Short Courses

Short courses available to the public. Beginners and those with more experience welcome. Materials included. Click here to enrol.

 

Painting FundamentalsPAINTING FUNDAMENTALS

Learn practical painting methods & techniques essential to the handling of oil paints. Students will be introduced to characteristics of and use of opaque and transparent pigments, painting mediums, glazing, colour mixing and selection, types of brushes, preparation of painting surfaces, paint application, including blending, glazing, scumbling, wet in wet, impasto and more.

Tutor: Jackie Ralph
Suitable for beginners

opt 1 – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm June 17 6hrs $245 / Materials Included
opt 2 – Thursdays 6 – 9 pm June 7 & 14 6hrs $245 / Materials Included

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How to Use Colour HOW TO USE COLOUR

Learn colour skills using colour combinations and adjustments to create depth and form. Students will understand the colour, learn about complimentary, simultaneous and analogous contrasts and explore warm and cool colour schemes. There will be a particular emphasis on the art of Fauvism, that included modern artists who used brilliant colour contrasts in their paintings.

Tutor: Jackie Ralph
Suitable for beginners and more

opt 1 – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm June 24 6hrs $245 / Materials Included
opt 2 – Thursdays 6 – 9 pm June 21 & 28 6hrs $245 / Materials Included

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Drawing the Human Head

DRAWING THE HUMAN HEAD

Working with charcoal and graphite and learning to ‘sculpt’ and give the head dimension through drawing. Students are taught basic structures of the human head, underlying muscles, what changes when the face takes on expression, how to draw hair and using light for emphasis and expression. Particular emphasis will be on how to draw eyes, noses and mouths.

Suitable for all levels

opt 1 – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm June 17 6hrs $245 / Materials Included
opt 2 – Thursdays 6 – 9 pm June 7 & 14 6hrs $245 / Materials Included

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Life DrawingLIFE DRAWING

An Intensive course developing skills and confidence in drawing using a range of contemporary and traditional approaches & media. Working from the undraped model, using charcoal, erasers, tone and line, participants will create quick drawings leading to more extended drawing. Excellent folio preparation for visual art and design courses.

Tutor: Honor Bradbeer
Suitable for all levels

opt 1 – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm June 24 6hrs $245 / Materials Included
opt 2 – Thursdays 6 – 9 pm June 21 & 28 6hrs $245 / Materials Included

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Introduction to Starting ArchitectureINTRODUCTION TO STARTING ARCHITECTURE

Short Intensives with Practicing Architectural Graduates Montgomery Balding from Architectus & Fiona Robertson from Matt Gibson Architecture + Design. The courses are designed for adults, teachers & VCE students interested in studying architecture who wish to explore contemporary models of design thinking within the built environment. As architecture is constantly changing and being re-defined, the course explores a broad range of ways to understand & produce it, developing 2D & 3D design skills with experimental & speculative outcomes.

Tutor: Montgomery Balding / Fiona Robertson
Suitable for beginners

opt 1 – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm July 8 6hrs $245 / Materials Included
opt 2 – Thursdays 6 – 9 pm June 28, July 5 6hrs $245 / Materials Included

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Architectural Design SkillsARCHITECTURAL DESIGN SKILLS

Short Intensives with Practicing Architectural Graduates Montgomery Balding from Architectus and Fiona Robertson from Matt Gibson Architecture + Design. This workshop will concentrate on developing 3D design skills using 3D Computational Design software. The courses are designed for adults, teachers and VCE students interested in studying architecture.

Tutor: Montgomery Balding / Fiona Robertson
Suitable for beginners/ some computer familiarity an advantage

opt 1 – Sunday 10 am – 4 pm July 29 6hrs $245 / Materials Included
opt 2 – Thursdays 6 – 9 pm July 26, August 2 6hrs $245 / Materials Included

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Figuration to AbstractionFIGURATION TO ABSTRACTION

Students will be guided through structured processes using painting and drawing to develop their own abstract images from figurative sources. The point of this workshop is to discover exciting ways to transform visual subjects and perceptual information to gain an understanding about essential relationships between the seen and the unseen. The course is focused on a practical methodology for exploring visual transmutation, including experimentation around conversion, reinvention and transposition. Classes deliver approaches that introduce, motivate, and enhance picturing skills, with fluidity of movement between abstraction and figuration.

Tutor: Merrin Eirth
Suitable for all levels

opt 1 – 2 x Sundays 10 am – 4 pm July 22 & 29 12hrs $465 / Materials Included

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Venetian Underpainting and GlazingVENETIAN UNDERPAINTING & GLAZING

An oil painting workshop over 2 days emphasising Venetian Underpainting and Glazing Techniques. The class will look at grounds, materials and methods employed by these artists. Each participant will be painting from a ‘frozen’ piece of drapery constructed in class. Day one will be spent completing the drapery component with glazing commencing on day two.

Tutor: Dr Michael Mark
Suitable for those with more experience

opt 1 – 2 x Saturdays 10 am – 4 pm July 21 & 28 12hrs $465 / Materials Included
opt 2 – 2 x Sundays 10 am – 4 pm July 22 & 29 12hrs $465 / Materials Included

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Drawing with Silver and LeadDRAWING WITH SILVER & LEAD

This intensive observational drawing class will focus on the acquisition of drawing skills. Primarily we will be working with graphite pencils, silver points, sandpaper, kneadable erasers and blending stumps. This class is appropriate for students who want to tighten their abilities to observe light accurately, measure objects carefully, and learn useful rendering techniques to create convincing form. Some artists considered in this class include: Walter Murch, Paul Cadmus, Gerry Bergstein & Escher.

Tutor: Dr Michael Mark
Suitable for those with some experience

opt 1 – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm June 16 6hrs $245 / Materials Included
opt 2 – Wednesdays 6 – 9 pm June 13 & 20 6hrs $245 / Materials Included

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