Join our fabulous artist and arts educator Eleanor Amiradaki as she guides you through a wonderful 7 week creative program in the virtual world via livestream. During the term students will explore a range of techniques/materials focusing on building foundational skills in drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and modelling in clay whilst harnessing their own unique creative expression. We will draw inspiration from life & imaginations weaving in the seasons, nature, dreams and story. Participants will also get the chance to work on and develop their own projects from home.
NOTE: You will be emailed a PDF with more creative ideas to carry on with each week in accordance with the week’s theme.
- Nylon brushes (please include a range of sizes)
- Watercolours OR Tempera Poster paint set
- Oil pastels (12 set minimum)
- Chalk pastels (12 set minimum)
- A1 Cartridge paper (minimum A2 size)
- Willow charcoal/graphite pencil/eraser/sharpener
- Acrylic paints (to paint air dry clay work in between classes)
- Air drying clay
NOTE: Sydney Art Space can supply you with an art materials kit if so desired. Please choose the appropriate enrolment option below and we will organise delivery to NBCS before this course commences for you to pick up.
Art material kits must be ordered before COB Tuesday May 12th.
WEEK 1. ARTIST STUDY – GEORGIA O’KEEFFE (Graphite & Charcoal)
Students will begin by taking their imaginations to New Mexico to get some insight into the work of Georgia O’Keeffe. They will be working in graphite and charcoal to create a series of preliminary works looking as form, shape and composition.
WEEK 2. ARTIST STUDY – O’KEEFFE CONTINUED (Chalk Pastels)
Students will be exploring their ideas and preliminary works from the previous week to create a final work using chalk pastels. The focus will be on blending, colour and resolving their concept.
WEEK 3. AUTUMN GARDEN (Watercolour)
Student will forage for inspiration in their gardens and draw from life. We will then move into working with watercolour learning various techniques to create our autumn garden.
WEEK 4. CLAY FLOWERS (Clay Sculpting)
Working with air dry clay we will shape beautiful repeat motifs of our beautiful botanicals from the previous week. We will also learn how to hand build a complete sculptural form using these elements we create.
WEEK 5. DREAMSCAPES (Oil Pastels)
Looking at the work of a few pertinent artists such as Marc Chagall we will be drawing whimsical dreamscapes using oils pastels which we will then go over with brushes to give a painterly feel.
WEEK 6. ARTIST STUDY – FRIDA KHALO (Oil Pastels & Watercolour)
Students will be exploring Frida Kahlo with particular focus on her self portraits. We will then begin dreaming up our own self portrait in vibrant watercolour.
WEEK 7. PATTERNS OF MEXICO (Watercolour)
Following on thematically from the previous week we will explore the vibrant patterns and motifs from Mexico. Students will sketch out ideas and then create their own repeat patterns in watercolour.
This is an Online Course using the Zoom platform
Classes will be limited to a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 12 participants. You can enrol as usual below.
You will be sent a link to join the Zoom class after you enrol and again 15 minutes before the class starts, you will be prompted to install the Zoom app or program after you click the link. This is FREE!
So have your computer and art materials ready in front of your art work area!
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