The Studio is now online
Hamilton Road Studio Zoom classes
The core of my teaching approach is to foster each artist’s individual creativity, so the emphasis is on personal creative projects. In the Studio in Hamilton Road each artist would be busy with their own work, made possible by the small enrolled number. This may take the form of a series of drawings, a painting in watercolour, oils, or acrylics.
Since moving online using Zoom, the classes follow the following format:
Artists login and we spend some time catching up with our week. If artists have progressed on a painting during the week they take a photograph and send it to me. This can then be viewed on a shared screen and suggestions and ideas discussed using Procreate, a digital painting programme for the iPad.
Each week I prepare some form of discussion slide presentation. These cover a wide range of topics such as composition and design; drawing in ink; collage; abstract painting; mixed media.
Often a new project will follow on inspiration and ideas from the presentation.
As the lesson progresses each artist shares their work in progress and are able to give each other support and encouragement.
I can share an additional webcam so I can demonstrate techniques and offer suggestions for mixing colours etc.
- During each class there will be some demonstration of technique as well as individually mentored tuition.
- Students should preferably be prepared to enroll for a month at a time.
- Fees are $36.00 per class, invoiced monthly in advance. Payment by bank transfer
Learn to draw anything with confidence using a wide range of materials:
- Draw using pencil, pen, charcoal, water soluble pencils, chalks and pastels.
- Discover the magic of watercolour – experiment with translucent glazes and rich pigmented colours.
- Painting with acrylics and oils will give you the opportunity to discover your inner artist.
- Experiment with mixed media and mono-printing.
- It doesn't matter if you are an absolute beginner or are more advanced - you will enjoy this time to develop your creativity.
Term 2 Wednesday 22nd April to Saturday 27th June
Term 3 Wednesday 15th July to Saturday 19th September
Term 4 Wednesday 7th October to Saturday 12th December
I commend you on the effort you have put in. I was so surprised how you managed to make the class enjoyable and productive. You should feel very proud of yourself.
The accountability is good for me, and the rewards from producing my art
. ....... words cannot express.
Good morning Carol,
Just wanted to pop you an email to tell you about my experiences at your studio.
When I started art classes at your Studio 5 years ago I hoped that your classes would reignite my interest in painting. I had dabbled with painting in high school and a few classes when my children were young but had not pursued it any further than that. I have learnt so much from you….. I love that each student in your class is encouraged to pursue their own ‘style’.
I love that we, as a group, encourage and learn from each other. I enjoy the little talks or mini lectures you give on a different style or artist and how your classes are not just about the actual painting but also about the ‘love of art’. So good for the soul.
When I started 5 years ago I had hoped to achieve certain things. I have done this and more. I thank you for sharing your knowledge with me ....
One of the artists wrote this in an email to me after a painting was accepted for the Rotary Art Spectacular Exhibition:
I’m so excited just to have my art accepted .
Your mentorship over the years has been invaluable Thanks Carol and looking forward to my projects for next term."
And one more recent email:
I would like to also thank you for making the art classes so interesting and giving us, especially me, the confidence to have a go. I feel like I am finally getting into the hang of this painting thing and actually liking what I am doing.
I did of bit more work on the sand grasses and actually forwarded a copy to family and friends, instead of just hiding it away. Big step for me. Thank you.
She taught art at Germiston High School and held private art classes in her studio.
Carol moved to Brisbane, Australia in December 2010 and teaches in her Hamilton Road Studio.