The five-day drawing course aims to introduce the participants to some of the main facets of drawing. We’ll be looking at different types of line, gesture drawing versus contour drawing, perspective, some compositional basics, figure drawing, portraiture and end off with self-motivated free drawing session where you apply the week’s experience.
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FACILITATOR :Willie Schlechter
ABOUT THE COURSE
The aim of this workshop is to concentrate on the principles of drawing and watercolour painting of plants. Simple practical exercises will take the student through various stages in order to build up to a final, fairly accurate botanical painting. These exercises will include pencil drawing of a fruit or flower using contour lines and shading to create form; colour mixing and matching and various ways of applying watercolour paints; composition; all in preparation for a final botanical painting. No previous experience in botanical painting is required and students will be given individual attention.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR
Willie Schlechter received a BA FA (fine art) degree in 2004, and an MPhil VA (illustration) degree in 2008 from the University of Stellenbosch. During his Masters studies he was introduced to botanical art by Vicky Thomas, and has since been working and teaching within this genre. Willie has exhibited his botanical work at various venues in South Africa since 2008, including the Kirstenbosch biennale (2 x bronze medalist), Botalia, Painted Flora (silver medalist) in Lucca, Italy and 21st World Orchid Conference (merit award). Willie has been teaching Art and Design at Stellenberg High School since 2008 and occasionally presents botanical workshops and art classes.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING
PAINTS Winsor & NewtonArtist Watercolours in a tube or Meimeri, or Sennelier (not Cotmans or cheaper less good paints)
French Ultramarine Blue
Winsor Blue green shade (or Cerulean)
PAPER A large sheet of Arches Hot Pressed 300g watercolour paper
A sketch book or several sheets of sketching paper
A pad of tracing paper (A3 or A4 size)
A flip file for notes and artwork
PENCILS One HB pencil and a 2B sketching pencil
BRUSHES One No. 2 and/or No.4 sizeRotmarder-Kolinsky 3338.04-0590 or
Raphael Series 8404 or W&N Series 3A kolinsky sable with a fine point.
OTHER A board to lean on
A palette preferably with six or more wells (new ones need to be scrubbed with Vim to make them less slippery) or a white plate
A soft eraser
A jar for water
A soft, fine cotton cloth – an old hanky or pillowslip (not polyester)
Scissors / NT Cutter
A plastic container (ice-cream tub) and floral oasis so you can arrange your plant.
A cardboard screen made from two pieces of card approx. A3 size taped together like a book cover
And a plastic tool box to carry everything. (Available from Plastics for Africa, PicknPay )
(Most of this equipment will be available from the art shop in the Neelsie centre at the University)
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THE BOOK ARTS WORKSHOP
This workshop welcomes anyone from beginners to avid bookbinders. Artists, writers, hobbyists, you are all invited. This year we will be looking at alternative bookbinding styles and unconventional boxes.
There is MUCH more to book binding than one would ordinarily think. Under the cool veil of a book-cover resides a world of delicate sewing techiniques and paper ingenuity. For this workshop we will cover intricate embroidery work that is integrated into the binding of a book. The course will also expound a variety of binding techniques such as coptic binding, bindings onto cord/tabs in addition to taking on the challenge of making a 'caterpillar book'.
Along with this, we will also construct a 'Peter Heller Pop-Up Box' for any suitable book of your choice.
Your basic materials and starter kit will be provided at a cost of R170.
This will include the required chipboard, paper, book covering material, glue and string for both projects.
What you will need to bring:
- Any book that is special to you (around A5 in size)
- Notebook and Pen
- Clutch pencil
- A sturdy NT cutter, with extra blades.
- 2 x A2 colour sheets of paper of your choice (any thickness between 120-200gsm)
- 1m ribbon, 1-1.5cm wide.
Heléne van Aswegen
Art- & Book Specialist
Visual Arts Department
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Cropped images from various storyboards for acclaimed film director Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960) and The Birds (1963).
One Perfect Shot recently published an article by editor-in-chief, Geoff Todd, exploring acclaimed film director Alfred Hitchcock's detailed use of storyboards before shooting his films.
Storyboard for The Birds (1963).
Todd writes in reference to the surprisingly beautiful drawings by various illustrators:
Few directors were as reliant on the drawings, fewer were as brilliant at making those visions a reality.
Storyboard for Marnie (1964).
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