Welcome to Art Classes Perth 2015. Thank you for visiting our website and we hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a peaceful, healthy, happy and creative 2015. For your interest we have the following classes on offer to start off 2015:
Painting Classes 2015 at Frendz
Painting classes will resume on Monday 2nd February from 9.30 – 12.30. These are held at Frendz, 21 Sarasota Avenue, Clarkson. Participants are encouraged to provide and use the medium of their choice to include water colour, acrylic or oil paints. Classes are facilitated by Val Shaw (Dip Textiles/ Applied Arts: BAFA Honours UNISA) Students range from beginners through to intermediate. Advanced students are welcome. Places are limited.
Drawing Classes 2015 at Frendz
Drawing classes will resume on Thursday morning 22nd January, from 9.30 – 12.30. These are also held at Frendz, Clarkson. Whilst mainly using graphic media, with a strong focus on basic, traditional drawing skills, the classes do include some experimentation with mixing media, collage and basic printmaking. Participants are encouraged to develop a critical approach to their own work and make decisions based on their investigations and preferences.
Life Drawing Sessions at Joondalup Art Gallery
Life Drawing Sessions are held once a month on either the first or second Monday of the month. The first life drawing session will be held on February 9th from 6.30 – 9 pm in the workshop of the Joondalup Art Gallery in Central Walk, Joondalup. Reservations necessary. Please click through and fill the form in for more details.
A REFLECTION ON THE HUMBLE PENCIL / GRAFITE
Is enough credit given to the humble pencil and other graphic media in contemporary art practice? Although recognized as a necessity, and ever present from the first years of a child’s development is the pencil possibly taken for granted, just like a tooth brush, a knife and fork or the front door keys? Do we ever look at the pencil in awe of its simple yet extraordinary properties, its accessibility, easily stored and transported, can document or create artworks and is economic to buy and use?
Challenged by computer graphics, oil paints, acrylics, water colour pencils and so many different more sophisticated media is the pencil still given the respect it deserves? Further investigation into the pencil reveals its magic as a creative tool, and the wonderful preparatory drawings and artworks that have been created by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Albrecht Durer, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, Eugene Delacroix and Edgar Degas.
Become a part of this conversation. How do you rate the pencil and other graphite media?