Holiday Courses

Information

A number of art classes are offered during the holidays between terms.

Spring Holidays 2015.

Week 1 Sept 21-25th
Week 2 Sept 28th–Oct 2nd
Weekend 1 Sept 26th-27th
Weekend 2 Oct 3rd & 4th

Hours 9.15 am to 3.30pm, except Weekend 2E which is 10AM to 4:15.

Outline of Holiday Courses

Holiday courses, including Summer Schools, are held over the JAAS Christmas Holidays and between JAAS terms respectively and follow whenever possible the New South Wales State State School holidays. (Please check as dates may differ.)  All are welcome,  beginners and advanced,  from 18 to mature aged.  All courses are held subject to numbers so it is advisable to book early. 

Each holiday course is designed to give a comprehensive introduction to sound studio practice in the subject area.  Our methods of teaching are traditional. We have respect for the proven techniques of the masters and believe that it is the duty of this school to provide, as well, up to date technologies and practice.

Our set program of courses includes;  Life Drawing,  Watercolour, Landscape, Tone Colour and Composition, Anatomy, Colour Light and Vision, Figure Painting, Still Life and Tonal Studies. They are held at both the Rocks and the Georges Heights Campus. The Summer Festival of Sea and Skies is held at our Georges Heights Studio which enjoys unparalleled vistas over Sydney Harbour.

The Julian Ashton Art Schools offers a comprehensive suite of Holiday Courses to art students at all levels of experience wanting to improve their depth of knowledge. Our courses do vary from season to season.  Please view the down loadable current class enrollment forms to your right. These enrollment forms also provide up to date information on all other visual art courses that we offer.

Course Descriptions for Spring 2015

Watercolour

Tutor Josefia Lemon
Rocks Campus
Weekend 1

Josefia is an award winning watercolourist. Learn how to make perfect wet washes; use masking techniques and wet on dry and wet in wet; keeping colour clean; composition, retaining freshness; keeping your drawing; cutting back with the background and many other subjects. Develop a vigorous approach and master the happy accident.

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Tone, Colour & Composition

Tutor Rod Wong
Rocks Campus
Week 1

Develop skills in observation, and the handling of both charcoal and oils. Work from still life arrangements of simple objects of your own choice in tonal studies in charcoal leading to oil paint in monochrome and colour. An enjoyable introduction to good practice in representational painting with special emphasis on the use of light, tonal values and the subtleties of colour mixing. Master each step at your own pace.

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Colour, Light & Vision

Tutor David Briggs
Rocks Campus
Week 2

A unique course intended for any painter, experienced or just beginning, who wants to fully understand colour.

The course consists of alternations of theory and practical exercises. Topics include: light and vision, pigments and their properties; the different kinds of primary colours and their respective application; a framework for visualising colour and tonal relationships; physical colour mixing; optical mixing and glazing and making colour sequences that evoke powerful effects of light.

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Portrait & Figure in Oils

Tutor Chris Browne
Rocks Campus
Week 2

With a master painter you study fine art painting techniques, particularly the Venetian Method perfected by Titian and used by van Dyck and Velazquez. Nineteenth century atelier methods and figure drawing, tonal analysis, colour mixing and composition will be studied in this course.

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Fundamentals of Life Drawing

Tutor David Briggs
Rocks Campus
Weekend 2
N.B. hours are 10:00Am-4:15PM

A program of exercises exploring different aspects of drawing in turn; See the subject as a whole: using alignments, measurements and negative shapes; using anatomy to explain action; perspective and the figure; exploring form and contour; using visualisation and visual memory. Then – putting it all together – the sustained study. Within the reach of the beginner but challenging enough to attract experienced students.

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Landscape at Georges Heights

Tutor Murray Bird
Georges Heights Campus
Week 2

Oil Painting and drawing by the harbour in the Georges heights area with award winning masters. Learn about tonal painting;monochrome underpaintings; blending techniques; scumbling; dry brush; texture; knife painting; creating depth; colour/tonal mixing; complementary colours; warm and cool palettes; tinting and shading; opaque and transparent colours.

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Landscape at Georges Heights

Tutor Jessica Ashton
Georges Heights Campus
Weekend 2

Learn about tonal painting; monochrome underpaintings; blending techniques;scumbling; dry brush; texture;knife painting; creating depth; colour/tonal mixing; complementary colours; warm and cool palettes; tinting and shading; opaque and transparent colours.

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For queries you may email here or  telephone 02 9241 1641.