WORKSHOPS

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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. 

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

WORKSHOP PROGRAM FOR 2019

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Course Title:

Drawing: Concept, Intention and Technique

Course dates:

Saturdays 22 & 29 February, 7 March 2020

Tutor:

Kristel Smits

Time:

10am – 4pm

Member fee:

$210*

Non-member fee:

$270

Closing date:

Friday 7 February 2020

Description

In this 3-week course you will learn to use drawing as a means of expression and communication, rather than pure representation. By looking at the work of a wide range of artists, both traditional and contemporary, you will examine different ways of communicating qualities, ideas and stories. You will start off gently, experimenting with a few different drawing techniques and comparing results. Gradually over the 3 days, and through thinking about your project and practising between classes, you will come up with an attitude or idea and Kristel will guide you through the process of working out how to communicate this. Ideas can be kept quite simple or can be more complex, depending on your comfort level and inspired by the artist’s works that we will look at. Kristel will give individual guidance to help you develop the drawing skills you need to achieve your vision. If you want to move beyond purely representational drawing, this course will give you a starting point to a new direction or a new challenge in your drawing practice.

 

 

Kristel Smits

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Title:

Colour, Creativity and Abstraction

Dates:

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 March 2020

Tutor:

Gabrielle Jones

Time:

10am – 4pm

Member fee:

$140

Non-member fee:

$180

Closing date:

Friday 13 March, 5pm

Description

In this fun and challenging two day workshop Gabrielle will walk you through a number of fun exercises, extended thinking methods, tools and imagination games to develop your ability to make interesting abstract work; move your realistic paintings away from the predictable; or improve composition and subject ideas. During the workshop you will use observation of real objects to examine colour attributes, and explore abstraction and creativity to improve your painting, stimulate creativity and generate ideas for on-going work.

Gabrielle will support and encourage you to explore your creative limits, whether you’re a beginner or more advanced artist. If you’re wanting to break out of your current painting rut, reach the next level in your art making, move from realism to abstraction, or simply wish to explore abstraction and your creativity, then this is the Masterclass for you!

 

 

 

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Title: Crafting Handmade artists’ books

Tutor: Gillian Hand

Dates: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd dMay, 10 am – 4 pm

Closing date: Friday 17th April, 5pm

Members fee: $140     Non-members fee: $180      Materials fee (optional): $15 payable to the tutor on Day 1.

Description

Over this two-day workshop, Gillian will take you through the fundamentals of contemporary bookbinding. You will construct four different types of books, involving various combinations of folding, gluing, stitching and collage.

 

Artists books are a great way to showcase your work in an accessible and attractive format. They are also very useful for incorporating and making use of samples or those unfinished works on paper that feel currently unresolved!

 

 

 

 

More workshops will be announced later in the year.

Please note that no refunds can be made for any cancellation within two weeks of a workshop starting date.

To see photos of previous workshops click here