Class No 204 – fee $420


Tutor: David  Ryan

 Class Full – Waiting List Applies

Expand your ideas around representation. This workshop foregrounds the perception and act of seeing through the principles behind our vision that are critical to our ability to paint and create our own unique observations of the world we live in.

Each day participants will deal with different exciting and hands on techniques including:

An Intuitive Approach to Colour Mapping.

How to make sense of colour. Discover the techniques of painting using the secrets and magic of colour relationships including Saturation and Tonal Value. Mixing colours in perfect Pitch, Colour Relationships. Colour Transitions and Colour Glazing.

Improvisational Techniques – Intuition and Observation                                                                                                              Cultivating visual clarity, spatial awareness, movement and direction and tonal space through improvisation, traditional compositional dynamics, and the handling of materials.

Studio Practice – The process of painting   Participants make direct ‘plein air’, one-sitting paintings in the morning and in the afternoon work in the studio to develop a more individual and sustained work exploring contemporary and traditional directions and techniques.

The mornings will be devoted to explorations and guided studio activities, which will address the above aspects of painting. The afternoon is reserved for your independent work to gain greater insight into how to use the techniques practised in the morning more in your work, with individual critique and group discussion in a serious (but fun) and supportive atmosphere.Beginners, intermediate and advanced levels are welcome. Medium: Acrylic, oil or watercolour.

David is a traditionally trained full-time professional artist with undergraduate and postgraduate

studies at Central School of Art, the Victorian College of the Arts and the University of

Melbourne. Masters at RMIT University, Melbourne. He has an MA, BFA and Grad.Dip.Edu.

A former senior lecturer in art at RMIT University, Melbourne. With over two decades of teaching

experience and over 22 solo exhibitions in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Auckland and Nelson

including Whitespace Gallery, Auckland, The Suter Art Gallery, Nelson and 10 at the Ray Hughes

Gallery, Sydney; and over 33 curated group exhibitions including National Gallery of Australia,

National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of NSW, South Australia, West Australia, Tasmania,

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, the University Art Museum Brisbane, Port Jackson

Press, Melbourne. Whitespace Gallery, Auckland. Auckland Art Fair. Atelierhaus, Gissen,

Germany. Represented in New Zealand by Whitespace Gallery, Auckland.


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