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Art and Text: Play with Words and Images

$375.00 $340.00

21 Sep 19 – 22 Sep 19, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Brendan Smith

Discover how language and images intersect as you create simple, powerful or political artworks using art and text. Learn to use drawing, collage, photography and typography with simple computer aided design programs and platforms to construct your thoughts and ideas. Find full details including course overview, teacher profile and materials list below.

Early fee ends 18 Aug 19

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Full Details

Term: Spring Weekend Workshops 2019
Start Date: 21 September 2019
End Date: 22 September 2019
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Number of classes: 2
Teacher: Brendan Smith

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Full fee: $375.00
Early Fee: $340.00
Concession Fee: $355.00
Location: National Art School
Availability: Available

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

course overview

Discover how language and images intersect as you create simple, powerful or political artworks using art and text. Brendan Smith teaches you to combine words and pictures in this hands-on, skills-enhancing, tech-connected workshop. Learn to use drawing, collage, photography and typography with simple computer aided design programs and platforms to construct your thoughts and ideas. You can also add prose and poetry from your own writing or quotes from favourite authors. Brendan introduces a multitude of ways other artists use text and images to make contemporary art and design works. The workshop is suitable for students interested in anything from protest posters to wedding invitations, graffiti to graphics, or for those who simply want to investigate the dynamic relationship between writing and images. The personal can be political here: Speak up, or please, keep quiet! All voices are welcome.

teacher profile

Brendan Smith works across the art and design spectrum with artists, designers and educators. He holds a Diploma of Arts in Illustration and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting and has been exhibiting both nationally and internationally since 1986. He specialises in art and design education, working with culturally and linguistically diverse students from school age to adults in the international tertiary education system. From 2011 to 2018 he was a lecturer at Raffles College of Design, and he once worked as a signwriter on the Greek island of Kythera. He also works as a gardener and conducts ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’ workshops for Reverse Garbage. His work can be found at https://cargocollective.com/brendanviviansmith and in public and private collections across Australia.

materials list

A small folio of materials is good to start with and may include:
A note book – any sort (can be digital too).
Scrap paper – any size, colour, texture.
An old magazine(s) &/or book(s) for shredding, deconstructing and collage.
Any preferred pens, pencils, writing & drawing tools  (also ink, pastel, watercolour, acrylic paint and brushes)
Paper glue: glue stick or clag/ paste.
Thoughts, ideas, lines, words – if any!
Phone with camera

Covered footwear is essential in all studio spaces on campus.

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