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.


WINTER WORKSHOPS:  JULY TO AUGUST 2018

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE MINISCULE AND MUNDANE

with Elena Nikolaeva

Mundane objects surround us every day. That every day familiarity renders them almost invisible.

This workshop invites you to open your eyes to look anew at these “invisible things” their singularity as well as the beauty that’s often to be found in their seeming ordinariness.

This focus is a common subject in contemporary art which we need to explore and pay homage to the “miniscule”.

Materials list:
• medium to big canvas
• Acrylics/oils/other mediums
• Your favourite brushes and general painting gear

One day workshop: Sunday 15 Juy 2018
10.00am – 3.30pm
Fee $50. NSA Members $45

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COMBINING TRADITIONAL & NON TRADITIONAL TOOLS & TECHNIQUES IN CONTEMPORARY ARTs

with Elena Nikolaeva

There are no borders in art. To help you push self-imposed limits you need a wide range of tools.

This workshop is a follow -up on personal spatula/squeegee/palette knife workshops and will combine the use of non-traditional tools with the whole variety of traditional painting gear. Come prepared to experiment with an abstract landscape on a BIG CANVAS.

 

Materials list:
• Big canvas( it might be unstretched)
• General painting gear
• Your favourite brushes – synthetic and long hair, various sizes
• Several spatulas of various widths from hardware stores
• A fine rigger brush and Palette knives.
• A squeege
• Spray bottle of water

One day workshop: Saturday 22 July 2018
10.00am – 3.30pm
Fee $50. NSA Members $45

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FRAMING A PAINTING WITHIN A PAINTING

with Elena Nikolaeva

Some contemporary artists paint on unframed canvases. It makes life easier and cheaper.

Us will have a go at painting a landscape using this approach and see where your imagination takes you. Please think about, and bring, some ideas of your own to work on.

Materials list:
• Medium to big size canvas
• Acrylics/oils/other
• Pencil and some sheets of paper for preliminary sketching
• All your favourite painting gear

One day workshop: Sunday 29 July 2018
10.00am – 3.30pm
Fee $50. NSA Members $45

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autumn – contemporary

with Elena Nikolaeva

At the end of Autumn, beginning of Winter, memories of beautiful Autumn colours are still fresh. You’ll likely have your own photos of Autumn days with blazing foliage, morning haze, low soft sunlight, or crisp, clear outlines, magical close-ups.

Bring your photos and leaves you may have rescued or pressed and turn these memories into a lasting interpretation of your experience.

Materials list:
• medium to big canvases
• Your favourite brushes
• Acrylics/oils/other
• general painting gear
• photographs etc. (optional)

One day workshop: Sunday 05 August 2018
10.00am – 3.30pm
Fee $50. NSA Members $45

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PETER MCINTYRE – NEW ZEALAND MASTER

with Elena Nikolaeva

Well known, internationally recognisable New Zealand landscape and portrait painter, Peter McIntyre stands out as a distinguished 20th century New Zealand Master. Many will remember his remarkable contribution to NZ recorded history in the 1940’s, when he was a New Zealand war artist.

Our study will help us appreciate, and see what we can extract from his unique style. We’ll then interpret his style for ourselves in a work of our own. NOTE: we will not be copying Peter McIntyre. You may not copy another artist’s work and exhibit or sell a copies work, or make changes in a copy of an original work and claim it as your own.

Materials list:
• medium to big canvases
• your general painting gear
• Brushes of various sizes
• paper for preliminary sketching
• All your usual artistic gear

One day workshop: Saturday 12 August 2018
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 3pm

• Wednesday Painters – untutored (Lori Dods – 027 498 6073) Wednesday 9.30am – 2pm

• Oh So Arty – untutored (Claire Walls – 021 1693 525) Wednesday 5.30pm – 9pm

• Riverside Painters – untutored (Di Badham – 027 610 0307 ) Thursday 9am – 3pm

• Firebirds Pottery Group with Wendy Cunliffe (021 0691 631 ) Thursday 1pm – 6.30pm

• Yoga Group with Jenny Sutcliff (459 4000) Thursday 5pm – 7.30pm

• Oil Painters with Janice Clifton Wykes (021 550 852) Friday 10am – 3pm

• Tutors: Richard & Diana Moore (431 8383 / 027 431 8392) Tuesday 9.00am – 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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