WORKSHOPS

Workshops are a way to extend our skills, refine our art-making and stimulate new art-making practices. Our workshops foster an appreciation of each others’ art-making in the presence of expert guidance from the tutor.

Members have priority booking.

For more information contact the workshops coordinator at: workshops@blackheathart.com

WORKSHOP PROGRAM FOR 2022

COVID precautions are listed on the workshop entry forms.

 

Workshop:  Sumi-e (Inkwash painting)

Tutor: Michiyo Miwa

Dates: 19-20 February 2022

Time: 10am – 4pm

Member fee:  $120

Non-member fee: $145

Closing date: Friday 4th of February 5pm.

Workshop description:

Sumi-e is an ancient art form introduced to Japan from China at the end of the 12th Century. In this workshop, students are expected to learn the basic elements of this art form including how to hold a brush, pressure of brush, amount of ink on the brush, speed of brush stroke, finger and wrist movements, use of different shades of grey for effective results, how different types of paper react with ink in different way as well as its basic philosophy.

About the tutor

Michiyo Miwa was born in Japan and migrated to Australia for an employment as a translator.

She studied textiles, printmaking, and Sumi-e (Japanese Inkwash painting) as hobbies.  While creating woodblock prints, Michiyo was drawn to the Japanese handmade paper for its quality. She was particularly attracted to the effect produced by a combination of the shades of grey and the warm white glow of handmade paper, which can only be achieved from a natural source.   To pursue further the effects of grey, she sought to study Sumi-e. During the course of studying

Sumi-e, she found the philosophy of this art form much closer to her own personal philosophy.

Michiyo Miwa: Orchid 1 ©

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Workshop: MappingYour Garden. An Introduction to Drypoint Etching

Tutor: Jan Melville

Dates: 21-22 May 2022

Time: 10am – 4pm

Member fee:  $140

Non-member fee: $180

Closing date: Friday 6th of May 5pm.

Workshop description:

Taking inspiration from your garden or the surrounding environment of the Blue Mountains Jan will take us through using Drypoint which is a simple form of etching created on plastic plates. This medium is suitable for beginners and intermediate and a lovely way to start making your work.

About the tutor

Jan Melville is a printmaker, assemblage artist and maker of artist books. She lives and works in Katoomba in the
Blue Mountains. She has been a teacher in printmaking for over 25 years and an invited artistinresidence in
Italy, Ireland and the UK. and a guest printmaker at the Tyler Print Institute in Singapore.

Website: http://janmelvilleprintmaker.weebly.com/about.html

 

Michiyo Miwa: Orchid 1 ©

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Michiyo Miwa

19-20 February

Open to BAS members to register till 31.1.22 then open to general public

Registrations close 10.2.22

See above for details of this workshop

Janet Parker Smith

5-6 March

Open to BAS members to register

Registrations close 27.2.22

Details to come

Jan Melville

21-22 May

Now open for BAS members to register

Registrations close 10.5.22

See above for details of this workshop

Roslyn Kean

In discussion currently

Clara Hali

In discussion currently