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Relief Printing with Lino

Learn linocut and woodcut skills in this entertaining and practical course. Suitable for beginners, intermediate and more advanced students. Learn the process involved in reproducing drawings, photos etc. as relief prints on lino, wood and vinyl surfaces. Printing is done by hand (i.e. there is no press) and only waterbased inks are used. $5 to cover use of studio equipment (paper, ink, rollers etc.) may be required at start of term. COURSE OUTLINE Learn relief print skills in this... [More]

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Icon Painting

Learn the technique of Byzantine Icon Painting. Explore the basic ideals and principles as well as symbolism of colours and Byzantine theology on which iconography is founded. Please note that materials for the course are expensive if purchased independently by students. Tutor shares the material with all students and students need to contribute $50 (not included in course fee). A purchase of gold leaf is for advanced students only and needs to be discussed with tutor on the first... [More]

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Calligraphy: Intermediate

Completed a basic 1 year course and wish to use more advanced techniques to extend your calligraphy knowledge? Is it some time since you did any calligraphy and would like to refresh your calligraphic skills? Join us in a friendly, stimulating atmosphere working on class projects or one of your own choice. No new equipment needed. COURSE OUTLINE Discussion of the project. Choice of a script in relationship to the project. Examine the historical background and relationship of this... [More]

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Compose Yourself

This class is about composition. Improve the design of your photographs by being more aware of the various elements that are involved in constructing a picture. Sensitize yourself to the aesthetic tools for greater personal expression and greater visual impact in your photography. Analyse the work of the fine art masters of photography in practical class composition exercises and in a photographic assignment set to be completed for class discussion/critique. COURSE OUTLINE Design... [More]
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Photography Weekend Workshop: Introduction to Your Digital SLR Camera

The Digital SLR camera is a very sophisticated piece of equipment. It’s a shame to use it as just a “point and shoot”. Gain control of its amazing creative settings to develop greater technical skill and produce more satisfying, artistic photographs. Includes a 2 hour practical excursion to create landscape/portrait photographs using depth of field, focusing and exposure techniques. Practise shutter speed methods to freeze, blur and pan with action. Excursion on the Sunday. Please... [More]
Photography Weekend Workshop: Introduction to Your Digital SLR Camera
$216 inc GST / $194
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Drawing for Beginners Weekend Workshop

Have you always wanted to draw? Maybe you can draw just a bit. Start “where they are” and learn at your own pace. Using modern techniques of study guaranteed to put you at ease, learn the basic skills of relaxed seeing and drawing. Explore line and tone; light shade form and composition. Draw in black and white, also in colour. COURSE OUTLINE First Session: Learning to draw means learning to see accurately. Drawing “blind” means drawing natural forms, such as seashells, pinecones... [More]
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Oil Painting Weekend Workshop

Oil painting is one of the most enduring mediums of painting. The versatility of techniques open up a world of possibilities, from portraiture/figure, landscape, still life and abstract, your imagination is the only limit. In this course all levels are catered for, come and learn the basics or take your painting to the next level. Individual tutoring ensures an encouraging environment in which to explore this wonderful medium. Suit beginners to intermediate painters. COURSE OUTLINE... [More]
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Creative Night Photography

Infinite choices are available to the photographer, and with digital photography you can explore these choices with immediate results, all adjustable in situ. Learn to manipulate camera controls for various effects. Develop techniques such as multiple exposure, camera drag, zoom while exposing etc. on a creative night excursion in the city on day 2. No flash. Designed for students who understand basic manual operation and who have access to a tripod and manual camera with a bulb... [More]
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The second session starts from sunset, meeting place for this class is at Circular Quay.

Painting In Oils With a Limited Palette

In this new and exciting course painting is demystified and explored using the practical theory of a limited palette. A limited palette is using the three primary colours to imitate the visual world, it was first used by the impressionists and has since become a very powerful tool for translating the optical world into paintings. The course will introduce the student to new understanding to the world of colour through temperature, tone and saturation to inform their inquiry in this... [More]
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Property Styling for Living & Selling

If you are feeling overwhelmed by your house and its contents and just don’t know where to start or simply looking to update, replan and add value to your property, then this workshop is for you. Styling your property is not about a full interior design project, but about making a difference to your home on a reasonable budget. Don’t become paralysed by the number of choices available in colour, furnishings or accessories – whether you are working with your existing home contents... [More]
Property Styling for Living & Selling
$104 inc GST / $94
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