Summer School 2023 Program

Adelaide Central School of Art 

Our 2023 Summer School Program offers a wide selection of intensive, studio-based courses taught by practicing artists, for participants of all levels - beginners, intermediate & advanced*.

Courses have a maximum of 13 places ensuring all participants receive individual, expert attention. Classes are held in our air-conditioned teaching studios on our award-winning Glenside campus.

Our courses are for adults 18 years and over.

Materials are not included in course fees.

PLEASE NOTE: Turpentine, mineral spirits and white lead paints are not permitted. Odourless solvents and mediums must be kept in sealed jars or bottles.

Places are only held after completion of an enrolment with payment.

For further information call 8299 7300.

 

*Beginner courses for participants with no experience, or those needing a re-fresher.

*Intermediate courses for participants with some experience.

*Advanced courses for practising artists or those with extensive experience.

 

2023 Summer School Program begins on Monday 16 Jan 2023

An early-bird discount of 10% ends Friday 16 Dec 2022. To claim, enter the discount code Earlybird10.

 

Central Artist Supplies

Central Artist Supplies is located next to our Administration Office at 7 Mulberry Road, Glenside. Owner, Greg Hanisch, is a former ACSA student and has first-hand knowledge of student requirements. The shop offers both inexpensive bulk materials and professional materials for discerning artists. Central Artist Supplies will close for the Christmas break and reopen on Monday 9 January, 2023.

Hours: Monday - Friday 8.30am-4.00pm, Saturdays 9.00am-12.30pm (9.00am-2.00pm when short courses are running). Phone 08 8271 6912.

If courses are SOLD OUT please contact us via this email address to be added to the waiting list: info@acsa.sa.edu.au  specifing the course you are interested in.

Image: Tim Casiero (Dawn State), The Fox, 2017, woodcut print, site specific installation.

Drawing courses  🛈

Life Drawing Fundamentals (2 days) | Alex Beckinsale | Beginner 

Thu 19 Jan – Fri 20 Jan 9.30am – 4.30pm 

Learn the fundamentals of drawing the human figure in this 2 day intensive course.

Participants will be taken through step-by-step instruction on how to best construct drawings of people. From looking at the skeleton, to getting proportions right, to drawing the full figure and working with tone, this course will introduce all the skills you need to create life-like observational drawings.

Each day will consist of multiple exercises; drawing from photos and demonstrations in the morning and a life model each afternoon. The course will finish with a longer drawing that combines everything you’ve learnt into a final piece.

Please note: This course is best suited to participants who have taken part in a Drawing Fundamentals Course or have some previous drawing experience, however beginners are welcome.

Required Materials:

1 pack of Willow charcoal of mixed sizes (small, medium and thick)

1 Medium (2B or 4B) Charcoal pencil

Hard Eraser

Kneadable Eraser

8 sheets of butchers paper (4 for each day) 

7 sheets of Cartridge CA grain Paper (3 for each day, with one spare)

 

Alex Beckinsale is an emerging artist whose work is inspired by strange narratives, folklore, and popular culture. She graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 2016. She focuses on figurative art and portraiture, often constructing otherworldly and mysterious situations in her work.

http://www.alexbeckinsale.com/

@alex.beckinsale

Introduction to iPad Drawing (3 half days) | Alex Beckinsale | Beginner 

Mon 16 Jan – Wed 18 Jan 9.30am – 12.30pm 

Utilise the creative capabilities of your iPad in this introductory course to digital drawing.

Working with the Procreate app, artist Alex Beckinsale will introduce students to the essential techniques for creating eye-catching digital art. The course will begin with a brief introduction to digital art practices, such as what canvas sizes to choose, brushes to work with, and how to use different layers and layer functions. 

Using this knowledge, students will then create a series of line and tonal drawings and finish the course with a unique full-colour digital drawing.

Please note: This course is designed for participants with some previous drawing experience.

The focus in this course will be on how to best utilise digital softwares for drawing, rather than an introductory course on drawing itself. If you do not have any previous drawing experience, and are wanting to learn more about how to draw, we recommend taking one of our Drawing Fundamentals courses in Term 1.

