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Politics, art and madness in Putin’s Russia

Russian artists have often deployed ostensibly ‘mad’ tactics to provoke public response, and provide commentary on social and political affairs. In turn, Russian authorities have turned to the label of madness to discredit, marginalise and institutionalise artists who dared to engage in such activities. In this fascinating public talk Dr Iva Glisic will explore historical and contemporary examples of the interplay between politics, art and madness in Russia, providing insight into... [More]
Politics, art and madness in Putin’s Russia
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Introduction to Portraiture

Many drawers are happy with drawing still life but have difficulty with, or are afraid of drawing portraits. In this session you’ll work through techniques and exercises to learn how standard proportions fit with faces that you wish to draw. You’ll receive tips on improving your work and how to relax with the process. Some realistic drawing experience is needed for this workshop. Learn from Karen Frankel, an experienced artist and teacher. OUTLINE • Basic ‘front on’ face... [More]
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Introduction to Colour

Join Karen Frankel for this colourful workshop. It is for those of you who would like to enhance your drawings and sketches with colour. You will use different media and learn about colour mixing, tone with colour and what warm and cool colours are. Some drawing experience is an advantage. Learn from Karen Frankel, an experienced artist and teacher. OUTLINE • Colour theory – new split primary colour wheel • How not to get ‘muddy’ colours • Using watercolour pencils • What are... [More]
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Drawing for Non Drawers 2

This workshop is for people who have done the first Drawing for Non-drawers with Karen Frankel or have some drawing experience and wish to learn more. We will cover simple perspective, rendering objects in 3D, composition and more tips and tricks to improve your drawing skills. OUTLINE • Recap basic drawing techniques • Tonal variation • Composition • Creating and using thumbnails • Simple perspective – distance and horizon • Setting up a still life • Charcoal 3D form • Shading... [More]
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Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. Adobe’s Photoshop CS5 is a powerful software solution providing support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. In this course, we’ll focus on how to select and use the professional techniques most helpful to photographers. Designed for those with no image-editing experience, this class will take you from novice to accomplished photo editor. In Photoshop CS5,... [More]

Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer II

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. Adobe’s Photoshop CS5 is a powerful software solution that provides support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. If you know the basics of this powerful program, you’re ready to master advanced skills including building collages, doing detailed editing, and restoring old photos. This class is perfect for you if you’re already familiar with cropping,... [More]

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

This is an online course. To find out how our online courses work, please click here. ave you always been interested in drawing, but never really knew how to get started? If so, then this is definitely the course for you! Gain a solid foundation and understanding of the basics to drawing and become the artist you’ve always dreamed you could be! You’ll gain a solid understanding of the many tools of the trade. You’ll become intimately familiar with paper types, drawing styles,... [More]

Show don't tell - how writers use the art of exposition

The art of exposition – showing not telling – is a subtle one. Behind every story there is an entire world complete with a history and peopled by real-life characters. How does the writer handle this mass of detail? This workshop shows how and where writers can employ techniques to weave exposition into the fabric of the story so readers are scarcely aware of being given essential information. Stories do not come out of a void. There is much the reader needs to know about the time,... [More]

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