7 - Discover and express the artist in you David Pincus - 15 weekly sessions from 12.00 to 1.45 on Mondays 17 February to 22 June (not 9 & 23 March, 13 April, 8 June)
The aim of this program is to introduce newcomers to the art of sketching and painting and to help them to discover and to enjoy the experience of producing their own works. Participants will develop basic skills in the use of a range of media including pencil, pastel, charcoal, ink, crayon and watercolour (not oil or acrylic) and gain an understanding of the role of light and shade and of form in the preparation of a composition. The subjects considered may include set pieces, still life, models, the figure and working out of doors. This is a structured program with instruction, guidance, (gentle) criticism and some demonstration. It will strongly encourage individual “hands on” effort – this being the best way for participants to gain an understanding of the advantages and limitations of the various art materials and acquire confidence in their application. Ultimately, the objective of the program is to support each individual’s interests and preferences to make their own journey into the practice of art fruitful and fulfilling. While all budding artists are welcome to join the program, the emphasis will be on those who have seldom undertaken any meaningful art practice or on those who now wish to reengage with it after a long absence. To others who are looking for a program to expand their knowledge, skills and experience, consider joining Course 9 - Enhance and grow the artist in you.
9 - Enhance and grow the artist in you - Wait list David Pincus - 15 weekly sessions from 2.45 to 4.30 on Mondays 17 February to 22 June (not 9 & 23 March, 13 April, 8 June)
The aim of this program is to help participants to develop and expand the basic skills and knowledge gained from the initial program Discover the Artist in You. The course will encourage participants to take their previous experiences to a higher level with instruction, guidance, (constructive) criticism and some demonstration and, above all, a strong emphasis on individual “hands on” effort. The objective being to help each individual to develop a personal form of expression and so to enhance and enjoy the experience of preparing his or her own works. Media proposed could include pencil, pastel (soft and hard,) conte, crayon, charcoal (both hard and soluble), ink and watercolour (not oil or acrylic) mixed media and collage. Studio subjects may be of still life, set pieces, models, portraits and the figure. Outdoor topics could include land and seascape, architecture and other urban settings, all with an emphasis on composition. Further, participants will be encouraged to suggest group projects or to pursue their own subjects. Participation in the aforementioned Discover..... program is not a prerequisite. Newcomers with some experience with, and confidence in, the use of some of the art media outlined and with an understanding of the basic principles of form and composition are welcome to join the group.
11 - Film Discussion Group B - Wait list Andrew Porter - 5 monthly sessions from 2.00 to 3.30 on Mondays 24 February, 23 March, 27 April, 25 May, 22 June
Three films, viewed independently, will be discussed by the group each month. At the end of the meeting the group will decide the films for the next session. The group will be notified of the films to be discussed before the first session.
40 - Jewish Liturgical Music Adrian Bartak - 2 sessions from 10.00 to 11.45 on Tuesdays 5 and 12 May
Session 1 - the nature of the Jewish religious service in the synagogue and an account of the activities which occur such as (a) Cantorial renditions, (b) Scriptural content, (c) Choral music. Session 2 - the different occasions of religious worship and the variations in service content. The emphasis will be on the Orthodox Jewish service.
52 - Drawing Bruce Gifford – 19 weekly sessions from 10.00 to 12.00 on Wednesdays 19 February to 24 June
Bruce organises drawing and other media projects, sometimes including watercolour. Profiles of individual artists are discussed from time to time, and other topics of artistic interest. The work of the group is displayed regularly in the foyer.