Soft Pastel Painting for Beginners
The aim of this short course is to give beginners the confidence to learn to apply soft pastels using this lovely direct medium.
Different methods of applying pastels including blending, gradations, layering, broken colour and stippling will be covered.
Also light and form, colour; aerial perspective and creating mood and accents in your work. We will also look at sketching as a starting point and using charcoal in conjunction with pastel.
The following subjects may be used as inspiration:
- Fruit/Vegetable Tonal Study
- Beach to sea
- Queenscliff Harbour and Swan Bay
Wednesdays April 26th to May 17th, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Cost: $100 for 4 weeks.
Tutor: David Nash. A materials list will be provided on enrolment.
Art classes with Deb and Ryan Brearley:
Painting the Landscape
Participants of this class will learn the process of working ‘en Plein Air’. A French expression which means “in the open air” and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, which is also called peinture sur le motif (“painting of the object(s) or what the eye actually sees”) With discussion of materials and working methods, we will start with drawings and build the participants visual knowledge enabling them to complete small painted studies quickly and with confidence. This can then be the basis of larger studio paintings. Although the class will be primarily done in oils, those who wish to work in Watercolour or Acrylic are more than welcome.
Mondays April 24th to June 26th 9.30am to 12.30pm. Cost: $180 for 9 weeks.
Craft of Art
Students will complete a series of exercises to fine tune and further their understanding of Tone, Form and Edges. Exercises will be completed in oil or Acrylics. We will also discuss and make tools, like viewfinders, that assist when drawing and painting.
Mondays April 24th to June 26th, 1.30pm to 4pm. Cost: $160 for 9 weeks.
Reduced fee for attending both Monday classes: $320
This term we will explore other drawing media, like charcoal, carbon pencils and sanguine chalks, as well as look at appropriate papers for each type. You will have the opportunity to work on papers like Ingres and Bristol board. We will also cover monotype coming up with unique state prints. It is essential that you have done Term 1 drawing or have done the drawing module in the past.
Thursdays April 27th to June 29th OR Fridays April 28th to June 30th, 9.30am-12.30pm. Cost: $200 for 10 weeks.
Ink Drawing and Painting
Journey with Deb and explore the European and Oriental traditions and the artists who used ink for their creative expression. In the class we will look at traditional tools and materials as well as the myriad of modern pens and markers. Explore different inks, brushes and pens as well as make your own from natural materials. Skills learnt will enhance your mark-making for painting and printmaking. The form of the simple book will be used to contain and display drawings and paintings that we make.
Thursdays April 27th to June 29th OR Fridays April 28th to June 30th, 1.30 to 4pm.
Cost: $180 for 10 weeks
Reduced fee for attending both Thursday/Friday morning and afternoon classes: $360
Screen Printing; Making Art Fabrics
This 2 week course is suitable for Quilt makers or anyone wanting to explore printing and designing their own fabrics. Unique state small sizes eg square metres (not yardage). Materials List provided on enrolment plus a fee for inks. Our House Gallery May exhibition will feature some examples of art fabrics including quilts printed by Deb.
Saturday June 3rd and 17th, 10am to 4pm. Cost: $130
Life Drawing Group – untutored
Saturdays, 1.00 to 3.15pm, April 22nd to June 24th. Cost: $20 per week or $55 for any 4 sessions, $75 for any 6, $90 for 8 and $105 for 10 weeks. BYO paper, clips and drawing materials. Easels and boards available.
Our exhibitors this term:
May: Deb Brearley
June: Life Drawing Group
July: Shirley Drayton
Visitors are welcome on Mondays to Fridays 9.30am to 4pm. Phone to check as some Tuesdays the gallery is closed for classes and school holiday times vary.