Posts from the ‘workshop’ Category
Photography and drawing.
I attended a free local photography workshop at Hatch in Ivanhoe by Photographer Steve Scalone. We started with an introduction by everyone in the class which was a little embarrassing for me as all the other attendees were photography students and photography club members. When Steve got to me I said ‘I just want to take good Instagram photos’. Red Face.
Steve’s work is beautiful, the workshop was definitely over my head. That’s one of my photos up above.
The deer is an oil pencil drawing on paper from 2013. Once again my photography of this image was pretty ordinary. I’ll keep working on it.
From a tree we can build.
First image is a little Character I made as a lucky charm or lucky protector. It’s made of wood, woodcarving, painting, found charms and some other quirky bits. I am making more of these before I decide if I like them enough to keep going. Currently I have a little man in a suit and tie with a mohawk (yet to paint). I do become connected to these little people as my wood carving is pretty limited and very very slow.
Here is a detail from a collage/mixed media series I am making for an exhibition in Canberra in October. I have made several pieces that are merging people, industry, nature etc. Where things start and or finish might be ambiguous.
Quiet still life paintings in East Melbourne Church
The first two pictures are from a new collection of still life paintings I am making for an exhibition at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in East Melbourne.
The apples are by Marija Patterson talented sculptor that is now playing with paint.\ in my Wed morning workshop.
I have added a couple of photos of the beautiful Holy Trinity Church.
Wonderful playful images in collage.
I conducted a small workshop in Mixed media/collage for three people this morning and just look at these creative whimsical images. Each of the artists made two fully finished pieces on prepared surfaces of acrylic paint and ink. Congratulations Alison D, Helen B and Jenny M for having an open mind and letting your intuitive side take over. Sometimes it is so much better to keep things simple and pull back on all the cut elements. If somethings works and reads well with just two cut images then just let it be. I think there is an interesting story in each of the images made. Hope you enjoyed yourselves.
Next group classes will be Feb 4th for mixed media collage (only 4 people for this class) and Feb 2nd for Still-life painting (only 3 people for this class). Please contact me if interested in consolidating your skills or learning new ones in a friendly relaxed environment. Private classes also available to suit.
Art in a box collage workshop with Lynne.
Lynne Patatsos made this three dimensional image in our Art in a Box workshop last night. The box is approximately 3cm deep and layered as you can see above. Good job once again Lynne. I hope the four workshops we had in mixed media will keep you producing and keep you inspired for a long time to come.