Contemporary Painting & Drawing with Philippa Hagon

PJ Hagon, Latizia, 2017, arcylic and charocal, 30 x 40cm 300dpi

This course looks at what is happening in Painting and Drawing today.

Students have the opportunity to follow set class work or explore a research method studio practice.

Varies approaches and techniques are investigated – from the fundamentals to pushing the boundaries to extend your individual art practice and your visual language. Students are guided in the medium of their choice but are encouraged to broaden their practice.

Formal qualities such as: – shape, form, mark making variations, spatial complexities, tonal qualities, colour theory, compositional devices and material & medium use are explored and deconstructed for experimentation to arise.

Working from life & existing material, students will produce many studies, each informing the next with surprising results quite different from the source material. Some students push further into abstraction, blurring the line between abstraction & representation, while others may continue learning observational skills. Artists both historical & contemporary are looked at & their influence discussed.

Exploration & development will be different for each student.

A series of works will be developed.

All levels welcome – from the complete beginner to advance levels.

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** Please note, students are required to be fully vaccinated to attend courses in Term 1, 2022

Thursdays, 1.30pm to 4.30pm

$395 for 9 weeks