Event Phone: 0266431528
- April 13, 2019 - April 17, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
You may enrol and pay a $195.00 DEPOSIT either using our online store. Please note that there will be a $5.70 PayPal transaction fee added to the deposit price for when using our online store. Or by downloading and completing a 2019 Application Form (PDF) or the 2019 Application Form Word DOC and posting with your payment. With the final payment due by Friday, February 1, 2019. Progressive payments are acceptable. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Fees for 2019 will be
- $655.00 – Adult Full Fee
- $630.00 – Seniors Card
- $590.00 – Australian Pension Concession Card
- $300.00 –School Student
The primary aims of this workshop are to learn to work with spontaneity, gain further artistic independence, the application of creative writing and to use your reference material as reference only. The workshop will begin working with charcoal, developing line and tonal values. We will then focus on the progression of our primary technique through the contamination of the charcoal using white acrylic paint to complete a tonal painting. Donald will teach you how to effectively seal the charcoal artwork to allow the application of layers of coloured glaze over the abstracted black and white in order to explore implied mood through the use of a range of colours. We will then continue with this artwork as a foundation to insert additional layers of content using any reference but painting predominately from your imagination. Our second major work will be working in abstract expressionism using and understanding the power of colour and stroke. Through the 5-day workshop, we will transform old paintings into significant works. (DO NOT paint or gesso over the old work and it must be complete! Also has to be watercolour or acrylic NOT OIL). The combination of these various techniques will be applied together to create your major piece on canvas. At all times throughout the workshop, we will be discussing composition and balance while also working with spontaneity to give your paintings new freedom, movement, and emotion. My aim at all times is to work with the individual and develop their idealism. Open to people 18 years and over who have some drawing/painting experience.
Day 1 – Introduction
- Creative Writing
- Developing Your Ideals
Day 2 – START OF FIRST MAJOR WORK
Using colour and writing to establish emotion
Day 3 – FINISH 1ST WORK USING ALL THE TECHNIQUES of mixed media and incorporation.
Move onto 2nd MAJOR using charcoal and contamination and masking fluid.
Day 4 – Rework the Old Piece- Finish 2nd MAJOR AND MOVE ON TO incorporation of new into old work.
Day 5 – Finish all works with critique.
Donald James Waters OAM is an established Australian artist with an illustrious career spanning over three decades. While best described as a contemporary artist, Donald’s artwork transcends many genres to create a truly unique yet ever-evolving and eclectic style. Donald has relaxed the confines of his initial beginnings in botanical art now using stylised strokes, overemphasised characters and bold blocks of colour to shift his primary focus to that of a storyteller rather than a technically correct traditional artist. Donald’s career has taken his art to every corner of the globe, and his distinctive style has made its way into the catalogues of many private and corporate collectors alike, including that of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s art collection. More recently Donald has concentrated his efforts closer to home completing several commissioned government art projects and participating in community programs within Queensland. In 2016, Donald was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to the community and the Arts and also recognised as Gold Coast Citizen of the Year.
Venue: Grafton High School
Please Note: All workshops run concurrently this allows you to only enrol in one workshop. Fay Boyd’s Fine Art School will be held at the Grafton High School. There will be twenty-two 5-day workshops on offer with tutors who have been selected to provide students with professional, expert tuition in their chosen form of the Visual Arts. Grafton is situated on the Northern Rivers of NSW approximately halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. Access to Grafton is possible via car, plane, bus or train. WORKSHOP INFORMATION – Following your enrolment you will receive your Student Requirement List, a Models Fee (if applicable), and a map of Grafton plus general information for your convenience. WORKSHOP VENUE – All workshops will be held at the Grafton High School. Classrooms will be allocated on the first morning of the School. SCHOOL CAFETERIA – Lunch, Morning and Afternoon Tea will be available on Campus, pre-ordering of lunches will also be offered. Your support of this small local business offering fresh home cooking would be greatly appreciated. MEDICAL ATTENTION AND INSURANCE – The organiser holds Public Liability Insurance only; students are advised to take out independent policies for sickness, accident benefits, and personal possessions should you wish. The Emergency Department at the Grafton Base Hospital is open 24 hours a day for any emergency treatment required. ACCOMMODATION – Please book your accommodation early. A list of suggested hotels, motels, etc. is available from our Accommodation Page. If you need help or advice, please do not hesitate to phone the office on 02 6643 1528.