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 13 March 2019

    Join award-winning artist Zuza Zochowski for this exciting 2-day workshop, and create a unique contemporary streetscape based on Sydney’s historic Glebe.

    You don’t need any experience to enjoy this workshop for beginner to intermediate level students.

    You’ll spend the morning outside, observing and sketching the iconic streets, houses and buildings of Glebe and Forest Lodge. You’ll then return to the studio to compose a sustained art piece under Zuza’s expert guidance.

    First, Zuza will introduce you to the fundamental image-making concepts of line, measurement, perspective and composition. You’ll also learn about colour theory and how to use shadow and light to create the illusion of three-dimensional form.

    As you work you’ll investigate experimental methods and explore a range of traditional and contemporary watercolour techniques. You’ll use these in combination with pens, collage and pencils to create your unique, non-traditional urban streetscape.

    This workshop is in Harold Park Community Hall above the beautiful renovated Tramsheds in Forest Lodge. There will be some walking required around the surrounding streets.

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

    Intimate class size: maximum 12 students.
    Level: designed for beginner to intermediate level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: hat, water bottle, sunscreen, lunch and snacks, camp chair (optional). All materials provided.

    Wherever possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    Zuza Zochowski
    Zuza has exhibited professionally since graduating from Sydney College of Arts in 1999, and her work is held in numerous national and international private collections and in Art Bank. She has been a finalist in several prestigious awards including the Portia Geach Memorial Award, the Willoughby Art Prize (First Prize for Painting), the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, the Wollongong Contemporary Watercolour Prize and the Parliament Plein Air Prize.

    2 day workshop runs 8 and 9 June
    Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm
    Cost: Full Price: $187 Concession: $132
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    Join Pine Street Creative Arts Centre for a fun 2-hour workshop at the pop-up Lawn Library at the Tramsheds.

    In this free taster workshop led by a professional artist and tutor, create your own ceramic wind chime to put up at home. You’ll get a basic introduction to ceramics and the properties of clay, before drawing from different contemporary designs for inspiration.

    Then get hands-on to craft your wind chime using coil hand-building techniques,surface texture and colour clays.

    Works will be fired and ready for collection from Pine Street Creative Arts Centre in Chippendale approximately 4 weeks after the workshop.

    No experience is necessary, however bookings are recommended as places are limited.

    Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm
    Cost: Free
    Address: Tramsheds Harold Park, 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge
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    Join Pine Street Creative Arts Centre for a fun 2-hour workshop at the pop-up Lawn Library at the Tramsheds.

    In this free taster workshop led by a professional artist and tutor, you’ll get a hands-on introduction to both traditional and contemporary watercolour painting techniques.

    Working with a still-life arrangement, learn the fundamentals of image making, including line, composition, shadow and light.

    You’ll also learn how to use simple watercolour painting techniques like transparent and opaque washes and layering.

    No experience is necessary, however bookings are recommended as places are limited.

    Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm
    Cost: Free
    Address: Tramsheds Harold Park, 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge
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    Bookings open 13 March 2019

    This 1-day Saturday workshop is a rare opportunity to create a contemporary figurative clay artwork and learn from award-winning sculptor, Helen Leete.

    No experience is needed to enjoy this workshop, which is designed for beginner to intermediate level students.

    Working from a life model, you’ll begin by learning to analyse the shape, features, pose and expression of the human figure. You’ll explore the topics of anatomy, gesture and proportion and learn how to achieve a figurative likeness.

    Before you begin assembling your sculpture, Helen will teach you to prepare clay and use common raw materials, products, tools and equipment. Under her expert guidance you’ll then explore experimental approaches to building complex forms and learn to apply different surface treatments and techniques.

    As you work on your sculpture, Helen will introduce you to the work of several leading historical and contemporary figure sculpture artists.

    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: lunch and snacks – all materials provided.

    Wherever possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    Helen Leete
    Helen Leete has worked as a sculptor almost all her life and is an experienced teacher of HSC art and sculpture for adults. In her work she has developed a distinctive voice, and her landscape forms and tall, semi-figurative forms are instantly recognisable. Helen has exhibited widely in both solo and group shows, including 4 Sculpture by the Sea exhibitions. Her work has been short-listed for the Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW and the Art Gallery Society Prize.

    Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm
    Cost: Full Price: $170.5 Concession: $148.5
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale