Classes

 

WEA Illawarra Workshops

TASTER - Brilliant Sunset in Pastels

 

My Art Classes are a great way to enjoy a break from routine.

Anyone can draw, with me as your guide. I focus on applying the fundamentals of art - developing the basics of shape, perspective, shading, composition, colour mixing, and application to create still life drawings. Working at your own pace, once this stage is mastered with confidence, you’ll progress to painting your very own still life masterpiece!


What students say...



This soft pastel drawing class is suitable for ages 9 to adults. Makes for a great family day out at Coniston Beach - located at the Wollongong golf course!


Violetta will guide you through the basic techniques to create an expressionistic beach scene of the Wollongong lighthouse and South beach.


All materials included.

Runs for 1.5 hours

10am - 11:30am


December 2019 dates TBC


We will be sitting on the sand, so

please pack comfortable wind proof clothing, jumper, hat, sunscreen, sunnies, camping chair, towel and water. If you like, you may bring a camping chair.


Meet at corner of Bank and Harbour Streets Wollongong

$39


In case of bad weather, class will be held at the Voart Studio 31 Bligh Street Wollongong.

Must book 24 hrs prior. (Before Friday 12pm)

Voart Studio art classes

in 2019

 

This art class focuses on developing drawing in lead, charcoal, acrylic paints or soft pastels st your own pace and skill level.


Weekly Term 4 week 1 classes run from Monday 14/10/19 to Saturday 21/12/19.

Term rate is $19 each weekly class paid in advance. Classes are weekly price adjusted until the cut off date. Alternately, you can join 24 hours beforehand for $26 per class.


Cut off date for term rate enrollments Sunday 3rd November.

Please note: Saturday
Note: I’m away on Saturday 2/11/19, so no class is on.

Plus PayPal fee

Runs for 1.5 hours


Mon    4:15pm - 5:45pm kids
Mon    6pm - 7:30pm adults

Tue     4:15pm - 5:45pm kids

Tue     6pm - 7:30pm adults
Wed    4:15pm - 5:45pm kids
Fri       4pm - 5:30pm kids
Sat     9:30am - 11am adults


Located at 31 Bligh St Wollongong.
BYO art materials

Time not suitable? Email me to join a wait list or recommend a time.


**Registered Creative Kids Provider**

If you have a voucher please call Violetta to have your discount processed upfront.



School holiday Pottery basics workshop

 

This newly offered pottery class at the Voart studio focuses on developing skills in wheel thrown clay items.


Kneading clay

Shape

Turn

Refining techniques

The $40 firing fee is covered in the price. (roughly 1 shelf, firing 2 times)


December 2019 dates TBC


1.5 hour

4:00pm - 5:30pm

$39 per class


Voart Studio 31 Bligh Street Wollongong

Plus PayPal fee

Ages 6 and up

BYO clay, underglazes & clear glaze


Maximum of 2 students allowed in this private class.


**Registered Creative Kids Provider**

If you have a voucher please call Violetta to have your discount processed upfront.

About Course

Let Violetta take you through the steps to draw a beautiful sunset. Add dimension to your drawing uisng the soft tones of pastels.

Course Details

Course:

Step by Step Purple Brilliant Sunset

Starts:29/07/2019

Finishes: 29/07/2019

Classes:1 sessions of 1 hour

Time:9:30am to 10:30am

Price:$35.00

Code:1630

Venue:WEA Wollongong
bookings:

http://www.weaillawarra.com.au/courses/lifestyle/arts-and-craft?view=course&courseid=1630

Now offered to absolute beginners and experts looking to create pottery can learn and chill out in my art studio.


This ceramic class teaches hand made and wheel thrown techniques. Classes come with access to 2 pottery wheels and some equipment and with supervision. Whats new is a conveniently incorporated $40 firing fee per term which covers your baking needs (up to 1 shelf in kiln, firing twice)


Students must supply their own clay, a simple $10 beginners kit (sponge, wire cutter, rib, etc), over glazes and underglazes.


Weekly Term 4 week 1 classes – Wednesday 16/10/19 to Friday 19/12/19. Each weekly class paid in advance. Classes are weekly price adjusted until the cut off date. Alternately, you can join at any time for $29 per class. Term classes are $19 each class plus $4 firing fee)

Cut off date for term rate enrollments Sunday 3rd November.


