Tuesday Fundamentals Term 4
Tuesday 10 October – Tuesday 12 December 2023 (10wks)
6.30pm – 8.30pm (2 hrs per session x 10 = 20 hrs)
$480.00 (including GST): Non-Member
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In CAW’s Tuesday Fundamentals course, Kate Scott’s inspirational program is designed to teach the basics of drawing and painting, and to build your confidence in developing a fulfilling art practice.
The course is geared to both beginner and continuing students. If you have attended in previous terms, Kate will ensure you are able to build on your knowledge and skills.
You will be introduced to major themes in art including a wide range of innovative ideas and processes. Each lesson begins with a discussion of art concepts and Kate will provide visual examples from art history and other sources. Exercises will be demonstrated, explained and taught.
You will be introduced to different ways of seeing, perceiving, appreciating and doing art.
You will also be encouraged to create images through the close observation of objects and forms as well as from the inner worlds of your imagination. In doing so, you will be encouraged to experiment and be brave. Your ideas about art may be challenged. Most of all, you will have fun.
The fundamental building blocks of all art practice underpins all sessions. These include:
basic art media and techniques of drawing and painting
exploring the proportions and tonal values in portrait drawing and the human form
design and composition structures in still life and landscape painting
the use of space in picture making
investigating mixed media in simple printmaking processes and collage.
Drawing from the figure is an excellent way to develop skills in art. In the Figurative Studies section of the course, we will employ a nude model in the studio. The model fee is included in the course price.
The Tuesday night Fundamentals course operates in a friendly, supportive learning and teaching environment.
Kathryn (Kate) Scott maintains a continuing art practice in which she explores drawing through a variety of media including charcoal, contes, graphite pencils, reed pen & ink, texta and oil pastels. Her picture-making in paint covers a range of media including acrylic, oils and mixed media, where themes explore the portrait, landscape, still life, gardens, the built environment and the human form. Currently, Kate’s work combines an interest in expression, figuration and abstraction.
She has taught art in Canberra schools and colleges for over 30 years and in 1996 was awarded a Master of Letters in Art History and Curatorship from the ANU. Exploring new experiences in this vast land provides stimulating source material for artwork, such as flight trips over Central Australia and Lake Eyre, SA (2012) and the West MacDonnell NP, NT (2013). Kate attended art residencies in Ruby Gap, NT (2013), West Kimberley and the Pilbara, WA (2019) and Kangaroo Island, SA (2022).
Kate has had two solo exhibitions, has participated in multiple group exhibitions and in recent years has attended many workshops run by local and visiting artists at the Canberra Art Workshop. She is convenor of the CAW Thursday night Portrait Art Group and attends a weekly Life Drawing Art Group.
Beginner – Intermediate
Mixed media (see materials list)
Start by purchasing the basic art supplies listed below, then build on these as you gain interest and confidence. Art materials can be quite expensive so choose wisely. 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.
An A3 or A2 cartridge paper sketch pad of 25 to 50 sheets. This will be your workbook.
An A3 or A2 Mixed media pad 185 + gsm for water-based art media.
A Visual Art Diary, either A4 or A5 is also handy for travelling.
graphite pencils – a range, such as HB (for note-taking), 2B – 6B for drawing
scraper blade, sanding block or craft knife for sharpening pencils
erasers eg kneadable + other
charcoal sticks – vine + chunky. You may wish to purchase Workable Spray or hairspray to fix the charcoal, as charcoal is dusty (please spray outside).
acrylic paints in tubes or pots – warm and cool yellow, warm and cool red, warm and cool blue, black & white. Most colours can be mixed using these colours. Add other colours as needed.
bristle brushes or synthetic ‘bristle, small to large, including some short-handled, flat 3 cm brushes. 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
soft brushes, sable or synthetics
palette knife for mixing paints – metal (or plastic)
plastic palette, white ceramic plate or large plastic lids. Flat is better as it gives you more space for mixing colours. I use a large white melamine tray.
water container eg plastic
cleaning gear such as paper towels, sponges, rags, wet wipes
resealable plastic bags for your rubbish
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