NWCP3918 Visual Arts: Advanced Techniques in Watercolour Painting using a range of Mixed Media

Fees: $285*

Course Code: NWCP3918
Presenter: Gill William Smith
Course Date: Negotiable – Please contact the College to book Gill to come to your school
Venue: At your school

Individuals: $285
Whole Faculty School Enrolments: By negotiation, please contact the Sydney Rudolf Steiner College NESA Co-ordinator on 02 9261 4001

* Includes a non refundable enrolment fee of $77.

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Course Outline

During this course, participants will experiment with a wide range of texturizing methods available through the inclusion of mixed media, to be used in association with a variety of advanced watercolour techniques. A series of four paintings will be created featuring flowers, plants and fungi. Emphasis will be placed on investigating the character of organic imagery. Participants use a range of watercolour wash techniques working with sponge and brush, balancing positive and negative space and employing a free association of colour based on Goethe’s colour theories. Participants will investigate the use of colour as a tool of expression. Emphasis will be placed on the creation of textural effects by direct treatment of the painting surface through the application of masking fluid, resists, additives (such as PVA) and the introduction of other textural surfaces (such as glued tissue paper) to create dynamic visual effects. The opportunity will exist for participants to apply other media directly over the painting (such as ink, aquarelle pencil, oil and chalk pastel, and texta); emphasis on harmony and balance through careful planning on going evaluation will be central to these works. By expanding their knowledge and mastering the use of other media, participants have the opportunity to introduce these techniques in the classroom within their own art curriculum.

NB: this is a stand-alone course, but may also be relevant to, and expand on, the experiences obtained in the one-day courses NVAP118 Visual Arts: Techniques in Watercolour Painting and NVAP218 Visual Arts: Techniques in Watercolour Painting using a range of mixed media.

For proficient teachers:

Completing Visual Arts: Advanced techniques in Watercolour Painting using a range of mixed media will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 2.1.2, 3.1.2, and 3.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Gill William-Smith is a teacher with over thirty years of experience. She has worked in early childhood and with primary and high school classes. Gill has also taught in adult education throughout her career, conducting workshops and giving lectures and classes for in-service teachers and to teacher trainees, Gill works within the fields of creative and visual arts and she has a particular interest in watercolour and mixed media which she enjoys experimenting with in her own artworks

Teachers please note:

We will validate your attendance however, for your hours to appear on your record, you need to login in to NESA with your 6 digit number and do an evaluation for the hours to be counted.membership card.

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