Summer School 2014 Courses (6-11 January) - Register Online

001 Painting transformed with Tina Hansen-Jones

Monday 3 July, 9.00am - 4.00pm
Follow in the footsteps of famous artists! In this Margaret Preston themed workshop, experiment with different painting methods to create a series of paintings based on interior still life, which will then be cut and assembled to create one completed work.
Age: 7-12 years | Cost: $95 (including morning tea, lunch and materials)

002 Landscape in mixed media with Tina Hansen-Jones

Tuesday 4 July, 9.00am-4.00pm

Go exploring through the landscape. In this workshop you will create forests of trees, grass, flowers, clouds, etc using coloured printed material such as magazines with glue to produce works of art that will stand out.

Age: 7-12 years | Cost: $95 (including morning tea, lunch and materials)

003 Sew dyeing to meet you! Stitch & dye project with Karen Farrell

Wednesday 5 July, 9.00am-4.00pm

In this workshop for boys and girls you will design and create a crazy hand puppet (or 2!) stitching on wild hair, buttons and other bibs and bobs before preparing your work for tie dyeing. Bring a clean, washed cotton T-Shirt for a second dyeing project.
Age: 7-12 years | Cost: $95 (including morning tea, lunch and materials)

004 Sail away... Clay boat project with Karen Farrell

Thursday 6 July, 9.00am-4.00pm
Get creative and make a character boat like Toot-the-Tugboat or make an ark and fill it with crazy critters – the choice is yours! In this workshop children will plan and design their project, going on to build it in clay and then decorating it with stamps, sprigs and underglazes.
Age: 7-12 years | Cost: $95 (including morning tea, lunch and materials)

005 Crazy critters!! Clay + straw project with Karen Farrell

Friday 7 July, 9.00am-4.00pm
Stretch your imagination to create a crazy critter or two!! Children will plan and design a crazy critter, going on to build it in clay and straw to improve its strength, followed by decoration with stamps, sprigs and underglazes.
Age: 7-12 years | Cost: $95 (including morning tea, lunch and materials)

006 Children's Courses Monday to Friday

Monday 3 July – Painting transformed with Tina Hansen-Jones
Follow in the footsteps of famous artists! In this Margaret Preston themed workshop, experiment with different painting methods to create a series of paintings based on interior still life, which will then be cut and assembled to create one completed work.
Tuesday 4 July – Landscape in mixed media with Tina Hansen-Jones

Go exploring through the landscape. In this workshop you will create forests of trees, grass, flowers, clouds, etc using coloured printed material such as magazines with glue to produce works of art that will stand out. 

Wednesday 5 July – Sew dyeing to meet you! Stitch & dye project with Karen Farrell
In this workshop for boys and girls you will design and create a crazy hand puppet (or 2!) stitching on wild hair, buttons and other bibs and bobs before preparing your work for tie dyeing. Bring a clean, washed cotton T-Shirt for a second dyeing project.
Thursday 6 July – Sail away... Clay boat project with Karen Farrell
Get creative and make a character boat like Toot-the-Tugboat or make an ark and fill it with crazy critters – the choice is yours! In this workshop children will plan and design their project, going on to build it in clay and then decorating it with stamps, sprigs and underglazes.
Friday 7 July – Crazy critters!! Clay+straw project with Karen Farrell
Stretch your imagination to create a crazy critter or two!! Children will plan and design a crazy critter, going on to build it in clay and straw to improve its strength, followed by decoration with stamps, sprigs and underglazes.
Age: 7-12 years | Cost: $440 for 5-day courses (including morning tea, lunch and materials)

01 Look, draw + print with Cecile Galiazzo

Look: study and observe still life from gathered natural materials. Draw: expand your observational abilities and drawing skills using inks, charcoal, aquarelles and pencils. Print: complete a series of monoprints developed from your drawings then construct a simple folio from boxboard to store your work. 
Cecile Galiazzo has been teaching for several decades, notably at the Canberra School of Art and Illawarra TAFE. She experienced teaching remotely in her recent trip to central Australia with students developing drawings and prints inspired by the desert and its unique flora and fauna. Cecile’s own art practice is based in the Southern Tablelands using the landscape as a metaphor for lived personal experience.
Level: Beginner-Intermediate | Cost: $680 + $40 materials

