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Steve Lopes

Expanding Visions

This workshop pushes personal vision to an extreme. It will challenge you to make bold decisions and use your imagination. The quest for form, space and scale is a strong element. You will be encouraged to explore your own creative process and take a different approach to your subject matter. Expanding Visions requires students to examine their source/reference material and think differently about how to turn the material into convincing and confident artworks.

The workshop will focus on developing dynamic compositions using patterning and focal points. Students will work from material provided by Steve as the source and the exercises that you begin with will be the basis of your finished works. Steve provides demonstrations and one to one guidance in his teaching.

Steve's aim is to promote confidence and awareness by offering students a practical pathway to meet their individual needs and encourage creative thinking.

Steve Lopes has held over 30 solo exhibitions worldwide. His work is represented in a number of important private and public collections including the National Gallery of Australia and recently acquired by Parliament House Canberra.

Steve is represented by Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney

Fiumano Fine Art, London

Mitchell Fine Art, Brisbane

www.stevelopes.com.au

DEPOSIT REQUIRED WITH BOOKING - IT IS NOT REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE

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Location:AWA Studio, Knockrow NSW(10mins south of Bangalow)
Date:21-22 July 2017 (2 days) 9.30 - 4pm
Cost: $550.00
Level: All Levels
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Wendy Sharpe

A Day in Wendy's Studio

An exclusive 'one off' working in the studio of Wendy Sharpe for the day. Wendy will conduct compositional and drawing exercises with the group and will throughout the day demonstrate how she creates her provocative and sensuous images of the human form. Sharpe has developed a distinctive gestural style grounded in an innate ability to draw. She confronts the complexities of human relationships and universal themes of love. Often working from life, her paintings possess a spontaneity and directness that invites viewers to engage with the work on an emotional level.

Studio details etc provided with booking.

DEPOSIT REQUIRED WITH BOOKING - IT IS NOT REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE.

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Location:Enmore Studio, Sydney
Date:12th August 2017
Cost: $390.00
Level: All Levels
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Joe Frost

Colour and Composition - Finding Unity

Finding unity between colour and composition is one of the key concerns of painting. From the wildness of early modernism to the restraint of tonalism, an artist's way of composing through colour is a defining aspect of how they see and think of the world. Regardless of the layout and medium chosen, use of colour is essential to keeping the viewer engaged and is fundemental in development as an artist.

In this workshop a range of historical and contemporary uses of colour will be introduced and how their complementary colours are used to create further interest. We will look at conscious and intuitive ways of composing and the principles of organization and ways to challenge the rules.  Joe will conduct demonstrations throughout the workshop.

Students will be able to work from items in the studio or bring objects they would like to include in their painting. Joe would also like to assist in resolving problems with unfinished work that students may wish to bring along.

Work in a choice of acrylic, oil or mixed media.

DEPOSIT REQUIRED WITH BOOKING - IT IS NOT REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE

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Location:AWA Studios, Byron Bay Hinterland, NSW (5 mins south of Bangalow)
Date:25/26th August 2017 (2 days) 9.30-4pm
Cost: $550.00
Level: All Levels
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Cherry Hood

Painting Faces in Watercolour

 

The methods used are not conventional or traditional watercolour techniques. 

Working from photos Hood demonstrates how she makes her large scale watercolour paintings and will assist each participant in preparing colours, drawing the image and applying the paint.  Students who wish to venture into large scale works will be encouraged to pour watery paint onto their paper. You will proceed on with a second painting during the drying process. Large brushes are preferable to achieve quick, loose flowing marks while smaller brushes are used for detailing the facial features.

Hood gives demonstrations in drawing and painting the eyes, nose, mouth etc to help students understand and achieve the required proportions when painting portraits and transforming a photograph into a recognisable haunting image.

Participants from all levels of experience may expect to produce at least two good paintings in the style of Cherry Hood - ie a large human face by the end of the second day. 

Cherry is represented by Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney, Arc One, Melbourne, Heiser Gallery, Brisbane, Paul Greenaway, Adelaide and Turner Gallery, Perth. Hood attained a Master of Visual Art at the Sydney College of Arts in 2000. Her thesis investigated gender politics in art and cultural mores and taboos. She is represented in major Australian institutional and gallery collections; and has won the Arhcibald Prize in 2002.

Participants will be forwarded a list of requirements for the workshop.

*DEPOSIT PAYMENT REQUIRED WITH BOOKING AND IS NOT REFUNDABLE 

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Location:AWA Studios, Byron Bay Hinterland, NSW (5 mins south of Bangalow)
Date:14/15th October 2017
Cost: $550.00
Level: All Levels
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