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Workshops are a way to extend our skills, we learn better ways , and refine our art making. We can also learn and experience new skills in a workshop outside our chosen field, not only extending our practice but stimulating us in our usual chosen field.
There is great satisfaction in creating good artwork, satisfaction that goes to the core of our being, our workshops foster the making of art and the appreciation of each others art making in the presence of expert guidance from the tutor.
In 2017 we also introduced short courses.
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Aluminium etching – a non-toxic printmaking method
Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 July 2019 10am – 4pm
Member fee: $110*
Non-member fee: $180
Closing date: Friday 5 July 2019
All materials are supplied for an additional fee of $40, paid to the tutor on day 1. Please bring cash.
In this workshop you will learn a friendly, non-toxic approach to etching, using copper sulphate with aluminium plates, rather than traditional, highly corrosive ferric or nitric acid and expensive copper or zinc plates.
Working from a simple line drawing, you will explore this innovative and safe process of etching an image on to the plate and creating fine-art prints.
As well as line drawings, you will also create texture using found objects such as leaves, feathers and fabrics. These will be pressed into a varnish on the aluminium plate before etching. Tonal effects, similar to those produced by the aquatint technique, are created without using messy rosin dust.
In the printing process, colour will be emphasised, using the viscosity method and stencils, which allow you to apply as many as six colours in only one passage through the press. This method produces excitingly varied effects from the same plate, producing a stunning portfolio of 8-10 colourful prints in just 2 days. Suitable for beginners.
Acrylic fundamentals with Geoff Hayes
Saturday 10th August 10am – 4pm
Members fee: $55
Non-members fee: $90
Closing date: 26th July
This workshop is a one-day introduction to painting with acrylics and is suitable for beginners with no experience as well as artists experienced in other mediums who would like to learn more about working with acrylic paint.
Acrylics are a highly versatile, water-based, non-toxic medium. They are very flexible in their application allowing for everything from thin washes to thick impasto.
There are also now many new mediums that can be added to the paint to give different effects, such as a glossier finish or thicker texture.
This workshop will deliver a good overview of techniques, understanding of a basic palette, basic colour mixing and a chance to experiment to discover your own preferences.