Summer Workshops 2018

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

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY with Treve Dromgool - 5 days

DRAWING with Daphne Simons- 3 days 

BOTANIC WATERCOLOUR with Kohl Tyler-Dunshea - 3 days

LOOM WEAVING with Laine Toia-Burnett -  4 days

CERAMIC with Becky Richards - 3 days 

ADOBE SUPER SUITE with Paul Shadbolt - 5 days 

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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY  /  5 days
TUTOR: TREVE DROMGOOL

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This one-week long summer intensive course is a complete photography learning experience from shooting with a D-SLR camera to using photograph enhancement software.

The practical sessions will include practice in shooting landscape, portrait, and abstract, as well as using a professional lighting studio.

The course will also provide training in using the software Adobe Lightroom to enhance photos like professionals.

This intensive course will set you up with all aspects of digital photography and photo enhancement.

Note from the Tutor:

Students need their own Digital SLR camera for this course.


DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 

FROM MONDAY 15TH TO FRIDAY 19TH JANUARY

$420

Eventbrite - DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - Summer course

Daily classes will start at 9.30am and finish at 4pm

Includes 1/2 lunch break BYO

Total of 30 hours of tuition

ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 8 JANUARY


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. 

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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  /  3 days
TUTOR: DAPHNE SIMONS

If you are looking for a crash course to learn all the basic knowledge in drawing to become more creative and improve your drawing skills, then this is the class for you.

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

FROM WEDNESDAY 17TH TO FRIDAY 19TH JANUARY

$250

Eventbrite - DRAWING - Summer course

Daily classes will start at 9.30am and finish at 4pm

Includes 1/2 lunch break BYO

Total of 18 hours of tuition

ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 8 JANUARY


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.

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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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BOTANIC WATERCOLOUR  /  3 days  - FULL!

TUTOR: KOHL TYLER-DUNSHEA

This workshop 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 workshop students will work from a variety of botanical references which range from, live plants to, images of botanical specimens. These will be provided for the first session and for the second session, the group will source their own references to work from. The group will take a walk to the Parnell Rose Gardens where they will be encouraged to spend time sketching and taking photos of the surrounding greenery.

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. The warm up exercises provided aim to encourage experimentation and inspire painters to approach botanical watercolour painting in a variety of ways.

In this workshop students will also learn about painting from light to dark, mark making, and practice using masking and layering as a compositional tool.

Students will have the opportunity to spend time planning and producing work that is more resolved on the third day of the workshop through guided sustained painting sessions.


BOTANIC WATERCOLOUR (COURSE FULLY BOOKED)

FROM MONDAY 15TH TO WEDNESDAY 17TH JANUARY

$250

Eventbrite - BOTANIC WATERCOLOUR - Summer course Sorry, this course is FULL

Daily classes will start at 9.30am and finish at 4pm

Includes 1/2 lunch break BYO

Total of 18 hours of tuition

ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 8 JANUARY


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

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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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LOOM WEAVING  /  4 days

TUTOR: LAINE TOIA-BURNETT

This Loom Weaving course will allow the students to explore fiber art and experiment with their expressive nature. Laine Toia will draw from her traditional Maori weaving expertise and contemporary weaving practice to support the students towards manifesting their weaving vision through traditional practice methods, contemporary approaches to weaving, entwining theory, and understanding materials and process. She will also talk about the meditative and healing nature of a weaving practice.

The students will acquire the foundation skills used in loom weaving and learn techniques to enable them to produce their own wall hanging work. Students will learn how to cast on their own loom, learn about thread tension, will learn different weaving techniques and knots to create different patterns, how to trim and cast off a work, and learn the vocabulary of weaving. Laine will discuss the behavior of different fibers and materials used in weaving, from natural plant and animal based fibers to synthetic. Students will also research the practice of other fiber artists to provide a frame work and context to inform their own emerging fiber practice.

This practical course is hands on in a small group to allow one-on-one teaching time as well as group demonstration. The course fee includes a loom (A2 size) for each student to keep, Laine will also provide some wool and fiber. Students will need to bring additional wool and fiber in the colours of their choice for their project (mixed texture and thickness).


LOOM WEAVING

FROM MONDAY 15TH TO THURSDAY 18TH JANUARY

$350 (includes material)

Eventbrite - LOOM WEAVING - Summer course

Daily classes will start at 9.30am and finish at 4pm

Includes 1/2 lunch break BYO

Total of 24 hours of tuition

ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 8 JANUARY


About Laine Toia-Burnett:

Laine Toia-Burnett is the young artist behind Bespoke Weaving. Her weaving practice started during a surgery recovery time, while she was healing she was weaving. With her background in Interior design, she made it her mission to create her first piece of contemporary weaving during her recovery, using her Maori weaving knowledge and her design flair. Weaving has become almost like a form of meditation for Laine. she finds it very comforting to see how each piece slowly evolves and flows into something beautiful. By giving in to her interest in weaving, Laine has learnt about past generations of amazing weavers on both sides of her family, and it gives her daily work a stronger purpose.

