WORKSHOPS

Workshops open to non members 

Workshops cater for adult painters only

Spring into Life Drawing 
with Felicity Lovett

Sat 13th Nov
9:30-12:30
Members $40
Non members $50
(life model fee is included )

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Have you ever wondered what life drawing would be like ? Or perhaps you've been looking for the chance to draw from a live model.
Come along and hone your obsevational skills while studying the eternally fascinating and beautiful subject of the human form. This skillbuilding workshop is more than an ordinary life drawing session. Your experienced tutor will guide you through aa series of exercises and techniques to improve your eye and hand and introduce you to a range of mark making techniques.
The workshop aims to build confidence for those relatively new to drawing but will also be useful for those who wish to extend their existing skills.

Degas Style- monoprint and other media 
with Ruth Flahety

Sat 27th Nov
9:30-3:30
Members $45
Non members $55
 

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In this workshop explore how to produce an image using a combination of mono print with another medium.Traditionally soft pastel is used, however watercolour or acrylic paints are also possible. 
We will start by exploring the works of Edgar Degas and how he used this technique in a number of works.
Using his subject matter, learn how to transfer your image in black and white line and tone via the simple printing process and then colour it, using another medium.
What to bring:

  • an A3 size sheet of 120gsm white paper (such as a cold pressed watercolour, or fairly smooth paper, like a decent cartridge paper 

  • some soft pastels

  • an ink brayer if you have one

  • an image you would like to work with

Ruth has a Dip of Fine Arts from the SA School of Art and a Masters of Education. She has 40 years experience teaching art. 

Furry Creatures 
with Mel Hills

Sat 4th Dec
9:30-3:30
Members $45
Non members $55
 

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This is an introduction to the basics of observing and depicting common Australian animals.
Study subjects for this workshop will be tutor supplied photographic material of wombats and wallabies.
Learn about observing and depicting different body forms. Shapes and proportions.(there's a session in itself)
Explore techniques for rendering texture and various furry types.
Learn about eyes, ears, noses and claws/paws.....
Create your own masterpiece.

Workshop requirements:
Enthusiasm+interest +humour
Butcher paper (supplied)
Supply own drawing tools. 
Best suited to Dry media - graphite pencil/chalk/charcoal/pen/pastel

Wet media techniques is another workshop...