What to bring:
For the first session, please bring:
· Sketch book (minimum size A4), 2 sheets A1 cartridge paper (at least 150 gsm)
· 6B pencil, 6B Progresso if you like using them, pencil sharpener, pencil eraser
· willow charcoal, black soft compressed charcoal (or black chalk pastel)
· 2 bull dog clips, masking tape, cotton rag, fixative spray
· While Pam can provide subject matter, you are invited to choose your own. You will be working from this for the 8 weeks of the course. It needs to be in the form of a 3D object. Photos can be used later in the course.
Other materials will be used throughout the course. They will be discussed on first evening and will include:
· A4 watercolour pad, A1 watercolour paper or other heavy-duty paper that will take dry and wet media, Kraft Card, alternate drawing surfaces
· black drawing ink, chalk/soft pastels (white, terra cotta, ochre, brown, mid grey, really light grey, other colours optional), collage materials, gesso, paint
· ink and water containers, scissors, glue stick or PVA glue, paper stump,
About the tutor
Pam Vaughan’s three decades of exhibiting include being a finalist in the Sulman and Dobell Prizes at the Art Gallery of NSW, and winning a national printmaking award. Focusing mainly on drawing and printmaking, she also explores painting and sculpture. Her work addresses landscape, the built environment, the human figure, still life, and her ongoing love of animals. The images she makes are a record of her conversations and connection with her subjects and their ‘aliveness’. For Pam, being ‘alive’ involves having movement, thoughts, emotions, personality, behaviours, energy, and agency. Stimulating this approach has been research in a range of fields including philosophy, spirituality, yoga, mindfulness and contemporary subatomic physics which explains that everything is interconnected, is energy, and is in motion.
Pam has post-graduate qualifications in studio practice and education, and teaching experience in the community, school and tertiary sectors, including at the National Art School. She also has had collaborations with The Art Gallery of NSW, Taronga Zoo, The Australian Museum and the S.H. Irvin Gallery. Her latest studio endeavours include a group project, ‘Birdland’, which included exhibitions at the Mount Victoria Museum and the Blue Mountains Heritage Centre, as well as participation in the 2020 Kedumba Drawing Award. Instagram: pamvaughanart
Do not attend the studio if you are sick or unwell. If you are required to cancel at the last minute due to illness that you suspect may be COVID 19-related, a full refund will be given.
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap (most effective) or use hand sanitiser on entry.
Maximum of 9 persons in the studio at any one time, plus one tutor.
Observe social distancing: 1.5m distance and 4m2 area in general, around each person. No sharing of tables. Stand back for demonstrations!
Worktables, easels and all studio equipment are to be cleaned with disinfectant before and after use, with disinfectant and paper towels supplied.
Bring your own food and drinks including hot water, crockery, cutlery etc. The kitchen is closed! (There are many cafes close to the studio if you would rather get some takeaway).
Sign the register of attendance each day of the workshop; by doing so you agree that the you are well, have not travelled overseas in the previous 14 days, have not knowingly been in contact with a person infected with Covid-19 in the previous 14 days, etc. Please read the declaration in the book.
These are new processes and procedures for us all to get used to, but they need to be followed strictly for the best protection of the health of all.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
or Constance Ellwood on 0418226173