During my teaching sessions I try and find what you want to work with; the surface, images and materials that you respond to. The impulse as to why you want to make images is important to me; something you remember, or have retrieved from a dream, a photograph perhaps. Through conversation we begin to make sense of how you see your images and discover how best to make them. It is very much about what you want as there is something quite unique in each of us and images can reflect that. I try to assist you to engage in your practice; it is most enjoyable, the pleasure of making and discovering plus the different ways of seeing that present themselves in the group.
On Monday mornings there is usually a model to work from; this practice builds a reference to clues and tips which we can apply to looking and skills.
Short Course in May
This is a short intensive course of four, three hour sessions looking at composition and format and how this influences content. We will be working on basic exercises that you can repeat and build into your daily practise. From these exercises we will discuss taking the work further and begin to look at “abstraction”. In the fourth session we will look at how to complete a small collage, drawing or painting using tips and clues through conversation and interaction.
Time: Tuesday afternoons during May, ( 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th) 2 to 5 pm.
Venue: Art source studio Observatory
Cost: R700 for the course or R200 per session.
Monday morning sessions continue through May.
I will be away during June.
Please book by phoning or emailing Jill Trappler.
Art source studio, 44 Lower main road, Observatory. 0214471325
Monday sessions start on Monday 9.30 to 12 30. (R130, two models R160) Please join us on a regular or drop in basis. This is really good working group. There is a model, sometimes two. In the winter they may be semi clothed. The intention is to grow skills and increase seeing ability. Interaction is encouraged because of the diversity in the group and the focus on the work. (all media encouraged)
You are welcome to bring other projects or paintings as an alternative to working from the model.
About the studio:
This is essentially an artists working space; we are all invested in keeping it going by paying the rent, tidying up, cleaning, sweeping, looking after the equipment etc.
Easels, Boards, tables and chairs are available; tea and coffee R 5.00
All work must be taken home or you may rent a drawer for R100.00 to store your materials and work. The window galleries have become very popular; please ask at Art Source about renting this space to show your work.