Classes & Workshops

2019 TERM 4 – Monday 7 October – Friday 22 November (7 week term)

Annual Membership: Adult $55, Associate $30 (under 15 years).

Class prices listed are for Members and are subject to change.  

Classes Term 4 – 2019

 
MONDAY - 7 classes 
9.30am - 12.00pm Contemporary Acrylic Painting with Marek Wilinski $210.00
1.00pm - 3.00pm Life Drawing with Marie-Louise Anderson (incl. model payment) $245.00
12.45pm - 3.15pm Beginners to Advanced Pottery with Jill Anderson (incl. glazes & firing, clay is $extra) $273.00
4.00pm - 5.30pm Discovering Creative Media (Including Pottery) for CHILDREN (6yrs+) with Sandra Marasco (incl. materials) $175.00
6.45pm - 8.45pm Painting the Human Form with Marie-Louise Anderson - expressions of interest to the Office
TUESDAY - 6 classes (No class Melb. Cup Day 5 Nov) 
9.30am - 11.30am En Plein Air Painting Group - Members Only
10.00am - 12.00pm Drawing Possibilities with Suellen Kennewell  $150.00
1.00pm - 3.00pm Creative Design Beginners to Advanced Ceramics/Pottery with Rick Price (incl. glazes & firing, clay is $extra) $234.00
5.00pm - 6.30pm Creative Art Possibilities for Year 5 - Year 12s with Suellen Kennewell (incl. materials) $155.00
6.30pm - 9.00pm Beginners to Advanced Pottery with Jill Anderson (incl. glazes & firing, and clay is $extra) $234.00
7.30pm - 9.30pm OPEN STUDIO - Members Only - Painting & Drawing Studio $10per session
WEDNESDAY - 7 classes 
1.00pm - 3.00pm Painting and Drawing with Joy Helen Lea $175.00
6.30pm - 9.00pm Beginner to Advanced Pottery with Helen Trudinger - (incl. glazes and firing, clay is $extra) $273.00
THURSDAY - 7 classes
1.00pm - 4.00pm OPEN STUDIO - Members Only - Painting & Drawing Studio $ 10per session
7.30pm - 9.30pm Drawing & Painting with Karen Smith $175.00
FRIDAY - 7 classes 
9.30am - 12.30pm Exploring Watercolours/Water based media with Anne Conomy $210.00
10.00am - 12.00pm Creative Art & Design with Karen Smith - expressions of interest to the Office
12.30pm – 4.00pm OPEN STUDIO – Members Only - Ceramics - BJ Pottery Studio ($20 glazes per term) and Firing $13 per kg $ 10per session

9.30am - 12.00pm Contemporary Acrylic Painting with Marek Willinski

  • Suitable for beginners to advanced painters.
This exciting new class will combine fundamental design principles with contemporary art techniques so that students can produce a diverse range of work from:
  • Still life - painting natural and found objects of the Beaumaris foreshore such as sea life, flotsam, jetsam, flora and fauna.
  • Surrealism - painting creatures created from everyday man made objects and developing painting techniques that allow expression of the unconscious.
  • Abstract - using a visual language of shape, form, colour and line to create an expressive composition.
We will use a range of mediums for each artwork and the following materials will be required: Acrylic brushes, set of 12 x student gouache paints, good quality acrylic paints including primary colours, coloured pencils, 2 x grey lead pencils and eraser, 1 x ruler, 1 x A3 visual diary.  Other papers and canvasses will be advised during first class.

12.45pm - 3.15pm Beginners to Advanced Pottery with Jill Anderson

  • Jill has many years of experience teaching ceramics and exhibiting her work. She enjoys sharing her obsession with clay and encourages an experimental and creative approach to making.
  • Beginners learn to hand build and/or wheel form basic ceramic forms while more advanced students are assisted in developing their own projects. Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered.
  • Underglazes, oxides, glazes and firing are included in the fee. Clay can be purchased from at the Studio.  Please bring a note book and an apron/old shirt.

 1.00pm - 3.00pm Life Drawing with Marie-Louise Anderson

  • An environment is provided where students can discover their own vision, style and skill through practice using a variety of mediums, creative techniques and approaches. In a fertile environment individual styles evolve through looking, imagining and practice.
  • Individual critique and group discussion helps to develop confidence and critical observation. During sessions we may discuss the work of other artists and current exhibitions.

4.00pm - 5.30pm Discovering Creative Media (Including Pottery) for CHILDREN (6yrs+) with Sandra Marasco

  • Each week we will use a range of different mediums and techniques including collage, printing, drawing, painting, frottage and textiles.
  • The class will be fun and stimulating and will engage children to undertake enjoyable, interesting and unique activities.
  • A range of materials is included in the fee to enable students to experience as wide a variety of media as possible.

