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PRETORIA: ONE-DAY WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 2020

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65 The Fountains, Via Firenze, Lombardy Estate, Graham Road (Silver Lakes area), Pretoria

8.30 am – 4 pm

 

22 February                Workshop 1: Space

28 March                     Workshop 2: Texture

23 May                        Workshop 3: Conceptual line

27 June                       Workshop 4: Presentation & installation

26 September             Workshop 5: The formal language of art & beyond

31 October                 Workshop 6: Excavation

 

The workshops do not follow in sequence and can be taken randomly.

COST: Cost per day-workshop: R600-00.

 

WORKSHOP 1: SPACE 

 

The workshop considers how to approach and render space in an artwork. Different spaces are considered such as urban and architectural space; landscape; and interiors. There is focus on psychospace and the creation of mood and the associations embedded in colour, as well as on the importance of line and mark making to articulate a mood. A study of colour and its different nuances and associations  will be done. 

 

The workshop includes an introductory PowerPoint presentation on space, place and mood in examples of local and international artworks. Concise theoretical and art historical background is provided. 

 

In preparation artists will have to create a work in colour for the workshop; after discussion it will be completed/edited during the workshop. Bring own materials and an additional canvas or sheet of paper to the workshop. On confirmation of attendance more prep info will be provided.

 

8.30                 Arrival and set up

9 – 11              Powerpoint on space

11 – 1              Crit

1 – 4                Practical workshop

 

WORKSHOP 2: TEXTURE

 

This workshop introduces artists to the place of texture in contemporary art. Various ways of creating texture and their embedded associations are explored. Heightened sensory perception is an objective in order to develop more acute sensitivity for expressive surface. 

 

The workshop includes an introductory PowerPoint presentation. Concise theoretical and art historical background is provided. 

 

In preparation artists will have to collect various found materials and substances for the workshop, as well as get some artist glues and pastes or pasting and filling materials from a hardware store. The work will be created during the workshop. On confirmation of attendance more prep info will be provided.

 

8.30                 Arrival and set up

9 – 11              Powerpoint on texture

11 – 1              Crit

1 – 4                Practical workshop

 

WORKSHOP 3: CONCEPTUAL LINE

 

In this workshop we will work in dry media such as pencil, charcoal and pastel, or in acrylic paints. The importance of line is considered and explored in its association with context concept. There is focus on contextual and intuitive line techniques in order to enhance and express content. 

 

The workshop includes an introductory PowerPoint presentation. Concise theoretical and art historical background is provided. 

 

In preparation artists will have to prepare a text/concept for the workshop; several works will be created during the workshop. Bring own materials to the workshop. On confirmation of attendance more prep info will be provided.

 

8.30                 Arrival and set up

9 – 11              Powerpoint on the conceptual use of line in art

11 – 1              Crit

1 – 4                Practical workshop

 

WORKSHOP 4: PRESENTATION & INSTALLATION 

 

This workshop is aimed at professional practice training. We look at how to write an artist statement and a short bio, as well as the role of design in art presentation. Presentation methodologies including framing and mounting; installation techniques; labelling; and titling are considered. 

 

The workshop includes an introductory PowerPoint presentation. Concise theoretical and art historical background is provided. 

 

Artists bring completed own work to the workshop for crit and guidance. At least 5 works should be brought with, either old or newly produced work. The practical workshop entails some writing and a mock-up for a proposed exhibition. On confirmation of attendance more prep info will be provided.

 

8.30                 Arrival and set up

9 – 11              Powerpoint on presentation and installation

11 – 2              Practical workshop 

3 – 4                Crit

 

WORKSHOP 5: THE FORMAL LANGUAGE OF ART AND BEYOND

This workshop is theory and crit based. It entails both looking at the back-to-basics of art, that is, revisiting the fundamental formal language of art, and methodologies of breaking the ‘rules’. It will assist artists to understand when and why a work is considered as 'good' or successful, even when all the ‘rules’ have been broken. There is emphasis on when and why an idea or concept 'works'.

The workshop includes introductory PowerPoint presentations and how the topic of the workshop finds application in examples of local and international artwork. Concise theoretical and art historical background is provided.

Artists bring completed work to be discussed and critiqued. On confirmation of attendance more prep info will be provided.