02 The portrait in watercolour with Tanya Baily

Spend time understanding the processes for preparing to make a successful portrait in watercolour, improving your figurative drawing skills, practising essential watercolour skills and learning to mix and manipulate colour. Develop an understanding of portrait painting, learning tricks and tips to achieve a ‘likeness’ in your painting, becoming aware of the importance of both structural and colour composition in portraiture. 
Tanya Baily paints almost exclusively in watercolour across a range of subject matter and is an experienced art educator. Tanya takes private and corporate commissions and has been a finalist in a number of national art prizes and exhibits widely in private galleries nationally and internationally.
Level: All* | Cost: $680 + $10 materials + pay tutor for specialty paper. *Basic experience

03 Painting in oils with Rachel Milne

Learn about structure, tone, colour and composition. Using the everyday as inspiration and the use of strong light, learn basic drawing and painting techniques that will allow you to tackle any subject with confidence taking home a finished painting on canvas, a limited pallet portrait study, several colour studies, tonal studies and structural drawing.
Rachel Milne is a figurative painter who started out as a set painter, working in film and TV in the UK. Since moving to Australia, Rachel has won the Singleton Portrait Prize and has been accepted as a finalist for several other prizes and is represented by Sydney Gallery, King Street on William. Rachel is very passionate about her subject matter and enjoys the challenge of putting that across to her students.
Level: All* | Cost: $680 + $30 materials (includes model). *Some experience

04 Botanical: Winter offerings - drawing fruit, nuts and seeds with Christine Rockley

Learn to break down the complexity of fruits and seedpods tackling shape, form, weight and colour and look at symmetry, proportion and simplification. Each illustration will build on the fundamentals of drawing and design exploring a different technique. Microscopes will be on hand for smaller seeds and to gather important details for larger drawings or compositions. Students can expect to produce 3 illustrations including a fruit, seedpod and seed. Basic drawing experience is recommended.
Christine Rockley makes the invisible, visible – creating empathy through observation. An experienced tutor, Chris has taught scientific botanical illustration at university and community levels in NSW, VIC and QLD. Chris is the current chief illustrator and producer of Flora of the Hunter Endemics book.
Level: All | Cost: $680 + $25 materials

05 Carousel books: 3-dimensional travel books with Cindy Tonkin

Take your collection of photos, postcards and other flat travel memorabilia and turn them into 3D works of art – a carousel book. With some experience in making artists books you will learn new techniques to make single bay carousels, moving on to multi bay books giving you the skills to branch out and take your work to new levels that will make you think differently, creating a gorgeous book (or 2 or 3) by the end of the week. The course will make use of laser cutting technology allowing you to maximise your artistic expression.
Cindy Tonkin is a sought after speaker, author and artist and is a productive member of the Sydney Book Arts Group. Passionate about collage, mixed media and bookmaking, Cindy exhibits regularly in Sydney. 
Level: All* | Cost: $680 + $20 materials. *Basic experience

06 Non-toxic printmaking with Seraphina Martin

Explore non-toxic printmaking techniques including drypoint, monoprint and solar plate etching. Experiment with printing processes including à la poupée, Chine-collé and viscosity printing – using large rollers to create multi-layered effect, to produce a stunning print portfolio. Suitable for beginners who will find instant results and experienced print enthusiasts who can extend their skills. There will be opportunities to critique and explore the aesthetic values of your evolving fine art prints.
Seraphina Martin studied printmaking at the National Art School in Paris. Seraphina has taught at various universities and community workshops and has been developing the non-toxic printmaking technique using solar plate etching since 1994. She has exhibited widely and is represented in public and private collections in Australia and overseas.
Level: All | Cost: $680 + $10 materials + pay tutor $50

07 Weaving with the WOW factor with Sue Walker

Create unique textured textiles working with traditional and experimental techniques and materials. Weave on pre-warped looms, experimenting with techniques that create texture, highlight unusual threads, yarns and colours weaving fabrics that collapse, shrink, stretch and felt using traditional and non-traditional materials. Students will create a number of samples and complete a project of their choice. For those with some experience you may bring your own loom and yarns if you wish. 
Sue Walker has had life-long connection to the textile arts, knitting, crochet, sewing, machine embroidery, macramé, screen-printing, weaving – anything involving thread, yarn or fabric. With extensive teaching experience in schools, TAFE, community college and university, Sue also runs an online business selling weaving and knitting supplies.
Level: All | Cost: $680 + $20 materials

08 Stitch and dye with Morgan Higgins

In this new and exciting workshop, investigate design and image making processes, dyeing and drawing onto natural and synthetic fabric and free machine embroidery. Over the week you will investigate image making using found objects, collage, free machine embroidery, hand stitching, drawing, reverse appliqué, mono printing and frottage. The work developed could be used as wall pieces or colour fast fabric for quilt making, bag etc.
Morgan Higgins studied Fibre/Textiles and Printmaking at Curtin University and has exhibited her work for over 20 years. Working in a variety of media, she works in different formats including framed wall pieces, installation and sculpture. Morgan has taught at ANU and University of Canberra amongst others.
Level: All | Cost: $680 + $25 materials

