Short courses

Short courses

Workshops

Short, low-cost workshops that provide an introduction to the range of programs on offer at Pine Street Creative Arts.

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    Put yourself in the hands of award-winning artist Kiata Mason and learn introductory drawing and painting skills, with an emphasis on experimentation.

    This 1-day weekend workshop is a fantastic opportunity to discover how a practicing artist works, and learn the principles and techniques of domestic still life painting.

    Under Kiata’s expert guidance you’ll compose an intimate still life using everyday ‘bric-a-brac’ objects from around your home. Then learn how to balance and crop your unique composition before making initial sketches in pencil and charcoal.

    Kiata will guide you through the principles of composition, perspective, tone and colour-mixing and how to prepare supports and grounds (the surface to paint on). You’ll learn about the properties of acrylic paints and how to use different painting mediums, brushes and canvas.

    As the day progresses and your artwork begins to emerge, Kiata will help you capture the nuances of colour, light and shadow. You’ll explore a range of painting techniques including transparency, opacity, layering, and staccato dry brushing.

    Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10.
    Level: designed for beginner to intermediate level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: 2-3 small bric-a-brac objects you would like to paint. All other materials provided.

    We use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    Kiata Mason
    Kiata holds a Masters of Fine Art from The National Art School, Sydney and has 20 years’ experience as a practicing artist. Since 2005 Kiata has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions across Australia. She has been a finalist in numerous prizes, most recently in the Art Gallery of NSW’s 2018 Sulman Art Award. Mason draws inspiration for her work from the life surrounding her, incorporating domestic objects, family scenes, and local landscapes.

    Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm
    Cost: Full Price: $162.5 Concession: $116.25
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 6 June 2018.

    Imagine, design and create your own unique necklace, pendant or earrings in this fun, hands-on workshop with object and jewellery designer Susanna Strati.

    Transform reclaimed materials into one-of-a-kind treasures using basic metal-based jewellery techniques. You’ll also get to learn about the work of some of the world’s most successful upcycling artists.

    Bring your own favourite recycled jewellery fragments or choose from an exciting range of found objects, beads, stones, silk ties and tassels.

    With expert guidance from Susanna, you’ll learn how to choose your metal and jewellery elements and compose your design, then plunge into the techniques of assembling your masterpiece.

    As the day progresses you’ll get to experiment with a range of techniques including cutting, filing, patination, hammering and polishing. You’ll also learn to safely use a soldering iron as you work with silver, brass, copper or nickel alongside your recycled elements.

    Finish the day with a unique, hand-made creation to wear, display and treasure.

    Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures.

    Intimate class size: maximum 8.
    Level: designed for beginner level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: yourself and any jewellery remnants you want to combine with the found materials provided.

    We use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    Susanna Strati
    Susanna is an award-winning jeweller and sculptor who has exhibited her work at galleries across Australia, Europe and Asia. Her major achievements include winning the Mayoral Award at the inaugural Paramor Prize: Art and Innovation and being awarded an Australia Council Residency at the British School in Rome, Italy. Susanna’s work includes object, installation, video, photography and performance art. She often references funereal ritual, religious performance and devotional objects as a framework for creating new work

    Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm
    Cost: Full Price: $162.50 Concession: $116.25
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale