TUTOR: Kohl Tyler-Dunshea
This course is an opportunity for both beginners and intermediate painters to experiment with watercolour, develop their technical skill base, and discover a range of traditional and contemporary painting methodologies.
Throughout the course students will work from a variety of botanical references. Live, pressed, and images of botanical specimens will be studied (sometimes these will be provided, and at other times, students will be encouraged to bring their own).
Students will improve their confidence in watercolour painting through a variety of technically driven warm-up exercises. These range from, but aren't limited to: graded washes, flat washes, pointillism, glazing, masking, lifting colour, and detailed brushwork. Warm up exercises aim to encourage experimentation and inspire painters to approach botanical watercolour painting in a variety of ways.
Students will also learn about painting from light to dark, mark making, paper stretching, and practice using masking and layering as a compositional tool.
In the later part of the course, the classes will progress to sustained painting sessions. Students will have the opportunity to spend time planning and producing work that is more resolved.
We will also discuss and dissect the work of contemporary artists that are pushing the boundaries of watercolour painting.
Please note, students who wish to delve into different subject matter are welcome to.
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 Kohl Tyler-Dunshea:
Kohl is a practicing artist based in Auckland. She received her BFA from Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design.
Kohl works with a variety of mediums, ranging from interactive living installations comprised of plants, to photography and watercolour paintings. The content of her work often falls within the purview of ecology, globalism and relational aesthetics.
Her installation Offerings was the first place recipient of the 2017 Estuary Art and Ecology Awards held at Auckland’s Malcolm Smith gallery. She also recently collaborated with footwear company Merchant1948 and produced Kohl for Isabella Anselmi, her own line of shoes which showcases exclusive watercolour textile designs. Her work has been featured in Viva, The Sunday Magazine, Eyecontact, The Kaipara Lifestyler and also fashion Quarterly.
Recent solo exhibition: Purlieus, Skinroom Gallery, Hamilton. Group exhibitions: Estuary Art and Ecology Prize, Malcolm Smith Gallery, Auckland, Art of Giving, Bayleys House, Auckland, Paperhouse, Alberton Heritage Building, Auckland, Paperwork, DEMO, Auckland
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 ONLY. Please check the 2018 Continuing Education Calendar for the terms dates.
For any question regarding this course, please contact us directly.