WORKSHOPS 2021

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For workshop information contact Tutor or BDAS.

For workshop hire enquiries & other information contact Fiona Fudge 4861 4093

Note: For our insurance purposes all students, teachers and tutors in all courses must be financial members of the BDAS            

Contact tutors to find out more information and to book directly into their classes. 

Open Studio

Thursdays

The studios will be open to BDAS members on Thursdays during the holidays from 10am till 4pm.

Thursday 8 April - 10am - 4pm

Thursday 15 April - 10am - 4pm

 

Any BDAS member is welcome!

This is a chance to join other BDAS members in the holidays and to paint and draw in the studios.

These sessions are non tutored and you can come for the whole day or a morning or afternoon session.

We ask for a donation of $5 from each participant

2021 Weekend Workshops

Listed below are upcoming weekend workshops at the BDAS in 2021

Life Drawing Workshop with Noel Thurgate - 17 & 18 April -

class full

Beginners Watercolour with Gillian Hook - 5 & 6 June - class full

Ikebana Workshop with Sophie Personeni - 12 June

 

Be Brave with Kerry McInnis  -  19 & 20 June  - class full

Two Day Upholstery Workshop with We us & stuff - 19 & 20 June

 

Portrait Drawing with Noel Thurgate  -  24 & 25 July - class full

 

Intermediate to Advanced Watercolour with Gillian Hook - 28 & 29 August - class full

Solar Plat Etching & Colour Viscosity with Seraphina Martin –

18 & 19 September

 

Peter Wale Workshop - 16 & 17 October 

Drawing workshop with Noel Thurgate - 30 & 31 October

And hopefully more to come...

©  above image by Noel Thurgate

©  above watercolour by Gillian Hook

©  above image from Tracey Miller's Macro workshop

©  above image by Peter Wale

©  above image by A-F Fulgence

Life Drawing Workshop 

with Noel Thurgate

17 & 18 April 2021

9:30am - 4:30pm

Cost:   $260 BDAS Members     $290: non-members  

Includes model fees for 2 days - class full

 

DYNAMIC LIFE DRAWING

 

The ability to “read the pose” is a key factor in bringing “life” to your life drawings.

This two day workshop will explore the inner dynamics of the human form to discover the connection between ‘gesture’ and ‘structure’.

Via quick sketches and sustained studies using a variety of mediums, a greater understanding of the expressive qualities of line and tone will be developed; so too basic concepts of proportion and volume will be covered. These are fundamental elements employed by the great artists for centuries. 

Noel has been exhibiting and teaching for 30 years, including 9 years as head of the Drawing Department at the National Art School, Sydney

Contact the office to book into Noel’s workshop.  

Don’t delay as it will fill up quickly!

Book: 4861 4093 or office@bdasgallery.com

©  above images by Noel Thurgate

Watercolour Workshop for Beginners 

with Gillian Hook

5 & 6 June 2021

9am - 4pm   -   class full - waitlist available

Cost:   $210 BDAS Members     $240 non-members  

Learning the basics of watercolour linked with specific exercises in colour, tone and painting techniques should help students gain confidence in tackling this interesting and exciting medium.

We will look at works of other watercolourists, discussing their techniques and painting styles, which will help reinforce these basic principles. Discover the excitement of the ”flow” & create fresh and vibrant work and finally painting subject matter, provided by Gillian, which should bring some good results!

Gillian has been exhibiting and teaching for 45 years and holds a B.A.VA. Dip Ed.

Contact the office to book into Gillian’s workshop.

Book: 4861 4093 or  office@bdasgallery.com

©  above works by Gillian Hook

Ikebana Workshop 

with Sophie Personeni

12 June 2021

9:30am to 12:30pm

Cost:   $120

Japanese Floral arrangement with a French Touch.

3 hours of history, demonstration and creativity

Contact Sophie to book:  info@atelier-reiwa.com

Be Brave - Mixed Media

Workshop 

with Kerry McInnis

19 & 20 June 2021

9am - 4pm          -  class full - waitlist available

Cost:   $220 BDAS Members     $250 non-members  

The aim of this workshop is to encourage attendees to loosen up their approach in representing a subject in 2-D.  By using a broad and rather “wild” technique, a painted colour base is established upon which, at various stages, some refining of the subject is done using drawing media.  We want to capture the elements of a subject that have engaged the artist without becoming trapped by our effort to represent the physical “exactness” of the subject.  The idea is to work quickly with energy and spirit.

