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: April to June 2017

NOTE ON REMAINING WORKSHOPS

Students should come to these workshops ready and willing to move out of their comfort zones and be stretched.  They are purposeful, concentrated sessions which require commitment.


LAYERING IN CONTEMPORARY ACRYLIC PAINTING – ADVANCED

with Elena Nikolaeva

This is a follow-up workshop using glazing techniques which we studied earlier. Students will explore another technique now widely used in contemporary painting, to create multi-layered surfaces on canvas.

The technique is based on using acrylics diluted with painting medium. This allows the build-up of semi-transparent layers of paint creating depth and richness of colour. Because of the transparency, shapes created in previous layers remain partly visible.

Materials you will need:
• Acrylics/metallic acrylics
• House-paint if you have some (any colour, left-overs from house painting)
• Medium to big size canvas
• Painting medium for acrylics
• Variety of brushes for acrylics
• Couple of pieces of heavy paper/cardboard (not expensive) for making templates to mask sections of work
• Container for water, some cleaning material

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

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A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH TO MIXED MEDIA ON PAPER

(After the style of Wendy Leach and Helena Blair) with Elena Nikolaeva

Students will explore an interesting mixed-media technique used by a number of well-known contemporary New Zealand artists. The technique is based on applying acrylics and oil pastels on paper, which at the end, are washed with black ink which penetrates and stains the unpainted parts of the paper.

The result is a strong and beautiful contrast between the vibrant colours of acrylics and pastels, and the black elements and outlines of the ink.

The style is somewhat similar to kiwiana, but these paintings have more interesting colours and composition.

Students will paint a stylised landscape on A2 size paper, applying the technique in their own way.

Materials you will need:
• Acrylics
• Piece of paper, A2 size, of any colour (red, green, brown etc.)
• A pencil for sketching and a chalk or soft pastel for drawing on canvas
• Oil pastels
• Various brushes
• Black Indian ink
• A container for water, some cleaning materials

One day workshop: Sunday 7th May 2017
10.00am – 3.30pm
Fee $50. NSA Members $45

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DR AWING USING THE MONOPRINT

with Gayle Forster

We welcome new tutor Gayle Forster:
Gayle trained as a printmaker and specialized in the woodcut at Canterbury University. She did postgraduate work in England and Japan where she furthered her studies in printmaking.
For many years, she has been a regular contributor to the Community Education programmes held in Christchurch and now runs printmaking workshops at her studio at Mangawhai Heads.)

A mono-print is a very spontaneous and painterly way of drawing using a printmaking technique.

An impression is printed from a re-printable plastic sheet and transferred to paper by a printing press or by applying pressure in such a way that only one of its kind exists. The delight is in seeing the immediacy and unexpected nature of the image. In this workshop, which is aimed at beginners as well as the more advanced students, Gayle will introduce step by step technical processes that will build up knowledge from the direct trace drawing to create more complex images using reductive and additive methods.

I was quickly mesmerised by the directness of the printing process and could not wait to see the end result.” -Rosemary, evening class at Hagley Community College

Materials you will need:
• A3 Sketch paper, pencils, scissors, tape (general drawing materials)
• Protective apron or shirt (this could include gloves), old rags, cleaning materials
• Any black and white photograph that has a distinctive tonal range – (colours can be photocopied)
• Newspaper – don’t skimp!
• Cover for table
• Ballpoint pen
Gayle will provide additional materials.

One day workshop: Sunday 14th May 2017
10.00am – 3.30pm
Fee $60. NSA Members $55

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LEARNING FROM THE NEW ZEALAND MASTERS – STANLEY PALMER

with Elena Nikolaeva

Stanley Palmer, well known New Zealand master of the 20th Century was recognised for his distinctive, restricted palette, the strong compositional structures of his painting and his beautiful drawings. (He exhibited in earlier years with the Northland Society of Arts.)

During the workshop students will learn about the painting method of the artist, his colour palette and his strong compositional “eye”.

Inspired by what they take from this introduction, students will create their own landscape painting following Stanley Palmer’s approach, using a restricted palette and paying attention to compositional principles. You will NOT be copying Stanley Palmer’s work.

Materials you will need:
• Acrylics or oils
• Canvas, the size you are comfortable with – not too small
• Brushes for acrylics/oils
• A chalk or pastel stick for drawing
• Container for water, cleaning materials
• Images (optional) suited to what you have taken from the workshop description

One day workshop: Sunday 21st May 2017
10.00am – 3.30pm
Fee $50. NSA Members $45

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CONTEMPORARY LANDSCAPE BASED ON AN IMAGE/IMAGES OF THE WHANGAREI TOWN BASIN

with Elena Nikolaeva

This is an opportunity for you to draw together a lot of threads from previous workshops, and apply your advanced knowledge of contemporary art principles, to creating a picture based on an image/images of the ever-inspiring Town Basin environment.
Look carefully up and down that stretch of the River and its environs. Be original. We’re not after chocolate boxes! The subject lends itself to all sorts of treatments based on compilation, stylisation, mixed media with oil pastels and ink, abstraction, layering using painting medium. Be adventurous. Look with a new eye. You may prepare some sketches in advance.

Materials you will need:
• Acrylics/oils
• Canvas the size you are comfortable with – not too small
• Variety of brushes for acrylics/oils
• Paper and pencils for sketching
• Cleaning materials
• Images (optional)

One day workshop: Sunday 28th May 2017
10.00am – 3.30pm
Fee $50. NSA Members $45

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THINK BIG!! A PLAYGROUND FOR YOUR BIG FLAT BRUSHES, SPATULAS AND PALETTE KNIVES

with Elena Nikolaeva

Kick up your heels and loosen up with the big tools!
This is an opportunity for you to think BIG and express your inner freedom on canvas. You will create an abstract landscape/still life/flower painting. Leave your small tools at home. Bring your flat brushes spatulas and palette knives.

You may combine palette knife technique with big flat brush work, use elements of collage (photocopies, wrinkled paper, texts etc), a spray bottle for running effect, any technique you like. Just think BIG. ABSTRACT

Materials you will need:
• Acrylics/oils
• Metallic acrylics (optional)
• Modelling paste, or flour (optional) if you want to add some textures
• Medium to big size canvas
• Palette knives
• Flat brushes
• Spatulas (from hardware store) from 15mm upwards
• Scrapers – anything which can produce textures
• Container for water
• Spray bottle
• Mixed media materials (optional)
• Big palette
• Cleaning materials

One day workshop: Sunday 4th June 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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