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The Studio Workshop Program offers a variety of courses which are delivered by specialist tutors and professional artists in a friendly and engaging studio environment. Adults courses on offer are across a range of mediums, including ceramics, printmaking, silver jewellery, drawing, painting, and photography. Go to Youth and Children’s pages for their respective programs.

 

TERM 3
Monday 20 July – Saturday 12 September, 2015

Bookings open at 10am on Sunday May 17, 2015

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Digital SLR Photography
8 x Tuesday, 21 July – 8 SeptemberCameraWebPic
6:30pm – 9pm
Tutor: TBC
Cost: $310 or $235 concession
Suitable for beginners and those with some experience who would like to refresh their photographic knowledge with regard to aspects of Digital SLR Photography. You will learn all facets of critical photographic practice including how to use your DSLR, metering, shutter speed, depth of field, perspective, composition, on camera flash lighting and brief introduction to photo-shop editing. Class size: 10

Painting & Drawing

Painting and Drawing – A Taste of Colour and Texture
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8 x Thursdays, 23 July – 10 September
6:30pm – 9pm
Tutor: Jane Caveney
Cost: $290 or $240 concession
A great course for beginners or for more experienced students to brush up on their skills. Gain an understanding of how to create perspective, and reflect on your use of colours, mixing and mediums to create works. Mediums include pencil, ink, charcoal and paint to make and develop drawings and paintings – still life compositions will be provided. Class size: 10


Silver

Silver Jewellery

Silver Jewellery – Beginners to Intermediate
8 x Tuesdays, 21 July – 8 September
6:30pm – 9pm
Tutor: Alida Cappelletta
Cost: $310 or $235 concession
Suitable for beginners and those with some experience, this course will include techniques such as roller printing, riveting, sweat soldering, metal inlay and forming. Projects will include a ring band, pendant or earrings. Bring your own jewellery or images you admire. Class size: 8


Silver Jewellery – All Levels
8 x Thursdays, 23 July – 10 September
6:30pm – 9pm
Tutor: Alida Cappelletta
Cost: $310 or $235 concession
Suitable for beginners and those with some experience, this course will include techniques as offered in the beginners course, as well as more advanced techniques such as basic stone setting, roller printing, wax carving, granulation, reticulation and much more. Individuals may work on their own designs set at their own pace incorporating various techniques listed. Class size: 8


Print

Printmaking

Printmaking – Beginners and Continuing Students
8 x Mondays, 20 July – 7 September
6:30pm – 9pm
Tutor: Susan Baran
Cost: $310 or $235 concession
This course covers the fundamentals of printmaking for beginners. Explore the techniques of drypoint, etching, solarplate, lino and collagraph, with emphasis on safer nontoxic printmaking processes. You will learn to use a range of printmaking tools and machinery in a fully equipped printmaking studio. Class size: 9


Printmaking – Intermediate and Advanced
9 x Tuesdays, 21 July – 8 September
9:30am – 12pm
Tutor: Rebecca Baird
Cost: $310 or $235 concession
Further develop your printmaking skills via the techniques of relief and intaglio printmaking. Etch and engrave your own metal plates and experience the benefits of non-toxic processes. This class is designed for students who regard the printmaking process as a supportive element to the creative process. Prior printmaking experience is essential. Class size: 9


Printmaking – All Levels
8 x Tuesdays, 21 July – 8 September
6:30pm – 9pm
Tutor: Tutor: Robert Ives
Cost: $310 or $235 concession
Using printmaking techniques, relief, intaglio and photopolymer plates, discover alternate ways of making expressive new work. Each student will be encouraged to choose a starting point using their unique choice of materials, (photos, drawings, found objects or an assemblage of things, to develop their own prints. Join us in our well-equipped print room, using non-toxic processes. Class size: 8


Printmaking – Beginners to Intermediate
8 x Wednesdays, 22 July – 9 September
9:30am – 12pm
Tutor: Rebecca Baird
Cost: $310 or $235 concession
An opportunity for both novice and more experienced printmakers to develop their skills and professional practice. Novices will progress quickly through traditional practices initially, exploring contemporary mediums including photopolymer plate making. More experienced printmakers will be supported in the development of their individual print portfolios. Class size: 9


Printmaking – Intermediate to Advanced
8 x Wednesdays, 22 July – 9 September
6:30pm – 9pm
Tutor: Rebecca Baird
Cost: $310 or $235 concession
This class is not for beginners. It is designed for students who want to take their printmaking skills to a more advanced stage. This course will extend the foundation skills and include techniques such as etching, relief block print, collagraph, drypoint and photopolymer. Safer printmaking practices will be taught for making intaglio and relief work. Some printmaking experience is required. Class size: 9


Printmaking – Beginners
8 x Thursdays, 23 July – 10 September
6:30pm – 9pm
Tutor: Susan Baran
Cost: $310 or $235 concession
This course covers the fundamentals of printmaking for beginners. Explore the techniques of drypoint, etching, solarplate, lino and collagraph, with emphasis on safer nontoxic printmaking processes. You will learn to use a range of printmaking tools and machinery in a fully equipped printmaking studio. Class size: 8