 

The workshop attendees will be working from A4 size images of anything they are passionate about (landscape, portrait, still life, interior) - definitely no smaller please!  If you can’t enlarge on your home computer, take your photos to a photocopy place and have them made into A4 – at least!  It is preferable not to work from an image on your phone.  It is too small and you need to keep refreshing it, which breaks the flow of your work.  You could work from a laptop, but make sure the image is locked in! 

 

Kerry will demonstrate at intervals during the workshop

Contact the office to book into Kerry's workshop.  

Book: 4861 4093 or office@bdasgallery.com

©  above works by Kerry McInnis

Portrait Drawing Workshop 

with Noel Thurgate

24 & 25 July 2021

9:30am - 4:30pm

Cost:   $260 BDAS Members     $290: non-members  

Includes model fees for 2 days  -  class full - waitlist available

 

Discover the connection between the ‘character’ and the ‘face’

 

This 2 day portrait drawing class explores facial structure as well as the body dynamics that give character and life to your subject.

Using basic mediums of pencil, charcoal and wash, participants will investigate their subject via the powerful and effective elements of line and tone.

 

Workshop begins with quick warm up sketches to explore general proportions and structures of the human skull, followed by a look at some compositional possibilities that the sitter and surroundings may offer; Day 2: more sustained and in depth studies of the head and/or whole or part figure.

Noel has been exhibiting and teaching for 30 years, including 9 years as head of the Drawing Department at the National Art School, Sydney

Contact the office to book into Noel’s workshop.  

To Book contact office:   4861 4093 or office@bdasgallery.com

©  above images by Noel Thurgate

Watercolour Workshop

for Intermediate & Advanced Students 

with Gillian Hook

28 & 29 August 2021

9am - 4pm

Cost:   $210 BDAS Members     $240 non-members  - class full

Watercolour painting has always been a special medium for Gillian – the beautiful work of Andrew Wyeth, John Singer Sargent and David Taylor providing a constant source of inspiration.

 

She enjoys sharing the magic of this medium with others, ensuring students can work at their own particular level - rediscover the excitement of the ”flow” & create fresh and vibrant work.

 

In this workshop students can explore some new innovative techniques using mixed media with watercolour, and fully explore the dynamic effects of light and darks to make paintings “sing”. 

 

Gillian has been exhibiting and teaching for 45 years and holds a B.A.VA. Dip Ed.

Contact the office to book into Gillian’s workshop.

Book: 4861 4093 or  office@bdasgallery.com

©  above works by Gillian Hook

Solar Plate Etching & Viscosity Colour Printmaking Workshop 

with Seraphina Martiin

18 & 19 September 2021 

9am - 4pm

Cost:   $210 BDAS Members     $240 non-members  

Solar plate etching is a non toxic form of etching.

A photosensitive photopolymer plate is used to expose a design in the sun.  It is washed in water to reveal the image hardened by the UV rays. The plate is dried and printed on the etching press. The original design needs to be applied onto clear transparency film.

 

 This can be done with existing photographs or drawings at Officeworks.  They also provide transparencies and copy for 80 cents. If this is not possible, then photocopies with a variety of illustrations will be provided on the day. These can be cut for a collage to create your image. 

 

Many pressed leaves and textures from nature will be introduced as elements to include in your compositions. Emphasis on colour printing using the viscosity colour method as well as A la Poupee and chine colee will be applied creating a stunning print portfolio. 

 

There will be 2 solar plate available 15x10 cm  (A6 size). and 1 test plate. Many variations in the printing process will be demonstrated. Each participant will create up to 10-12  colourful prints on Stonehenge paper. 

 

Material cost $40 all inclusive.  To be paid to tutor on the day

All materials provided by Seraphina

Contact the office to book into Seraphina's workshop.  

Book: 4861 4093 or office@bdasgallery.com

Capturing the beauty of Nature with Coloured Pencils 

with Peter Wale

16 & 17 October 2021

10am - 4pm     -  

Cost:   $210 BDAS Members     $230 non-members  

Transform your ability to illustrate nature in this highly informative and inspiring, 2 day workshop.

 

As well as learning about the various coloured pencils available and their specific qualities and applications, you will also receive techniques and tips in the use of both “dry” and “water soluble” coloured pencils to produce pleasing artworks.

 

Whether a beginner or more advanced artist, please feel welcome to join us as we explore the versatility and vibrancy of this increasingly popular and credible medium.

Contact the office to book into Peter's workshop.  

Book: 4861 4093 or office@bdasgallery.com

©  above Crested Bird by Peter Wale

©  above Marlon Brando by Peter Wale