GOLD COAST NORTHERN NSW ART CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASSES
HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO DRAW OR PAINT?
DISMISS ALL FEARS …. EVERYONE WILL LEARN!
Lorraine Abernethy is a highly accomplished award winning professional artist and art educator, who lives and works in Bilambil Heights. The art classes are conducted in a beautiful open area that is the Abernethy studio in Northern NSW.
DRAWING AND PAINTING CLASSES
She has been teaching for approximately 30 years and established her very successful Art School @ Abernethy Studio Kingscliff in 1993 and is now located in Bilambil Heights, NSW.
The art classes are conducted in an inspiring studio area that is Abernethy Studio in Bilambil Heights, Northern NSW.
- Wednesday – Art for the Artist
- Friday – Painting for Beginners Art Class
- Saturday – Drawing and Painting Art Class
All classes are designed for small groups
Time: 9.30am to 12.30pm daylight saving time 10am to 1pm NSW
Where: Abernethy Studio – 39 Peninsula Drive, Bilambil Heights.
Cost: All Classes – $120.00 for 4 week sessions or $35 per day.
Enquiries: M: 0402 408 800, Ph: 07 5590 9230
“FINE ART IS THAT IN WHICH THE HAND, THE HEAD AND THE HEART OF MAN GO TOGETHER” JOHN RUSKIN
Life Drawing Classes
Portrait Painting Classes
Advanced Painting Classes
Single 3 hour Class
In the drawing and painting classes it is a time to reconnect with our creative selves, and drop the thinking mind. Reclaim and embrace our desire to draw and paint. This is the time to bring along a healthy amount of curiosity for learning and expanding of your horizons.
Lorraine will instruct you through the process of drawing, using mediums such as pencil, charcoal, inks, pastels, graphite, also other experimental mark making including collage. You will be assisted in the art of looking, observing, absorbing, and feeling your way to the finished product. You will learn to see the world with a stronger sense of awareness. Let go of your inner critic, come along, relax and enjoy the journey.
- Contour drawing
- Gesture drawing
- Tonal drawing
- Experimental drawing
Drawing is a way of communicating, a deeper, more profound way than words can describe. It is universal. It stimulates the mind, awakens our intuition and our imagination.
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS.
|Painting is an exciting journey.
Lorraine will instruct you in the art of how to express an idea, compose a picture, working with, and understanding the different techniques of:
The student will work on surfaces such as canvas, boards and paper.
The beginner will be guided into learning how to record ideas and gather information to create a painting. You will learn:
- How to prepare the painting surface
- How to stretch a canvas
- How to work with colour
- How to mix paint
- How to apply paint with a variety of techniques
- Present the finished artwork for hanging
“I DREAM MY PAINTING THEN I PAINT MY DREAM”
Vincent Van Gogh
GOLD COAST NORTHERN NSW ART CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS
LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP
ART FOR THE ARTIST
|Lorraine is also offering a venue for the working artist who wishes to share with other like-minded creative souls. Every Wednesday morning 9.30am to 12.30, 10am to 1pm Daylight saving time @ $15 a session.
We welcome fellow artists (maximum 6) to work, problem solve and share ideas and gather feedback together in a picturesque garden studio setting. In the studio we offer supportive musical ambience, coffee, tea and delicious treats. There is no tuition in this format, just a mutual sharing of space and ideas!
Enquiries: Phone – 0402 408 800
Gold Coast Northern NSW Art Classes and Creative Workshops in the Studio.
LINDISFARNE ANGLICAN GRAMMAR + ST HILDAS SCHOOL BASED CLASSES
|Lorraine has been employed by Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School and St Hildas to teach Life Drawing Classes for senior students. These classes have been conducted after school, in the evenings, for 3 hours at a time, over a period of 4 weeks.
In these classes Lorraine teaches the students to draw and observe the model using techniques of:
Abernethy has conducted many workshops in drawing and printmaking, which have been held out of school hours, and life drawing has been particularly popular. The workshops have been organised for both public and private schools. The feedback has been very positive, with impressive results. This is a great opportunity to demystify life drawing for the student and encourage the pursuit of the creative process. The workshops are of particular value if the student wishes to further their education in the Visual & Fine Arts.
For further enquiries go to the contact page. Gold Coast Northern NSW Art Classes and Workshops
“THE ADVENTURE OF THE HERO IS THE ADVENTURE OF BEING ALIVE” -JOSEPH CAMPBELL
ART AS HEALING WORKSHOPS.
|Lorraine has had many years of experience through professional training and in her personal life. It is through the journey of life and completing many workshops and courses that has enabled Lorraine to share her wisdom, compassion, empathy and knowledge. Her professional experience includes:
Diploma of Fine Arts (Hons). Sydney.
“WE MUST LET GO OF THE LIFE WE HAVE PLANNED SO AS TO ACCEPT THE ONE THAT IS WAITING FOR US” – JOSEPH CAMPBELL
Art can mean anything to do with creativity, such as poetry, music, dance, visual, painting and sculpture. The merging of the arts and healing assists in the transformation, a way to move forward in life, a process of, and a spiritual pathway to well being. The process of making art is a powerful healing force uniting mind, body and spirit.
“..through art there can be a bridge built to the Soul..” Carl Jung.
||The Art as Healing workshops are designed as experiential. This assists the participant in understanding the process through the appreciation and of their associations relating to their art. This also assists in the gaining of awareness and insight. There is no need to have had any art experience to engage in the workshops. It is a journey of discovery and of accessing your personal power, your symbols for a pathway to the self . This enables you to build and live in your fullest capacity.
There are many times in life when we come to a crossroad, or a place of questioning. This may be a time for stillness and reflection to assist one in making sense of life’s choices. This is where art and healing merge as a tool, working with dreams, myths, mandalas, masks, collage, writing, journaling, voice, movement and ritual to help fully express ourselves.
“It is by going down into the abyss that we recover the treasures of life. Where you stumble there lays your treasure”. Joseph Campbell
Transpersonal Art as Healing, Workshop For further enquiries go to contact page
GOLD COAST, NORTHERN NSW ART CLASSES & WORKSHOPS. DESIGNER, COORDINATOR & FACILITATOR OF MURALS.
CONNECTIONS, MENTAL HEALTH, ON TRACK TWEED HEADS SOUTH
Lorraine worked at Connections as an art facilitator for 10 years. The job description was to facilitate an art program for people who suffered with mental illness. This was carried out in the studio/premises of Connections in Tweed Heads South. Lorraine assisted in an ongoing art program of painting, drawing, clay work, printmaking, murals and mosaics. This was shown to be very therapeutic for recovery and continued management of daily living. The act of creating helps in quietening the mind, gaining a sense of pride in what is achieved, while participating, also allows for social interaction.
Within 10 years, murals were painted on table tops, prayer flags were made using linocut printing techniques. These were designed, cut and printed by the consumers. These images hang in their outdoor social area as a reminder of the positive symbols supporting their lives. Mosaics decorate the garden beds and artworks now hang in their activities room, and throughout the rest of the building. Over the years Art Exhibitions have been held to commemorate Mental Health Week. They have been very successful in feedback and sales. The Consumers have also made calendars and cards of their artwork. The cards and calendars have then been sold to the public as a way of supporting the art program. A number of consumers have also articulated into furthering education in their art practice by studying at TAFE. Below are some examples of artwork completed:
Outdoor Art Studio
Art Exhibition at Tweed City
Concrete Mosaic Garden Bed in courtyard at Connections
Linocut printed Prayer
Painted Wooden Fish
Examples by Consumers
Gold Coast and Northern NSW Art Classes & Workshops