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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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Interior Style & Design Trends through the 20th Century

Take the Journey from the Bohemian 1900’s, through to the radical Art Nouveau movement and the emergence of Modernism. Visit the richly decorative style of the Art Deco period, the optimism and innovation of mid Century design, all the way through to the Swinging Sixties. We will discuss the development and changes through history in furniture design, textiles, colour palettes, and architecture, both in Australia and internationally and what led to the emergence of these iconic... [More]
Interior Style & Design Trends through the 20th Century
$104 inc GST / $94
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Interior Style & Design Trends through the 20th Century
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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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Colour and Collage for Beginners

Discover the highly creative realm of collage, while learning the art of visual composition. We will use the elements and principles of design and colour to investigate compositional structures and explore the varied possibilities of collage. We will investigate a wide range of approaches and styles to this art form, stimulating your imagination to discover creative possibilities. COURSE OUTLINE Short History of Collage in the 20th century explained: methods and materials... [More]
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Continuing Design Through Collage - Intermediate

Continue with the highly creative realm of collage, and the art of visual composition. Use elements and principles of design and colour to investigate compositional structures and explore the varied possibilities of collage. Examine a wide range of approaches and styles to this art form, stimulating your imagination to continue discovering creative possibilities. COURSE OUTLINE Presentation of methods, materials and processes. Design Principles reviewed: compositional elements,... [More]
Continuing Design Through Collage - Intermediate
$265 inc GST / $239
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Interior Design Basics

This introductory course is for everyone who is planning to redecorate or simply refresh a living space or complete property. Amongst other activities, you will prepare a number of professional Style Boards, which will not only becomes your anchor for keeping you on track, but also your navigation tool for communication with suppliers, architects, tradespeople etc. Learn about different styles, both historical and thematic, and the importance of the elements and principles of... [More]
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Calligraphy for Beginners: Neuland Hand

This course is designed to introduce people to the Art of Calligraphy and its rich history and to give an understanding of the development of our Modern Alphabet. This module the focus will be on Neuland Hand, a typeface designed by Rudolf Koch and adapted for both nib and ink and brush calligraphy. We will start with gaining an understanding of working with a chisel shaped nib continuing to refine our calligraphic technique by focusing on letter construction, pen angles and... [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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Calligraphy for Beginners Workshop: Gothicised Italic

This course is designed to introduce people to the Art of Calligraphy, its rich history and an understanding of the development of our Modern Alphabet. This workshop will focus on Gothicised or Pointed Italic hand and its origins. We will start with gaining an understanding of working with a chisel shaped nib continuing to refine our calligraphic technique by focusing on letter construction, pen angles and spacial awareness. Calligraphy Kit available for new students for $30 (not... [More]
Calligraphy for Beginners Workshop: Gothicised Italic
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Introduction to Lino Cut

Lino-cut is a simple form of relief printmaking. With little equipment you can create your own artworks, from printing cards and bookplates to limited edition artworks to frame. With examples of various lino-cut styles this class will introduce you to the basics of the art. By the end of the course, you should be able to make a collection of prints to take home! COURSE OUTLINE After a brief demonstration of the process of lino-cut you will then cut your own. Using various coloured... [More]
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