with Claire Sheppard
Find your style, increase your confidence, learn to appreciate and make art.
A course for people who think they can't but wished they could.
This 8-week course is designed for anyone, irrelevant of talent, technical skill, or ability, with an interest in learning the basics of making art using any medium/s of their choice. Each week you will be guided expertly through the following seven elements of art:
Line: the most fundamental element, used in all the other elements
Shape: how to distinguish and recognise the shapes around us and be inspired by them
Space: negative space, positive space, distance, perspective, cropping...
Value: helps define forms, create spacial illusions and textures.
Form: you will explore the 3-dimensions that create form to bring more realism to your work
Texture: is all about the fun, fascination and joy of translating what you see into your art
Colour: basic colour theory will take you into a world of colour mixing, light, shadow and more.
A final week to finish artworks, discuss theory and ask questions
After completion you will be invited to exhibit your artworks in the Kickstart Arts' Parlour Gallery (optional)!
All materials will be provided!
WHAT YOU'LL GET
Lots of artworks and samples you create during each session
A diary filled with tips and tricks related to the various techniques being taught
Lots of photocopied handouts covering various parts of the course, including art materials, interpreting paint information, new artists and artworks for further inspiration
WHAT TO BRING
An apron, or clothing you don't mind getting dirty
A notebook or art journal to record your journey
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL.
Please book via the ticketing system below so that we know you are coming.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Starting painting from an early age, Claire Sheppard eventually did a BFA (after farming for 20 years), going on to work in various roles at MONA including as an artist for Hound in the Hunt.
Claire implemented her first series "Garden of Eden" workshops at the MAC in 2018. Following completion of these workshops, participants have gone on to develop a regular meeting of painters, and producing their 1st exhibition in 2019.