Cultural Precinct

WINTERarts 2013 Workshops

Further Information

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  • Cultural Precinct: arts and culture on campus
 

WINTERarts showcases the contribution the arts make to the life of The University of Western Australia, which is celebrating its centenary this year.

WINTERarts provides a snapshot of the arts on campus during the month of July - featuring exhibitions, performances, talks by visual artists and authors, workshops and special events.

During the month of July, a range of workshops will be held as part of WINTERarts throughout campus. Places are limited, so book early!

 

Writing fiction - Getting started: A workshop with Amanda Curtin

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Amanda Curtin, PhD, AE, Author and Editor

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).

This workshop is presented by the UWA Cultural Precinct in conjunction with UWA Publishing.

Details

  • Location: Dr. Harold Schenberg Study Centre,  Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley
  • When: Tuesday 2 July 1pm - 4pm
  • Cost: $30.00  | 3 hours with interval | Bookings essential
  • Bookings and more information:Writing Fiction workshop with Amanda Curtin
  • Enquiries: (08) 6488 3670 or [email protected]
 

Drawing for non-drawers

Drawing workshop by Karen Frankel

Drawing workshop by Karen Frankel

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.

  • Location: UWA Extension, Claremont Campus, Cnr Princess Road and Goldsworthy Road, Claremont
  • When: Wednesday 3 July 2013 | 10am - 4pm
  • Cost: $159.00, all materials provided
  • Enquiries: (08) 6488 2433
  • Bookings and more information: UWA Extension drawing workshop.
 

Successful portraits - Memories forever

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.

This workshop is presented by the UWA Cultural Precinct in conjunction with UWA Extension.

Details

  • Location: UWA Claremont, Cnr Princess Road and Goldsworthy Road, Claremont
  • When
    Saturday 6 July 2013 | 10:30am - 4:30pm
    Sunday 7 July 2013 | 1pm - 5pm and
    Thursday 11 July 2013 | 6pm - 9pm
  • Cost: $225.00
  • Bookings and  more information: Portrait photography with Dale Neill
  • Enquiries: (08) 6488 2433
 

Silver jewellery made simply

Silver jewellery workshop

Silver jewellery workshop by Pamela Annesley

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.

This workshop is presented by the UWA Cultural Precinct in conjunction with UWA Extension.

Details

  • Location: Taylors College, UWA Claremont, Cnr Princess Road and Goldsworthy Road, Claremont
  • When: Saturday 6 July 2013 | 10:30am - 4:30pm
  • Cost: $269.00
  • Bookings and more information: UWA Extension silver jewellery course
  • Enquiries: (08) 6488 2433
 

'The Glint of Light on Broken Glass': Short story writing with Susan Midalia

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Susan Midalia, Author and Writer

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.

This workshop is presented by the UWA Cultural Precinct in conjunction with UWA Publishing.

Details

  • Location: Dr Harold Schenberg Study Centre, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley
  • When: Wednesday 10 July 2013 | 2pm - 5pm | 3 hours with interval
  • Cost: $30.00
  • Bookings and  more information: Workshop with Susan Midalia
  • Enquiries: (08) 6488 3670 or [email protected]
 

Chinese calligraphy workshop with the Confucious Institute

Calligraphy workshop

Confucius Institute- Calligraphy workshop

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.

Details

  • Location: Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley
  • When: Friday 12 July 2013 1pm and Friday 12 July 2013 3pm
  • Cost: FREE. Please note these workshops are now fully booked.
  • Bookings and enquiries: (08) 6488 3707 or [email protected]
 

Successful landscape photography

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.

This workshop is presented by the UWA Cultural Precinct in conjunction with UWA Extension.

Details

  • Location: UWA Claremont, Cnr Princess Road and Goldsworthy Road, Claremont
  • When
    Saturday 20 July 2013 | 9:30am - 4pm
    Sunday 21 July 2013 | 12:30pm - 4:30pm and
    Tuesday 23 July 2013 | 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Cost: $225.00
  • Bookings and  more information: Photography workshop with Nick Melidonis
  • Enquiries: (08) 6488 2433