Short Courses 2016

WEEKEND COURSES | Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 August, 9.30am-4.30pm

Digital crafting with Rod Bamford   
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 August 
Level: Experience using Formz8 or similar 3D modelling programs and Adobe Illustrator | Cost: $300 + materials TBA
A course for those interested in learning more about the using 3D printing technology in their art practice. Learn to draw forms and patterns using computer software, make objects and using 3D printing and Laser cutting, and use a smart phone app to capture 3D image data. Some experience using computers for drawing, image making or 3d modelling is recommended.

Roderick Bamford is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Art and Design (COFA) where he leads the Ceramics and Future Making Studios. Rod’s extensive career traverses the fields of art and design, drawing on diverse international experiences in art making, object design and teaching, exhibitions, lectures and artist residencies. His art work is held in numerous collections, nationally and internationally.

Ceramics: Texture is everything! with Byongchan Seo (Sturt artist-in-resident from South Korea)
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 August
Level: Some experience | Cost: $300 + materials TBA
Take your work to a new level in this handbuilidng class that explores the characters of clay. Learn how to obtain results that can take your work out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary, creating geometric texture by stretching clay. While the course is predominantly handbuilding, thrown work can be reconfigured with handbill additions.
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Watercolour: drawing and painting with Savva
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 August | Level: All | Cost: $300 + $10 materials
The course will intertwine the elements of drawing and painting. Learn the basics of drawing and composition then quickly move onto a more advanced lesson of applying drawing specifically for watercolour painting, learning how to recognise major shapes, understand tone, placing figures in your work and mastering techniques from dry brush to wet on wet. Learn how to add all important mood and atmosphere in your work by keeping things simple and having fun while doing it.
Savva is freelance artist and tutor working in Sydney and Europe. As a master of the watercolour medium, his success is due to his ability to capture and portray the mood, light and atmosphere in his paintings with clean, decisive and passionate brush-strokes.
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Sculpture: Art after consumption with MaryLou Pavlovic
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 August | Level: All | Cost: $300 + $20 materials
Recycle your rubbish and create a new art form – be it a wall relief or a free standing sculpture, MaryLou will guide you through concepts (what was your rubbish used for, does it hold a memory, function or value and will it be permanent or ephemeral?) as well as techniques required to complete your idea. The project theme and type of rubbish is open - you will be encouraged to consider aesthetic strategies of repetition, juxtaposition and scale be ambitious! BYO detritus can include magazines, plastics, junk mail, labels off packaging (ie tea bag labels), old furniture (or bits of) etc.
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Knit like a Viking! Jewellery technique with Angharad Rixon
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 August | Level: All | Cost: $300 + $15 for copper wire OR $50 for brass wire
The art of Viking Knit, or Naalbinding, has been used in jewellery making for millennia and was a precursor of knitting used throughout the world before the shift in preference for what we know as modern knitting. The technique gives a very strong, surprisingly flexible structure which feels like a cross between knitting and chainmail and is very adaptable in both wire and thread.
During this two-day workshop you will learn the basic stitches of Viking knit, how to calculate the number of stitches and length required for a specific project, measuring the amount of wire required, how to make joins, change colours and fi nish the knitted “chain” or tube. You will also learn how to work the stitch around objects such as beads and stones and how to combine metal wire with a variety of other materials to create interesting textures. 
Each student will take home two Viking knit bangles worked in copper, brass or coloured copper wire as well as a series of working samples.

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WEEKEND COURSES are also scheduled for Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September. Details will be available soon - watch this space.

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WEEKEND COURSES | Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 October, 9.30am-4.30pm

Chair Project with Evan Dunstone
Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 October
Level: All | Cost: $300 + materials TBA
*THIS COURSE IS NOW FULL
       
The Alpha Chair Kit in Victorian blackwood was designed by Master Chairmaker Evan Dunstone to be a “chair course in a box”. Experience an intensive introduction to chairmaking with Evan himself by making an Alpha chair over an action-packed weekend. Additional Alpha kits can be purchased separately.
Floral Sculpture with Tracey Deep
SPECIAL EVENT coinciding with Sturt Exhibition, Shadow Poem by Tracey Deep
Saturday 29 October, 1-4pm
Level: All | Cost: $180 + $220 materials

In conjunction with her exhibition, Tracey Deep will be doing a one-off course featuring her extraordinary floral sculptures. In a celebration of the Australian bush and focusing on sculptural architectural shapes, students will work with rare indigenous flora, seed pods and berries, exploring their lush graphic textures and raw natural earth bush tones. At the end of the course, students will have created a stunning floral sculpture to take home. Tracey Deep is a sculptor/installation artist whose focus is on the use of organic and industrial recycled materials. Tracey’s’ work ranges from living floral sculptures to large scale installations and is influenced by architecture and landscapes.
To enrol in a course, please download the enrolment form below or online enrolment form and return to Sturt Short Courses, PO Box 34 Mittagong NSW 2575 or fax: 02 4860 2081 or email: courses@sturt.nsw.edu.au. For more information, phone: 02 4860 2083.

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SHORT COURSES TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • ENROLMENT: Students are strongly encouraged to enrol early – at least 2 weeks out from the course commencement date. Late enrolments cannot be guaranteed a place or that the course will run.
  • PAYMENT: Full payment is required to confirm your place in any course.
  • CANCELLATION BY STURT: Sturt Craft Centre reserves the right to cancel or postpone any class due to under enrolment or other unforeseen circumstances. Courses with insufficient enrolments will be cancelled 2 weeks in advance of the course commencement date. In this case enrolled students will receive a full refund.
  • CANCELLATION BY STUDENTS: No refunds will be given to enrolled students wishing to cancel less than two weeks in advance of the course commencement date. Students who cancel and wish to receive a refund before 2 weeks in advance of the course commencement date will incur a $50 cancellation fee. 
  • MINIMUM AGE for adult course enrolment is 16 years.
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: Sturt reserves the right to photograph classes and to use these photos for publicity purposes only.