WINTERarts showcases the contribution the arts make to the life of The University of Western Australia, which is celebrating its centenary this year.
During the month of July, a range of workshops will be held as part of WINTERarts throughout campus. Places are limited, so book early!
This workshop will get you thinking like a writer, introduce the main elements of writing fiction, and start you off on some exercises designed to focus your attention on craft and inspire your imagination.
Amanda Curtin, PhD, AE is the author of the novels Elemental, The Sinkings and short-story collection Inherited (UWA Publishing).
Overcome the fear of putting your mark on paper by learning some basic drawing techniques in a fun and relaxed environment. This includes learning how to see through an artist's eyes so that you can put these new skills into practice. Discover how to draw creatively even if you think you can't!
This is a structured workshop that provides both information and exercises. You will learn visual and practical skills that will help you to draw. Karen Frankel encourages and facilitates learning in a friendly, safe atmosphere with like-minded people. The emphasis is on enjying the pleasure of the drawing process, which then results in a pleasing drawing.
Join Dale Neill for a fun and practical course for digital photographers to enhance your portrait skills. Learn how to capture family, children, pets and loved ones using available light and natural poses. Tips are provided for digital enhancement, plus how to best archive your digital images and preserve them for future generations.
A one-day workshop with Pamela Annesley to introduce the surprisingly easy steps to working with silver metal clay. Create two pairs of silver earings and a pendant, and explore the infinite possibilities of this medium. Learn techniques including rolling, texturing, sanding and drilling, and how to set a gemstone. Then complete your creations with firing, finishing and polishing.
Writing short stories involves combining brevity and resonance, economy and suggestiveness. Author Susan Midalia's workshop will teach you how to use language and the conventions of fiction - point of view, characterisation, setting and structure - to subtly express ideas and emotions. Just bring writing implements, enthusiasm and a love of words.
Susan Midalia is a former academic who now works full-time as a fiction writer. A History of the Beanbag was shortlisted for the Western Australian Premier's Literary Award in 2008, and An Unknown Sky was published recently to critical acclaim.
Please note: Calligraphy workshops are now fully booked.
Writing In this workshop you will be guided in the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy, described as the perfect marraige of art and meditation Learn basics such as posture, brush holding and layout, ad explore different styles of calligraphy including the individual styles of several famous calligraphers.
This workshop is presented by the Confucius Institute at UWA as part of a campus partnership with the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery for the ORIENTing exhibition.
This informative and inspirational course will cover tips for shooting the iconic landscape subjects, seeing and composing the landscape; equipment and field techniques and finishing of the images.
Nick Melidonis is a triple AIPP Australian Landscape Photographer of the Year.