Author Archives: Belinda Wilson

what we learned from our chosen artist

What we learned from  copying another artist. Often people mentioned that they didn’t think it was quite kosher copying someone else’s work…they had shied away from doing it. But you learn heaps of surprising stuff when you do. Like the amount of pattern in a Gauguin, the edgy black outlines of a Beckman, and quite […]

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thoughts for term 1:

  It might be a stretch to link some tips on budgeting which appeared in the New York Times this week, to our terms topic of copying a work by an artist we enjoy.   However, it was their advice to have a mindfulness approach to simply noticing and acknowledging each time one spent money […]

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2017 – TERM DATES

Term 1: February 2- March 29 Term 2: May 2 – June 21 Term 3: August 1- September 20 Term 4: October 10 – December 6

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2017 term 1: copying an old master and then creating a work of our own “in the style of”

in term 1 we will begin by deconstructing an old master.Seeing how he built the composition, by copying the work. we will then do a work of our own subject matter , working in the style of our chosen artist. Ben Shahn Carl Maughan David Keeling Elmer Bischof   as you can see i have […]

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2016 term 4 – student work

David Thompson Rowena Poole Virginia Fisher Anita Gate   In Term 4 we set about creating compositions from several different photo sources. Creating rhythms and connections between the figures, by cutting and pasting the images so they “talked” to each other . and making depth of field by use of proportion and scale. this is […]

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term 4 figure composition dates :25th october- 13 december

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term 4: creating figure compositions- dates :25th october- 13 december

Seeing the Degas exhibition in Melbourne recently gave me  new respect for how he built figure compositions. ( that and his amazing use of space) Building a composition using figures from different sources is a great exercise in looking for rhythms , comparative proportions, making negative spaces work, creating space and depth and relationship.The figures have […]

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portrait workshop

l Mary Finlay  Sherry Wang  Pam Bell We had some excellent work  coming from our recent portrait workshop. Each person approached their subject in a different way, some with grisaille and added colour glazes, some with limited palette and some a combination of both. Well done everyone  

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PRIVATE LESSONS

I am now taking private lessons in my Grey Lynn studio I can tailor a lesson plan for all ages (currently I have a 14 year old and a 10 year old) By listening to you describe what your main interests are and what you have been hankering to paint,I can make these a personally […]

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Jane Liu

AUGUST 13th and 14th 2016 PORTRAIT WORKSHOP

We are having a two day intensive portrait workshop over the weekend of 13tyh and 14th of August. Some will be working in the grisaille tonal method and others will do a limited palette work. Either way I am happy for you to treat the portrait anyway you want. In these workshops I do a […]

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