Contemporary Painting & Drawing with Jen Ryan

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In this course you will be looking at what is happening in Drawing and Painting today. Various approaches and techniques are taught, explored and used, from the fundamentals towards pushing the boundaries with Drawing and Painting to extend your art practice.

Students are guided in the medium of their choice but are encouraged to broaden their practice.

Formal qualities such as: – shape & form, line, colour & light, collage, mark making variations, spatial complexities, compositional devices, scale changes plus material & medium use are covered.

Working from observation & 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 are welcome to stay learning observational skills.

Artists both Historical & Contemporary will be looked at & their influences discussed.

All levels welcome – experience is beneficial but not necessary. Exploration & development will be different for each student. A series of works will be developed.

Most weeks a still life is set up to work from. Students are welcome to bring in their own images or subject as a catalyst.

Courses run for 9 weeks from start date. 

Fridays, 10am to 1pm

$360 for 9 weeks