Summer School Intensive Workshops 2018

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SUMMER SCHOOL 2018

This summer, take a few days to immerse yourself in creativity and learn technical skills:

 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY with Treve Dromgool - 5 days

NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR MAKERS with Paul Shadbolt - 4 days

DRAWING FRO A TO Z with Daphne Simons- 3 days

CONTEMPORARY BOTANIC WATERCOLOUR with Kohl Tyler-Dunshea - 4 days

26/27 August:

2/3 September:

14/15 October:

28/29 October:


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NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP
TUTOR: TANNAZ BARKHORDARI

This one day workshop introduces students to the world of beautiful, accessible, and sustainable plant dyes. The students will learn how to prepare and scour materials for natural fabric dyeing (scour: the process of fabric washing preparation).

Students will also learn how to create dye pots and how to use mordants to fix colours to achieve a range of tones.

Each student will dye one silk tote bag and one wool scarf. All material for this workshop will be provided. Students will work in Whitecliffe specifically equiped and designed fabric dye room in the fashion studio.

Please note that there will be some down time during the dyeing process and a collection of books from the Whitecliffe library will be available to consult and engage in discussion with the tutor. The tutor will also provide a hand out and information on where to source material (fabric and natural dye).

Note from the Tutor:

Please wear old cloth, fabric dye will stain your clothes.

All material included.

Non toxic. 


NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP

SATURDAY 26 AUGUST

$150

Eventbrite - NATURAL FABRIC DYE WORKSHOP - Weekend course

CLASS WILL START AT 9AM AND FINISH AT 5PM.

Includes 1/2 hour lunch break - BYO
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 20 AUGUST


About Tannaz Barkhordari:

Tannaz Barkhordari recently graduated in Fashion design at Whitecliffe College of Art & Design. As a multitalented creative, she has a good knowledge of collection, pattern cutting and garment construction and natural dyeing.
In her graduation collection she embraced the high level of craftmanship in every piece and experimented with texture fabric manipulation, materials, pattern making and natural dyeing to create a sustainable collection with minimal impact on the planet.


Please read the course registration information and terms & conditions.

A material list will be sent with the enrolment confirmation email.
For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.  


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DRAWING WORKSHOP
TUTOR: DAPHNE SIMONS

This introduction to drawing course is great for beginners or anybody who would like to improve the way they observe objects and their everyday surroundings. Through a range of enjoyable drawing exercises, you will learn techniques for analysing and understanding this visual language.

Topics include; memory vs reality, negative spaces, lines & shared edges, tone, mark-making, media experiments, and perspective & proportion.

Observational drawing is closely connected to the basics of perception, and with practice, this class will aim to strengthen general skills such as; attentiveness, patience and improvisation. The majority of classes will provide objects and images for drawing but for some exercises, students are encouraged to bring source material (objects or images). 


DRAWING WORKSHOP

SAT. 26 & SUN. 27 AUGUST

$250

Eventbrite - INTRODUCTION TO DRAWING - Weekend course

CLASS WILL START AT 10AM AND FINISH AT 4.30PM EACH DAY.

Includes 1/2 hour lunch break - BYO
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 20 AUGUST


About Daphne Simons:

Daphne Simons graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Fine Art from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. As a practising artist, she has presented solo and group exhibitions throughout New Zealand. Recent projects include; “Riff Raff – are we there yet” (with Li-Ming Hu), 2016, Glovebox ltd, Auckland; “Canapé Canopy” (co-organised with Mark O’Donnell), 2016, Auckland; “Programme” (solo), 2015, Casbah Gallery, Hamilton; and “Roof Access/ Public Sculpture 101” (the Artspace Chartwell Stairwell Commission 2014-15), Artspace NZ, Auckland. Observational drawing is the cornerstone of her work, which has grown to include sculpture, installation, performance and moving image. For more information, visit her website;

http://www.daphnesimons.com/


A material list will be sent with the enrolment confirmation email.

Please read the course registration information and terms & conditions.

For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.  

 


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ADOBE LIGHTROOM WORKSHOP

TUTOR: TREVE DROMGOOL

This weekend workshop is an introduction for beginner students to the photography retouching software "Adobe Lightroom". Different from Photoshop, Lightroom is a photographers' favourite, because it offers more adjustments, but mostly allows the photographer to apply changes to a group of images at once and has library and organising capacity.

Students will spend the weekend exploring the functionality of Lightroom and how this can transform and streamline their photographic workflow and archiving systems. After an overview of the software students will learn to import images, rename files, use the Library Module, use the Develop Module, explore the Catalogue function and review some popular Quick Tips.

Photo practice will become seamless, organised and efficient. 

Note from the Tutor:

Please bring a selection of your high resolution digital image files to work with.  We will be working on Mac computers using Adobe Creative Cloud Lightroom, students are welcome to bring their own laptop with relevant software if preferred.

