I am a retired English teacher who has retired from teaching but not from life, which I intend to live to the full. With all my hobbies, I'm busier now than ever with my art groups, small business and gardening.
Published April 29th 2018
No Don't Worry, It's Not Another Art Exhibition
I love painting and drawing and find it relaxing and rewarding. However, I don't feel as confident about my drawing skills. Thank God for erasers. Any opportunities to improve my skills is high on my priority list of things to "must do". Then, the most important part, practising.
While I was browsing a notice board, I found two prospective workshops that sounded interesting and without an exorbitant price attached.
Exploring Colour, Workshop and Practical Demonstration
I can still remember my high school art lesson where I had to remember the colour wheel off by heart. It took a while when all I wanted to do was paint. I still don't think that red and green look good together. However, I acknowledge that colour can make all the difference to work of art.
This workshop about colour is conducted by Anna De Jager , a well renowned West Australian artist on Saturday 12th May, from 1 pm until 5 pm at the Gary Holland Community centre, Rockingham. The workshop for RRA (Rockingham Regional Arts) members is $25.00 and non-members, $35.00. All equipment is provided as well as afternoon tea. To book contact Lori on 0405718459. You'll need to act quickly.
Continue Your Education in Art, run by Gillian Pebbles, is an all-day course on Sunday the 20th of May, starting at 10.00 am – 12.30 pm, lunch, and the afternoon session,1 pm – 4 pm, at the Gary Holland Community Centre.
The first session is "Discover the Secret to Drawing Figures in a Landscape". The afternoon is "Portrait Painting Techniques - What Makes a Good Portrait." The day is free for RRS members and only $10.00 for non-members. Tea, coffee and lunch are included. To book, call Lori on 0405718459. First in, best dressed. Just lunch alone would cost more than that.
Portraiture and figure drawing are two areas where I definitely lack confidence and two areas that I would like to improve on.
The Gary Holland Community Centre is at 19 Kent Street, Rockingham.