TUTOR: RICHARD FAHEY
This course, dedicated to painters with some prior knowledge (i.e: not beginners) will focus on their hands-on painting practice and provide them with the opportunity to nominate, develop and refine their individual interests and aspirations within the general domain of contemporary painting (abstract or figurative painting).
Emphasis will be placed on students acquiring skills and knowledge through their practical endeavours. The tutorial discussion will centre around the means by which students can gain confidence and insight into establishing their own sensibility and individual mode of performance.
Advice will be provided on material and conceptual considerations that will enable students to further define how they can improve performance and how they might locate contexts relevant to themselves within the broader terrain of contemporary art.
Within the practical painting sessions, Richard will include advises on painting techniques and material, as well as discussions around the following topics in order to get the student thinking about the different aspect and diverse consideration of maintaining a regular painting practice:
- What constitutes the general terrain of contemporary painting?
-What are the practical strategies that are useful in getting started?
- What is the nature and function of drawing?
- What types of research are relevant and how one might practically benefit from these types of activities?
- Practical considerations in how you might organise and manage a practice
No specific material list will be supplied. It is expected that students will already have some painting material they use and bring it to the sessions.
- Painting tools (paint, brushes...)
- Painting supports (wood panel, canvas or paper)
- Graphic and paint media (drawing material, sketchbooks...)
Richard may identify specific material for students during the sessions, in this case, it will be discussed on a week to week basis.
Students can work in acrylic or oil paint. However, students will not be able to leave their artwork to dry on site, so they will need to be able to transport it back home even if it is still wet in the case of oil paint.
THE 6 WEEKS COURSE WILL RUN FROM TUESDAY EVENING 6 MARCH TO 10 APRIL
EACH CLASS WILL START AT 6PM AND FINISH AT 9PM.
About Richard Fahey:
Richard Fahey had a long professional association in teaching contemporary arts within the tertiary sector. He graduated with a BFA in Painting, Sociology and Art Education from the University of Canterbury in 1987, and an MFA in Painting from RMIT, Melbourne in 2000. Richard has advised the Ministry of Education and the NZ Qualifications Authority on Visual Arts content, curricula and assessment. He is a past judge of the Wallace Trust Art Award, Waiheke Art Award, Auckland Society of Potters Annual Exhibition and Molly Morpeth Canaday Art Award. Richard has produced a number of curated exhibitions related to his interest in ceramics; Clay Economies (Objectspace, 2008), Richard Parker: Master of Craft (Objectspace, 2010): Peter Hawkesby (Gus Fisher Gallery, 2011) and The Morning Room China Cabinet (Pah Homestead, 2017).
ENROLMENT NOW OPEN
- Please read the short courses frequently asked questions and the courses terms and conditions.
- A material list will be sent with the enrolment confirmation email.
- This course will run in Term: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4. Please check the 2018 Continuing Education Calendar for the terms dates.
For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.