From a young age she was taught to be thankful for the plants that nurture us in our everyday life, this translates into her creation process as she says a Karakia (Prayer) to thank the plants for providing the fibres for her to weave with. She was also taught the original steps to prepare the plant for weaving, from sourcing the plant, stripping and drying the fibres, right up to dying the natural fibres before it is woven.

All of these precious tools help Laine to have a better understanding and appreciation for what she creates today and influence her weaving style; a mix between Traditional and Contemporary.

“Threading the Modern and Traditional together”

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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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CERAMIC  /  3 days

TUTOR: BECKY RICHARDS

This workshop will begin by covering the basics in key hand-building techniques (pinching, coiling, slab- building), as an introduction to the behaviour of clay. With a focus on form and materiality, students will use these basic methods to craft a small sculpture (or series of sculptures) over the three days. During this time we will look at using drawing as a means to plan forms, and experiment with form and texture through small scale clay exercises - building up to a final project. As a group we will experiment with the application of different clay slips, and ways of finishing raw clay surfaces. Sculptures and small experiments will be bisque fired (once dry) and returned to students three weeks later

Note from the Tutor:

Please note students will only get their creations back at least 3 weeks after the workshop to allow time for drying and firing. Ceramic works will then be available to pick up from reception at Whitecliffe during business hours or otherwise arranged with the Head of Department Anne-Sophie Adelys anne-sophiea@whiteclife.ac.nz


CERAMIC

FROM MONDAY 15TH TO WEDNESDAY 17TH JANUARY

$300 (includes material)

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Daily classes will start at 9.30am and finish at 4pm

Includes 1/2 lunch break BYO

Total of 18 hours of tuition

ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 8 JANUARY


 About Becky Richards:

Becky Richards is a Christchurch born artist. Having completed her BFA at Ilam School of Fine Arts, she spent several years living and exhibiting in Melbourne. She is currently based in Auckland, undertaking her MFA at Elam School of Fine Arts, and working part time at Objectspace gallery.

Working predominantly with ceramic objects, unfired clay, earth, fabric, plant life, wood, and geologic samples; Richards looks to illumine the vibrancy of different types of raw matter. She draws links between our own, small mammalian rhythms, our everyday gestures and objects, and the enveloping, elemental flux of wider nature.

She employs simple, often repetitive activities that bring a human body into contact with organic potencies, through exploration, quiet observation, movement and making. These rhythms of being and doing are approached with an interest in their potential to colour and adjust the abstract space of thought, and facilitate a connection with the earth in the context of digitally-saturated societies.

Exhibition at Blue Oyster gallery 


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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ADOBE SUPER SUITE  /  5 days
TUTOR: PAUL SHADBOLT

The Adobe Super Suite course is an introduction to Adobe’s Creative Cloud Suite of design applications and tools.

This course will introduce the beginner to the big three of Adobe’s Creative Cloud software suite – Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. As well as giving an overview of the design software and it’s features, the course will also touch on Adobe’s cloud based features like Typekit, Adobe Stock Images and Creative Cloud Libraries, and introduce Adobe’s new range of iOS mobile applications.

The course will deliver presentations demonstrating the features and various techniques of the applications, as well as setting practical hands-on tasks and small projects that will be supervised by your tutor in class. The projects will allow the students to assimilate the teaching in a practical manner and demonstrate the different applications.

The demonstrations, daily tasks and small projects will cumulate into a final project on the last day where you will be able to utilise your new skills to manipulate and edit images, design vector graphics, and create layout compositions. This final project can be print based (a poster or magazine layout), digital (interactive PDF or animated Gif), or a project of your own making.

At the completion of the course, the students will have a strong understanding of the potential of Adobe’s Creative Cloud and a range of skills for using Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator that will allow them to create their own work as well as setting a solid foundation for further self-directed learning.

Note:

students will work on iMacs and will have access to Adobe Creative Suite. You don't need to bring a laptop. just bring a USB to save your projects. 

ADOBE SUPER SUITE

FROM MONDAY 15TH TO FRIDAY 19TH JANUARY

$420

Eventbrite - ADOBE SUPER SUITE - Summer course

Daily classes will start at 9.30am and finish at 4pm

Includes 1/2 lunch break BYO

Total of 30 hours of tuition

ENROLMENT NOW OPEN UNTIL 8 JANUARY


About Paul Shadbolt:

Paul Shadbolt has been a graphic designer for many years and is an Avid traveller and photographer. He holds a Design degree from Unitec and attended the Axis Awards Advertising School. He worked at Seven Visual Communication and was head of creative and marketing at Redhead Clothing until he created his own design studio: Foundation Design. He also has experience as systems analyst, hardware and software procurement manager and the I.T. support. It is these extra roles that have given Paul a greater depth of business related knowledge and therefore makes for a better designer. Paul is a lecturer on the Bachelor programme at Whitecliffe and is dedicated to teaching: “promoting the industry to potential young designers is very close to my heart”

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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.