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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    Join talented artist Becky Gibson for a 1-day landscape painting workshop.

    Becky, a Brett Whitley Travelling Scholarship winner, will introduce you to various painting and drawing methods responding to urban landscape environments. Using your own landscape photos, You’ll make initial quick studies using pencil, charcoal, pastels and water colours. Then you’ll use your sketches to compose a landscape painting.

    Over the day, you’ll get a hands-on introduction to composition, perspective, colour mixing and how to prepare grounds, the background colour of your canvas. You’ll also learn about acrylic paints and brushes.

    The workshop is a fantastic opportunity for beginners to more advanced artists to gain insight into the working methods of a practicing, award winning local artist.

    About Becky
    Becky Gibson completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Art School in Sydney. She has multiple prizes including the Mosman Art Prize and was awarded the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, which allowed her to travel and study overseas. Her work has been exhibited at the Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery and Arts Centre and the Adelaide Perry Art Gallery where she was also Artist-in-Residence. Becky paints a broad spectrum of subject matter but is mainly drawn to the Australian landscape. Her work contemplates the Australian landscape in all its guises, with particular interest in the ever-changing nature of inner city Sydney compared with the decay and inertness found outside the city limits.

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

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students
    Level: designed for beginner – advanced level students
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided)
    Bring: yourself and a selection of urban landscape photos (at least 3) to choose from to paint. All other materials provided.

    We use non-toxic paints and non-toxic cleaning products and methods wherever possible.

    Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm
    Cost: Full price: $125 Concession: $105
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Join celebrated object artist Rosie Deacon for a 1-day weekend jewellery making workshop. Rosie’s contemporary, bold and colourful works use a diverse assortment of natural and manufactured materials, combining kitsch, craft and folk-art practices.

    In this fun workshop, you’ll get to explore mixed media contemporary jewellery techniques using Rosie’s signature materials including acrylic paint, applique, fimo, beading and iconic Australiana souvenirs.

    Over the day you’ll create 2 or 3 small pieces of jewellery like earrings and necklaces to take or wear home.

    About Rosie
    Rosie Deacon is a Sydney-based artist working in sculpture and installation. She engages with the spectacle of obsession and realms of the absurd. Rosie graduated from UNSW COFA with first class honours and was the recipient the Gallery Barry Keldoulis Grant for Emerging Artists and the Dinosaur Designs Prize. She has held solo exhibitions at The Egg & Dart, Firstdraft, Gaffa Gallery and 107 Projects in Redfern and been included in group shows across Sydney, Newcastle, Townsville and Sheffield in the United Kingdom. Rosie was selected for the inaugural Runway Annual Artist Commission and guest artist for Studio A’s project for Underbelly Arts Festival in 2015. She exhibited at the abandoned theme park ‘Adventureland’ for Campbelltown Arts Centre’s Winter Wonderland, and was included in Performance Contemporary for Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, Carriageworks. In 2016, Deacon curated ‘Koala Nutbush’ Art Bar, at the Museum of Contemporary Art, and was awarded Viewers Choice in the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize at the National Art School, Darlinghurst.

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

    Intimate class size: maximum 12 students
    Level: Open to all levels from beginners to advanced students
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided)
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    We use non-toxic paints and non-toxic cleaning products and methods wherever possible.

    Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm
    Cost: Full price: $125.00 Consession: $105.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington