Charcoal

TRUDY NICHOLSON

Workshop 6 hours

Saturday 16 October 2021 - 9.30am to 4.30pm

When using charcoal, one creates an authentic mood within the art piece.

One can create light or lose it, using less or more of either the tool or the paper.

Trudy's one day workshop will have a “Charcoal” focus. Trudy uses a wide range of skills and techniques when she creates an art piece, and she is a great believer of a “less is More” approach when working.

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About the Workshop

Less is More OR Is It?

Working with Charcoal

Join Trudy for a one day workshop where she will introduce the participants to a variety of materials and techniques associated with Charcoal, charcoal powders and pastels.

 

You will explore the possibilities of each, and then embark on our own piece using a choice of photographs.
 

WHAT WILL BE COVERED

Morning

  • Getting to know the charcoal tools, by using the marks approach.

  • Understanding grey scale and edges not lines.

  • Understanding Light and contrast tonal values negative space

  • Creating on white and coloured papers.

  • Looking and discussing other charcoal art pieces and potential art possibilities

Afternoon

  • Using the skills and techniques from Day one, create one or two pieces on a variety of papers.

  • Using your own ideas or from the photographs supplied as a reference create your own masterpiece.

  • Discussion of each piece created, by having a “show and tell”

 

 

VENUE

Buninyong Uniting Church Hall

305 Learmonth Street, Buninyong

MATERIALS

  • All materials supplied

But if you'd like to bring some of your own supplies along - these are what Trudy will be using in class -​

  • Charcoal powder

  • A variety of charcoal pencils and sticks, with varying grades of softness

  • Kneadable and hard erasers, "Smiggle" branded battery eraser

  • A variety of papers with varying textures and colours

  • Sandpaper and paper cutter

  • View finder

  • Fixative spray

  • Rags

BOOKING CONDITIONS

Please refer to the terms & conditions at the bottom of the site for changes to your booking. We have a very strict no changes to booking inside of 7 days policy. You will receive a full refund if government restrictions prevent travel.
 

LUNCH & COFFEE!

There are several options in walking distance. Please note there is no fridge onsite.

Tea and instant coffee making facilities will be available at the venue.
 

PARKING

There is plenty of free parking all over Buninyong within walking distance to all venues.

 

MAXIMUM STUDENTS

Only 10 students! Book early!
 

HEALTH

Please do not attend and contact us straight away to get a refund if you have any cold and flu symptoms and/or have travelled to a COVID hotspot inside of 14 days of the workshop. Our workshop spaces are set up to ensure adequate distancing between students.

DAY ONE
9.30AM-4.30PM
SATURDAY 16th OCTOBER

$120 PER PERSON
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Meet the Artist
Trudy Nicholson

Trudy Nicholson lives and teaches art in Buninyong. Trudy has been an art teacher for more than 20 years.

 

She has taught school students and Adults as well as participating in art days and workshops. Presently, she is Vice President of The Ballarat Society of Artists.

 

Trudy has achieved several first prize awards at the Society’s Annual Exhibition.

Trudy works with most mediums, however, most of her work has been with pastel.

 

Visit www.trudynicholson.com

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