Term 3 2022 Short Course Program

Adelaide Central School of Art 

Our Term 3 2022 Short Course Program offers a wide selection of studio-based courses taught by practicing artists, for participants of all levels - beginners, intermediate & advanced*.

Courses have a maximum of 12 places ensuring all participants receive individual, expert attention. Classes are held in our air-conditioned teaching studios on our award-winning Glenside campus.

Materials are not included in course fees.

Places are only held after completion of enrolment form 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.

 

Term 3 2022 Program begins on Monday 25 July 2022

An early-bird discount of 10% ends Friday 1 July 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 10 January, 2022.

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.

Beginner Courses  🛈

Drawing Fundamentals (Sat am) | Alex Beckinsale | Beginner 

Sat 30 Jul – Sat 3 Sep 9.30am – 12.30pm 

This structured course introduces participants to the basic techniques of drawing by observation. Moving from line drawings to tonal drawings, participants acquire the skills to achieve precision in their drawing and to accurately represent what they see.

Materials

A3 Sketchbook, 6 sheets A1 cartridge paper, 1 sheet mid-grey Canson paper, selection of pencils (eg HB, 2B, 4B), willow charcoal and a charcoal pencil, 1 Conte - White, blade or sharpener, white plastic eraser, 45cm length of dowel (5mm diameter), masking tape. (*Approximate costs $45.00)

 

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 Fundamentals (Sat pm) | Alex Beckinsale | Beginner 

Sat 30 Jul – Sat 3 Sep 1.30pm – 4.30pm 

This structured course introduces participants to the basic techniques of drawing by observation. Moving from line drawings to tonal drawings, participants acquire the skills to achieve precision in their drawing and to accurately represent what they see.

Materials

A3 sketchbook, 6 sheets A1 cartridge paper, 1 sheet mid-grey Canson paper, selection of pencils (eg HB, 2B, 4B), willow charcoal and a charcoal pencil, 1 Conte - White, blade or sharpener, white plastic eraser, 45cm length of dowel (5mm diameter), masking tape. (*Approximate costs $45.00)

 

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

 

Oil Painting Fundamentals (Sat am) | Ellie Noir | Beginner

Sat 30 Jul – Sat 3 Sep 9.30am – 12.30pm 

This course introduces participants to painting from life with oils. By breaking down complex objects into simple planes, students will learn about colour mixing, paint application, composition and concepts of colour, light and form. Working from a variety of still-life setups, painting exercises will range from simple introductory poster studies to 3 hour alla prima sketches.

Materials:

Oil Paint*: Titanium White, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre, Red Ochre (Venetian Red), Cadmium Lemon Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Light, Alizarin Crimson, Sap Green or Viridian Green, Ultramarine Blue. Optional: Chromatic Black (Gamblin brand, or alternatively you can make a chromatic black by mixing Raw Umber and Ultramarine Blue).

Palette (Ellie prefers to use a re-usable wooden palette, however students can purchase disposable or other types of palettes.) & Palette knife.

Brushes – synthetic brushes suitable for oil painting*: A range of around 6-8 small filbert brushes (from 0.5 - 1.5 cm) and a couple of small round brushes (size 0 or 1).

6 primed** surfaces for poster studies: pieces of canvas paper, board, canvas or linen in the range of 10 cm x 10 cm to 15 cm x 15 cm. 3 primed** surfaces for alla prima painting: eg. canvas paper, board, unstretched or stretched cotton canvas or linen, in the range of 20 cm x 30 cm to 25 cm x 35 cm.

Refined linseed oil (this is the only medium to be used in class).

Small jar with a lid (for painting medium), paper towel or lint-free cotton rags, masking tape & a bar of plain soap. Brushes can be cleaned with linseed oil followed by soap and warm water.

Please Note: Turpentine and mineral spirits are not permitted at Adelaide Central School of Art.

*Please feel free to bring along any extra oil paints and brushes that you have in addition to these and would like to use.

**A primed surface is one which has been prepared with a primer or gesso. Most canvas papers, boards and stretched canvases and linens will have been pre-primed.

(*Approximate cost $300.00)

 

Ellie Noir received her BVA from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2012, and undertook further study at Studio Escalier, France (2012-2016) and the Art Students League of New York, USA (2015). Her work is a synthesis of figurative, landscape and floral painting that explores the connection/disconnection between humans and nature. Ellie has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Pro Hart Scholarship, Australia Council Art Start Grant, the Waterway Fellowship, the Tanza Lorraine Smith Fellowship and the Carbins Trust Prize. Her work has been exhibited in Australia, Spain and the USA.

