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 Christmas holidays from 10am till 4pm.

Thursday 7 January - 10am - 4pm

Thursday 14 January - 10am - 4pm

 

Thursday 21 January - 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

 

Expressive Drawing - Mixed Media workshop with

Libby Wakefield - 23 January

Ink on Yupo Art Workshop with Tracey Miller - 23 January

Introduction to Art Making for Beginners with Tracey Miller

24 January

Mixed Media Portrait Workshop with Tracey Miller - 31 January

Life Drawing Workshop with Noel Thurgate - 21 & 22 February

 

Capturing the beauty of Nature with Peter Wale - 6 & 7 March

Solar Plat Etching & Colour Viscosity with Seraphina Martin – 13 & 14 March

Beginners Watercolour with Gillian Hook - 5 & 6 June

 

Be Brave with Kerry McInnis  -  19 & 20 June

 

Portrait Drawing with Noel Thurgate  -  24 & 25 July

 

Intermediate to Advanced Watercolour with Gillian Hook - 28 & 29 July

 

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

©  Left image from Tracey Miller's Macro workshop

and above right from Tracey Miller's Yupo workshop

©  above images by Peter Wale

Expressive Drawing & Mixed Media Workshop 

with Libby Wakefield

23 January 2021

9am - 1pm in Studio 1

Cost:   $105 (includes morning tea

 

With Libby's guidance you will spend the morning exploring how to become more expressive in your drawing.

This workshop will help you to develop your confidence and individual approach to drawing, and show you new ways to free up and be more expressive with your subject and materials.

 

Contact

Libby Wakefield

0410884277

paintingew40@gmail.com

instagram: Libby_Wakefield

Ink on Yupo Art Workshop 

with Tracey Miller

23 January 2021

10am - 4pm  in Studio 2

Cost:   $140 

Alcohol inks create vibrant transparent color unlike any other medium and form lovely patterns within your painting.

Alcohol Ink is a highly pigmented and quick-drying medium applied by pouring, brushing or stamping on a non-porous surface such as Yupo. The vibrant colours of this ink intermingle creating unique textural effects, often leading to unexpected results. 

Our class will begin with a demonstration on techniques of pouring, brushing and creating textures with inks and other materials. The remaining time will be spent discovering the unique possibilities of working with alcohol inks on Yupo, with ample time to complete a few paintings. Each participant will leave with several experimental pieces. 

Tracey has many years of experience guiding beginner and intermediate artists in creating pieces they proudly cherish. This workshop is perfect for those who just don’t have the time to commit to a full class term OR want to try something new. 

Included: Tuition, inks and paper, morning tea & coffee and parking. 

Please bring:Your own apron, coffee cup, lunch and enthusiasm!

Social distancing will be observed. 

Contact Tracey to book:  0481 480 829 or traceymillermail@gmail.co

Introduction to Art Making for Beginners Workshop 

with Tracey Miller

24 January 2021

10am - 4pm  in Studio 2

Cost:   $150 

Beginner artists can create their own art works in this one-day workshop.

If you claim you can’t draw a straight line or a stick figure, then this workshop is for you! 

This workshop is for beginners who wish to learn how to paint and draw - we’ll have a great day

In this one-day workshop we will explore materials and techniques using graphite, willow charcoal, pastel and paint. Learning about these materials and their applications you will gain the knowledge and experience to confidently create your own art works.

Tracey has many years of experience guiding beginner and intermediate artists in creating pieces they proudly cherish. This workshop is perfect for those who are beginners and would like to explore and experiment with various mediums.

Included:Tuition and all materials are supplied in this workshop. Morning Tea & Coffee, Parking. 

Please bring:Lunch, an apron and your own coffee cup. 

We will be maintaining physical distance and sanitizing our hands upon arrival.

The following images are from beginner workshops. 

You can do this!

Contact Tracey to book:  0481 480 829 or traceymillermail@gmail.co

Mixed Media PortraitWorkshop 

with Tracey Miller

31 January 2021

10am - 4pm  in Studio 1

Cost:   $140 

This workshop is perfect for those who just don’t have the time to commit to a full class term or want to try something new. 

Included: Tuition, brown cardboard on which to work, some materials, Morning Tea & Coffee and Parking 

Please bring: Some drawing materials including charcoal and pastel, (checklists will be provided with your booking confirmation, to help you create your own one-of-a-kind artwork). Coffee cup, lunch, apron and enthusiasm! 

Social distancing will be observed. Sanitise hands upon arrival

Contact Tracey to book:  0481 480 829 or traceymillermail@gmail.co

Life Drawing Workshop 

with Noel Thurgate

20 & 21 February 2021

9:30am - 4:30pm

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

Includes model fees for 2 days - class full waitlist available

 

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

Capturing the beauty of Nature with Coloured Pencils 

with Peter Wale

6 & 7 March 2021

9am - 4pm     -  class full - waitlist available

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 Rainbow Lorikeets by Peter Wale

Solar Plate Etching & Viscosity Colour Printmaking Workshop 

with Seraphina Martiin

13 & 14  March 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

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

Be Brave - Mixed Media

Workshop 

with Kerry McInnis

19 & 20 June 2021

9am - 4pm

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

Watercolour Workshop

for Intermediate & Advanced Students 

with Gillian Hook

28 & 29 August 2021

9am - 4pm

Cost:   $210 BDAS Members     $240 non-members  

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