Required Materials:
- iPad with Procreate installed (Or other similar drawing software such as Autodesk Sketchbook)
- Apple Pencil or other stylus.

Please ensure that your iPad is fully charged before the start of each day. (Personal ipad chargers will not be permitted for use in class.)

 

Alex Beckinsale is an emerging artist whose work is inspired by strange narratives, folklore, and popular culture. She graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 2016. She focuses on figurative art and portraiture, often constructing otherworldly and mysterious situations in her work.

http://www.alexbeckinsale.com/

@alex.beckinsale

Drawing Intensive (1 day) | Lucy Turnbull & Kelly Reynolds | Beginner to Advanced

Mon 16 Jan 9.30am – 4.30pm 

The course welcomes participants of all levels who want to develop and expand their drawing language. You will be guided through strategies drawn from Lucy’s three years of study at New York Studio School, complimented by Kelly’s installation art practice. Participants will be encouraged to work quickly, making sketches responding to the figure in relation to site. You will learn about composition, pictorial space, scale, form and pathways.

 Materials

A2 newsprint pad (or 30 sheets of newsprint), 4 sheets of A1 cartridge paper, a box of willow charcoal, small tube of black & white acrylic paint (or gesso), paper plate or plastic lid for paint palette, white eraser, masking tape, cotton rag, 2 large bulldog clips and A4 or A5 sketchbook.

 

Lucy Turnbull received her Masters of Fine Art at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture (2018). She is also a graduate (BVA, 2010) and lecturer at Adelaide Central School of Art. Since returning to Australia in 2019 Lucy has exhibited at West Gallery Thebarton, Praxis Artspace and taken part in the Sauerbier House and Hill End Artist in Residence Programs. Her work continues to explore her interest in working from observation to record her experience of place and connection to home. 

Visit Lucy's website: https://lucyturnbull.cargo.site/

instagram: https://www.instagram.com/to_lucy/

 

Kelly Reynolds graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art with first class honours in 2017. Her field of practice encompasses video, performance, ceramics and installation. Reynolds navigates dominant and normative systems under her own terms. She is interested in objects on the edges of ownership and seeks out peripheral, queer and verge spaces. Recent projects include collaborative installation with Lucy Turnbull encompassing ceramics and painting ‘Riverside’ at Sauerbier House and ‘Drawing Exchange’ at Adelaide Central School of Art. 

Visit Kelly's website:  https://www.kellyreynolds.net/

instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/kelly_marie_reynolds/

Painting courses  🛈

Introduction to Oil Painting | Seirian Kitchener | Beginner

Mon 16 Jan – Wed 18 Jan 9.30am – 4.30pm

This course introduces a complete beginner to the essential principles and practices of oil painting. It is also suited to participants that have completed Oil Painting Fundamentals previously, as different approaches will be covered. The course includes instruction on materials, methods of paint application and insights into key elements of tone and colour. In a supportive atmosphere participants will make a tonal study, start a colour wheel and paint two simple still life arrangements. 

Materials:

Oil paints: Titanium White, Ivory Black, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Mid, Lemon Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue, Prussian Blue.

Brushes: Filbert sizes no. 1, 2, 4, & 6. Flat sizes no. 2, 6 & 8. (Synthetic/stiff synthetic brushes suitable for oils recommended)

Oil Painting Medium(s): Art Spectrum Painting medium No 2 (or equivalent), Odourless solvent (Gamsol or Langridge Solvent 75 recommended) and a medium with fast drying properties such as Art Spectrum Liquol (Medium no. 4) or Winsor & Newton Liquin. 

Supports: 2 sheets A3 oil sketch/canvas paper (larger sheet(s) cut to size is also acceptable. Two 14”x18” and one 16”x20” canvas board.

Other: Chroma Incredible Brush Cleaner or a similar brush soap for cleaning brushes.  A3 disposable palette, a small-medium palette knife, 1 stick willow charcoal, paper towel, Glad Wrap (or equivalent cling film), 2 small-medium glass jars with lids, soft t-shirt or cotton rags. 

