WORKSHOPS

NOTE: (If you have not received all of this document by email please refer to the Reyburn House website)

All workshops are held in the Society’s Studios, Reyburn House Lane, Whangarei – just across the lawn from Reyburn House Gallery.

Please refer to the information at the end of this calendar for workshop enquiries & enrolments.When your enrolment is confirmed, please mark the date in your calendar so you don’t forget.

If, later, you find you cannot attend, please ring Pam well in advance of the course (if last-minute, unavoidable circumstances arise, ring by 8.00 a.m. on the day) so someone on the waiting list can be invited to come.


CALENDAR FOR WORKSHOPS: July to August 2017

POURING ACRYLICS WITH SILICONE

(advanced and inexpensive version) with Elena Nikolaeva

This is a follow-up workshop to introduce another twist on an exciting medium. The combination of acrylics and silicone spray creates beautiful “cells” of different sizes and colours – a unique effect which is easily achieved, but which requires handling skills.

You’ll create several abstract pieces on small canvases using pouring technique, with or without pouring medium, and with spray silicone.

You’ll also experiment with a dragging technique, which enhances the effect of “cells” and adds contrast colour to your composition.

Materials you will need:
• 3 – 4 small canvases
• Acrylics
• Liquid acrylics (optional)
• Spray liquid acrylics (optional)
• Pouring medium (optional)
• 10 – 15 disposable plastic cups for mixing acrylics
• Spray silicone (from Bunnings or other hardware store)
• Protection for tables – plastic sheet, newspapers
• Clean-up materials

One day workshop: Sunday 9 July 2017
10.00am – 3.30pm
Fee $50. NSA Members $45

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A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH TO A TRADITIONAL WAY OF PAINTING

(from a black and white composition on canvas – to a coloured version) with Elena Nikolaeva

This workshop is devoted to a traditional way of painting, now revisited by contemporary artists.

For centuries artists used an underpainting stage before starting to “colour” their canvases. Tones of a sepia colour were sometimes used as underpainting (mostly for figure painting), and sometimes black and white underpainting was used.

The artist took a gradual approach to developing a composition, starting from the black and white, or sepia underpainting contrasts and, once happy with the overall composition and details, the final painting process could begin.

2. During this workshop you will explore the advantages this process offers, and will paint a landscape using this classical approach.

Materials you will need:
• Medium to big canvas
• Acrylics, or acrylics and oils for those who paint in oils
• Brushes
• Charcoal or pastel stick for drawing
• All usual painting equipment

One day workshop: Sunday 15 July 2017
10.00am – 3.30pm
Fee $50. NSA Members $45

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“WILD” CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE

Using fluorescent paints, metallic acrylics, layers, stencils, black felt pen. Think big! with Elena Nikolaeva

Another workshop which asks students to loosen up their minds and arms!

Elena introduces us to the striking new fluorescent acrylic paints – an eye-popping material for the contemporary artists to add to their kit and expand the possibilities of expression. Their vibrant colours and translucency invite stunning contemporary compositions.

You’ll learn how fluorescent acrylic paints behave and the application techniques you’ll need to master. The advantages and disadvantages of their use will become apparent as Elena demonstrates and you experiment.

Materials you will need:
• Big canvas
• Fluorescent acrylics (DON’T buy expensive – they can be found at Warehouse Stationery and Arthur’s Emporium).
• Ordinary acrylics
• Metallic acrylics
• Brushes and all usual painting gear
• Thick black felt pen
• Spatulas
• Palette knives
• Squeegee
• Stencils (optional) or something to cut stencils from
• Images (optional).

One day workshop: Sunday 23 July 2017
10.00am – 3.30pm
Fee $50. NSA Members $45

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REFLECTIONS REVISITED

Water surrounds us in many forms. It’s a beautiful, ever-changing, strong, tranquil, “alive” element. The richness of possibilities it presents as a source of inspiration for artists are endless.

This workshop is focused on only ONE feature of water – REFLECTIONS. We’ll concentrate on the fluidity of water, on the colours and shapes of reflections, the forms and lines of reflected objects – bank edges, trees, boats, buildings, people etc. – and techniques to portray these.

You’ll create a composition showing only the reflection of a subject, an effective approach now commonly used in contemporary painting.

Materials you will need:
• Medium to big canvas
• Acrylics or oils
• Brushes
• Charcoal or pastel stick for drawing
• Usual painting gear.
• Photo images (optional)

One day workshop: Sunday 29 July 2017
10.00am – 3.30pm
Fee $50. NSA Members $45

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COMBINING NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FEATURES IN A LANDSCAPE

with Elena Nikolaeva

We work as artists in our contemporary world. This workshop is about sharpening our awareness of the characteristics of a “contemporary” type of landscape.

Living in New Zealand we take for granted the natural world around us. Is it always pristine and untouched? Our eyes are choosey and sometimes we see what we want to see and don’t appreciate the ordinary and mundane man-made features – the power poles and lines, the old barn in the field, the posts seagulls like to perch on, signs, fences, kerbings and paths, the man-made constructions that are also part of our landscapes.
In this workshop we’ll open our eyes to signs of human activity in a landscape and recognise their significance in a painting.
Composition and balance between the “natural” and man-made elements in a painting will be our main focus as we think about creating our own contemporary landscape.

Materials you will need:
• Medium to big canvas
• Acrylics or oils
• Brushes
• Charcoal or pastel stick for drawing
• Usual painting gear
• Photo images (optional)

One day workshop: Sunday 6 August 2017
10.00am – 3.30pm
Fee $50. NSA Members $45

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TUTORS & GROUPS – STUDIO USERS:

Feel free to contact any Tutor or inquire about joining a group.

• Acrylic painting with Jan Stephens (435 5944) Monday Mornings

• Porcelain Doll Club with Lynaire Hawkins (433 5894) 2nd & last Monday of each month

• Party House Group – untutored (Dree Wilkinson – 436 2079) Tuesday mornings

• Pastels with Neil Beart (436 0300) Tuesday 1pm to 4pm

• Wednesday Painters – untutored (Lori Dods – 027 498 6073) Wednesday 9.30am – 12.30pm

• Oh So Arty – untutored (Lynne Dahl – 436 2590) Wednesday 5.30pm – 9.00pm

• Riverside Painters – untutored (Robyn Grant – 027 684 0602) Thursday 9am – 1pm

• Firebirds Pottery Group with Wendy Cunliffe (435 1015) Thursday 4pm – 6.30pm

• Yoga Group with Jenny Sutcliff (459 4000) Thursday 6.30pm – 7.30pm

• Tutors: Richard & Diana Moore (431 8383 / 027 431 8392) Friday 8.00am -12.30pm/1pm – 4pm

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ENQUIRIES AND ENROLMENTS

To enquire about the NSA Workshops, or to apply to enrol, please phone in the first instance the Workshop Co-ordinator, Pam Carson (09) 436 1607, evenings if you can’t reach her during the day.
Alternatively phone Reyburn House Gallery (09) 438 3074, or email us with your full contact details – phone, address, email, so we can respond with the appropriate follow-up. (Gallery hours are 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 1.00 to 4.00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.)

NOTE: Should you wish the Workshop Tutor to provide your materials; this can be arranged for an additional materials fee.

Payment for each workshop to be made to the tutor, in cash or by cheque, on the day of each workshop.

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