6th to 24th JANUARY 2014, 9:30am to 4:00pm, Mon to Fri
COST: $1,950, (3 weeks) $1,275, (2 weeks), $675 (1 week)
PRINTMAKING: INTAGLIO & RELIEF
Introduction to etching (intaglio and relief printing). Techniques will include: line, aquatint, sugarlift, drypoint, engraving, mezzotint, embossing, lino and collagraph. Participants will design their own artists’ stamps using copper, zinc, acrylic or board plates. Multiple plate and viscosity printing incorporating collage and chine colle will also be included.
BOOK ARTS: A DIFFERENT BOOK EVERY DAY
Participants will be introduced to the book arts through several binding techniques for making single and multi section books with soft and hard covers.
We shall work on a different book structure every day including Concertina, Coptic, Single sheet sewing, Japanese/Oriental, Drumleaf, Tapes and cords, Longstitch, One, Two and three section sewing, Simple leather binding, Snake books, Celtic weave, Piano hinge, Slot book, Sculptural books to make highly individual books.
Other exercises will include making a slip case or clamshell box, and experimenting with surface design (rusting, inks, paints, shellac, dry media etc) to create decorative papers.
We shall explore the sculptural properties of the book form as well as designing folios and containers for prints, drawings etc. Individual projects will be encouraged.
PAINTING: OPAQUE TO GLAZE
Exercises in the use of acrylic paint on paper, board or canvas. The techniques of brush marks, wash, solid paint and glazing will be explored. Subject matter may include; landscape, figure, still life and text.
DRAWING: WET & DRY MEDIA
Exercises on paper using wet and dry media including pen, ink, charcoal, pencil, collage. Found objects may be included. The aim will be eventually to produce larger works on quality paper.
SCULPTURE: PERSPEX, WOOD, PAPER
In addition, participants may be introduced to the use of acrylic sheet (Perspex), and other materials such as wood or cardboard, incorporating any of the other media. This will include, cutting, joining, manipulation and finish of surfaces.
THE STUDIO WEST END celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in 2013.
Since 1998 it has provided a unique venue for teaching, mentoring and exhibitions in a wide range of visual arts media. It is situated in the former Peter’s Ice cream Factory. The studio is easily accessible by public transport. There are many excellent restaurants in the area and we are a short walk from the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), the State Library of Queensland, Performing Arts Centre, South Bank Parklands and CBD. There is plenty of good, reasonably priced accommodation available and plenty of on and off-street long day parking close by in West End.
Adele Outteridge gained her BSc from the University of Melbourne in 1967 then worked as an Experimental Scientist with CSIRO. She studied with the School of Colour and Design in Sydney from 1984-88 and returned as lecturer, tutor. She taught at the Ku-Ring-Gai Art Centre from 1983-89. Adele now travels to all states and internationally lecturing and teaching. Her work in artists’ books, printmaking, sculpture and drawing has been exhibited widely, is held in private and public collections and has appeared in major publications in Australia and overseas.
Wim de Vos migrated to Australia from the Netherlands in 1959. His study credits include diploma courses in both Commercial Illustration and Fine Art with honours in Printmaking at the Queensland College of Art. He undertook postgraduate studies specialising in etching, lithography and bookmaking in 1981-82 at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands. He has exhibited regularly in Queensland, interstate and internationally since 1979. His artistic repertoire includes printmaking, painting, sculpture and artist books. He is represented in public and private collections and publications in Australia, the USA, the UK and The Netherlands.