“Tell me what you want to learn, and I’ll teach you”
Christine’s classes start with the needs of the student/art group. She is happy to write new lessons if you have an idea.
TOPICS Watercolour painting, Intaglio printmaking and general art classes that include both. She also consults about professionalism in the industry for artists and art-business-people.
LESSON TYPES Weekend workshops, longer schools, individual tutorial, ongoing classes or individual consultation.
BEYOND THE BLACK STUMP Christine loves travelling to isolated places to share her knowledge. She brings all the materials and tools needed (including her travelling etching press), especially if you don’t have an art shop.
EXPERIENCE Christine draws on her thirty years as a full time professional artist. She’s taught every age group from kindy to older people and university level.
TO BOOK Contact Christine directly
COMING UP 2018 Full Moon Art Retreat: 25-28th May, 21-24th September (Spring Equinox). 2019 GoCreate Kentucky Armidale
GENERAL ART CLASSES
Watercolour has a terrifyingly reputation, however it is very simple to use – perhaps it’s that simplicity that creates difficulties in people’s minds. Christine LOVES watercolour and has, after more than 30 years with the medium, developed language and strategies to share this love.
Making art is more than handling the media. Yes, you do need to know how to manage the paint/paper/white edges etc, but Christine believes that is only one part of successfully creating an artwork. She has created a series of single day workshops that can be taken on their own or blended with others. None is a pre-requisite for any other. Often smaller versions of each class are incorporated into a single workshop depending on the needs of the participants.
Be you, not your teachers’ clone. Christine is passionate about creating independent artists. Her teaching strategies are about showing, experimenting, strategies, note taking and projects to do at home. Each class has followup email/phone support with Christine.
Each student is an individual Classes have a minimum number, every class can be modified to suit the needs of the artists in the group. Raw beginners are welcome, experienced artists are challenged, artists from other mediums are encouraged.
Because so much about printmaking revolves around technique, Christine has developed strategies for approaching many topics in a single workshop. Usually this involves working small, collating plate-making, inking, wiping and printing experiments into a self printed, studio resource book. Some students may create their own individual projects if the time permits: others may take the time to simply experiment further.
The classes can be held at your place, or in Christine’s studio
– different methods of inking, wiping and printing plates Suits those who work in edition or in unique states. Includes inking intaglio and relief; masking, dolly wiping and more.
-other printmaking topics: which ink does what, how colours, pigments and brands differ, using white and black ink, materials other than ink, multi plate colour etching, developing narratives within the final image, safe workplace practices
– the professional printmaker all workshops touch on the professional aspects of printmaking such as the implications of editioning, signing, storage and post-print care.
All workshops are suited to
– artists with some experience in printmaking, including any of Christine’s former students.
– artists from other media
– high school art teachers, with or without printmaking experience
– primary school teachers who may feel that this sort of art is too difficult for their classroom
– people who’ve never made a painting, etching or even a singe piece of art before in their whole lives.
“My Vision is that all over Australia and the world emerging artists will have access to the same information, motivation and opportunities as those involved with art institutions, industry bodies and/or the business world. My Mission is to create a level playing field for all artists through education and motivation, regardless of the concepts behind, subject matter or medium of the artwork created, regardless of the geographical situation or demographic of the artist.”
Workshop space – painting:
Large enough so that each participant has 1 metre of desk space each (card table size )
Good ventilation is needed, but not vital as there are no fumes. Running water and electricity are handy.
The tables should be “art” tables and may get dirty, even though we don’t generally use staining colours
Workshop needs will be discussed at the planning stage of the workshop
Workshop space – printmaking:
Same as above but add one extra trestle table or similar for the press. May need a bit more walking around room. The room may need better ventilation for printmaking as Christine uses oil based inks. Will need covers on the tables.A detailed list of equipment needed will be supplied to the organiser in time.
Pregnant and breast feeding women, ok in watercolour but because we use oil based inks, it is better if they don’t take part in printmaking classes.
The workshop space is not a safe place for children under school age
Closed in shoes must be worn – students without shoes will not be able to take part
Many more than 15 in the class takes the personal attention away from individuals. For printmaking there needs to be a max of 10 per etching press.
Teenagers younger than 14 find the learning experience less accessible in an adult workshop. This workshop does not suit primary aged children: it’s better to have a dedicated children or adolescent class
The tutor will bring:
All materials needed to attend to the learning experiences: all paper, paint, clean-up, other consumables– usually reimbursed by the participants, but could be reimbursed by the organisers.
In printmaking class, she will bring her travelling etching press.
Extra materials for resale at cost if there is not an art supply shop in your town
Students may need to bring :
Some tools and equipment, however beginning, inexperienced or disorganised students are welcome and will be catered for
A detailed materials list will be supplied before the class for those students who work better that way
Christine charges a tuition fee (daily rate) + travel (if more than 1 hour from Lismore) + accommodation
If she is already working in your town, she may reduce the travelling fee.
Materials costs per student start from $15 per day, depending on the workshop, its length and any extra materials purchased.
For more information download the current price list.