Website: ellienoir.com

Instagram: @ellienoir_

Oil Painting Fundamentals (Sat pm) | Ellie Noir | Beginner

Sat 30 Jul – Sat 3 Sep 1.30pm – 4.30pm 

This course introduces participants to painting from life with oils. By breaking down complex objects into simple planes, students will learn about colour mixing, paint application, composition and concepts of colour, light and form. Working from a variety of still-life setups, painting exercises will range from simple introductory poster studies to 3 hour alla prima sketches.

Materials:

Oil Paint*: Titanium White, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre, Red Ochre (Venetian Red), Cadmium Lemon Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Light, Alizarin Crimson, Sap Green or Viridian Green, Ultramarine Blue. Optional: Chromatic Black (Gamblin brand, or alternatively you can make a chromatic black by mixing Raw Umber and Ultramarine Blue).

Palette (Ellie prefers to use a re-usable wooden palette, however students can purchase disposable or other types of palettes.) & Palette knife.

Brushes – synthetic brushes suitable for oil painting*: A range of around 6-8 small filbert brushes (from 0.5 - 1.5 cm) and a couple of small round brushes (size 0 or 1).

6 primed** surfaces for poster studies: pieces of canvas paper, board, canvas or linen in the range of 10 cm x 10 cm to 15 cm x 15 cm. 3 primed** surfaces for alla prima painting: eg. canvas paper, board, unstretched or stretched cotton canvas or linen, in the range of 20 cm x 30 cm to 25 cm x 35 cm.

Refined linseed oil (this is the only medium to be used in class).

Small jar with a lid (for painting medium), paper towel or lint-free cotton rags, masking tape & a bar of plain soap. Brushes can be cleaned with linseed oil followed by soap and warm water.

Please Note: Turpentine and mineral spirits are not permitted at Adelaide Central School of Art.

*Please feel free to bring along any extra oil paints and brushes that you have in addition to these and would like to use.

**A primed surface is one which has been prepared with a primer or gesso. Most canvas papers, boards and stretched canvases and linens will have been pre-primed.

(*Approximate cost $300.00)

 

Ellie Noir received her BVA from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2012, and undertook further study at Studio Escalier, France (2012-2016) and the Art Students League of New York, USA (2015). Her work is a synthesis of figurative, landscape and floral painting that explores the connection/disconnection between humans and nature. Ellie has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including the Pro Hart Scholarship, Australia Council Art Start Grant, the Waterway Fellowship, the Tanza Lorraine Smith Fellowship and the Carbins Trust Prize. Her work has been exhibited in Australia, Spain and the USA.

Website: ellienoir.com

Instagram: @ellienoir_

Figure Drawing Fundamentals | Alex Beckinsale | Beginner 

Wed 27 Jul – Wed 31 Aug 6.00pm – 9.00pm 

Build up your figurative drawing skills in this exciting new short course!

Participants will be taken through step-by-step instructions on how to best construct a figure drawing. From looking at the skeleton to drawing the full figure, and working with gesture and tone, this course will introduce all the skills you need to create captivating drawings of people.

Each lesson will consist of multiple exercises and participants will create work and gain valuable drawing experience both from demonstrations and unclothed life models.

Materials:

A3 or A2 sketchbook

1 pack of graphite pencils

1 pack of Willow charcoal of mixed sizes

1 Medium (2B or 4B) Charcoal pencil

Hard Eraser

Kneadable Eraser

8 sheets of butchers paper

7 sheets of Cartridge CA grain Paper

 

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

Intermediate Courses  🛈

Beyond Drawing Fundamentals | Jess Mara | Intermediate

Wed 27 Jul – Wed 31 Aug 6.00pm – 9.00pm

This course is designed for participants who have completed Drawing Fundamentals or have an equivalent level of basic drawing experience. Building on core drawing skills and techniques, participants will further develop their understanding of observational realism. Participants will be guided through a series of exercises using a range of media and techniques to capture their subjects.

Materials

2 sheets A1 Cartridge paper, several sticks of willow charcoal (thin and medium), a charcoal pencil, 1 sheet Mid Tone Grey Canson paper, 1 stick white conte, 2 cotton rags, plastic eraser, HB pencil, black drawing ink, pen and nib set, (Jess will discuss options for pen & nib set in class) 1 flat soft synthetic brush size 10, 1 round synthetic brush size 4, 1 large sheet of watercolour paper OR 1 x A1 sheet of CA Grain Canson paper,  ice cube tray OR 4 small containers, 1 glass jar.

