Abstraction - a vocabulary of marks
There are currently no workshops scheduled for 2016
In this workshop emphasis will be given to finding ways of developing a unique creative "voice" through abstraction.
Sue will guide students through a range of techniques using wet and dry mediums with the aim of achieving a vocabulary
of marks built up through a process of experimentation.These marks will then be applied to a number of pre-prepared
surfaces to create a series of small abstract works that vary compositionally and are visually expressive.
In this workshop there will be no time for thinking that what we are making is good or bad!
It will get messy!
What To Bring
10 sheets A4 cartridge paper
Cheap, flat synthetic brushes. 1 x1/4" and 1 x 1"
Cheap, round synthetic brush, size10 or 12
2 x white, plastic palettes or dinner plates
Paper for collage, eg; newspaper, tissue paper, wrapping paper, magazine photos.
Sue will supply some basic materials for you to achieve great results, but if you have any of the following materials at home
or in your studio feel free to bring them along (especially if they are gathering dust!);
Cheap Drawing Paper
Black drawing Ink
Crayons, including oil and chalk pastels and wax crayons. If you have water-soluble crayons that would be great also.
Pencils, including graphite, lead (2H, HB, 6B) and coloured (Prismacolour are fabulous).
A disposable palette
Sue Ninham taught at UniSA for over 12 years and currently runs workshops at the State Gallery of SA for Year 12 students. Ninham has also taught at Sydney College of the Arts and Randwick TAFE. She has been a finalist in numerous National art awards and was the winner of the 2012 Fringe Poster award. Her work has been exhibited extensively
in Australia and overseas.
Drawing on experience gained as an illustrator and visual artist over a 30 year career, her studio workshops focus on teaching skills and techniques, using a variety of mediums. The one-day workshops cater for practicing visual artists who want to learn something new, tertiary art and design students and those who have little or no art experience but a load of willingness and curiosity. Small class sizes ensure a positive hands-on approach and specialized attention for each student. The sessions are relaxed and informal, with an emphasis on creative discovery.
Sue aims to inspire and send each student home with a set of new skills they can build on beyond the workshop environment.
Eckersleys Art and Craft
27 Frome St,
Adelaide SA 5000. Ph: 08 8223 4155 https://www.eckersleys.com.au/
Duthy St Art Supplies
6 Duthy Street,
Unley SA 5061. Ph: 08 8373 3314 http://www.duthystreetart.com/
Premier Art Supplies
75 King William Street
Kent Town, SA 5067. Ph: 08 8362 7674http://www.premierart.com.
Brick and Mortar Creative Retail Hub has a cafe downstairs from the workshop area serving coffee, tea and something to eat. The building is located in the heart of Norwood's shopping precinct if students need to duck out at lunchtime.
To enrol in this workshop, please fill in the form below and submit. An email reply will be sent to you with a link to PayPal. To secure your place, full payment must be received via PayPal prior to session date.
(All workshops require minimum numbers to proceed. Please book as early as possible to ensure Sue can confirm workshop numbers.)
Please note - There will be a limit of 8 students per workshop.