09 Basketry: weaving natural sculptural forms with Catriona Pollard

Through the lens of nature, explore traditional basketry with a sculptural perspective. With a series of exercises, uncover the secret life of natural materials and how to connect with nature. Learn traditional basketry and weaving techniques including random weaving, twining and construction, using a variety of foraged and harvested natural fibres. This practical workshop will give you the opportunity to experiment and explore, completing a series of sculptural forms.
Catriona Pollard is an accomplished contemporary basketry artist who can see the extraordinary in the ordinary. Predominantly using found and salvaged organic material, with work that adds a contemporary layer to the ancient form of basketry, Catriona’s work is featured nationally in galleries, design spaces and private collections.
Level: All | Cost: $680 + $110 materials

10 Figurative sculpture in clay with Kassandra Bossell

Sculpt directly in clay and working from a model, students will study the body’s 3 dimensional form with emphasis placed on the fundamental sculptural principles of proportion, volume and movement. This class is designed for both beginning and advanced students interested in the human figure as a subject of art. Over the week you will complete several studies with an undraped model provided for 3 mornings. Limited bisque firing included.
Kassandra Bossell is a sculptor whose work addresses our experiential and cultural relationship with the natural world, often in response to specific sites. Kassandra has exhibited widely with public commissions including Sydney Opera House and National Museum of Australia amongst many others and is an experienced teacher having taught at university and community centres for many years.
Level: All | Cost: $680 + $70 materials (incl undraped model and clay)

11 Porcelain: exploring ways to make sentimental objects with Fleur Schell

Hand building in porcelain can be temperamental so preparation and planning is everything! Learn the sequence of events for success using the correct tools and armatures to assemble intimate objects using a combination of pinched, thrown and rolled techniques, learning to straddle the line between decorative and functional. Discover a library of mark making, matts and implements and learn to capture appeal in your own work.
Fleur Schell is an internationally acclaimed artist. Fleur has lived and worked in China, Singapore, Finland, Scotland, UK and USA. Her work is in collections throughout Australia and overseas and her work has been publishes in numerous books. 
Level: All* | Cost: $680 + $25 materials. *Some experience

12 Etching + champlevé enamelling with Barbara Ryman

Be introduced to the independent and interdependent techniques of etching and champlevé enamelling, exploring the elements of each of these decorative and colourful techniques which can be used for jewellery, tableware or furniture handles. With a selection of designs supplied and working on silver and copper, you will make 4 pieces, two of each style. You will gain a solid grasp of the techniques and learn how to incorporate them into your own work. Lateral exploration and interchange is encouraged. Students need to have the basic jewellery bench skills of sawing, filing and polishing metal.
Barbara Ryman has been a jeweller and enamel artist for over 35 years, with her work utilising both traditional and experimental techniques. She has exhibited widely with her work in collections in Australia and overseas and has received numerous awards, particularly in Japan. 
Level: All* | Cost: $680 + $80 materials. *Basic experience

13 Introduction to marquetry with Ruth Thompson

Learn the basics of working with veneers using both a scroll saw technique with an introduction to the use of a laser. Create decorative marquetry pieces, with a wide range of timber veneers. In this workshop participants will learn about commercial veneers and how to cut both straight and curved line repeating patterns to create interesting and beautiful effects. An easy way for you to add veneered patterns to your projects. 
Ruth Thompson had fulfilled a 20-year dream when she graduated from the Sturt School for Wood in 2015 giving her the opportunity to develop design thinking skills and learn new manufacturing techniques from pre-eminent practitioners. With a 35-year long teaching career, Ruth has had a long association with furniture making. 
Level: All | Cost: $770 + $200 materials (includes vacuum bag kit)

14 Barstool made with hand tools with Evan Dunstone

For woodworkers who want to better understand the preparation and use of fundamental hand tools. The Beta stool, in Victorian Blackwood, is a stylish contemporary design that can be made using only hand tools. The course covers sharpening and tuning, sawing techniques, joinery geometry, finishing, gluing up strategies, ergonomics and seating design. Evan uses the various stages of making the Beta as the basis for a broader investigation of working techniques.
Evan Dunstone is a 2001 Churchill Fellow in contemporary chair design and manufacture and director of Dunstone Design, one of Australia’s leading houses of fine woodworking. Evan has taught at the Australian School of Fine Furniture and Sturt School for Wood amongst others.
Level: All | Cost: $770 + $410 materials (kit and tools included)