For the first week please bring: Willow Charcoal, charcoal pencil, 2 x sheets A1 cartridge paper, measuring stick, eraser, HB graphite pencil and a rag.

 (*Approximate cost $60.00)

 

Jess Mara is an Adelaide based painter. She received her Bachelor of Visual Art (honours) in 2006 from Adelaide Central School of Art and has been actively exhibiting since. Selected solo exhibitions including Bundle, (Praxis ART Space 2021), These Four Walls, (Floating Goose Studios Inc 2018) and Some Place Near, (Hill Smith Gallery, 2013).  Jess has been a finalist in numerous competitions/awards notably, The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award at Bega Valley Regional Gallery in 2018.  She was the Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2019 Kennedy Art Prize for her painting Embrace (Self Portrait with son).

Jess has been lecturing in the BVA and Short Course Programs at Adelaide Central School of Art since 2011. She teaches in both the drawing and painting departments. She has also presented workshops for VAESA (Visual Arts Educators in South Australia) and completed a residency/ hosted workshops in Schools.

http://www.jessmara.com/ 

Painting Drapery | Jess Mara | Intermediate        

Mon 25 Jul - Mon 29 Aug 6.00pm - 9.00pm

Prior knowledge of working in oils is required for this course. 

This course is for participants who wish to gain knowledge and experience in painting drapery. They will be guided through a series of exercises which will focus on form, value and colour transitions to depict realist observations in oils.

Participants will begin the course by looking at both historical and contemporary examples to both inform and inspire. The course will build in complexity as participants gain confidence. They will be working in black and white in the first week through to a spectrum of colour observations and relationships in the later weeks. Participants will compose and develop their own photograph to use for their final painting exercise, a three week still life painting with a drapery focus.

Materials:

Oil paints- Ivory black, Titanium White, Pyrrole Red (or Cadmium red), Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber.

Painting medium- Refined Linseed Oil

Brush cleaner – Chroma Incredible Brush Cleaner or Odorless solvent e.g., Langdridge Odorless Solvent. Note- Turpentine is not permitted.

Supports- 4 pieces of A3 oil sketch/ canvas paper. (You can purchase 2 sheets of A2 oil sketch paper and cut them down in to 2 A3 sheets or purchase an A3 pad of canvas paper). 1 primed stretched canvas approx. 16 x 20 inch (40 x 50cm) or a piece of primed unstretched canvas 50 x 60cm.

Other –disposable pallet, glad wrap, measuring stick- dowel, masking tape (preferably the blue low tack masking tape), willow charcoal (thin), 1 small jar with lid, 1 medium jar with lid, cotton rag, baby wipes, disposable gloves (optional)

Brushes- 1 hog hair medium brush filbert or flat (size 6- 8), A selection of small synthetic brushes Flat and filbert (sizes 0- 4). 1 small round synthetic brush (size 1-2) Note the scale of brushes do vary depending on brands. Sizes are an approximate guide only.                                                                             

Note: For the last 3 weeks of class students will work from their own composed drapery photograph. Students will be required to set up and print out their image ready for week 4. This will be discussed further in class.

For the first week please bring – 2 sheets A3 oil sketch/ canvas paper, brushes, jars, Refined Linseed Oil, brush cleaner, masking tape, measuring stick, disposable pallet, cotton rag, baby wipes, glad wrap, Titanium White and Ivory black oil paint, willow charcoal (thin).

 

Jess Mara is an Adelaide based painter. She received her Bachelor of Visual Art (honours) in 2006 from Adelaide Central School of Art and has been actively exhibiting since. Selected solo exhibitions including Bundle, (Praxis ART Space 2021), These Four Walls, (Floating Goose Studios Inc 2018) and Some Place Near, (Hill Smith Gallery, 2013).  Jess has been a finalist in numerous competitions/awards notably, The Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award at Bega Valley Regional Gallery in 2018.  She was the Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the 2019 Kennedy Art Prize for her painting Embrace (Self Portrait with son).

Jess has been lecturing in the BVA and Short Course Programs at Adelaide Central School of Art since 2011. She teaches in both the drawing and painting departments. She has also presented workshops for VAESA (Visual Arts Educators in South Australia) and completed a residency/ hosted workshops in Schools.

http://www.jessmara.com/ 

Image: Jess Mara, Wrapped, oil on board, 40 x 30 cm image curtesy of the artist

Portraits & Identity | Daniel Connell | Beginner to Intermediate

Mon 25 Jul - Mon 29 Aug 6.00pm – 9.00pm 

This course focuses on the social context of portraiture and introduces various techniques for portrait drawing from life. The skills learned in each lesson build on the previous. The identity of the subject is paramount. Participants will meet models from diverse cultures. Daniel will guide participants through multiple short exercises increasing in length over the course.

