Welcome to my Blog~

I am keen to have ART in my life and enjoy all fundamentals of ART, the creative & social side of it.
Finding out the how's and what's of ART is so intruging to me.
Mixed media is my first love, collage, glueing, sticking ~ bringing the creation to life. Having Fun with Art :)
Then sketching, drawing & doodling ~ especially in the phone book:) Husband hates that.
I have enjoyed different concepts of Art from Book Making to Mosaics, Painting and sketching.
Just being creative leaves you with a wonderful feeling.


Saturday, November 8, 2008

Travels with my Paintbrush - My Journey to McGregor.

McGregor Here We Come....

Enrolment paid up and I'm very keen to go through the Materials list to organise all the requirements for next year.
Very exciting on Monday when the paperwork turned up from McGregor Summer School.


Artist & friend Jenelle Wood is coming too. A goal we planned for 2010,
has come early after I won the Brigalow Art Scholarship supported by Anglo Coal.
Hoping to make it a yearly event - Summer or Winter :)
I have chosen to do Acrylics & Mixed Media with Catherine Parker
I first seen Catherine's work as a Flying Arts Tutor in 2006
Jenelle has chosen Pastels with Sue Oakley
McGregor Summer School (Toowoomba campus): 7 - 17 January
McGregor Schools USQ
Artsworx, University of Southern Queensland
http://www.usq.edu.au/mcgregor

"Travels with my Paintbrush"
Acrylics and Mixed Media Tutor in Residence
Catherine Parker, Toowoomba http://www.catherineparker.com.au/

Catherine Parker has a B.Ed in Visual Arts from the University of Melbourne. A keen traveller, Catherine’s paintings are largely narrative and rich in colour influenced by her many journeys including ongoing travels to India, the Himalayas and Central Australia. Catherine is a passionate workshop facilitator and has conducted workshops for Flying Arts Inc, Queensland Art Gallery, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Murray’s Art and Framing in Toowoomba as well as McGregor Schools. Catherine is represented in private and national collections.

Course synopsis
Journey with your brush! Using acrylic paints and a range of exciting mixed media participants have the opportunity to explore and examine a range of process and materials from painting, drawing and simple printmaking to found objects. Canvas, paper, wood, plastic, collage, ink, pastel, pens are just some of the materials participants will experiment with. This workshop is largely explorative in nature yet allows for conceptual development with participants taking home a variety of skill and processes. This is suitable for those who wish to take risks, experiment and explore.

3 comments:

Maria said...

Sounds great Kym! I'm so excited for you! Can't wait to see what you learnt at her workshop :D Not far away!
cheers
Maria

Kym :) said...

Thanks Maria,
I'm still working through the materials list - there's a few things I've never heard of....
Thanks for reading my news.
Chat soon,
Kym :)

Maria said...

Hey Kym, like the new look of your blog! Looking forward to those photos you mentioned :D
cheers
Maria

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