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Colour Composition Collage

$850.00

ON CAMPUS: 17 April – 5 June 2021, Saturday 10:00am-2:00pm. Early fee ends 22 Mar 2021.
Paul Higgs

Paul Higgs shares his passion for process and experimentation with papers, surfaces, drawing and painting by transforming the real world into abstract, unified, mixed media artworks. Learn how to utilise found objects from your own collections, as these materials will expand the range of possibilities when unexpected objects are layered and juxtaposed on different surfaces combined with drawing and painting techniques.

Full details below: course overview, course delivery, lecturer profile and art materials

 

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Term: Term Two 2021 On campus
Start Date: 17 April 2021
End Date: 5 June 2021
Day: Saturday
Time: 10am-2pm
Number of classes: 8

Teacher: Paul Higgs
Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Full Fee: $850.00
Early Fee: $765.00
Concession Fee: $810.00
Location: National Art School

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

course overview

Paul Higgs shares his passion for process and experimentation with papers, surfaces, drawing, painting and found object, by transforming the real world into abstract, unified, mixed media artworks. He leads you on an exciting journey of exploration through the ideas and practices of constructed collages by artists from the early 20th Century, through Modernism into current contemporary art. Paul introduces the basic principles of colour, tonal harmony and composition, and how the process of making drawn and painted collage fosters a greater playful freedom and mental mobility, leading to surprising pictorial relationship and dynamic images.

The course begins with a formal still life set-up from which you will draw and paint on various kinds of paper with water-based materials, inks and pencils, followed by cutting and manipulating the pieces into collages. These preliminary compositions will be augmented with shallow 3-d balsa wood elements and threads. You will also learn how to utilise found objects from your own collections, as these materials will expand the range of possibilities when unexpected objects are layered and juxtaposed on different surfaces combined with drawing and painting techniques.

Lecturer profile

Paul Higgs is a painter who mainly works with collage and construction.  Born in England, he studied painting at the Winchester School of Art from 1975 to 1977 and moved to Australia in 1977. In 1978 Higgs was awarded the Lloyd Rees Drawing Prize at Port Kembla and in 1983 he won the 2-year NSW Travelling Art Scholarship which enabled him to undertake a six-month residency in Cornwall, England and an eight-month residency (Dyson Bequest Award) at the NSW Paris Studio, France. In 1997 he won the Campbelltown Art Prize. Higgs’ work is represented in public and private collections, including AGNSW, Artbank, New England Regional Art Museum, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Wollongong City Art Gallery, Wollongong University Collection, Campbelltown City Art Gallery.  From 1980 – 2020 Higgs’ has held 22 solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions in Australia.

ART MATERIALS

Materials for the first class
Pencils – mix of 6 coloured pencils, any colours are fine
Watercolour paper – 1 sheet Canson Montval Cold Pressed watercolour paper – 55 x 75 cm, 185 gsm and 1 sheet Canson Montval Rough 270 gsm
Cartridge paper – A2 size, 5 sheets or full pad
Paint – acrylic paint 75 ml tubes, budget brands are fine. Colours: Black, White, Ochre, Indian Red, Ultramarine, Cerulean Blue, Burnt umber Raw Umber, Vermillion Red, Cad Yellow, Lemon Yellow.
Paint brushes – a range of budget synthetic soft brushes in various sizes
Palette – large deep well watercolour palettes, 6 wells are the minimum, prefer 12
Plastic containers for water

Weekly kit
Pencil sharpener
scalpel knife
scissors
metal ruler
bulldog clips
masking tape
firm white eraser
push pins with clear plastic heads
notebook
pens, pencils, papers etc

Additional materials throughout the course, as advised by Paul Higgs
Ink, small bottles 50 ml. Colours: Black, White and Sepia, budget brands are fine
Pattern paper (brown) – 76 x 102 cm, 1 sheet
A2 Foamcore board, 5 ml thick, white, 2 sheets
A2 Economy mount board – 84 x 59 cm, 2 sheets
Balsa wood – 2 or 3 boards/slats, 1 or 3 ml thick from Eckersley’s or Hobbyco.
Gouache – 22 ml tubes, Art Spectrum Brand in colours: Ultramarine blue, Phthalo Blue, Lemon Yellow, Alizarin Crimson, Vermillion Red, Black and White.
3 reels of cotton thread in different colours
Matisse Gel Medium Matt, 250 or 500 ml jar (for gluing paper)
Found objects – to be discussed with Paul Higgs
Camera – digital camera, phone camera is fine

Optional materials
iPad with a drawing app eg: Procreate

Parkers Fine Art Supplies

Parkers Fine Art Supplies have a location of the NAS campus and offer a discount for NAS short courses students. To discuss and order art materials please contact Parkers on +61 2 9247 9979 or email parkersartsupplies@aapt.net.au
Website https://www.parkersartsupplies.com/

Covered footwear is essential in all studio spaces on campus.

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