Shona Wilson MASTERCLASS:
Re-Membering: A Personal Talisman
Announcing a Masterclass in July with distinguished artist Shona Wilson. This will be a 2 day masterclass ( bookending a 28 day moon cycle) creating a talisman or personal spirit object with natural and found materials. The workshop will be held Sunday 1 July 9.30am - 4.30pm and Sunday 29 July 9.30am - 4.30pm.
Participants will create a surprising and beautiful object that is more than an artwork but one that contains special meaning and power for them. The work can be hung on the wall or ceiling without a frame.
Day one of the workshop focuses on developing ideas and advancing skills and techniques with materials followed by planning, drawing and beginning making. Day two is finishing and resolving the creations along with sharing the meaning and narratives embedded in the works. The period in betwixt is for participants to further work on their creation and its symbolism.
Shona Wilson is a contemporary sculptor who has engaged with natural found material to create both intricate and awe inspiring assemblages and sculptures for over 20 yrs. She exhibits nationally and internationally and is represented by Arthouse Gallery, Sydney Australia. They write “The artist perceives nature’s materials to be repositories of information, stories and knowledge: 'for me, these materials have become a set of keys, unlocking doors to science, history, memory, imagination and spirit.'
Course: Mediums and Techniques for Painting and Drawing
Nettie Lodge presents a hands on 8 week course in Basic Mediums and Techniques for Drawing and Painting commencing Wednesday 7 February 2018.
It is aimed at participants who are interested in developing the necessary tools to create their own personal visual imagery. This may include a visual travel diary, nature drawing, an exhibition, personal expression, skills development. The course will be tailored to the specific style and needs of each participant.
The course explores…
Perceptual, imaginative, experimental and technical skills in drawing, painting and visual exploration.
Ways to dissect and observe objects and images for drawing.
General technical and creative drawing skills for the purpose of illustration, including watercolour, acrylic, collage, photomontage, pen and ink, mono printing and pencils/crayon/charcoal.
All classes will involve exercises in general drawing, both technical and creative, and a class critique of the homework. Each class will provide demonstrations of various techniques. Each class will allow participants to experiment with all demonstrated mediums and techniques.
Course Outcomes: The participants will have gain experience in techniques and descriptive drawing. They will experiment with various mediums. They will gain experience and knowledge in ideas generation, to pursue their individual creative projects.
About: Annette Lodge is an artist, Illustrator and writer. She has worked as a freelance illustrator and lectured at the Billy Blue College of Visual Communication for 15 years. Her most recent project is illustrating The Rime of the Ancient Mariner culminating in an extensive solo exhibition at Manly Art Gallery and accompanying picture book.
Join artist, illustrator and writer Nettie lodge for
SEA SCOPE MASTERCLASS @ Eramboo
Saturday 25 November, 2017, 10am-4pm
In conjunction with her exhibition THE RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER on at the Manly Art Gallery 3 November - 3 December Nettie Lodge presents a Master class on creating narrative imagery @Eramboo.
This master class is designed to facilitate perceptual, imaginative and technical skills to illustrate a story, a personal prose, a poem, a book cover, a children’s book, an essay, or a personal narrative project based on the subject: SEA.
Narrative image making is the art of telling stories visually. Illustrating a narrative text creates a subtext for words while communicating and orchestrating an emotional response and enhancing the duplicity of words and imagery.
During the workshop, Nettie will guide the participants through the steps, techniques and imaginative processes necessary to create and illustrate an individual narrative text, tailored to the specific style and needs of each participant following creative experimenting with a range of mediums.
Image Detail: Nettie Lodge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner series, watercolour and acrylic
MASTERCLASS with Dr Therese Kenyon
WATER & ART works on paper
Sat 26 August 2017, 10am-4pm
Dr Therese Kenyon presents a Masterclass investigating water and art, exploring Asian art materials and techniques and the effects and qualities of these traditional methods for contemporary art practice. Participants will be creating scroll works using water based materials and both Asian and European papers.
What to bring: Mulberry, rolls of papers, inks, watercolours, Asian brushes, resists (ie. crayon, candle wax etc. ) and lunch. Afternoon tea is provided.
Therese Kenyon is a Sydney based artist and curator researching the connections between Asian and Euro-Western painting practices. She has an interest in the matter, medium and subject of water and has recently exhibited at the Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.