Acrylics
Session 2 : 12.30-2.30pm - Mixed Media
Tutor: Karen Atkins
Dates : 21st November - 12th Decmeber 2017 and Term 1, 2018
Duration: 4 weeks 10-12 (Acrylics), 12.30-2.30 (Mixed Media)
Cost: $320 (2 session) OR $200 (1 session - either Mixed Media or Acrylics)
Mixed Media - Experience combining acrylic painting with an array of materials to create exciting artworks. Materials range from wood, vintage papers, textiles, metals and recyclables and enjoy learning various techniques that in combination with your imagination, develop your creative self.
Thursdays - Life Drawing
New! Life drawing evening sessions
Tutor : Bernard DeVaux
Dates : 19th Oct - 9 Nov (4 wk block) & 16th Nov - 7th Dec (4wk block)
Thursday evenings 6.30-8.30 pm
Join a group of artists for a 2 hour weekly life drawing session. 6-10 participants only. Register your interest now. Wine and snacks available.
Cost : $180 - running 4 week blocks
Abstract Art Workshop
Tutor: Susan Davies
Date: Sundayin early 2018 - date TBC
Time : 11am - 4pm
Cost : $130. Afternoon tea provided and a materials list will be sent to all participants.
Join us for a fun day of Abstract Painting. Let your creativeness flow free.
Play with emotional connection between colour and design as well as capturing the feeling of movement. Explore different methods of using abstract shapes.
The Travel Sketchbook Workshops
Tutor: Sheila Posner
Date: Wednesday 15th November and/orSunday 19th November
Time : 10.30am - 1pm
Cost : $120 per session. Please bring a small sketchbook.-approx 15 x 20cms ( paints, pens & brushes will be loaned for the session)
Well-travelled artist & art instructor, Sheila Posner introduces the idea of the travel diary as a spontaneous & fun way to document your travels.
Using water-based pens and water colour washes, Sheila will help you look at the concepts of observation, line, wash & the use of text to enhance images.
She will show her own sketchbooks & demonstrate her techniques. Visual material provided.
2018 Weekend Classes
One Day Workshop - "Plein Air" painting on location - Quibaree Park, Lavendar Bay. Weather permitting
Tutor: Tony Belobrajdic
Duration: 10am - 4pm
"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
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
Acrylics - Explore the infinite possibilities of painting with acrylics, including the use of mediums and developing technical proficiency. Connect to your creativity in a warm, friendly environment and enjoy the pleasures of painting.
Watercolour-learn basics, still life, portraiture and landscapes/cityscapes
Tutor : Tony Belobrajdic
Dates : TBC Term 4
Duration 5 weeks 10-2.30pm
Cost: $395 (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 .
Sculpture Drawing, Clay modelling and carving the figure
Tutor: Alan Somerville
Duration: 5 weeks (10-2:30pm)
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.