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Fundamentals Kate Scott – A 9-week course starting 1 February 2022

$355

Course Tuesday Fundamentals
Date 1 February – 5 April 2022 (but not 8 March)
Time Tuesday evenings | 6.30pm – 8.30pm (2.0 hrs x 9 = 18 hrs)
Location CAW Studio B, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith ACT
Convenor Kate Scott
Fee $284.00: CAW Member | $355.00: Non-Member
Notes Maximum 12 students per class

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This course takes place in a learning and teaching environment where care and respect for others is in operation. You may choose to participate in one or more terms. Each term will build upon the knowledge and skills encountered in previous terms.

The course focuses on learning about and exploring the basic media, methods and techniques of drawing and painting. We’ll explore a range of ideas, concepts, themes and the language of art such as using colour in painting, how to draw portraits, composition in landscape painting. While developing knowledge, skills and confidence in your art abilities you will gain many hours of enjoyment.

Following introductory discussions of art concepts with visual examples from art history and other sources, exercises will be demonstrated, explained and taught. These include learning to see through the observation of simple objects, learning to interpret images from the outside world as well as creating new images from the inner world of the imagination.

Drawing from the figure is an excellent way to develop skills in art. In the Figurative Studies section of each term's study, we'll employ a live model clothed or unclothed (depending on the theme we're working on) in the studio. The model fee is included in the price of the course.

About the tutor

Kathryn Scott draws and paints in a variety of media, mainly oils. Her subjects are various – portrait, landscape, plein-air, still-life, gardens, cityscapes, figurative compositions.
She has:

  • been awarded a Diploma of Art Education, Newcastle
  • taught art in Canberra schools and colleges for over 30 years
  • taught and assessed Year 11 and 12 student work at the NGA (ANGART)
  • been awarded a Master of Letters in Art History and Curatorship, ANU (1996)
  • been mentored by painter, Roy Churcher (3 years)
  • attended art residencies at Ruby Gap, NT (2013), West Kimberley and the Pilbara, WA (2019)
  • featured in two solo exhibitions and a variety of group exhibitions
  • been a Finalist in the M16 Artspace Drawing Prize
  • attended many workshops by local and visiting artists at CAW in recent years
  • is the Convenor of CAW Thursday night Portrait art group, and the tutor for Tuesday Evening

Fundamentals.
She attends weekly a CAW Life Drawing Art Group. Life drawing is an excellent way to maintain drawing skills.

Skill level

Beginner – intermediate

Media

Mixed media (see materials list)

Materials list

The range of art materials is huge and can be either cheap or expensive.
Start by purchasing only your basic needs, or, one or two of each item. Later, build upon your supplies. Locally, shop around for prices – Eckersley’s Art & Craft, online suppliers, Riot Art, Officeworks, Spotlight, news agencies, $2 shops … Join the mailing list of an online art store to be aware of deals and cheaper prices.

PAPERS / SUPPORTS

  • a paper sketch pad, either A3 or A2 cartridge, 110 or 200 gsm, c. 25 to 50 sheets
  • and/or a Visual Art Diary, either A4 or A3
  • some butcher’s paper in a ream or loose sheets – the shiny type
  • some coloured papers such as Kraft paper pad (yellow/light brown), Toned Gray, Toned Tan, Canson (for special projects)

DRAWING media and tools

Try combining drawing and painting media. Experiment, investigate, persevere

DRY

  • graphite pencils – HB (for note-taking), 2B – 6B for drawing
  • scraper blade for sharpening pencils + sanding block, or craft knife
  • erasers eg kneadable + other
  • charcoal sticks – vine + chunky (you may wish to purchase Workable Spray to fix the charcoal)
  • compressed charcoal – black or a range of tones, charcoal pencils or Carres – grey tones, flesh colours or a range of colours
  • paper stump for smoothing & blurring charcoal, or soft cloth
  • rags, paper towel, wet wipes
  • re-sealable plastic bags for your rubbish

WET – small quantities of

  • dip pen or reed pen, ink such as sepia or black
  • soft brushes, sable or synthetics, sizes 0, 3, 5
  • plastic palette, white ceramic plate or large plastic lids
  • water container
  • rags, cotton balls, paper towel, wet wipes
  • spray bottle
  • cotton buds, small scratchy tools for manipulating painted surfaces
  • re-sealable plastic bags for your rubbish

PAINTING – media and tools

  • Small watercolour set of 10 + colours in trays if using this media
  • soft brushes, sable or synthetics
  • Bristle brushes or synthetic ‘bristle’, small to large. Choose a range of styles such as filberts, short and long flats, pointed, fan + a range of sizes, such as 0, 1, 3, 5, 7
  • acrylic paints in tubes or pots such as warm and cool yellow, warm and cool red, warm and cool blue, black & white
  • palette such as a large white plastic lid, an old plate
  • palette knife for mixing paints
  • water container – plastic is best
  • rags, paper towel, wet wipes, spray bottle

Cancellation / Refund Policy

Cancellation/Refund policy can be found HERE