Closet Creatives: The Sequel

Closet Creatives: The Sequel

Closet Creatives: The Sequel
with Rebecca Blackburn

Thursdays > 10:00am – 12:30pm

Term 4 | 1 November – 6 December

Following on from Closet Creatives: An Art Class for Absolute Beginners, this six-week workshop continues to explore painting, drawing and mixed media. You will learn new techniques for creating abstract art, drawing realistically, working with watercolour and acrylics, mono-printing and making your own artist book.

This is an art taster course designed for beginners, and you do not have to have participated in Closet Creatives: An Art Class for Absolute Beginners to do this course. It aims to encourage participants to be creative, have fun and to feel more confident about making art.

The tutor, Rebecca Blackburn, is an artist and writer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School. She has taught art and creativity classes in Australia and Oxford and is currently writing a book about creativity.

Content >

Realistic drawing
Explore techniques for ensuring your drawing is in proportion. Learn how to draw realistic eyes and other facial features.

Abstract drawing
Find abstraction in everyday items.

Exploring watercolour
Learn a range of techniques for creating interesting textures with watercolour, and create a tiny artwork.

Acrylic painting
Learn the process for designing an abstract work and use acrylic to paint it.

Mono printing
Learn how to print your own papers using inks.

Artist’s books
Make your own simple artist book, by folding, sewing and collaging papers.

Proportion
Measuring with a pencil and finding the midpoint.

Drawing eyes
Bring in a mirror and draw from life.

Finish
By making a watercolour postcard; using stencils and masking, salt, plastic, rice and tissue paper.


Costs >

$245

Friends of BAC cardholders receive a 10% discount.
All materials will be provided.

Enrolment >

More info >

Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.

Header image incorporates elements of artwork by Rebecca Blackburn.