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Sculpture from Clay: Alan Somerville

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.
Materials fee: $50

Adorn Yourself with Beads: Wendy Hatton

No experience is required to learn the art of ancient bead weaving techniques to create stunning “art to wear” jewellery. You will be surprised to find how easy some of these techniques are and several pieces will be created during the workshop. Beadweaving is a lovely calming and meditative craft and once “caught” you will be immediately addicted. So come along and enjoy some time out. Wendy is a multi media artist and has exhibited extensively throughout N.S.W. and Brisbane. She has also exhibited in the United States of America and has won many awards. Her work is held in both corporate and private collections in many countries of the world.
Materials fee: $50

A Simple Approach to Figure Drawing: Merilyn Rice

In this course students will explore the basics of anatomy, proportion, sight measuring and the importance of negative spaces. Merilyn’s main loves are portraits and the human figure. She teaches oils, pastels, drawing and mixed media. Merilyn won a scholarship to the National Art School, studied portraiture for ten years with Joshua Smith and studied pastels with Greg Hansell. She has received numerous awards and commissions, including the Lend Lease Bi-centennial Award. Her works are in the UK, USA, NZ, Malaysia, Greece and Spain.
Model fee: $30

Dynamics of drama: Bruce Thompson

This course deals with the basics of acting and stagecraft. Learn the tricks of the trade that help actors make it look so natural. Acting, voice, movement and direction are all covered in this 'student friendly' course that is suitable for absolute beginners who have always wanted to ‘tread theboards'. Feeling comfortable on the stage is the key and this course will prepare the student with drama exercises and low pressure set performance pieces. Bring out the actor in yourself! Bruce has studied acting at the Queensland College of Arts and Entertainment and has been performing and teaching in the live arts for around 15 years.

Stone Letter Cutting: Colin Fenn

Through the use of simple calligraphic tools, an understanding of the form of the letter and a desire for creative experiment will flourish. Using only a few simple inexpensive tools, experience the enjoyment of creating letter forms in Hebel, slate, or sandstone. A paperweight, nameplate, alphabet or extract of wit or wisdom is within your grasp. Materials Fees: Hebel $12, Carving Chisels $12 (for Hebel) or bring your own stone and tools.

Art Journal & Sketchbook: Adrienne Crouch

For beginners through to advanced participants, this will be a chance to open a new door to your creativity. The aim of the workshop is to express your own personal impressions in images and words, recording them in book form. This afternoon class will include illustrating, preparing and making your own book of original works. Drawing, painting and writing skills will be taught and a small handmade book will be completed. Adrienne has won over 70 awards for her paintings since 1983.
Materials fee: $40

Writing the Novel Patricia Gaut

Are you ready to start? Lacking confidence? Reluctant to make the commitment? Don't be. Your apprehension will quickly change to confidence and excitement as you work through the basics of character and plot; gain an understanding of scenes and chapters; evolve an overall plan for the construction of your novel. Past President of the Society of Women Writers, Patricia Gaut is a well-known, experienced and enthusiastic tutor. She is a widely published and award winning writer, with a background of degrees in Music, Communications, the Creative Arts and a Doctorate in Writing.

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