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Update May 5th 2016
Everyone is asking for weekend sessions.
Well Karina aims to please so slot this date in your diary and sign up before it fills up.
July 23rd, 2016 Saturday 9-5 at a reduced rate of $250
I am enjoying it so much and you will too.
Art to the naked eye, oil? acrylic?, no coloured pencils
Do you enjoy colouring in? Can you trace? Have you always looked at art and said to yourself, "I can only dream to be able to create art like that". Do you think those books with fun designs to colour in are restive and fun. Throw them out. There is a one up in the colouring world. This is the next step you have to take. Sign up for this new course learning to create art with coloured pencils.
Chorus Girl by Karina Griffiths - Photo Courtesy Tricia Ziemer
You can create that kind of vivid work that looks like an oil painting, believe it or not, with coloured pencils. These are not just any old coloured pencils. These pencils are of new technology that create the look of an oil or acrylic painting. All you have to do is trace and learn to colour in and blend. This is the only coloured pencil course of its kind in Australia! And this is your chance to be involved and have your very first piece of art on the wall by the end of the class.
Tricia Ziemer Interviews Karina Griffiths- Photo Bill Page
Coloured Pencils as a medium. History CP Terminology
Paper types Pencil brands Photographing references
How to get started
• Working with other mediums
• How to photograph your finished work
• How to enter art shows
• Prints and giclees
• Commission work and how to price your work
• Social networking
• Styles and palettes used in differing subject matter
• Publications and resources
Karina says "You do not need to know how to draw. I can teach you. You just need to enjoy colouring and have some understanding of what you wish to achieve with your art, passion, and a super keen interest."
Artwork by Karina Griffiths - Photo Courtesy Tricia Ziemer
This course is very comprehensive, and it will allow you to grow with your own desires for the medium in such a way that your knowledge and confidence will become second nature!
Each week, she will cover the above subjects, sharing and interacting. Most sessions will be hands on and she will be taking you on a tour roaming the grounds of the Monastery taking reference photos! Or like me you can bring an A3 picture to trace. I am already booked in and excited to attend.
This course put you smack bang in the middle of the magnificent grounds of the Sacred Heart Monastery high on the hill in Croydon, with 180 degrees views of Melbourne and Mt.Dandenong, the classroom is light filled, airy and clean. A truly inspiring place to learn all about coloured pencils! What a place to be inspired by.
Karina also says, "Over 1 Saturday, this course will take you through everything you need to know about how to create your own work of art, techniques, tricks, processes, build your network of suppliers, create your own audience and finally, what's involved in commissions and selling your work. An unmissable course for drawers, artists and lovers of pencils!." So take that leap of faith in your inner artist and email Karina at email@example.com for an enrollment form.
You will only need a few materials to start your art journey.
YOUR MATERIALS LIST
Here is what you may like to have to complete the course:
• A camera- digital point and shoot or DLSR.
• A set of coloured pencils- preferably of the following brands:
Caran D'ache Luminance,
Faber Castell Polychromos,
Derwent Colorsoft or
Lyra (Lyra's are available at Officeworks by individual colours- others available at excellent prices at THE ART SHOP BAYSWATER INSTORE OR ONLINE 9758 3266)
• Eraser- kneadable or normal eraser
• Sharpener- any will do to start with.
• Lead pencils- HB, 6B and 8B
• A cartridge paper sketch pad (160gsm) or some archival paper such as Canson Mi-Teintes or Fabriano (hot pressed papers work best)
• A tablet or computer screen to work with reference photo's.
• A notepad to write notes! Lots of them! Lol.
Lunch is a working lunch. Please bring your own lunch. Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided at all times for your enjoyment.
Oil, Acrylic, NO Coloured Pencils by Karina Griffith - Photo courtesy Tricia Ziemer
The room is located OFF THE AUDITORIUM/HALL.
When you drive up to the Monastery, drive past the church towards the school at the back behind the church and you will see the Auditorium Hall. There will be signage!
Class will run from Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm October 29th, 2016. All this for $250 for the day. Or you if you have come before, you can do a catch up day for $130. What a barg!
MONASTERY HILL is located on map 50 G4
If you cannot make the course, but you love what you see, you can commission and professional portrait of anything you love, family, friend, animal. You just need a few photos. No longer do we live in the days of needed to sit for 10 hours for a portrait. How lucky are we.
Neighbours - by Karina Griffith - Photo courtesy Tricia Ziemer