ADOBE LIGHTROOM WORKSHOP

SAT. 2 & SUN. 3 SEPTEMBER

$250

Eventbrite - ADOBE LIGHTROOM - Weekend course

CLASS WILL START AT 10AM AND FINISH AT 4.30PM EACH DAY.

Includes 1/2 hour lunch break - BYO
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 27 AUGUST


About Treve Dromgool:

Treve has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Photography, and a postgraduate qualification in Medical Photography. She is currently immersed in the photographic industry, practicing as an Ophthalmic photographer, working freelance, exhibiting, and teaching. www.treveimage.com


Please read the course registration information and terms & conditions.
A material list will be sent with the enrolment confirmation email.

For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.  

 


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UP-CYCLING (FASHION) WORKSHOP

TUTOR: NICOLE WESSELING

This workshop will be taken by former designer of menswear label French83, Nicole Wesseling who is now working as Production Manager for Ingrid Starnes. Nicole will take the students through the challenge of creating a new fabric accessory while up-cycling pre-own garments. This workshop is a great presentation to sustainable fashion. This workshop touches on the issue consumerism in the fashion industry and explores creative ways to eliminate waste going to landfill.

With Nicole’s guidance, students will develop and design an innovative and commercially viable accessory for either men or women. Student will work with their own pre-loved garments (or garments from op-shops) and up-cycle them into a new accessory of their choice. The design and final product should comprise of 90% of the pre-loved clothing. Students may use additional purchased notions (zips, buttons and fusing).

Be creative and think about fabric weights, textures and tones you like to work with.

Note from the Tutor:

Time is limited so it would be great to have some ideas of what you’d like to do (as an accessory) before you attend the class. All equipment will be provided for pattern making, cutting and sewing – you just need to bring your own fabric, colour matching thread, zip and buttons if you want.


UP-CYCLING (FASHION) WORKSHOP

SAT. 14 & SUN. 15 OCTOBER

$250

Eventbrite - UP-CYCLING (FASHION) - Weekend course

CLASS WILL START AT 10AM AND FINISH AT 4.30PM EACH DAY.

Includes 1/2 hour lunch break - BYO
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 8 OCTOBER


About Nicole Wesseling:

Since claiming the Newmarket Young Fashion Designer Award in 2009, Wesseling has received a Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA) where she travelled to India in 2014 to research sustainable practices in the industry.

Wesseling comes from a fashion-obsessed family, whose roots lie in the Netherlands, Europe. Her Dutch heritage has a strong influence on her refined attention to detail and continues to inform her design aesthetic.

With an extensive background in both women’s and menswear, Wesseling’s approach to design is distinctive and sophisticated. She has a strong understanding of organic cotton production, and enjoys experimenting with up-cycling and recycling materials.

Wesseling has extensive experience with up-cycling projects which began with her Whitecliffe Graduate Collection. She has also worked with Whitecliffe students since 2015 during the Restyle Project run by French83 wherein students are required to up-cycle donated suits into new and innovative products.


Please read the course registration information and terms & conditions.

A material list will be sent with the enrolment confirmation email.

For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.  

 


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EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP
TUTOR: JO DIXEY

Embroidery is back, and Etsy offers great kits far from our Grand-Mother’s designs. But before getting on the new trend of Zenbroidery, learn with Jo Dixey how to sticth.

During this weekend of embroidery, students will be introduced to a collection of basic embroidery stitches and learn how to use them within a design. The first day will be spent working on a sampler, learning how to control the needle and create beautiful stitches.

The second day students will start a small embroidered picture where they will learn how to choose which stitches to use and how to fit those stitches into a space.

Some examples of kits on Etsy to inspire you for your future projects:

Zenbroidery

SquidGirl

Sea Nursery 

Floral 

Zodiac 

EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP

SAT. 14 & SUN. 15 OCTOBER

$250

Eventbrite - EMBROIDERY - Weekend course

CLASS WILL START AT 10AM AND FINISH AT 4.30PM EACH DAY.

Includes 1/2 hour lunch break - BYO
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 8 OCTOBER


About Jo Dixey:

Jo Dixey is a freelance embroiderer, stitch artist and author of the embroidery book “Stitch People”. She teaches small groups a variety of embroidery and fabric techniques as well as design based workshops. She works on commissions which have included large altar cloths, university banners and work for the fashion industry. She also repairs old embroideries and holds exhibitions of her work. The work she does for exhibition ranges from large wall hung quilts to fine embroideries. These pieces are mostly based on the human form and often comment on issues she has with modern life!

Jo trained for 3 years at the Royal School of Needlework, followed by City and Guilds creative embroidery Parts 1 and 2. She worked for the Embroiderers Guild in the UK for a year promoting embroidery around the country. Jo moved to New Zealand in 2000 and now lives in Helensville.


Please read the course registration information and terms & conditions.

A material list will be sent with the enrolment confirmation email.

For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly. 

