A course for beginners to more advanced students, designed to help them explore the human form and portraiture through the use of various drawing mediums and oil painting.
For beginners the course will aim to teach basic proportions, measurement and expressive use of line to draw the figure. The more advanced students will be encouraged to develop their use of tone, colour and composition to create a picture.
Joe Penn is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society of NSW and is also on the teaching staff of the Royal Art Society. He has exhibited extensively throughout Australia and has been a finalist in the Archibald Prize.
David is a master Saddle Maker and a Bachelor of Engineering and has exhibited his saddles in UK, Germany and the USA.
Students in his course will learn a range of basic leatherwork skills that will enable them to be adventurous in their own leather creations after completion of this course.
You will be learning how to make patterns, how to select the right leather for its function, cutting out, edging and edge finishing, decoration i.e. moulding, embossing carving, stamping and staining.
Projects completed will be waist belts, wallets and CD cases and much more.
Gael is an Actor/ Singer and an Acting Performance Coach.
She has performed in a number of Musicals and TV Films.
Students will be learning Warm Ups, Observation, Trust Theatre Sports, Improvisation, Scenes from Plays and Group Interaction.
Enjoy expressing yourself, playing in a fun and relaxed environment. And above all, you will have a great time!!
Nola is offering a foundation course in the art of mosaic making which is designed for the absolute beginner as well as for people who have mosaiced, however, have had no formal training and wish to know more.
In this course students will be taken back to the Byzantium period and be introduced to the art language of mosaics, learn health and safety matters, cutting techniques, work the indirect method, be shown slides, complete a mosaic, be introduced to working with a hammer and hardie, designing techniques specifically for the mosaic art form (it’s more than just colouring in with tiles) and above all, HAVE FUN!!
You will work with glass tiles and unglazed ceramic tiles and if time permits, Smalti.
Nola has also woven into this program a few sessions on creative empowerment – exploring your creative potential.
The Art of Creating Illusion with Paint.
This historic art form introduced initially as a form of tax evasion, has become a way of enhancing a room with decoration or making an area look larger. In this workshop you will learn to recreate an image on board using this historic technique.
Rules of drawing with perspective plus colour mixing and application will be included in this course. Take home a personal complete feature ready to hang.
Even if you have never picked up a brush you will find this course fun and rewarding.
When you return home you will be keen to paint on everything – cherubs on ceilings, panoramic views on walls, fake marble in the bathroom and even fountains on your garden fence!!
In this course students will examine form and mould clay to create artworks that express the essence of an object. These works will be taken to the pre-firing stage. Students may create sculptures based on a personal project. This project could be carried out using photographs taken from multiple aspects or any other stimulus students may wish to bring to the course. Alan is an enthusiastic artist and teacher who brings out the best in any aspiring sculptor.
Peter is a teacher of wood technology at Kinross. His true passion is in cabinet making, furniture polishing and instrument making. You will be making a small bowl and a small single stemmed table. Both chuck turning and face plate turning will be introduced along with the use of the chisels required.. Any further skill development will be based upon the students’ ability. You will gain something useful as well as a bag of new skills.
Ian will conduct a workshop in drawing and cutting letters in slate and sandstone. Students may be beginners or of any level of ability and experience in lettercutting. You will draw and render Roman letters on paper and move on to cutting letters in stone by hand using tungsten carbide lettercutting chisels. At the end of the workshop you will have a completed inscription and an introductory working knowledge of this fascinating art form.
CREATIVE WRITING : THE ART & THE CRAFT Patricia Gaut
This course is designed for both new and/or practicing writers. It will explore the essential craft necessary for the short story, writing from your own life, or enabling you to begin, or continue with that best-selling novel. In an atmosphere of pleasure, encouragement and discovery we will explore the essential techniques that will make your characters live, that will move you effortlessly through time and space, and will reinvent your prose so that it demands attention. The exercises we practise, the opportunity to discuss your work with the Tutor and other writers will generate enthusiasm, understanding and confidence.
Patricia is an award- winning writer, an enthusiastic and widely experienced Tutor, with a number of Degrees including a PhD in Writing. She is a past President of the Society of Women Writers and the founder of the Willoughby Writers’ Group.
Michael has been making kites for the past 14 years and having fun with workshops with students of all ages. The students will make a Rokkaku fighting kite which is 1.6m tall and 1.4m wide. These kites look wonderful in the sky and can be painted by the students if desired. Also they can make a small sode-dako. Again a Japanese kite but this time from rice paper and using ink to decorate with.
This course will explore all aspects of flying and making kites.
We are surrounded by potential subjects for paintings. This course will explore the use of everyday objects to compose paintings in soft and hard pastels. Pastels will be combined with other water-based mediums, such as watercolour and acrylic gouache. Aspects of basic composition, colour theory and tone will be covered, as well as exploring the expressive use of line. The aim of the 8 days is to play with the drawing and painting qualities of pastels and to use the glowing colours to stimulate the imagination and create a new view of the everyday.
Lesley loves teaching and has given demonstrations to local art societies. She has studied at the National Art School and is an exhibiting member of the Royal Art Society.
A Toby jug is one of those humorous old vessels that feature a handle on the side of a sculptured pot. Producing one of these requires a variety of techniques that include throwing, handle making, sculpting, painting and glazing.
So come and learn to use, or improve your skills with a potter’s wheel. Explore a variety of handle options, work through the relief sculpting process then form a small mould to use on multiple items. Surface treatment and firing to earthenware will finish off this interesting project.
Bring any photographs or supporting artwork you please and spend time with Cameron who has made pots for 20 years now and has plenty of teaching experience.
Turning scraps into Art… with a twist.
Students can be adventurous as they explore a diverse range of techniques in fabric construction, unusual embellishment and painting techniques to create their own fabric journey. This journey can be a personal project. Perhaps a fibre journal for garment, or choose from the patterns provided at the workshop, which will include a cloth Guardian Angel Healing Doll, handbags, tote bag and wall hanging.
Some of the techniques covered will be working with colour, fabric weaving, collage, overlay and cutaway, 3D work, free motion embroidery (machine), stamping, stencils, cord making and basic beading.
Diane is a Textile Artist, and has been teaching extensively around the central west and blue mountains. Her work is featured in galleries around NSW