Printmaking – Short Course: Solar Plate – ON SALE FOR TERM 2 ONLY
1 x Saturday, 27 June 2015
10am – 4pm (with 30 minute lunch break)
Tutor: Susan Baran
Cost: $160 or $110 concession
Solar plate is a versatile and safe way to make prints using sunlight or UV lamp. You will be looking at the various ways of exposing the plate and exploring a range of printing techniques in a fully equipped professional print studio. You will be printing on fine art paper with artist quality etching inks. Please bring a hand drawn, computer generated, or photographic image to work from. If you are not sure what type of image to bring with you, that’s OK! Your tutor will help you to create something in class to make a fabulous print. Suitable for beginners or the more experienced printmakers wanting to learn more about this technique. Class size: 8

Ceramics

Ceramics

IMPORTANT: Each week all ceramics students must bring their own towel, apron or old shirt to protect your clothing. These items must be taken home after each class for washing – please do not leave them in the studio or they will be thrown away.

It is the responsibility of each student to fully participate in studio clean up during, and at the end of session. This is a mandatory health and safety requirement. Continued or ongoing enrolment in Pine Street ceramics programs is dependent on adherence to this policy.

Ceramics – Beginners to Intermediate
8 x Mondays, 20 July – 7 September
9:30am – 12pm
Tutor: TBC
Cost: $310 or $235 concession
This course offers hand-building techniques and basic wheel based learning. The hand-building techniques covered will be based on pinch pot making as well as coiling and slab-building techniques, and modeling small life sculptures based on Roman and Greek forms. Workshops will be initially based on set projects for beginners. An introduction to wheel work will be provided focusing on basic principles and practice. This will incorporate the building of altered sculptural and assembled forms to put to good purpose learners initial attempt at the wheel. Instruction is provided about materials, products, tools, equipment and studio operating procedures. Class size: 10.


Ceramics – All Levels and Continuing Students
8 x Mondays, 20 July – 7 September
6:30pm – 9pm
Tutor: Peter Dwyer and Evan Wills
Cost: $310 or $235 concession
Using wheel-throwing and hand-building techniques, students can explore and create both functional and decorative objects. They will learn how to choose and apply appropriate slips, glazes and other surface treatments to achieve the best results. Instruction is provided about materials, products, tools, equipment and studio operating procedures. Class size: 10


Ceramics - Small Hand-built Objects in Porcelain
8 x Tuesdays, 21 July – 8 September
9:30am – 12pm
Tutor: Vanessa Owens
Cost: $310 or $235 concession
Hand-building techniques will include pinch pots, slab building and press moulding. Surface treatments will include inlay techniques, under-glaze decoration and carving. The class is open to all levels of enthusiasts with an interest in small intimate vessels, jewellery and decorative wall pieces. Instruction is provided about materials (nature and understanding of porcelain clays), products, tools, equipment and studio operating procedures. Class size: 10


Ceramics - Beginners and Continuing Students PM
8 x Tuesdays, 21 July – 8 September
6:30pm – 9pm
Tutor: Cita Daidone
Cost: $310 or $235 concession
This ceramics course is designed to lay the foundational skills in hand-building and an introduction to throwing techniques. Hand-building will include pinch pots and coil forms based on ancient ceramic vessels. Students will be introduced to basic surface treatments using coloured clay slips, burnishing, ceramic colour media, sgraffito and brush-on glazes. Instruction will be provided about relevant tools, materials, equipment and studio operating procedures. Continuing students will be encouraged to develop personal directions in their work, and to develop their knowledge and skills into further areas of practice.
Class size: 10.


Ceramics - The Language of Form – Intermediate and Advanced
8 x Wednesdays, 22 July – 9 September
6:30pm – 9pm
Tutor: Anthony Brink
Cost: $310 or $235 concession
The Language of Form. The course is designed to refine and develop wheel based technique and ways of working to achieve specific design and aesthetic purpose. Emphasis is placed on identification of a conceptual basis for student’s work. Ceramic glaze making, and the application and finishing of glazes is an integral part of the course. Some advanced hand building and mould making is also available after consultation with the tutor. Instruction is provided about materials, products, tools, equipment and studio operating procedures. Class size: 10


Ceramics – Beginners and Continuing Students AM
8 x Thursdays, 23 July – 10 September
9.30am – 12.00pm
Tutor: Vanessa Owens
Cost: $310 or $235 concession
The course offers an introduction to hand-building, wheel work and basic surface treatment. Individual creativity will be encouraged in a relaxed and friendly environment. Instruction is provided about materials, products, tools, equipment and studio operating procedures. The program aims to provide a basis for students to develop their knowledge and skills into further studio practice areas. Class size: 10