Materials

14 sheets of newsprint paper or A2 cartridge pad. 2 sheets of mid-grey Canson paper. 2 sheets of A2 cartridge paper. 1 stick of compressed charcoal - soft (suggested brand Faber Castell). 3 sticks of willow charcoal thin. 1 charcoal pencil medium (optional). 1 white conte stick. 1 graphite pencil HB. 1 set of 24 coloured pencils (student grade or better). 1 white plastic eraser and 1 pencil shaped eraser. Masking tape, bulldog clips, a blade for sharpening, and a cotton rag or old t-shirt (or a large soft paint brush - a cheap one). (*Approximate cost $90.00)

 

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

 

Techniques of the Old Masters | Melanie Brown | Intermediate

Sat 30 Jul - Sat 3 Sep 9.30am – 12.30pm 

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.

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 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/

Painting on Copper | Kate Kurucz | Intermediate to Advanced 

Mon 25 Jul – Mon 29 Aug 6.00pm-9.00pm 

Over 6 weeks and several works, participants will learn the rich tradition of painting with oils on copper. This will include how to prepare panels, what techniques and mediums to use and how to utilize the unique properties of this glowing surface.

Previous painting experience is essential.

Materials:

Oil paints - Arylide Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Transparent Red Oxide, Ultramarine Blue, Prussian blue, Napthol red, Alizarine or Quinacridone Crimson, Carbon Black, Mixing White or Lead White, Titanium White. Not compulsory but useful - Vermillion or Cadmium Red Light.

A range of brushes - #8, #4, and #2 flat synthetic hog hair, #4 synthetic or sable round, and if possible a #4/6 badger/mongoose bright or synthetic alternative. 

Painting mediums – Odourless solvent and Gamblin Neo Meglip.

Other Painting materials - A small jar to put solvent in, rags, a palette and a Chinagraph/ stabilo all/ Lumocolor permanent pencil (white, black or blue).

Please note – copper panels will be provided.

 

Kate Kurucz is a South Australian painter who graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2012. Her practice explores identity, absurdity and the sublime in parallel with a material investigation of the plasticity of oil paint. In 2019 she had a solo show at praxis ARTSPACE and won the RSASA Portrait Prize.

http://www.katekurucz.com/

Image: Kate Kurucz, Looking at the back of my head, oil on copper, 90cmx60cm, 2021

Memory & Expanded Processes | Clay sculpture | Sam Gold | Intermediate - Advanced

Sat 30 Jul – Sat 3 Sep 1.30pm-4.30pm 

Contemporary artist Sam Gold, will support, foster and encourage hand building skills and uncover the knowledge and power of gesture and the body. We will look at clay and its capacity for memory and holding space. Leaning and leading with the body and movement and expanded processes working with clay as a sculptural medium.

With an opportunity to collaborate with other students you will work on building up momentum to a final work that allows you to contemplate and reflect upon yourself, your voice - what you are saying as a maker, your mark - what your ability or reflection on making is, and your memory - looking at the motivations for making.

Prior knowledge of working with clay is required for this course.

Materials:

  • Roll of masking tape
  • Plastic cling wrap
  • Black Sharpie pen
  • Old newspaper
  • Each student to bring a box to take work home in for each class

 

Sam Gold is a queer non-binary South Australian artist living and working on Kaurna Yerta (the Adelaide Plains). Pinching clay from 2013, Gold turned their hand to further pursue ceramics in earnest in 2016, bringing over a decade of training in Transpersonal Art Therapy (Ikon Institute), Furniture Design (TafeSA) and studies in Contemporary Art (UniSA, ACSA) to the medium. The pinch-style coiled sculptures and vessels, for which Gold has since become known, explore the structural and conceptual capacity and fragility of clay.

Gold is a highly awarded artist. They are the recipient of the Helpmann Academy Grant and Undergraduate Award for Excellence (2019),The Helpmann Creative Investment Fellowship (2021), and the University of South Australia’s Australian Ceramics Council Award (2018) and Merit Award for Academic Excellence (2019). Gold has exhibited extensively throughout South Australia and interstate and notably features in Primavera: Young Australian Artists 2021 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Currently a studio associate at JamFactory, Gold is represented by Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.

