En Plein Air: Making Art in The Environment Ages 18+ Intermediate / Advanced Skill Level
NZD $245 Six Week Course
The act of Art Outdoors, in contrast with studio painting or acedemic rules that might create a predetermined look.
Preparation, exploration and useful methods for working in the open air. This 6-week course covers preparation, exploring materiality and developing methods to help students work successfully outside in the environment.
Week One and Two
Preparation - Small scale drawings using prepared papers and a variety of drawing materials
Week Three and Four
Exploring Materiality - Frottage/rubbings using fine and translucent papers and various drawing media
Week Five and Six
Methods - Setting up an outdoor studio to develop larger scale works that can be left in situ and completed over several days
Week One and Two: Preparation - Variety of papers (specific art papers are not necessary) and a wide variety of drawing materials
Week Three and Four: Exploring Materiality - a variety of thin and tissue-type papers, gum arabic, wax, and various drawing media and dry, dusty materials (e.g. soil, sand, dried plant debris, dried flower heads/petals/stamens/pollen)