Evolve. development programme announced

Media Release 7 July 2017

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The City of South Perth’s Evolve. development programme returns in 2017 with a diverse offering of practical and theoretical artist-led workshops. 

Now in its fourth year, the programme’s affordable workshops will run throughout August in the lead-up to the City’s annual Emerging Artist Award exhibition in September.

This year’s programme includes hands-on sessions in a host of disciplines including photography, oil painting, sculpture, brush lettering and visual diaries. 

Workshops are open to all community members including emerging and established artists, and those who simply wish to expand their learning in the arts.

“The City’s Evolve. development programme continues to grow and this offers artists, creatives and people with a love of art the opportunity to learn from some of the state’s most talented and experienced practising artists,” Mayor Sue Doherty said.

“The workshops and information sessions really are a unique chance for people to get hands-on, practical and theoretical advice from industry leaders.”

Places are limited. Book now.

The Exquisite Portrait | Christophe Canato
Establishing rapport, understanding and trust, as well as control of light are equally important factors when creating a photographic portrait. In this this workshop WA photo-media artist Christophe Canato will present a variety of ways to work a portrait using available and studio lighting. Christophe will share some of his methods touching on cultural or instinctual considerations, historical references, styling and Photoshop. Participants will explore the necessary presence of gesture, and the subtle use of metaphors which can be used to add layers of meaning to portraits.
Suitability: Adults / Beginner – Intermediate 
Date/Time: Wednesday 2 August 6–9pm
Venue: Pagoda Resort & Spa- Dolphin Room 
Address: 112 Melville Parade, Como
Cost: $30 per person + booking fee
Dinner available to purchase

Introduction to Paper Cut Art | Tusif Ahmad
Learn how to create a beautiful paper cut artwork in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. You will work through the fundamentals and techniques used to create your own unique paper cut artwork by layering and using different colours of paper. Tusif will also teach participants how to draw suitable artwork templates for paper cutting.
Suitability: Adults / Beginner – Intermediate 
Date/Time: Saturday 5 August 10am–2pm
Venue: Reception Room, City of South Perth Civic Centre
Address: Corner Sandgate Street & South Terrace, South Perth
Cost: $25 per person + booking fee
BYO lunch

Drawing Portraiture | Daniela Dlugocz
Portraiture drawing is a challenging and wonderful skill to learn. Discover how to draw the human face with different materials and shading techniques to get a 3D effect. Drawing exercises and practice can be adapted by Daniela for all skill levels. 
Suitability: Beginner - Intermediate
Date/Time: Thursday 10 August 6–9pm
Venue: Function Room, South Perth Library
Address: Corner Sandgate Street & South Terrace, South Perth
Cost: $20 per person + booking fee
Tea, coffee and water provided

Creating an Underpainting- Oil Painting for Beginners | Rachelle Dusting

You will learn how to create an underpainting; the initial layer of a traditional method of portrait painting, and develop a basic understanding of light and shadow within a painting.  This workshop is a great introduction to the basics of oil painting and using oil materials.
Suitability: Beginner - Intermediate
Date/Time: Saturday 12 August 9am–12pm
Venue: George Burnett Leisure Centre
Address: Manning Road, Karawara
Cost: $30 per person + booking fee
Tea, coffee and water provided

Sculpture from Scrap | Neil Elliot
Work collectively and individually in a workshop atmosphere to produce fun pieces of sculpture using upcycled materials and found objects. You will learn basic woodworking and metalworking techniques and the processes that Neil uses to create his own work. Participants are asked to source materials prior to the workshop; you are required to bring along a collection of upcycled materials and found objects for your own use. The more you have the better your piece will be! Timber and light weight metals are preferred.
Suitability: Adults / Beginner - Intermediate 
Date/Time: Sat 19 Aug / 10am – 4pm
Venue: Manning Men’s Shed
Address: 3 Downey Drive, Manning
Cost: $40 per person + booking fee
Tea, coffee and water provided
BYO lunch

Conception to Creation | Valerie Shaw
The development of visual diaries can have huge benefits in forming and extending personal concepts and ideas, and finding ones authentic self. The diary becomes a developmental, personal narrative as well as a source of information, inspiration and a visual ‘filing system’. Ultimately it can become an artwork in itself.
Suitability: Beginner - Experienced
Date/Time: Wednesday 23 August / 6pm - 8.30pm
Venue: Reception Room, City of South Perth Civic Centre
Address: Corner Sandgate Street & South Terrace, South Perth
Cost: $15 per person + booking fee
Tea, coffee and water provided

Artist's Application Pack: Curriculum Vitae, Artist Statement and Portfolio of Images | Louise Dickmann
An overview of the industry standard for the professional presentation of an arts practice will be discussed. The essential requirements of an artist’s CV, a bio or artist statement and a portfolio of images will be addressed with each participant developing a draft plan of their own presentation pack. The definition of a professional artist will also be examined.
Suitability:  Beginner - Experienced
Date/Time: Sat 26 Aug / 10am – 2pm
Venue: Community Hall, Manning Community Centre
Address: 2 Conochie Crescent, Manning
Cost: $20 per person + booking fee
Light lunch provided
Brush Lettering | The Articulate
Tash from The Articulate is a hand letterer and calligrapher based in Perth, Western Australia. Her brush lettering workshop will explore the basics of how to create beautiful hand-drawn typography using your very own Tombow brush pens to take home. You’ll learn the basic techniques, strokes and letterforms before plunging straight into creating your own brush lettering piece. Attendees will go home with new techniques, inspiration and enthusiasm for expressive hand lettering.
Suitability: Secondary School Age and above / Beginner - Experienced
Date/Time: Thurs 31 Aug / 6pm – 9pm
Venue: The Cutlery Drawer 
Address: 27 Welwyn Avenue, Manning
Cost: $35 per person + booking fee
Gourmet refreshments provided

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