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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. Information on how to book through Moshtix is at the bottom of the page.

TERM 3 Monday 20 July – Saturday 12 September, 2015 Term 3 | courses still listed starting week 3,5 & 9

Ceramics  – Short Course: Porcelain
1 x Saturday, 19 September 2015 10am – 4pm (with 30 minute lunch break)
Tutor: Vanessa Owens
Cost: $140 or $105 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  

TERM 4 Monday 12 October – Saturday 5 December, 2015

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Painting & Drawing

Painting and Drawing – A Taste of Colour and Texture OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
8 x Thursdays, 15 October – 3 December 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

Street Art Uncovered – Beginners and Continuing Students
8 x Mondays, 12 October – 30 November 6:30pm – 9pm
Tutor: Chris Tamm
Cost: $290 or $240 concession

What was previously a secret society of underground artists is a now an accepted part of contemporary culture seen in car commercials, murals, music videos and art history books. Artists like Banksy and Shepherd Fairy have helped bring this genre of art into the public eye. This course demonstrates the many processes and materials used by street artists for anyone to use. The program looks at stencils, design process, markers, branding, letter forms, stickers, aerosol use and printing on various surfaces for fashion or art applications. Several past students have gone on be finalists of the National Stencil Art Prize. The program includes discussion of safe and alternative processes.

Explore Drawing– Beginners and Continuing Students
6 x Tuesdays, 13 October – 17 November 6:30pm – 9pm
Tutor: Jane Caveney
Cost: $200 or $150 concession

Take a line for a walk with this new course exploring all things drawing. This 6 week program you take you through contour and structural drawing, learning to record tone and texture, mark making, experimental drawing and more. You will develop your understanding of line, shape and form and learn how to use a range of materials and techniques from the pencil through to ink and wash.
Class size: 10

Silver

Silver Jewellery

Silver Jewellery – Beginners to Intermediate
8 x Tuesdays, 13 October – 1 December 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, 15 October – 3 December 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 Silver Jewellery – Beginners to Intermediate -session 1
6 x Fridays, 16 October – 20 November 9.30am-12pm
Tutor: Alida Cappelletta
Cost:$240 or $180 concession

This course is designed for both Beginners and Intermediate students who are keen to learn the basics of silver smithing techniques including; soldering, filing, hammering and polishing. For intermediate students keen to develop their skills further and learn how to bezel set stones, add texture to metal, inlay metal, roller print, wax carving and much more. Individuals are encouraged to work on their own designs at their own pace incorporating some of the listed techniques. This is a great opportunity for those individuals who are keen to access a well equipped jewellery studio under the supervision of an experienced jewellery tutor. NB: For an all day class please book session 1 and 2(morning and afternoon)

Class size: 8 Silver Jewellery – Beginners to Intermediate-session 2
6 x Fridays, 16 October – 20 November 1pm-3.30pm
Tutor: Alida Cappelletta
Cost:$240 or $180 concession

This course is designed for both Beginners and Intermediate students who are keen to learn the basics of silver smithing techniques including; soldering, filing, hammering and polishing. For intermediate students keen to develop their skills further and learn how to bezel set stones, add texture to metal, inlay metal, roller print, wax carving and much more. Individuals are encouraged to work on their own designs at their own pace incorporating some of the listed techniques. This is a great opportunity for those individuals who are keen to access a well equipped jewellery studio under the supervision of an experienced jewellery tutor. NB: For an all day class please book session 1 and 2(morning and afternoon)

Class size: 8 Print

Printmaking

Printmaking – Beginners and Continuing Students
8 x Mondays, 12 October – 30 November 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 – Intermediate and Advanced
9 x Tuesdays, 13 October – 1 December 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, 13 October – 1 December 6:30pm – 9pm
Tutor: TBA
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, 14 October – 2 December 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, 14 October – 2 December 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, 15 October – 3 December 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 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, 12 October – 30 November 9:30am – 12pm
Tutor: Cath Fogarty
Cost: $310 or $235 concession

This course offers hand-building and introduction to basic wheel based technique. Hand-building will include pinch pot making, coiling and slab-building techniques, as well as 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, 12 October – 30 November 6:30pm – 9pm
Tutor: TBA
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, 13 October – 1 December 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, 13 October – 1 December 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, 14 October – 2 December 6:30pm – 9pm
Tutor: Anthony Brink
Cost: $310 or $235 concession

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, 15 October – 3 December 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, 15 October – 3 December 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, 16 October – 4 December 6.30 – 9pm
Tutor: Xavier Modoux
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 – Clay Work: Foundations for Serious Learners (Session 1)
4 x Saturdays, 17 October – 7 November 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 – Glaze Making and Technology
6 x Saturdays, 31 October – 5 December 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 2)
4 x Saturdays, 14 November – 5 December 10am – 12.30pm
Tutor: Anthony Brink
Cost: $180 or $135 concession
Course outline is a repeat structure of Session 1. See above for information.
Bookings for Term 4 open at 6pm on Friday July 31, 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.  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.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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.

Student Cancellations: Cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the course starts. Cancellations made within two weeks of the course starting will not be refunded. Once classes have started, missed classes are the student’s responsibility and students are not eligible for a refund or credit.

Centre Cancellations: The Centre makes every effort to ensure advertised courses run. However the Centre reserves the right to alter the program either before or during the course and to cancel any program if insufficient enrolments are received. A full refund will be provided.

No “Make Up” Classes: It is the student’s responsibility if they miss a class. We cannot accommodate an extra person in a class that they have not booked into. Not only is a Health and Safety risk but it impacts negatively on the tutor and other students who are booked into that class.