8.30                 Arrival and set up

9 – 11              Powerpoint on the formal language of art and breaking the ‘rules’

11 – 4              Crit and discussion

WORKSHOP 6: EXCAVATION

Using a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials, the workshop combines knowledge of the formal language of art with various chance effects.  Several processes such as sifting, scraping, spilling and smearing will be used in the creation of an art work. These processes are important in releasing creative block conditions and inhibition, as well as to build confidence and rediscover freedom of expression. Instead of creating images we will excavate images. 

 

The workshop includes an introductory PowerPoint presentation. Concise theoretical and art historical background is provided. 

 

The practical workshop is experimental and explorative in nature. A variety of materials will be worked with. On confirmation of attendance more prep info will be provided.

 

8.30                 Arrival and set up

9 – 11              Powerpoint on presentation and installation

11 – 2              Crit

3 – 4                Practical workshop

CAPE TOWN: TWO-DAY WORKSHOP PROGRAMME 2020

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3-4 April: Workshop 1 - Presentation & Installation

Rust en Vrede Gallery, Wellington Road, Durbanville

8.30 am – 4 pm each day.

 

12 – 13 June: Workshop 2 - The formal language of art & Beyond

Simon’s Town Library, Main Road.

8.30 am – 4 pm each day.

 

18 – 19 September: Workshop 3 - Psychospace

Simon’s Town Library, Main Road.

8.30 am – 4 pm each day.

The workshops do not follow in sequence and can be taken randomly.

 

COST: Cost per two-day workshop: R1000-00.

 

WORKSHOP 1: Presentation & Installation 

 

This workshop is aimed at professional practice training. We look at how to write an artist statement and a short bio, as well as the role of design in art presentation. Presentation methodologies including framing and mounting; installation techniques; labelling; and titling are considered. 

 

The workshop includes an introductory PowerPoint presentation. Concise theoretical and art historical background is provided. 

 

Artists bring completed own work to the workshop for crit and guidance. At least 5 works should be brought with, either old or newly produced work. The practical workshop entails some writing and a mock-up for a proposed exhibition. 

 

On confirmation of attendance more prep info will be provided.

 

Day 1

8.30                 Arrival and set up

9 – 11              Powerpoint on presentation and installation

11 - 4               Discussion and individual crits on mock-up exhibition

 

Day 2

8.30                 Arrival and set up

9-11                 Writing a cv and short bio

11-2                 Writing an artist statement and titling

2-4                   Presentation on revised and completed mock -up exhibitio

Day 2

8.30                 Arrival and set up

9 - 4                 The practical workshop is experimental and explorative in nature. A variety of materials will be worked with combining knowledge of the formal language of art with various processes of breaking the ‘rules’.

WORKSHOP 2: The formal language of art & Beyond

 

“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” ― Pablo Picasso.

This workshop is theory and crit based, but also include an experimental practical workshop on day 2. It entails both looking at the back-to-basics of art, that is, revisiting the fundamental formal language of art, and methodologies of breaking the ‘rules’. It will assist artists to understand when and why a work is considered as 'good' or successful, even when all the ‘rules’ have been broken. There is emphasis on when and why an idea or concept 'works'.

The workshop includes introductory PowerPoint presentations and how the topic of the workshop finds application in examples of local and international artwork. Concise theoretical and art historical background is provided.

Artists bring completed work to be discussed and critiqued. On confirmation of attendance more prep info will be provided.

Day 1

8.30                 Arrival and set up

9 – 11              Powerpoint on the formal language of art and breaking the ‘rules’

11 – 4              Crits on existing work

WORKSHOP 3: Psychospace

 

The workshop considers how to approach and render space and conceptualise place in an artwork. Different spaces are considered such as urban and architectural space; landscape; and interiors. There is focus on psychospace and the creation of mood and the associations embedded in colour, as well as on the importance of line and mark making in articulating psychospace. 

 

The workshop includes an introductory PowerPoint presentation considering how the topic of the workshop finds application in examples of local and international artworks. 

Concise theoretical and art historical background is provided. 

 

In preparation artists will have to create a work for the workshop; after discussion it will be completed/changed during the workshop. Bring own materials as well as an additional canvas or sheet of paper to the workshop. 

 

On confirmation of attendance more prep info will be provided.

 

Day 1

8.30                 Arrival and set up

9 – 11              Crits on previous work

11 – 1              Powerpoint on space and place

1 – 4                Crits on homework artworks (space)

 

Day 2

8.30                 Arrival and set up

9 – 2                Practical workshop

2 - 4                 Discussion