Art Play – art class for adults
WHEN: Saturdays 10am – 12pm for 9 weeks (no class Easter weekend – 8 April)
DATES: 11 March – 13 May, 2023
WHERE: Woden Library
COST: $225 for 9 weeks or $27.50 for a drop-in class
BOOKINGS: Book here
A weekly art class where adults experience the Art of Play and play with learning a variety of art processes, materials, and techniques in a range of 2D mediums. This class is open to curious adult’s of all artistic abilities.
Spend a couple of hours with Blaide Lallemand in a relaxed and friendly environment where creative support and enthusiasm is central to the workshop experience.
Blaide Lallemand is a local artist who works in a variety of mediums, painting, drawing, print, photography and more. She graduated from ANU art school twenty years ago. Blaide loves to inspire people to try new things and believes everyone can discover and flex their creative style.
This 9-week series will cover the art of collage, drawing in charcoal and lead pencils, create a colour wheel, dabble in water and acrylic paint and express your self while you paint a still life, respond to your photographic memories and paint like an abstract expressionist.
Week 1: Matisse paper cut outs- create bold, playful, soulful artworks using coloured paper, scissors, and glue. Explore the power of using solid colour, cutting out simple shapes, playing with form and pattern to create lively artworks.
Week 2: Mark making with charcoal, and lead pencils. Learn to shade, create volume and expressive mark making techniques. Looking at the greats from Michelangelo to Van Gough.
Week 3: Colour theory, learn the basics of a traditional colour wheel.
Week 4: Drawing from photographs versus drawing from life.
Week 5: Contemporary still life inspired by David Hockney, Cressida Campbell and Margaret Preston.
Week 6: Intro to watercolour paints.
Week 7: Intro to acrylic paints.
Week 8: Be expressive like Edvard Munch and Kathe Kolwitz .
Week 9: Paint abstraction like Hilma af Klint, Bridget Riley, Agnes Martin, Sonia Delaunay and Mark Rothko.