The creative possibilities of portraiture are endless. Expressive portraits can plumb the depths of human experience, identity, spirituality and emotion.
In this workshop you will have the opportunity to create your own expressive portrait using acrylic paint with the option of using mixed media techniques (using fabrics, papers and glues to add texture).
Cost of the workshop includes canvas and materials. Please feel free to bring your own paints if you have some that you like working with
Light lunch provided.
Time: 11-4 pm
venue: 11 Captains Lane Fremantle
Tickets and enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can also be purchased here:
Term 3 looks set to be busy, but loads of fun. Highschoolers will continue looking at famous artists in history; the start of next term we will learn about the fascinating, iconic artist Picasso. Primary groups will also have artists’ of focus- In our first activity we will use the bold designs of American artist Georgia O’Keefe as the inspiration for a paper mâché’ activity. We are also gearing up for an exhibition at the Darius Wells library in Kwinana. It will be wonderful for students to experience presenting their work for display and curating an exhibition. Any questions, please contact me personally on 0409497739, or msg me on Facebook. Have a restful holiday and I will see everyone next term!
Art class details
Cost: $96 per term (8weeks), or $15 casual
Dates and times are as follows:
Primary homeschool groups
Tuesday 19th July -6th September
10:30 a.m-12:00 p.m & 3:00 p.m-4:30 p.m
Wednesday 20th July-7th September
After School group:
Wednesday 20th July-7th September
3:30 p.m-5:00 p.m
This year is flying by and I am pleased to offer the following classes for term 2. Classes run for 8 weeks at $96 per child or $15 per child as a casual rate (payable each week). This term we will be looking at artists from the Renaissance period, starting with making our own egg tempera paint.
Primary Homeschool art group:
Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m-12:00p.m
Starts: 26/4/16 -15/6/2016
Highschool art group:
Wednesday mornings at 10:30-12:00
After School art groups (all ages from grade 1 up)
Tuesday afternoons at 3:30-5:00
Starts: Tuesday 26/4/16-15/6/16
Wednesday afternoons at 3:30-5:00
Starts: Wednesday 27/4/16-16/6/16
Enquiries/ bookings : msg me on Facebook or text 0409497739
I have been mad keen on the ‘fairytales and fables’ theme with all of my students. For older artists, I like to keep things a little open ended, so their brief was: “an image inspired by a fairytale”….very broad, I know. We have already had conversations about the ins and outs of fairytale lore…it’s not just the realm of little children, some of them give a great insight into the history of the day…(Did you know that in the timeframe of the Grimm brothers, it was not uncommon for women to die in childbirth…..so, the cliche of the ‘evil stepmother’ found in the most popular fairy tales has some roots in real life situations).
Anyway, I’m really pleased with their efforts; they researched and chose images that had some meaning for them, and learnt the subtleties of using watercolour to boot.
Pre-primary artists used corrugated papers and paint to make fairytale castles. This is a great activity to teach shape and texture. We achieved this in two 50 minute sessions, the first session we looked at the shapes found in old castles, and I demonstrated how to cut out shapes and assemble them onto the paper……so very important to demonstrate, I always have to remind myself that children are not mind readers!!! After doing some drawings of castle shapes, they cut out their shapes (some needed a little help- cutting castle turrets is hard work!), then glued them down onto black paper (we used pva glue). I was a bit torn between painting them the following week or using them to make prints….but I think the greater learning was achieved through just painting them. Young kids looooove colour mixing. I think the more of this they can do, the better. I love hearing shrieks of “oh wow I made gold/purple/green”….messy but worth it! I think these young artists should be very happy with what they have achieved.
My senior homeschool group have been working (meticulously!) on creating fairytale inspired silhouettes. We had a look at some artwork by Czech artist Divica Landrova (1908- 1982), noting the repetitive shapes and stylised images.
Students then researched some fairytale silhouettes using whatever device they had on hand (phones, iPad, laptops). They sketched their designs onto black paper, then cut out their image using a scalpel or Stanley knife. Some of their designs were very intricate! They then glued their composition on to white paper. These pictures show some of their work in progress!
I’m teaching my 3/4 class how to include foreground, middle ground and backgrounds in landscapes. We used tissue paper and paint to make the foreground appear closer. We also made some trees out of torn newspaper. They painted on some recycled lino donated from the Pre Primary classroom. They look pretty cool so far, can’t wait til they add the finishing touches with oil pastel..although, these ones look pretty good as they are 😊