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Dancing with Paint | Term One, 2019

Take action, overcome inertia and do it. Free up your painting approach by using your whole body with emphasis on expressive and intuitive use of form. Make gestures that dance and sing to create paintings that are lively, unpredictable and exciting to both create and look at. By remaining open to chance and serendipity we will live and paint in the moment.
Try something new, experiment and discover unexpected creative possibilities.
No previous experience necessary.

Content

* Introduction, demonstrations by tutor
* Chance, action and fun
* Experiment to make discoveries, explore problem solving processes
* Techniques with acrylic paint
* Gesture, mark making, paint layering
* Discussion
* Abstract and Figurative approaches
* Physical performative activity
* Drawing out, not stuffing in

Objectives

* Gain an awareness of paint's greater possibilities
* Free up and work instinctively, work faster, achieve high productivity
* Overcome fear and inertia
* Develop more colour awareness
* Work with feeling and instinct

Outcomes

* More fluency with paint and colour
* Develop areas of interest and strength
* Resolved works
* Greater confidence
* Prolific output

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Class Type: Weekend Class
Tutor: Gary Freemantle
  • 23-24 Feb
  • 10:00am - 4:30pm
  • Materials cost:
    Casual Students: $75 per day + materials
  • T2.27
  • 12 (Max number of students)
Required Materials:
* Acrylic paint: medium yellow, ultramarine and phalo blue, napthol or deep red, yellow ochre, burnt umber, black, white
* Pencils - HB and 6B. Pen for writing
* Scissors * Brushes: large 3 inch, medium 1 inch
* Heavy cartridge paper, panels or canvasses
* Please note - we discuss material needs at the beginning of the class and additional materials can be purchased on-site. Brown paper is available and free
Allow at least $30 for materials