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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    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

    Learn abstract painting techniques and get an inside look at the working methods of contemporary artist Julia Flanagan.

    Under Julia’s expert guidance you’ll learn how to create an abstract image, beginning with a painted simplification of a still life object. From here, you’ll explore methods of mark making, repetition and pattern making, using abstracted still life shapes and forms.

    As the day progresses you’ll work across a number of small canvases or boards, experimenting with creating background washes and colourful under-paintings. You’ll practice using blocking out methods and layering shapes and colours to design and create your own abstract pieces.

    This workshop will give you experience working with a range of drawing tools and materials, including graphite, charcoal, ink, erasers and pastels. You’ll also get to practice different acrylic painting techniques such as transparency, opacity, layering and staccato dry brushing.

    As you work, Julia will introduce you historical and contemporary still life painting movements. You’ll learn about the principles of composition, perspective, tonal values, light and shadows and colour mixing.

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

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students.
    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.

    Julia Flanagan
    Julia is a contemporary artist based in Sydney, NSW. She studied Fine Arts at the National Art School, with Honours in painting. Working from home while she had young children, Julia began designing and making hand-painted leather bags. Moving back into creating art, her strong interest in textiles, pattern painting, geometric forms, colour and printmaking emerged within her new works. Julia combines colours and patterns to create abstract pieces that are whimsical, quirky and joyful.

    Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm
    Cost: Full Price: $187 Concession: $132
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Mindfulness is the practice of bringing your attention to the present moment – your thoughts, feelings, sensations, and surroundings.

    In this 2.5 hour workshop, take your creative mindfulness activities beyond colouring in and find inner focus while learning new drawing and painting techniques.
    Explore line, tone, colour and texture and a variety of mediums such as watercolour, ink, charcoal, graphite and pastel. Learn how to use the creative process to express emotion and promote positive thoughts and feelings.

    You’ll create imagined landscapes, pattern mandalas, colour field experiments and more as you discover the potential of drawing.
    We’ll also discuss positivity, the power of art to lift mood and the potential of drawing to bring our minds to a place of peace and serenity.

    No prior experience or creative ability is necessary to participate in this workshop.

    Tutor: Anney Bounpraseuth
    Class size: maximum 15
    What to bring: yourself – all materials provided
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    Participants must be aged 16+ to attend this workshop

    Bookings are essential as places are limited

    Where possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials

    Time: 5.30pm – 8.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $28 Concession price: $22
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    In just one evening, master basic clay sculpting skills and make an inviting home to attract native bees.

    Bees are amongst the most important creatures on earth. These amazing insects pollinate over 80% of all flowering plants – including 70 of the top 100 human food crops. 1 in 3 bites of food that we eat comes from plants pollinated by bees.

    In this fun 2.5 hour course, you’ll make your own a ceramic bee hotel to place in a garden, balcony or outdoor area. The hotel is designed to encourage precious native bees to nest.

    You don’t need any experience to enjoy this workshop, as our tutor will guide you step-by-step through the process.

    You’ll learn ceramic hand-building techniques as you create your own unique design using reclaimed clay. You’ll then decorate your hotel using a variety of surface techniques.

    At the end of the session, find out how to attract and care for your new bee friends with information from Sydney Native Bees.

    Your bee hotel will be fired and ready to collect approximately 4 weeks after the workshop. Once hung in a garden, balcony or outdoor area, your bee hotel will attract solitary native bees like the Blue Banded and Leaf Cutter Bees.

    Class size: maximum 10
    What to bring: yourself – all materials provided
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)
    Participants must be aged 16+ years old to attend this workshop

    Bookings are essential as places are limited

    Where possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials. We use reclaimed clay

    Time: 5.30pm – 8.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $33 Concession price: $27
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

    Join skilled textile artist Natalie Miller for this fun introduction to contemporary tapestry weaving.

    Whether you’re a beginner or already have some weaving skills, this is a great way to learn traditional and contemporary weaving techniques. In just 1 day you’ll design and create your own beautiful woven wall hanging.

