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Summer School 2014 - Corban Estate

Monday, 13 January 2014 -
Friday, 17 January 2014

10:00 - 16:30

Corban Estate Arts Centre


Age Restrictions
All ages

Start the year off creatively with one of our exciting Summer School classes! Another stellar line-up of established artists offer their skills and talents in a variety of engaging and practical workshops. In addition to the classes on offer, the Summer School programme also includes an orientation evening, artist presentations by tutors, an off-site visit and an open door afternoon. REMBRANDTS OF HISTORY | ALL LEVELS | 5 DAYS Alexis Neal Mon 13 – Fri 17 Jan, 10am – 4.30pm Join artist Alexis Neal on an exciting journey into the endless possibilities of printmaking. This diverse workshop will give you a unique overview of a variety of printmaking processes and techniques, including the introduction of soft ground etching using a 6/1 nitric acid water mix to etch our zinc plates. Print examples will be shown and technical skills thoroughly demonstrated and discussed as you create impressions and images through multiple explorations. FEE: $450 (Includes all materials) LIFE DRAWING AND PAINTING | ALL LEVELS | 5 DAYS Allie Eagle Mon 13 – Fri 17 Jan, 10am – 4.30pm In this richly informed painting and drawing workshop you will create bold expressive painterly works which are well considered, rich in form, colour and gesture. Working from both undraped and draped life models, experience an inspired series of days where energetic yet thoughtfully constructed drawing and composition will gradually make way to some challenging experiences in larger format life painting. This is an ideal opportunity for trained and untrained artists to re-boot lapsed talents and explore new areas. FEE: $520 (Includes model fee and some materials) END TO END FILM MAKING | ALL LEVELS | 5 DAYS Dreams in Shadow team: Bryan Hudkins, Mike Lough and special guests Mon 13 – Fri 17 Jan, 10am – 4.30pm Launch yourself into the heated fray of film with a passionate group of writers, directors, producers and editors. With professional filmmakers teaching and supporting you, learn the art and business of filmmaking as you develop a story, create a budget, pitch it to studios, hash out storyboards, then cast and shoot a film with your team. In the edit room you will work with professional editors to prepare for the screening which completes the end to end process of film making and sets you up as a film maker. FEE: $600 (Includes all materials and equipment) OIL PAINTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY | ALL LEVELS | 4 DAYS Evan Woodruffe Tue 14 – Fri 17 Jan, 10am – 4.30pm Still unrivalled for brilliance and glow, oil painting can also be simple, quick, and fume-free. By combining straight forward, non-toxic painting processes with plenty of historical background, students will learn the importance of priming, composition, colour harmony and tonality, using both alla prima and layered painting techniques. This class will encourage the development of your own artistic direction, so please bring photographs, drawings and any relevant visual material. Images will also be supplied by the tutor. FEE: $400 (Includes some materials) SCULPTING PURE SILVER JEWELLERY | ALL LEVELS | 5 DAYS Ingrid Schloemer Mon 13 – Fri 17 Jan, 10am – 4.30pm Explore the magic process of sculpting your own jewellery with clay-like pure silver. You will learn about design aspects and acquire skills to shape, decorate, refine and finish your individual silver jewellery piece. You will go home with at least 4 jewellery items and new skills so you can continue to create original jewellery at home! Everyone welcome, this workshop is also suitable for beginners with no experience. FEE: $650 (Includes all materials) THRU THE WALLS | ALL LEVELS | 5 DAYS Jonny 4Higher Mon 13 – Fri 17 Jan, 10am – 4.30pm From back alleys to the world’s great modern art galleries, graffiti has come of age without losing any of its high octane creativity, spontaneity and relevance. This workshop focuses on the different styles, techniques and mediums of modern street and graffiti art. With an emphasis on practical application, the course will cover freehand spray painting, sketching, stencil making, graffiti typography, mural painting and more. The course content will vary depending on students’ specific areas of interest, focusing on the needs of both individuals and the wider group. FEE: $480 (Includes most materials) SEED A CHOIR – SINGING WITH FREEDOM | ALL LEVELS | 3 DAYS Jyoshna La Trobe Wed 15 – Fri 17 Jan, 10am – 2pm Immerse yourself in song and take a new journey into singing with freedom. Explore songs from modern and ancient traditions, as well as gain an understanding of the context in which they are originally performed. Jyoshna will assist you in developing a greater awareness of your natural voice and improve aspects of your physical voice. This workshop could also serve as the beginnings of a choir, as you develop wonderful new relationships with others who love to sing. FEE: $175 UPCYCLE YOUR WORLD | ALL LEVELS | 5 DAYS Kaz Bos Mon 13 – Fri 17 Jan, 10am – 4.30pm Create your own ‘one of a kind’ garments, bags, jewellery and more from found and saved materials. Transform treasured family clothing into blankets or cushions, old knitwear into funky children's outfits, jewellery from all the scraps and even bags from recycled packaging. Enthusiasm, a sense of fun and a helping hand is all you need to make something from nothing. Please bring a sewing machine and your collection of saved fabrics and embellishments. A sewing machine is available for shared use or if you prefer you could hand sew smaller items. FEE: $380 (Includes some materials) DARJIT SCULPTURES | ALL LEVELS | 5 DAYS Kobi Beck Mon 13 – Fri 17 Jan, 10am – 4.30pm Join award winning sculptor Kobi Beck and discover Darjit – an exciting versatile concrete medium made from recycled paper and clay. Darjit workshops are for anyone, from absolute beginners to people working in an arts field. Discover the diversity of this fun medium as you explore form and structure using wire armatures, and play with surface texture, colour, mosaics, to make just about anything you choose. You will make a piece to take home and be set up with all the ‘know how’ to work on your own future projects. FEE: $580 (Includes most materials) OAMARU STONE CARVING| ALL LEVELS | 5 DAYS Martin Selman Mon 13 – Fri 17 Jan, 10am – 4.30pm In this exciting five day course you will learn the basic principles of design and how to transpose your concept into stone. By the end of the workshop you will have created one or two of your own sculptures in Oamaru limestone. Martin Selman is a full time sculptor and has been facilitating workshops for 15 years. All tools, safety glasses and masks are provided. The fee includes all materials and one piece of limestone; extra stone is available to purchase during the week. FEE: $420 (Includes all materials) HOW TO BE A CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATOR| ALL LEVELS | 5 DAYS Nina Rycroft and Sandra Morris Mon 13 – Fri 17 Jan, 10am – 4.30pm Award winning illustrator/author team Sandra Morris and Nina Rycroft will help you develop your craft as an Illustrator. Learn the skills required to pitch your picture book idea to a publisher, design and create a picture book character, make a 3D model and discover how to breathe life into your drawings. Develop a storyboard, make a mock-up picture book of your story and explore illustration techniques to help you produce an original picture book artwork. Fee $395 (Includes some materials) BRINGING STORIES TO LIFE | ALL LEVELS | 5 DAYS Jessika Verryt and Ella Becroft from Red Leap Theatre Mon 13 – Fri 17 Jan, 10am – 4.30pm Award-winning Red Leap Theatre is New Zealand’s leading image and movement based theatre company. In this workshop we will create puppets and imagery to bring stories to life. Working with storytelling, we will investigate how to create images that soar when words fail, and discover the most powerful ways of animating them with the performer to complete the picture. No experience in acting or image making is required. At the end of this five


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