6.45pm – 8.45pm Painting the Human Form with Marie-Louise Anderson - expressions of interest to the Office

  • This is a fun and experimental class where anything can happen.
  • We explore and define the human form (with life model) using acrylics, focusing on line, tone and colour but also experimenting with a variety of techniques and styles.
  • Inspiration is found in the work of traditional, contemporary and local artists.
  • Enjoy the experience of critique and group discussion.

9.30am - 11.30am "En Plein Air" Untutored

  • For BAGS members - we meet in local Bayside areas in 2 week blocks. Location details are given at the end of each week.

10.00am - 12.00pm Drawing Possibilities with Suellen Kennewell

  • Suellen is an experienced and practicing designer who completed her Bachelor of Arts at Victoria College, majoring in drawing and graduating with Honours. Suellen has a love of shape and structure and is excited by the evolutionary process.
  • Drawing with whatever medium you want, to expand your unique vision.
  • Students will have fun, be excited and feel comfortable to challenge themselves. I want to teach people how to really see things and how to value and develop their unique artistic vision by exploring drawing through self-expression, structure, composition, intuitive use of colour and awareness of their own personal influences.

1.00pm - 3.00pm "Creative Design" Beginners to Advanced Ceramics/Pottery with Rick Price

Rick returns to BAG having started his teaching career here in 1983.  He has lectured in Art & Design both in Australia and overseas.  His 20 years of experience range from production potter, drawing, fine art painting and design technologies. Suitable for beginners, to advanced and beyond.
  • Explores innovative approaches to hand-building and wheel throwing techniques.
  • Introduction to throwing, hand-building techniques, design process, art theory and glazing and decorating, glaze theory and demonstrations.
5.00pm - 6.30pm Creative Art Possibilities for Year 5 - Year 12s with Suellen Kennewell (incl. materials)

6.30pm - 9.00pm Beginners to Advanced Pottery with Jill Anderson

  • Jill has many years of experience teaching ceramics and exhibiting her work.  She enjoys sharing her obsession with clay and encourages an experimental and creative approach to making.
  • Beginners learn to hand build and/or wheel form basic ceramic forms while more advanced students are assisted in developing their own projects.  Decorating, glazing and firing techniques will be covered.
  • Underglazes, oxides, glazes and firing are included in the fee.  Clay can be purchased at the Studio.  Please bring a note book and an apron/old shirt.

7.30pm - 9.30pm OPEN STUDIO – Members Only - Painting & Drawing Studio

New members welcome. $10 per session.

1.00pm - 3.00pm Painting & Drawing with Joy Helen Lea

  • This class will concentrate on drawing and painting the same subject for two weeks at a time.
  • Each two week class should stimulate you to give you enough ideas for a complete exhibition on variations on that particular subject.
  • The group will be encouraged to try different drawing and painting techniques after being given a short demonstration.
  • Also short demonstrations will be given on mixing of acrylics with a number of different mediums.
  • Trust in the process of the way I teach and you will enjoy yourself and discover your imagination and style.

6.30pm - 9.00pm Beginners to Advanced Pottery with Helen Trudinger

HAND BUILDING
  • Demonstration of soft clay construction making a cup form with textured surface
  • Attaching handles
  • Decorating with underglazes
  • Demonstration of hand bowl forms and plates
  • Glazing techniques
WHEEL THROWING
  • Demonstration of wheel thrown cup forms
  • Demonstration of bowl forms and plate
  • Attaching handles
  • Decorating with underglazes
  • Glazing techniques

1.00pm - 4.00pm Open Studio – Members Only - Painting & Drawing Studio

  • New members welcome.
  • $10 per session.

7.30pm - 9.30pm Drawing and Painting with Karen Smith

  • This course presents an investigation into traditional and contemporary art techniques exploring drawing, painting and mixed media.
  • Develop the skills and confidence to pursue your personal art concerns.
  • Materials required: bulldog clips, charcoal, paper (sold on-site), grey lead pencil, eraser and a cheap box of pastels.
  • Other materials in relation to painting (watercolour, water-based oils or acrylics) can be discussed in class.
 

9.30am - 12.30pm Exploring Watercolours/Water based media with Anne Conomy

I have been a member of Beaumaris Art Group since 2002 (although was also a member back when I was a teenager).  Although I have enjoyed acrylic and pastel painting, I have been exploring watercolour since 2002 and become passionate about the medium.  I am particularly drawn to big sky landscapes and portraiture in the medium although if I can encourage others to play and love the medium I am happy. I am looking forward to the opportunity to spend time further exploring water-based media with a group of keen artists in 2019.

12.30pm - 4.30pm Open Studio - Members Only - Ceramics - BJ Pottery Studio

  • Ceramics, BJ Pottery Room
  • $10 per session
  • $20 glazes
  • Firing $13 per kg