Ceramics - Wheel Work, All Levels and Continuing Students
8 x Thursdays, 23 July – 10 September
6:30pm – 9pm
Tutor: Evan Wills
Cost: $310 or $235 concession
Learn all aspects of working on the potter’s wheel with an emphasis on technique. Beginning students will be given a solid foundation in making, turning, decorating and glazing cups and bowls on the wheel. Returning students will hone their skills through individual projects developed in consultation with Evan. Students will learn through observation, practice and positive constructive feedback on technique, function and aesthetics. Instruction is provided about materials, products, tools, equipment and studio operating procedures. Class size: 10


Ceramics - Ceramic Hand-building: Intermediate to Advanced
8 x Fridays, 24 July – 11 September
9.30am – 12.00pm
Tutor: TBC
Cost: $310 or $235 concession
This course will allow participants to experience the ceramic medium through the investigation of slab building. Keys to mastering the basic processes of slab production including creating sound slab-based objects in conjunction with other hand-building techniques, such as coil work will be explored. This class will allow participants to develop a personal approach to the slab building process and provide the necessary skills to undertake future personal projects. Class size: 10


Ceramics – Glaze Making and Technology
6 x Saturdays, 8 August – 12 September 2015
2.00pm – 4.30pm
Tutor: Anthony Brink
Cost: $240 or $180 concession
This course is designed to provide learners with a practical knowledge of working with ceramic glazes as a crucial material practice.  Completion of this course will expand the access and range of material practice to advanced learners within the  Pine Street ceramics studio. Class size: 10

Techniques, knowledge and skills covered:

  • Brief overview of major aesthetic traditions and glaze types in ceramics into contemporary practice
  • An introduction to glaze theory and the structure of glazes (materials and elementary glaze chemistry)
  • Line blends, triaxial and biaxial blending in the development and testing of glazes.

Ceramics – Clay Work: Foundations for Serious Learners (Session 1)
4 x Saturdays, 25 July – 15 August
10am – 12.30pm
Tutor: Anthony Brink
Cost: $180 or $135 concession

Completion of this short course is designed to fast track the progress of learning through further practice in the studio environment.   The focus is not on the product of making as such, but on foundational process in ceramic art.  It will provide a distinct advantage for those who wish to develop a ceramics practice and undertake further learning. Class size: 10

Technique, knowledge and skills bases covered in the course:

  • Brief historical overview of ceramic art and design into contemporary practice
  • Introduction to the nature of raw materials, products, and application
  • Clay preparation: Selection; de-airing; blending and mixing for design purpose; centring and first steps at the potter’s wheel.
  • Introduction to glaze and firing technologies
  • Pine Street ceramics studio practice


Ceramics – Clay Work: Foundations for Serious Learners (Session 2)
4 x Saturdays, 22 August – 12 September
10am – 12.30pm
Tutor: Anthony Brink
Cost: $180 or $135 concession

Course outline is a repeat structure of Session 1. See above for information.

Ceramics  – Short Course: Porcelain – ON SALE FOR TERM 2 AT PRESENT
1 x Saturday, 27 June 2015
10am – 4pm (with 30 minute lunch break)
Tutor: Vanessa Owens
Cost: $160 or $110 concession
This all day workshop will focus on hand building and surface treatment of porcelain clay bodies. Building techniques will include pinch pots, slab building, moulds and small sculptures. Surface treatment will cover inlay, under glaze decoration and carving. This class is open to all levels of ceramic enthusiasts with an interest in small intimate vessels and jewellery. Works will be glazed and fired by the tutor following the workshop. Class size: 10


Bookings for Term 3 open at 10am on Sunday May 17, 2015

To book in: Simply select the course below that you wish to enrol in, and click on the drop down ticketing box to the right of the listing. There is a limit of one enrolment per person per class. Once you have selected your ticket, and if you already have an account set up with Moshtix, you will be asked to log in, then directed to the Moshtix secure payment site.

Please note: The fees and charges for the 2015/16 financial year are indicative only and have not yet been approved by Council.  Following approval by Council in June 2015, in the unlikely event that the fees and charges are different than stated, you will be contacted to confirm your enrolment in the course and either receive a refund or provide an additional payment.

Payment Methods: Payment is by VISA, Mastercard and PayPal. If you prefer to pay in person, there are Moshtix outlets that you can visit. The staff there will book your place online for you (if there are spaces available) and take your payment. Or call Moshtix customer service on 1300 438 849 (or 1300 GET TIX), open 9am-7pm weekdays and 9am-5pm Saturdays.

Waitlists: If the course is full, you won’t be able to select a ticket (it will show the tickets as “Allocation Exhausted”). If you would like to be placed onto a waitlist, email a request to help@tixsupport.comwith the full details of the course, including title, day and start time.

Concessions: People with a current benefit card are eligible to apply for the concession rate. Proof of benefit must be provided to Pine Street once your booking has been confirmed by Moshtix. Scan and email your card to us as an attachment or fax it to 9245 1500. Alternatively drop into Pine Street so that a staff member can sight and copy your card.