Mon 16 Sep 2019 - Mon 28 Oct 2019

09:00 - 12:00

5 Sessions
8 spots remaining.

Teacher: Cathy Franzi

Explore the world of hand-built ceramics using techniques such as pinch, coil and slab. Using a range of materials and firing techniques including raku firing, you will explore your creative flair. 

Course outline

The possibilities of the ceramic form will be explored in this course through the techniques of hand-building. Students will be encouraged to pursue their own ideas and to use with instruction the techniques most suited to express them. Students will develop skills whether they are beginners or at an advanced level. Techniques will be covered in detail, working with the needs of each individual. Inspiration will be sought from both historical objects and contemporary artists.

By the end of the course, students will have created a number of works in their chosen forming method. A range of surface treatments will have been explored and the appropriate firing process completed. Techniques in hand building and surface decoration will be developed. Students will cultivate an individual approach to form and surface both conceptually and in practice.

Dr Cathy Franzi is a full-time practising artist and recent PhD graduate from the Ceramics Workshop in the ANU School of Art & Design. Her career spans over twenty years and includes teaching at undergraduate level, in community arts and across a broad range of specialities in the field. Through her artwork, she explores ideas around Australian flora and the environment and is represented in public collections including Parliament House Art Collection, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Canberra Museum and Gallery and the ACT Legislative Assembly Art Collection. Her work has won a number of national awards and she is represented by Beaver Galleries in Canberra and Sabbia Gallery, Sydney.


Wed 24 Jul 2019 - Wed 28 Aug 2019

18:30 - 21:30

6 Sessions
10 spots remaining.

Teacher: Amr Tawfik

Want to learn the fundamentals of using your digital camera including ISO, aperture and shutter speed, understanding depth, focusing modes and lenses? Then this is the course for you!

Course outline

In this course, you will be introduced to the basic settings of using a digital camera including ISO, aperture and shutter speed, raw files and JPGs, metering modes, focusing modes and lenses.

You learn how to take landscape and portrait images while being introduced to Photoshop, Camera Raw and Lightroom software used to process your images.

There will be a field trip to practice your skills. From here you learn to select your images and prepare them before arranging them.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • have confidence in using the manual controls of your camera
  • have the ability to use Photoshop, Camera Raw and Lightroom software
  • have a folio of images.

Who should enrol

Beginning photographers who want to develop their image making and processing skills.

Materials

To gain the full benefit, owning a DSLR or Mirrorless camera is suggested. Also, if possible, bring to each session a small portable USB to save your post produced work.


Wed 16 Oct 2019 - Wed 20 Nov 2019

18:30 - 21:30

6 Sessions
15 spots remaining.

Take your photographic images to the next level with this course focussing on composition, image production, post-production and visual communication.

Course outline

There will be an initial refresher followed by a discussion about being in control of your camera (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, raw files, colour space, metering, depth of field, lenses, portraits, and landscapes).

Explore landscape and portrait photography and how the use tripods, reflectors and flash photography can improve your photography.You will increase your use of Lightroom, Camera Raw, and Photoshop, to facilitate post-production techniques. Post-production will include the construction of images through the use of layers and selections, adjustment layer masks, image stacking and colour management; filters and other image editing functions in Photoshop. The aim is to provide you with a folio of photographs at the conclusion of the course.

Topic covered include:

  • Photography basics refresher
  • Landscapes
  • Portraits
  • Stitching multiple images into one
  • Tripod usage
  • Reflectors and flash photography
  • Post Processing tools and techniques: Lightroom, Camera RAW, Photoshop

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • have increased confidence in using the manual controls of your camera
  • have improved skills in composition, image production, post-production and visual communication
  • increased ability in Photoshop, Camera Raw, and Lightroom software use, and
  • create a folio of images.

Who should enrol

Intermediate photographers who want increase their confidence and advance their image making and processing skills.

