secrets of the masters series
secrets of vermeer
with Sophie Haythornthwaite
Date: Sat 1st & Sun 2nd December 2018
Hours: 10am - 5pm
Fees: $220 + $30 Materials
This will be a series of workshops concentrating on the specific techniques utilised by different artists to create their signature look and feel. What makes a Vermeer a Vermeer, or a Rembrandt a Rembrandt? We will find out, and learn to apply these techniques to our own work. Vermeer is one of the most beloved painters of all time, and very much a ‘painters painter’. His masterly and subtle use of colour and composition is unique. The quietness and contemplative air of his interiors create little oases of peace and tranquility within the picture frame. We will discuss how Vermeer created his compositions, including his use of devices such as the camera obscura and camera lucida. We will also cover Vermeer’s technique of layering complementary and contrasting colours to create the beautiful glowing vibrancy of his hues and his use of different paint textures and brushwork to create different surface effects.
precision jewellery workshop
with guest tutor margo anton (Canada)
Learn how to create high end, precisely laid mosaic jewellery in this two day workshop. The first day begins with a comprehensive lecture and slide show on jewellery base selection, adhesive choice, and suitable tesserae, followed by a examination of design for jewellery and how it differs from standard mosaic design. Precision cutting, the key to fine mosaic jewellery, will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. Jewellery laying techniques will be thoroughly covered, and students can expect lots of great tips! Class participants will receive lots of individual attention as they work on silver plate mosaic pendants using mosaic gold, smalti, filati, semiprecious stones, dichroic glass, and millefiori. On the second day, participants will hone their newfound skills in precision mosaic making while working on a more challenging second or even third project. A comprehensive handout will be provided, and participants should expect to depart with the knowledge and skills to create precision mosaic jewellery on their own. This workshop should particularly benefit participants of all levels who are wanting to learn to cut material more precisely, who want to add high end mosaic jewellery to their repertoire, or who are interested in learning to work in small scale mosaic.
Moving into the third dimension
Making and Working with dimensional substrates
with marian shapiro
Date: Sat 30th & Sun 31st March 2019
Hours: 10am - 5pm Daily
Fees: $385 including materials and GST
Workshop Description: This course introduces students to making and working with dimensional substrates for mosaic. On day one, students learn two methods for making lightweight non-flat wall-hanging substrates suitable for interior or exterior use. Following this each participant will be supplied with a small (approximately 20 x 24 cm) half made folded or undulating substrate. This substrate will then be completed under direction then allowed to cure overnight ready to be mosaiced on the next day. On day two students mosaic the substrate that they completed the day before. For more information please see the workshop flyer attached below.
Situated in the beautiful Blue Mountains, Hughes Studio workshops often attract participants from interstate. There are a broad range of accommodation options available at a range of price points. Please contact Caitlin for a customised list of recommended options.
The workshop experience at Hughes Studio is inclusive of delicious morning and afternoon teas, as well as a wine and cheese evening to get to know your peers and tutor. Specific dietary needs will be catered for.