Art Theory, History & Professional Practice
Days Times & Studios
|Studio||Day||Start Date||No of Weeks||Start Time||End Time||Tutor||Price||Notes|
|Hornsby||Tuesday||5 Oct 2021||8||3.00 pm||5.00pm||various||$90||Colour Theory Lecture Series|
This course gives you foundation information applicable to being an artist. A range of topics will be explored and discussed covering the theoritical, practical and historical information that you need to become a better artist.
This will be an informative and wide ranging course covering art theory, history, professional practice, safety and sustainabilty. Each week new topics and ideas will be introduced with pracitical information as well as guidance on where to go for more information and self directed study.
In this course you will research, analyse, and discuss historical and contemporary topics and explore how these can be integrated into your own art work.
Topics covered will include;
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Developing Your Professional Creative Practice
In this series of 4 workshops, students will be introduced to a modern understanding of
colour and its application to their art practice. Topics covered will include:
- How we perceive colour; psychophysical primaries and complements; simultaneous contrast.
- Additive, subtractive and paint primaries; replacing incorrect information on the
“traditional primaries” of “Red, Yellow and Blue”.
- Moving beyond colour wheels: colour spaces (e.g. Munsell and NCS).
- Exploring Munsell colour space in more detail & learning how to manage hue, value and chroma.
- Matching target colours with paint, using Reilly’s approach.
- How to produce convincing 3D effects by correct colour shading.
Each workshop will be split roughly 50-50 between theory and practice - students will
produce their own visual reminders of the workshop content to keep for later reference.
Prof Margaret Livingstone: https://livingstone.hms.harvard.edu/vision-and-art
Dr David Briggs: https://www.huevaluechroma.com
Bruce MacEvoy: https://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/wcolor.html
Golden Paintmixer: https://www.goldenpaints.com/mixer
About Guest Lecturer Jean Pretorius
Jean is the President of the Colour Society of Australia. He is a Sydney-based realist artist with a particular interest in 2D and 3D portraiture. Jean also holds a Ph.D. in Pure Mathematics from Cambridge University(UK)
This session will support students with their visual arts practice by introducing them to contemporary art galleries and current artists work in a range of media.
We will visit art galleries across Sydney using our visual art diaries to record what we see. Through guided activities, students will document the styles and themes on exhibition. They will discuss, reflect and respond to work on exhibition.
The programme includes expeditions to Art Gallery NSW, MCA, White Rabbit, Artspace, as well as smaller arts precincts.