 

Seirian Kitchener is an early career artist working on Kaurna Land, Adelaide, South Australia. She graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2015 with a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours).

Kitchener’s practice embraces traditional oil painting, and while this pursues a high level of technical skill in classical realism, her paintings seek to push beyond tradition into contemporary methods and concepts. She uses self-portraiture to explore internal experiences and how these reflect the world around her. Her self-portraits quietly observe themes in her own life that may, in turn, reveal collective tensions currently at play.

Seirian Kitchener has been actively exhibiting within South Australia since graduating in 2015 and currently works out of praxis ARTSPACE Studios in Bowden.

www.seiriankitchener.com

Introduction to Abstraction | Anna Gore | Beginner to Intermediate        

Thu 19 Jan - Fri 20 Jan 9.30am - 4.30pm

Working from a still life, this short course will explore ways of making and developing abstract compositions, as well as building tour knowledge of key painting techniques, including glazing methods, brushwork/gesture, and mixing complex colours.  The course is suitable to beginner and intermediate painters.

Materials:

Acrylic colours: burnt sienna, raw umber, ultramarine blue, and any white e.g., titanium. 

Oil colours: at least two colours of your own choosing plus a small amount of oil painting medium/liquin/linseed oil

Brushes: A range of brushes, including 3 x mid-size brushes (approx. 1-1.5cm width) – imitation hog bristle, or similar, suitable for working with acrylic paint

Surfaces: Five canvas boards or canvases of around 20 x 20cm, two sheets a1 cartridge paper, 1 a3 sheet heavy paper e.g., oil sketch paper,

Other: scissors, ruler, pencil 2B/HB, two plastic plates, several rags, 1 bar of laundry soap or other brush cleaning product.

 

Anna Gore has completed a practice-led Masters by Research (Visual Arts) at the University of South Australia, researching modern experimental/abstract painting from the nineteenth century to today, with a focus on the subversive tendencies of abstraction, and its interconnectedness with emotional expression in painting. Recent solo exhibitions include Out In Style (Fontanelle Gallery, 2018), Slime Time (FELTspace Gallery, 2016), and Colour Camp (CACSA Project Space, 2014). Local and national group shows include Material Girls (Praxis Art Space, 2020), Essential Forms (Greenaway Gallery, 2019), and the Greater Union project (HoBiennale, Tasmania, 2017). Anna has been teaching BVA painting classes at Adelaide Central School of Art since 2019, and is currently participating in the ACE Open Studio Residency Program for 2020-21.

Painting the Figure & Space (2 days) | Lucy Turnbull & Kelly Reynolds | Beginner to Advanced

Tue 17 Jan - Wed 18 Jan 9.30am – 4.30pm 

The course welcomes painters of all levels who want to develop and expand their painting language. You will be guided through strategies drawn from Lucy’s three years of study at New York Studio School, complimented by Kelly’s diverse art practice. Each day you will be encouraged to make a painting in the morning and afternoon, working from the life model amongst otherworldly theatrical set-ups. Over the tow days you will learn about limited palettes, composition, pictorial space, movement, colour relationships and drawing for painting.

Materials

Oil paints (can substitute acrylic paint if necessary): 

Titanium White, *Zinc white

Lemon Yellow or Yellow Light, Yellow Ochre, 

Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, 

*Caput Mortem or Mars Violet, 

Ultramarine Blue, Viridian, 

*Raw Umber, Ivory Black, *Peach Black (Blue Black or Cold Black)  

(*) are optional colours 

Brushes: A selection of hog hair brushes (rounds preferred) 

Palette knife 

A3 disposable palette 

Mediums: low toxic odourless solvent and Langridge low toxic painting medium (or linseed oil) 

2 small jars with lids (for solvent & medium)

Rags or paper towel 

Rubber gloves (optional) 

Baby oil to clean paint off skin

Masking tape

Surfaces: 5 surfaces for painting, various sizes, approx. 9x12”(20x30cm) or 10x12”(25x30cm)  - These can be primed canvas (stretched/unstretched), board/paper primed with gesso, or canvas paper