- Words by Belinda Howden

https://www.sammgold.com

Advanced Courses  🛈

Open Studio - Oil Painting | Melanie Brown | Advanced 

Mon 25 Jul – Mon 29 Aug 6.00pm-9.00pm 

This course will give participants the opportunity to develop their painting practice in a supportive and friendly environment. Participants will work independently with guidance from Melanie Brown.

The emphasis will be on developing participants’ own individual work and concepts, whilst improving technique and studio practice. Participants may choose to work on an uncompleted painting, start a new larger work, or begin a group of studies.

Open Studio - Oil Painting is intended for artists who may struggle with the isolation of working on their own, for recent graduates to get some direction with their work, and for those who simply wish to advance their painting practice. It is a valuable chance for like-minded artists to learn from, support and encourage each other, under the direction of an experienced painter and lecturer.

Previous painting experience is essential.

Materials:

Please bring oil painting materials appropriate to the work you will be making in the Open Studio.

 

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/

Teen Courses (13 - 17 year olds) 🛈

Teen Drawing: Creating Charaters | Alex Beckinsale | Beginner - Intermediate

Tue 26 Jul – Tue 30 Aug 4.15pm - 6.15pm

Join artist Alex Beckinsale and discover the fundamental drawing and design techniques to create your own unique fantasy and science-fiction characters.

This course will focus on some fun and exciting ways to draw inspiration from popular culture. Looking at different visual styles present in animation, movies and concept art, students will be taken through a range of activities that will spark their imagination and get them to create their own unique artworks and characters.

This course is perfect for beginner to intermediate level students. It will focus on developing technical ability and drawing confidence, equipping students with the necseeary skills to create their own successful and creative drawings.

Materials

A3 sketchbook, HB, 2B, 4B + 6B graphite pencils, hard eraser, kneadable eraser, charcoal, rag, 2 large + 3 small soft brushes, and 2x A1 pieces of cartridge paper. (*Approximate cost $60.00)

Please note: Students are to bring all materials to classes.

 

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 + portraiture, and often constructs otherworldly and mysterious situations in her work. When she is not making in her studio, Alex can often be found sketching characters from D&D campaigns, her favourite TV shows and video games.

http://www.alexbeckinsale.com/

@alex.beckinsale

Advanced Teen Drawing: Charater Creation | Alex Beckinsale | Intermediate to Advanced

Mon 25 Jul – Mon 29 Aug 4.15pm-6.15pm 

Are you looking to take your character design and digital art skills to the next level?

This new teen course with artist Alex Beckinsale will help you develop your OC's, build unique fantasy worlds and explore how to utilise photography as reference images to create realistic fantasy artwork.

Please note- this course is designed for students who are at an intermediate – advanced level, or for students who have previously participated in a teen course at ACSA. If you have not undertaken a course with Alex before please send through some photographs of your artwork so that we can ensure that this is the best course for you. If you are looking for a beginner – intermediate course ‘Teen Drawing Fundamentals: Creating Characters’ would be a suitable alternative.

Materials

A3 sketchbook

Mechanical pencil, hard + kneadable eraser, coloured pencils, charcoal, a rag or old pillow case, iPad with Procreate or Sketchbook installed (or a laptop with a tablet + similar digital art software), students will also be invited to bring their own drawing kit with materials of their choice. (*Approximate cost $60.00 excluding iPad.)

Please note: Students are to bring all materials to classes.

 

Alex Beckinsale’s 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 + portraiture, and often constructs otherworldly and mysterious situations in her work. When she is not making in her studio, Alex can often be found sketching characters from D&D campaigns, her favourite TV shows and video games.

http://www.alexbeckinsale.com/

@alex.beckinsale

Teen Drawing: Contemporary Colour | Shannon Beck | Beginner to Intermediate

Wed 27 Jul – Wed 31 Aug 4.15pm-6.15am 

Recent graduate Shannon Beck will be teaching this fun and colourful 6 week course, inspiring participants with new ideas and concepts about drawing.

Using coloured pencils, Shannon will introduce participants to the fundamental skills of contemporary drawing and colour theory in exciting new exercises each week.  These exercises will equip students with the knowledge to then create their own bright and unique works of art.

Materials | Please purchase these before your first class & bring to every class:

Shannon Beck graduated in 2021 with a Bachelor of Visual Art from Adelaide Central School of Art. She has considerable experience working with youth, and has assisted and taught in workshops at Neo, Art gallery of South Australia. Her work focuses on colour and form, using non-representational images and mixed-media installations to create heightened visual experiences that impact the mind and body. 

image: Shannon Beck, 2021, Frog, coloured pencil on paper