we know you will be wondering “what’s on for 2020?”
We have been working on a great program of studios and Workshops… we’re just trying to get it right and, importantly, sustainable. We don’t want to get you all excited about things we plan and promise if there is a risk that we can’t deliver or continue to deliver into the future.
How you could help…
If you have strong feelings, or just niggling thoughts about what you want to do at the Atelier, how much it should cost, who else could enjoy it with you, or how we might expand the offering to best use our resources, then please drop us a note with your thoughts.
Our prime objective is to continue to promote Fine Arts in the Bathurst region, valuing the participants (artists, tutors, models, volunteers, promoters) and the product so that the community and culture of Art flourishes.
We are pleased to confirm that the 3 day portrait Workshop with Master tutor, Sally Ryan, Australian painter and portrait artist, will be running again this year. The workshop will run from 10- 4pm each day from Friday 29th November – Sunday 1 December.
Participants will develop a single painting of the portrait from life. Working directly onto the canvas with paint, the portrait will initially be ‘blocked in’ and then carefully modelled over an extended period. All aspects of this process will be discussed and demonstrated with individual instruction given. The focus will be modelling form, colour mixing for painting flesh and paint handling.Some experience with drawing and painting is desirable but the workshop is suitable for all levels.
Sally is a member of Portrait Artist’s Australia and teaches portraiture and figure painting at Julian Ashton Art School. Sally’s style can be described as contemporary realism.
What is included: Tuition, model, morning and afternoon tea. Easels are available. Please let us know if you require assistance to identify accommodation. A broad range of options are available both in town and in the surrounding countryside.
Where are we? The d’AIRY CReATivE Atelier is located on the corner of Bentinck & Princes St BATHURST. It is a three story building that has a fascinating history. It was constructed in 1904 to serve as vegetable cooling rooms to service the Bathurst markets. Later in the 20thcentury it served as the cooling room for Dairy Farmers. After an extended period of neglect the building is being brought back to life by an architectural firm, committed to retaining the historical features of the construction. The Atelier is located on the top floor of the building.
Enrol now: To book your place please go to the Classes, Events tab at the top of the page.
Further information and the materials list will be made available shortly.
The next non-tutored life drawing session at the d’AIRY CReATiVE will be held on Saturday 6th July, 2-5:30 pm. If you are keen to come along please email Margaret to confirm your interest, firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 0408161759. All welcome.
Please note: This month we will ask our model to wear clothes while sitting. It is warm up in the studio, but not warm enough to keep our model comfortable without them.
COURSE STRUCTURE Week 1: Drawing for Still Life painting Weeks 2-3: Still Life Painting Using water-based oil and/or watercolours and will cover: painting method colour mixing hue, value and chromao colour systems seeing colour and light Week 4: Drawing for Life Painting Week 5-8: Painting the Human FormWill cover: composition colour of the lighto colour and form.
This suggested list of colours or a selection of your own choice in either student or professional quality
Lamp black and Titanium white.
Cadmium yellow pale
Cadmium red deep
Or a selection of your own choice
You will also need:
Brushes: long bristled flats or you may prefer to use rounds, filberts etc..
Canvas: a piece of primed canvas which can be cut or a selection of panels such as 9 x 5, 10 x 8 etc
Rags: for cleaning brushes etc..
Easel (Tim can supply but bring your own if possible)
Willow charcoal (thin)
Hat. Tim has drawing boards to loan.
IF YOU ARE USING PASTELS:
You may already have a range of pastels, in which case you can ignore this list.
The following list gives you a range of colours from which any colour can be mixed. But a widerrange of tints, tones and shades would be more convenient (The code numbers refer to the Talens Rembrandt brand, but you may prefer to choose from a different brand.) PIGMENTSAND PALETTES HAVE SIMILAR IN SCHMINKE AND ART SPECTRUM
Lemon yellow 205.5
Deep yellow 202.5
Permanent red deep 71.5
Permanent rose 397.5
Ultramarine blue 506.5
Pthalo blue 570.5
A selection of your own choice, eg Canson pastel papers, cartridge paper.
Th Atelier d’AIRY CReATivE is expecting to offer a broad range of classes and workshops in summer/autum. To see details or to make a booking open the Classes Event Places tab at the top of the page.
Life Drawing classes with Tim Miller
Our Term 1 weekly Focus on Drawing Classes will commence on Tuesday 19 February and Saturday 23 February and run for 8 weeks. The tuition cost for the 8 x three hour weekly class is $400.
The weekly Tuesday morning class will run from 9:30-12:30 each Tuesday commencing on Tuesday 19 February
The weekly Saturday morning class will run from 10:00am-1:00pm each Saturday, commence on Saturday 23 October.
Life Drawing monthly Life Drawing studio
If your want to practice your life drawing with others, come along to our monthly Life Drawing studio afternoon. Three hour non-tutored sessions are scheduled for the first Saturday of the month 2-5:30pm as long as we have enough people keen to join us. Cost $30/session. So either book on-line prior to the workshop or email us at dairycreative.com.au to confirm you are coming along.