Drawing materials:  A4 or A3 sketchbook, red and blue coloured pencils 

 

Lucy Turnbull received her Masters of Fine Art at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture (2018). She is also a graduate (BVA, 2010) and lecturer at Adelaide Central School of Art. Since returning to Australia in 2019 Lucy has exhibited at West Gallery Thebarton, Praxis Artspace and taken part in the Sauerbier House and Hill End Artist in Residence Programs. Her work continues to explore her interest in working from observation to record her experience of place and connection to home. 

Visit Lucy's website: https://lucyturnbull.cargo.site/

instagram: https://www.instagram.com/to_lucy/

 

Kelly Reynolds graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art with first class honours in 2017. Her field of practice encompasses video, performance, ceramics and installation. Reynolds navigates dominant and normative systems under her own terms. She is interested in objects on the edges of ownership and seeks out peripheral, queer and verge spaces. Recent projects include collaborative installation with Lucy Turnbull encompassing ceramics and painting ‘Riverside’ at Sauerbier House and ‘Drawing Exchange’ at Adelaide Central School of Art. 

Visit Kelly's website:  https://www.kellyreynolds.net/

instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/kelly_marie_reynolds/

Techniques of the Old Masters | Mel Brown | Intermediate

Mon 16 Jan - Tue 17 Jan, & Tue 24 Jan  9.30am – 4.30pm 

Explore the materials and painting techniques of Old Masters such as Rembrandt, Velazquez and Caravaggio. Students will copy an Old Master work, utilising techniques such as tonal underpainting, ‘Alla Prima’ (wet in wet) painting and glazing. The course involves practical demonstrations as well as individual instruction and a critique of each person’s work. After the paintings have had time to dry, participants will return on the following Tuesday for glazing.

Materials

Oil paints: Titanium White, Ivory Black, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow Mid, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Ultramarine Blue, Pthalo Blue, Prussian Blue. Acrylic paint: Burnt Sienna. Brushes: Synthetic filbert nos 1, 2, 3 & 4. Flat hog hair brushes nos 6 & 8. Medium: Painting medium no 2 & odourless solvent. A medium with fast drying properties such as Art Spectrum Liquol or Winsor & Newton Liquin. A product for cleaning brushes such as Chroma Incredible Brush Cleaner. 1 20”x24” canvas board or stretched canvas. A3 disposable palette, palette knife, 1 stick willow charcoal, paper towels, Glad Wrap (or equivalent cling film) , 2 small glass jars with lids, soft t-shirt or cotton rags. (*Approximate cost $280.00)

 

Melanie Brown completed a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 2008 at Adelaide Central School of Art, having been awarded several scholarships and the Alumni Award. She has won awards including the Clifton’s Art Prize in 2008, the Loreto Star Portrait Prize in 2013 and the Kennedy Art Prize People’s Choice Award for 2015. Melanie has an extensive exhibition history in addition to lecturing at Adelaide Central School of Art. Melanie has received corporate and private commissions for her paintings both locally and overseas.

http://www.melaniebrown.com.au/

Expressive Portrait Painting: People & Animals | Daniel Connell | Intermediate

Mon 23 Jan - Wed 25 Jan 9.30am – 4.30pm 

In this course, participants will explore portraiture, of people or animals, from a non-realist tradition in which character and feeling come to the fore. Participants will work ‘Alla-Prima’ (in one sitting) during the first morning session, and then work on individual projects from source photos to create a single or multiple resolved work. Participants will be encouraged to work on large supports, to research artists, and experiment with various painting techniques and media. Learning will cover painting and material techniques, the structure of the face, the nature and ethics of portraiture and representation, considerations of paintings, composition and taking source photographs. 

Required Materials

Acrylic paints: suggested colours are warm and cool red, warm and cool blue, yellow, orange, turquoise, magenta, green, white and black (student quality is recommended).

5 sticks willow charcoal medium, 1 graphite pencil HB, 1 charcoal pencil medium (optional), white plastic eraser, 30cm ruler (optional), and masking tape. Container for water, palette, rag.

Brushes: Sizes 4, 8 & 12 good quality acrylic or oil painting brushes. And a 3 inch brush.

Supports: 5 sheets of A1 or A2 Oil Sketch paper and/or canvas.

You will need access to a camera/phone/printer to create source images.

Additional Materials

Oil paints can be used in addition and on top of acrylics. Suggested colours are: cadmium red, alizarin crimson, cadmium yellow medium, cadmium yellow light, ultramarine blue,titanium white, lamp black. Earth colours can also be included: yellow ochre, raw umber, burnt siena or colours similar of your choice.

 

Daniel Connell was awarded a PhD from the University of South Australia in 2020. His research explores portraiture as a socially engaged practice. His work has been selected for the Lester Prize, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, Fleurieu Art Prize and the Kochi Muziris Biennale of Contemporary Art in India. He has worked on public art projects both nationally and in Birmingham, Vancouver and throughout India. Daniel has delivered a TEDX talk 'How art teaches you to approach the unfamiliar" in Ubud in May 2018. 

Website: danielconnellartist.com  

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Connell

TEDX: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGLUkHJrgekn

Clay Sculpture Courses  🛈

Introduction to Hand Building | Cassie Thring | Beginner 

Mon 16 Jan – Wed 18 Jan 9.30am-12.30pm 

This course is suitable for the beginner, as well as for those with basic clay skills wanting to develop their practice. Participants will explore multiple clay bodies using the techniques of pinch, slab and coil, and will make 3 finished works, that will be fired and glazed and available for pick-up within 4 weeks of the completion of the course.

Materials:

Students with need to bring along an apron.

Please wear covered shoes.

All other materials will be supplied.

 

Cassie Thring is a multidisciplinary artist living and working on Kaurna Land. Often working with ceramics, she creates sculptural and functional forms, and runs community workshops that explore the versatility and joy of clay.

http://www.cassiethring.com/

Printmaking course 🛈

Woodblock Printmaking Masterclass | Hanah Williams & Tim Casiero | Intermediate to Advanced

Fri 20 Jan - Sat 21 Jan 9.30am-4.30pm 

In this hands-on workshop, learn how to carve and print a large woodblock. Inspired by dreams, mythological creatures and folk tales, you are invited to work on an individual block or team up with a friend to design and carve a block collaboratively. Working across two days, you will learn a range of relief carving techniques, how to print by hand, and with a printing press. You will take home a collection of prints, a set of woodcut tools and the skills to continue practicing in your own studio. 

Please note that we are going big! If you are signing up as a pair, please advise the school upon booking so that you receive the correct size block.

Individual block: 40x60cm

Collaborative block: 60x80cm 

Materials:

All printmaking materials are provided.

Please bring along an image or design to suit the size of your block. There will be one hour allocated for image development on the first day before we begin carving. 

Please bring the following stationary items: pencil/pens, ruler, permanent marker, eraser, and sketchbook. In this course we get inky! Please bring along rubber gloves and a protective shirt or apron. 

 

This workshop is facilitated by printmakers Hanah Williams and Tim Casiero (Dawn State). 

Hanah Williams is an Adelaide based artist, printmaking educator and graduate of Adelaide College of the Arts, UniSA and Zea Mays Printmaking School (USA). Hanah's work delves into the realms of dreams, folktales and the human connection to the natural world. She has undertaken printmaking residencies in Mexico and the USA, and currently teaches eco-aware printmaking workshops throughout Adelaide and regional South Australia. 

Tim Casiero is an Adelaide based printmaker focusing on relief and screen-printing processes. He is an Honours graduate from UniSA and has undertaken residencies in the USA where he specialized in large scale woodcuts and urban installations. Within his works he draws upon mythology and the supernatural, harkening back to times where people felt a sense of wonder and connection to the natural world. Tim currently works full time as a screen printer under his own label Dawn State.

Image: Tim Casiero (Dawn State), woodblock print, site specific installation.