HSC Visual Arts tutor

HSC Visual Arts (in New South Wales, Australia) has begun again with most students being assessed on the theoretical and practical components of the course.

A tutor often can provide the insight and assistance that some teachers don’t have have time for or can’t connect with the student in a meaningful way. In other ways, I can provide essay writing support and ideas together with examination preparation.

I am open to suggestions and ideas that suit the student and have recently Skyped with a student to provide essay assistance.

So contact me and see how I can assist you or your sone or daughter in creating artwork and/or in the theory aspect of the course

Photography 101

Narooma Beach, South Coast NSW, Australia

The artist eye or the photographic eye is a creative process. It starts with looking, really looking to see. Sometimes it is obvious, other times more subtle and elusive. My photos here are a combination of these. Can you decide which ones required more looking?

Is the above image a sun rise? …or sunset?… how can you tell?

Artist spotlight:Nigel Peake

The art Nigel Peake combines a love of the ordinary and the everyday with his skill in drawing. His attention to detail means we can appreciate his eye and what he sees, how he sees.

While, in a way, quirky – take some time to  look and you find intricate patterns and lines. Take some more time and try it for yourself, you realise the level of skill and type of artist that he is. Find some paper, some fine markers and see for yourself. It’s therapeutic and considered but the rewards as you will see are most definitely worthwhile.

Art and the Bucket List

Making the still life into art with Matt, the art tutor

Finally… you actually have some time to tick off a few things off your list… and acquire some those skills you have always said you would. Just imagine, your life long goal of artistic personal satisfaction is just around the corner! Refreshing those art skills or getting back into practical art is so rewarding and personally satisfying – with others in a class or individually.

Currently, I lead workshops for those that “have always wanted” to get back into some artmaking or those who wonder if the high school approach to art has changed much over the years. Fortunately, for tutor and student it has indeed changed and adult art classes allow for a range of possibilities and learning styles to be customised and developed to suit your own needs and wishes.
The artwork above, created by an adult student, demonstrates some of the skills and approaches towards artmaking. Where making mistakes and trying out something new is encouraged. Art making in 2018 is about being open to new ideas and seeing things from a different perspective perhaps or in a new light.

If this is on your bucket list, now is time to be creative, to get that green coloured pencil and tick this one off your list.

Message me here to organise a group class or a one-to-one personal art tutor. Follow me at https://www.facebook.com/theartfulteacher

Advising on art – get my skills to help your collection too

As someone who has been around the making and buying end of art both in Australia and overseas, many people come to me asking who is the latest or best buy.

Really, most of these people are just afraid of making a wrong investment. They want some sense of security in knowing what they are buying. While no “investment” is secure in a sense, I offer creative and expert advice on opportunities, ideas for private collections.

Art Demystified: What Is The Role of Art Advisors?

This link provides some information on what to expect from an art advisor generally. The demystification is what I consider a large part – whether of the art market, in choosing artwork or looking at individual artists

What is the latest work you have bought? Or wanted to buy?

Digital version of painting “Please, Some Green”

This digital version of the artwork shows the development and changes in the creative process of painting. During the painting process ideas and emphasis changes as does reactions and thoughts about shape and colour especially. Changes too in the colour are obvious with paint hue and tone compromises with the initial digital  submission. It’s a process and one that develops and changes. It’s a good thing and something to value, accept change, accept creativity.

 

 

 

Digital artwork: Public Art proposal #1

Titled “This Space we Have” 2017, this digital artwork has been submitted for a public art project. An aspect of the brief related to light and whimsical. The title refers to both a public space we have through the art project but also, references to suggestions of space within the artwork itself.

The geometric lines and abstraction allows viewers to perceive parts of things that may refer to aspects of the real but also from imagined or memory. The sense of fun through colour and design could be more prevalent in architecture. Forego the sense of seriousness for just a little and let that creative and freedom loose – just  a little.

The colours are obviously bright, a definite change from my cooler, often more somber hues.