 


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CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP
TUTOR: JULIE DOWNIE

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. In this weekend intensive course students will learn the basics of the alternative photo/print processes and create contemporary cyanotypes. Students will explore and experiment with some of the earliest ways of making photographs; techniques now used by photographic artists who are re-thinking these alternative processes.

The course wil also allow for experimentation with the basic properties of photography – objects, light and the different ways images can be recorded onto paper both inside and outside the darkroom. These are simple processes that require no previous darkroom experience, but they can create unique and beautiful prints as a result.

Students will be encouraged to create a series of work during the weekend course based on a personal collection of objects, photos, or mark making. There is no toxic product handling during the workshop and no toxic fume exposure.

Note from the tutor:

  • All photo lab material and equipment included
  • This workshop may require a little bit of preparation from the students (images, objects...) and an email will be sent out by Julie a week prior to starting the course that will give a full explanation.
  • Limited space available. For health and safety in the dark room, this class can only take a small number of students. 

CYANOTYPE WORKSHOP

SAT. 28 & SUN. 29 OCTOBER

$250

Eventbrite - CYANOTYPE - Weekend course

CLASS WILL START AT 10AM AND FINISH AT 4.30PM EACH DAY.

Includes 1/2 hour lunch break - BYO
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 22 OCTOBER


About Julie Downie:

Julie Downie completed her undergraduate and postgraduate studies whilst living in the UK. Her BA (Commendation) in Photography is from the Polytechnic of Central London, which had a strong critical theory component, as did the MA in Photography from the Derbyshire College of Higher Education. As Julie’s research interest into collecting and museology grew - this led into an MA in Museum & Gallery Education at the University of London. Tertiary level teacher training was completed through The City Lit & University of Nottingham. Julie taught and exhibited in England before returning to Auckland in 2001.


Please read the course registration information and terms & conditions.

A material list will be sent with the enrolment confirmation email. 

For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.  

  


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WEBSITE PORTFOLIO WORKSHOP
TUTOR: SHELLEY SIMPSON

This workshop is designed specifically for creative people who would like to create their own website. By the end of the weekend, students will have set up a professional, easy to maintain, low cost website that showcases their work and acts as an archive using the online platform WIX.

Artists websites have specific requirements. Students will identify what they need their website to do and have a clear pathway to creating a website that works for them and their audience.

This hands-on weekend course will cover topics such as:

- Defining audience

- Project planning

- WIX overview

- Template choice

- Image sizing and uploading

- Text formatting

- Google search optimisation

- And more…

Note from the tutor:

  • Participants need to have a basic level of computer ability: Be able to use Word - Be able to transfer photos from their camera or phone or USB stick - Be able to send emails
  • Students will need to complete a task before the course and fill out a preplanning document including questions on their intended outcome: Website content: images, text, video, audio. This will be supplied a couple of week before the course, once the course is confirmed to run.
  • iMac computers provided.


WEBSITE PORTFOLIO DESIGN WORKSHOP

SAT. 28 & SUN. 29 OCTOBER

$250

Eventbrite - WEBSITE DESIGN - Weekend course

CLASS WILL START AT 10AM AND FINISH AT 4.30PM EACH DAY.

Includes 1/2 hour lunch break - BYO
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 22 OCTOBER


About Shelley Simpson:

Shelley has taught digital media for many years. She has worked previously at Media Design School and AUT. She has taught workshops at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, Brownes School of Art and privately.

She ran her own business making websites for a long time and had many happy clients. Now, however, she prefers to give others the knowledge and skills to make their own sites.

Shelley is also a practicing artist and completed her MFA at Elam in 2016. You can look at her own art website here: shelleysimpson.co.nz

As an artist herself, Shelley is knowledgable about and sympathetic to the requirements that creative people have in the online environment. Shelley has a Certificate in Tertiary Teaching from AUT


Please read the course registration information and terms & conditions.

A material list will be sent with the enrolment confirmation email.

For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.  

 


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INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 

TUTOR: TREVE DROMGOOL

This weekend course will introduce you to using your D-SLR camera on its manual setting to unlock your full photographic creativity. The focus will be on the visual language particular to photography and how to achieve results through manipulating shutter speeds, aperture and ISO. The course includes some practice with lots of shooting time during the weekend. The main photography styles will be covered: landscape, Portraiture and studio lighting.

Note from the tutor:

Please note students need to bring a D-SLR camera for the course. 



INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

SAT. 28 & SUN. 29 OCTOBER

$250

Eventbrite - INTRO TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - Weekend course

CLASS WILL START AT 10AM AND FINISH AT 4.30PM EACH DAY.

Includes 1/2 hour lunch break - BYO
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 22 OCTOBER


About Treve Dromgool:

Treve has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Photography, and a postgraduate qualification in Medical Photography. She is currently immersed in the photographic industry, practicing as an Ophthalmic photographer, working freelance, exhibiting, and teaching. www.treveimage.com


Please read the course registration information and terms & conditions.

A material list will be sent with the enrolment confirmation email.

For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.