    Begin by learning how to warp up onto a timber loom, adding the vertical threads that hold the tension while you weave. Then experiment with a range of weaving techniques using different materials including hand-dyed wools, roving, silk and raffia.

    As you craft your tapestry Natalie will share her expertise on basic colour theory. She’ll also show you how to implement elements of colour, line, tone shape, form and texture into your weaving.

    At the end of the day you’ll have created a small tapestry wall hanging. You’ll also receive a loom and a roll of tapestry warp, so you can continue practicing your new skills at home.

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

    Intimate class size: maximum 15 students.
    Level: designed for beginner – intermediate level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: yourself and lunch – all materials provided.

    We use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    Natalie Miller
    Natalie Miller has been practicing as an architect and interior designer for the last 25 year. She has worked extensively with textiles, carpet and fabric design throughout her career. Natalie studied tapestry weaving at Sturt Art and Craft centre and at Kawashima textile school in Japan. She now focuses primarily on hand dyeing, tapestry weaving and macramé at her studio in Moss Vale in NSW. Natalie has been involved with numerous art and craft exhibitions and publications.

    Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
    Cost: Full Price: $300
    Address: East Sydney Community and Arts Centre, 34–40 Burton Street, Darlinghurst
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    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

    Gain new skills and meet other budding artists over cheese and wine at this fun Friday night figure drawing class.

    This class is designed for beginner to intermediate level students. It’s a fantastic opportunity to learn or hone foundation drawing techniques in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

    During the evening you’ll be introduced to the work of a range of historical and contemporary figure artists. You’ll learn about measurement, proportions and the skeletal structure and muscle masses of the human body.

    With our experienced tutor, become familiar with good drawing processes and habits and how to really perceive the figure you want to draw. Get an introduction to the concepts of foreshortening and perspective, and learn how to capture form through line, tone, gesture and negative space.

    Work a range of drawing materials, including graphite, charcoal and pastels, to develop an understanding of your own style and drawing techniques.

    Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures.
    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students.
    Level: designed for beginner to intermediate level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided.

    We use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials wherever possible.

    Anney Bounpraseuth
    Anney is an Australian-born artist of Laotian heritage, currently based in Sydney’s Inner West. She has been a practicing artist since 2001. Anney is also a passionate and experienced educator, who has worked in community arts education for 14 years. She creates kitsch, vivid and decorative painting and textile-based works that reinterpret the domestic, matriarchal, and spiritual traditions of her upbringing. Anney is currently a Master of Fine Arts candidate at UNSW Art & Design.

    Time: 6.30pm – 9.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $85 Concession: $60
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 5 September 2018.

    Join us for a fun weekend workshop with passionate and accomplished guest artist Rosanna Jurisevic.

    Learn to create unique woodblock relief prints using the traditional Japanese mokuhanga method. This practice uses multiple blocks to print each colour separately to create a multi-colour design.

    Rosanna Jurisevic will share her expertise on image composition and selection. She will then guide you through creating your own unique design and preparing your woodblocks.

    Experiment with different techniques for marking and carving your woodblock. Learn how to achieve tone and create different types of line using a range of methods, tools and equipment.

    Once you have transferred your image to your woodblock, you’ll learn about colour theory, mixing and how to register your paper. Then hand print your design using a baren (a traditional bamboo hand printing tool) and water-based inks.

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

    Intimate class size: maximum 8 students.
    Level: designed for beginner to intermediate level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: yourself and lunch – all materials provided including stock paper.

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

    Rosanna Juresivic
    Rosanna is a skilled, experienced and passionate artist of Slovene heritage. Born in Sicily and raised in Sydney, Rosanna draws on a culturally rich and diverse background in the creation of her art. Since she began exhibiting, Rosanna’s work has been selected for display in more than 85 international, national and local exhibitions. Her artwork is held in public, private and royal collections internationally and across Australia.

    2 day workshop runs 8 and 9 December
    Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
    Cost: Full Price: $340 Concession: $240
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale