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August to February 2020 Adult Workshop program.pdf

ART HOUSES RELIEF PAINTING WORKSHOP with Skye Zaracostas

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 January, 12 – 4pm
Create three dimensional paintings of your own house or draw inspiration from provided images of various cottages and dwellings. Begin with a drawing then work on canvas using acrylic paints, mixed media to represent textural surfaces and balsa wood to carve architectural details. Participants will produce several works and are welcome to bring photographs of houses to use as inspiration. Suitable for beginners and experienced artists. Cost $120/ $110 Friends (+ GST & booking fee) All materials and tools provided. ​
Eventbrite LinkArt Houses Relief Painting Workshop​
Art Houses Relief Painting Workshop with Skye Zaracostas e-flyer.pdf


CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY WORKSHOPS:

CHINESE LUCKY WORDS with Dr Fan Dongwang

Saturday 25 January, 12noon-4pm
Celebrate Chinse New Year of The Rat.  Learn the basics of traditional Chinese calligraphy as the foundation of Chinese art.  Using simple but expressive brush strokes on rice paper to create some beautiful Chinese characters that are symbols of luck and prosperity.  Ages 18+ No previous experience required.  All materials supplied.
Cost: $40 (= GST & booking fee)
Eventbrite Link: Chinese Lucky Words Workshop

WRITE YOUR NAME IN CHINESE with Dr Fan Dongwang 

Sunday 26 January 12noon4pm 
Dr Fan will translate participants’ names into Chinese then create a beautiful Chinese calligraphy piece on rice paper. Students will learn the basics of traditional Chinese calligraphy and how to write their names. This elegant brush writing technique is taught in a way that is easy to understand, meditative, enjoyable and relaxing. 18+ No previous experience required. Cost $40 (+ GST & booking fee) All materials supplied.
Eventbrite LinkWrite Your Name in Chinese Workshop

COLLAGE AND ANIMATION WORKSHOP with Angie Cass

Sunday 9 February, 12.30pm–3.30pm
Learn the intricacies of collage and stop motion animation through the lens of Jenny Orchard's Mixed Up exhibition. Be guided by Angie Cass (animator for Skittles, L'Oreal + more) to build your own wonderful world of creeping vines, hollow trees and human-like plants, then add supernatural chimera from a range of colourful paper cut-outs using craftsmanship developed by Afroditi Bitzouni. You'll make a moving image by using techniques for depth and tempo, and be able to upload this to social media. Bring your own mobile phone to make the animation on a free phone app. Class suits all enthusiasts of animation aged 16 and over.
Cost $80/ $70 Friends (+ GST & booking fee). All materials supplied ​
Eventbrite LinkCollage and Animation Workshop​

FLOWERS IN WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP with Ann Clarke 

Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 March, 12noon-4pm 
Immerse yourself in the divine design, and joy of painting flowers in the translucent and sensitive medium of watercolour. With guidance, you will produce a contour pencil drawing and then learn various watercolour techniques to achieve the jewel-like colours and subtleties of this medium. You will work from your own or provided flowers or printed A4 size images. Suitable for beginners or experienced artists wanting to enhance their knowledge of watercolour techniques. 
Cost $120/$110 Friends (+ GST & booking fee) All materials supplied. 


LANDSCAPE PAINTING OF THE ILLAWARRA. ACRYLIC WORKSHOP with Pamela Griffith 

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 April, 12noon-4pm 
Bring your own photographs of the Illawarra and learn to paint landscape using acrylics. Renown landscape painter, Pamela Griffith will work with you to create a finished work on canvas that reflects your love of the area. Suitable for beginners and experienced artists. 
Cost $120/$110 (+ GST and booking fee) Materials sponsored by Derivan Matisse.


BIRDS WATERCOLOUR WORKSHOP with Ann Clarke 

Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 June, 12noon-4pm 
Learn how to paint a bird portrait with personality, and life in this 2 day workshop. Working from your own or provided A4 size images, you will be guided in producing an expressive pencil contour drawing to get an accurate likeness and will be taught how to apply various watercolour techniques to echo the jewel-like colours and forms of these beautiful creatures. Suitable for beginners or experienced artists wanting to enhance their knowledge of watercolour techniques. 
Cost $120/$110 Friends (+ GST & booking fee) All materials supplied.


CHINESE LANDSCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOPS with Dr Fan Dongwang 

Saturday 11 July, 12noon-4pm Painting Trees 
Sunday 12 July, 12noon–4pm Painting Rocks and Mountains 
Learn the basics of traditional Chinese ink brush painting, using simple but expressive brush stroke on rice paper to creative beautiful Chinese landscape painting of trees in workshop 1, and rocks & mountains in the workshop 2. Appreciate Chinese philosophy and aesthetics regarding paintings. This elegant brush writing technique is taught in a way that is easy to understand, yet meditative, enjoyable and relaxing. All materials supplied. 
Cost 1 workshop $60/$50 Friends (+ GST & booking fee) All materials supplied. 
Cost 2 workshops $120/$110 Friends (+ GST & booking fee) All materials supplied


SOFT SCULPTURE WORKSHOP with Anita Larkin 

Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 August, 12noon-4pm 
This exciting workshop teaching various ways of transforming found objects using soft sculpture techniques. Anita Larkin will share her methods of felting around an object (or part thereof) as well as different ways of stitching, wrapping, and mending your objects to create poetic narrative sculptures from found things. BYO: Students will need to bring 2 small found objects, in addition please bring 1 soft toy, needle and thread, pins and fabric scissors. 
Cost $120/$110 Friends (+ GST & booking fee) All materials supplied. 




 

Classes are subject to change, and may be cancelled if insufficient bookings are received. All bookings and refunds will be processed through Eventbrite.  Notice of any cancellation will be made two days prior to the event.​​