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by beth sorensen

Artist Statement Writing – Online Workshop

Have you ever had trouble writing about your latest artwork? Or wondered what the difference is between your artist bio and your artist statement?

With the Blacktown City Art Prize around the corner, join artist and arts writer Rebecca Gallo for a quick refresher of your artist statement in this after work professional development digital workshop.

Under Rebecca Gallo’s guidance, this workshop will discuss the difference between your artist statement and artist bio. What to include and leave out of your artist statement and different approaches to writing about your artwork and art practice. Whether you’re an established or emerging artist, this workshop will have something for artists of all skill levels.

Please bring a digital copy of your existing artist statement and/or bio or a work in progress of these documents.

Cost: $10 per session
Facilitator: Rebecca Gallo
Age: Suitable for adults and young people 16 years old and over
Dates and times:
Wednesday 29 September
5.30 – 6.30 pm

Term 4 – Open Studio Online
Create a one off monoprint with Kelcie Bryant-Duguid

Using everyday materials, learn how to create a series of monoprints and create a still life from what you have at home.

You will need: acrylic paint in several colours, about 20 sheets of paper, scissors, glue stick, masking tape, lead pencil, some standard paint brushes, brayer or rolling pin, spray bottle of water, A4 plastic sleeve or medium snap lock bag
Tools for mark making: toilet roll, small lid, chop stick, cotton buds, plastic mesh bag, feather, assorted leaves, old toothbrush, plastic fork, rubber bands, string, cork, bubble wrap, straw, cotton reel, stamps, a cardboard box, coloured pencils, markers, watercolour palette

Cost: $10 per session
Age:
Adults and young people
Dates and times:
Thursday 14 October, 2.00 – 3.30 pm

Term 4 – Open Studio Online
Portrait Drawing with Emmanuel Asante

Follow Emmanuel as he teaches you step by step how to draw the human face.  You can draw the same image as Emmanuel or bring your own picture to work from.

You will need:  coloured pencils, drawing pencil and paper

Cost: $10 per session
Age: Adults and young people
Dates and times:
Thursday 28 October, 2.00 – 3.30 pm

Term 4 – Open Studio Online
Brush Lettering Basics with Joy Adan

Using basic materials, learn how to letter your name.

You will Need: paper, pencils, any coloured textas
Optional materials: brush markers if you already have them or a small paint brush and something plastic to use as a palette and clean water in a cup to wash your paint brush, watercolour paper, watercolour paints. You can purchase sets directly from Joy here.

Cost: $10 per session
Age: Adults and young people
Dates and times:
Thursday 7 October, 2.00 – 3.30 pm

Term 4 – Open Studio Online
Chinese ink brush painting with Dr. Fan Dongwang

Learn how to create the Chinese character of love using ink and watercolours.

You will need: 3 different size brushes for calligraphy, paper, newspaper for practice, tissues, black ink (Chinese ink, Indian ink or black watercolour paint)

Cost: $10 per session
Age: Adults and young people
Dates and times:
Thursday 21 October, 2.00 – 3.30 pm

Term 4 – Open Studio Online
Creative Lettering with Joy Adan

Using basic materials work through the alphabet to create your own composition or quote.

You will Need: paper, pencils, any coloured textas
Optional materials: brush markers if you already have them or a small paint brush and something plastic to use as a palette and clean water in a cup to wash your paint brush, watercolour paper, watercolour paints. You can purchase sets directly from Joy here.

Cost: $10 per session
Age: Adults and young people
Dates and times:
Thursday 4 November, 2.00 – 3.30 pm

Term 4 – Open Studio Online
Still Life – Chinese ink brush painting with Dr. Fan Dongwang

Learn the basics of traditional Chinese ink brush painting, using simple but expressive brush strokes to create beautiful Chinese paintings of fruit.

You will need: 3 different size brushes for calligraphy, paper, newspaper for practice, tissues, black ink (Chinese ink, Indian ink or black watercolour paint)

Cost: $10 per session
Age: Adults and young people
Dates and times:
Thursday 11 November, 2.00 – 3.30 pm

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