Materials

To gain the full benefit, owning a DSLR or Mirrorless camera is suggested. Also, if possible, bring to each session a small portable USB to save your post produced work.

No dates are currently scheduled.

Teacher: Ian Jones

Go potty with this class. Wishing to learn, develop and improve your wheelwork technique for making pots? Extend your ability and scope to produce various sizes and styles of pottery.

Course outline

This course is designed for beginners and continuing students, wishing to learn, develop and improve their wheelwork technique for making pots. You will extend your ability and scope to produce various sizes and styles of pottery focussing on vases, bottles, and bowls as well as making stoneware pots, fired using simple glazes to 1100deg.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, beginners will have developed basic wheel-working skills while more advanced students will have improved their skills, increasing the scale and variety of forms they can make. There will be a focus on basic throwing skills in a series of exercises. More advanced students will be assisted in improving their techniques and achieving self-guided outcomes.

Who should enrol

Both the beginning student and more advanced will equally enjoy this course.

Course materials

Beginners will not require any tools or equipment, however more advanced students will need to supply their own pottery tools. Clay will be available during classes. Please bring a plastic ice-cream container, a sponge, and an old towel and it is recommended to wear old clothes.

No dates are currently scheduled.

Ever been interested in creating fine objects in wood? Well, this course is for you! Understand timber properties and learn basic hand skills to bring home a masterpiece of your own.

Each week will see a more demanding stage for the project at hand. hand tools will be fully explained and demonstrated along the way. Preparation and finishing of the project are a crucial part of the course.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of the course, you should:

  • have an understanding of the importance of allowing for wood movement in making various items in wood
  • successfully complete a beautiful object in wood.

Who should attend

This course is open to anyone interested in woodworking. No experience is necessary, and all levels can be catered for.

Course materials

Please ensure you wear appropriate workshop gear and closed-in shoes.

No dates are currently scheduled.

In this introductory course, learn the equipment and processes associated with steel fabrication including mig welding, oxy-acetylene cutting, forging, and hand tools to design and construct a work using a selection of supplied steel formats.

Course outline

  • Topic 1: Introduction to tools, skills, and safety
  • Topic 2: Idea development and fabrication techniques
  • Topic 3: Individual work development and fabrication

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • be introduced to a wide range of skills in working with steel
  • develop confidence in handling a wide range of tools and equipment from mig welding and forging to angle grinding
  • develop your own creative program in consultation with your tutor, to complete a project.

Who should enrol

Anyone with a love of creating!

Course materials

Students will need safety gear - riggers gloves, closed toe boots, and overalls. Safety gear will be discussed during the first week, providing guidance on necessary and optional purchases

No dates are currently scheduled.

Teacher: Julie Monro-Allison

String and line are fundamental to the art forms of textiles and drawing. This inspiring course provides the opportunity to explore the creative possibilities of string and line for making artworks. The simplicity of string and line provide an accessible, yet abundant ground from which to embark on your own creative exploration.

Course outline

During this course, students will engage in a series of experimental and playful line-drawing exercises designed to increase confidence and help generate visual ideas.

Learn how to:

  • make twined string by hand,
  • techniques for manipulating string to make three-dimensional forms
  • be introduced to netting, twined weaving and crochet

Inspiring contemporary artists using line and string in installation and sculptural works will be showcased and discussed. Each class will be a blend of structured exercises, demonstrations and discussion.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you should:

  • acquire experience in making and manipulating sting and line in two and three dimensions
  • be able to situate the techniques you have learnt in a contemporary art context
  • be able to utilize a range of creative exercises to develop your personal artistic style

Who should enrol

This course is open to all. Structured creative exercises provide a supportive and gentle introduction for beginners and can assist in generating new creative possibilities for those with more experience.

Materials

Students will need to bring an A3 sketchbook and some HB/2B pencils. Basic textile materials will be provided. If you would like to work with speciality materials you are invited to source these individually. All materials required will be discussed in the first class.