5 – Discover and express the artist in you David Pincus - 14 weekly sessions from 2.00 to 3.45 on Mondays 29 July to 25 November, except 23 and 30 September and 7, 14 and 21 October
The objective of this program is to help newcomers to continue to discover and enjoy the experience of preparing their own works using a mix of media including: pencil, pastel, charcoal, ink and watercolour (but not oil). The program aims to enhance and expand upon the basic skills explored in semester 1. The subjects considered may include reproductions, still life, set pieces, the figure and landscape; working both in the Studio and (weather permitting) outdoors – “en plein air”. The course strongly encourages “hands on” effort and the development of individual expression. While this is a continuation from semester 1, newcomers are welcome, subject to the class size limit of 12.
9 – Film Discussion Group B Andrew Porter - 5 monthly sessions from 2.00 to 3.30 on Mondays 5 August, 2 September, 7 October, 4 November, 2 December
Three films, viewed independently, will be discussed by the group each month. At the end of each 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.
46 – The Music of History (not to be confused with the “history of music”) Alexander Tyrrell – 3 weekly sessions from 10.00 to 11.45 on Tuesdays 12 to 26 November
Each of the three talks will be based on a piece of music that was closely linked with events or trends of its day. Alexander will play the music and then talk about the historical connection: Tuesday 12 November - Bach’s Coffee Cantata - this is a fun piece which pointed to a big change in European food and drinking customs. Tuesday 19 November - The Radetzky March - a fun piece now but not in its day. Tuesday 26 November - Johann Strauss II The Demolition Men’s Polka - Knocking down the walls of old Vienna.
50 - Drawing Bruce Gifford – 17 weekly sessions from 10.00 to 12.00 on Wednesdays 31 July to 27 November
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.
67 - Film producer: Sue Maslin Sue Maslin – 1 session from 2.00 to 3.30 on Thursday 15 August
Sue will present a talk about her career as a film producer with some visual presentations from her works. Sue is one of Australia’s most successful film, television and digital content producers with a track record of producing award winning feature and documentary films. Her most recent is the smash hit The Dressmaker, one of Australia’s all time highest grossing films. Her innovative company, Film Art Media, produces and distributes screen content across many platforms with a focus on blue chip documentaries including Harry Seidler Modernist; Michael Kirby – Don’t Forget the Justice Bit and Jorn Utzon and the Sydney Opera House. Sue’s outstanding 35 year contribution to the Australian screen industry has been recognised in numerous ways.