Plus Paypal fee

Runs for 1.5 hours


Wed    6pm - 7:30pm adults

Thu      4:30pm - 6pm kids
Thu      6pm - 7:30pm adults

Fri        4pm - 5:30pm kids


Located at 31 Bligh St Wollongong

BYO art materials

Time not suitable? Email me to join a wait list or recommend a time.


**Registered Creative Kids Provider**

If you have a voucher please call Violetta to have your discount processed upfront.

About Course


For complete beginners to intermediate level students.

This practical approach to drawing the human form will step you through the basics of anatomy, shading and composition. Commencing with skills on how to draw the torso and décolletage you will progress to hands and feet and on the last night the whole human pose. Live model fees included in the cost of course.


We will have a different model every week!


Course Details

Course: Life Drawing

Starts: 05/08/2019

Finishes: 27/08/2019

Classes:4 sessions of 2 hours

Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm

Price:$169.00

Code:2627

Venue:WEA Wollongong

Course will be running but please book ahead:

https://www.weaillawarra.com.au/courses/lifestyle/arts-and-craft?view=course&courseid=2627


Call WEA for your expressions of interest!

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Painting Workshop

 

My Paint the Landscape Weekend Workshop series are now open for your expressions of interest.

All 2 nights accommodation, all meals, resort facilities, art tutoring, and art materials included in this wonderful package deal. $605.00 Nothing to worry about just bring suitable outdoor clothing and sun protection!

Place your expression of interest here

or Phone: 1800 020 524

Next date during summer holidays TBA December

Completed Date:
Sat 13th - Sun 14th October 2018

For more information and bookings: https://www.lakecrackenback.com.au/whats-on/paint-the-landscape-weekend-retreat


Previous workshops:

Facebook: Paint the Landscape Weekend Workshops

Got questions about the workshop please Email me

West Wollongong Public
School Drawing Classes

 

This class focuses on developing drawing skills in colour pencils, charcoal and soft pastels.


Location: New Art/Maths Room (5 doors down from office)

Start date: 16/10/19-18/12/19

Term 4, week 1-10, 10 weeks

Wednesdays

30 mins

11:10am - 11:40am

$9 per class


Plus PayPal fee

Ages 6 and up

BYO art materials

Soft pastels, colour pencils, lead pencil, A3 sketchbook, eraser, artists kneadable eraser, and ruler.


**Registered Creative Kids Provider**

If you have a voucher please call Violetta to have your discount processed upfront.

Thinking about Friday or Saturday Fun day or night time classes with your mates?

I do:
Birthdays
Small Hens of 6 people
End of year Christmas parties

Working with Children ID: WWC0708683E

Mount Saint Thomas Public School Drawing classes

 

This drawing class focuses on developing skills using colour pencils, charcoal and soft pastels.


Location: Drummond Room 2

Start date: 14/10/19-16/12/19

Term 4, week 1-10,  9 weeks
Note: I’m away on week 4, so no class on 4/11/19

Mondays

30 mins

11:10am - 11:40am

$9 per class


Plus PayPal fee

Ages 6 and up

BYO art materials

Soft pastels, colour pencils, lead pencil, A3 sketchbook, eraser, artists kneadable eraser, and ruler.


**Registered Creative Kids Provider**

If you have a voucher please call Violetta to have your discount processed upfront.

Coniston Beach Soft Pastels Workshop

 

Great for school holidays or when it suits you!


This 2 hr workshop includes setup, all materials, delivery and tutoring!


Just call to book in a date within the next 6 months from purchase.


You'll learn to:

- make a pinch pot mug with a handle

- learn to decorate it with textures

- Pick a glaze to coat

- Setup a personalised message to be engraved by Violetta!


After the class:

Violetta will transfer your engraved message, glaze, bake, pack and ship your mug direct to you wherever you are in the world in 3 weeks!

Perfect gift or souvenir for travelers


Suitable for ages 9 up to adult
$95 all materials inclusive

Voart Studio


**Registered Creative Kids Provider**

If you have a voucher please call Violetta to have your discount processed upfront.

Unless specified as ‘all materials included’ students must bring:


Art for soft pastels:

- an acid free A3 sketch book 

- small box of loose thin willow charcoal sticks

- a 30cm ruler

  1. - artist’s kneadable eraser

  2. - pencil rubber

  3. - fixative spray or aerosol can hairspray (not water based)

  4. - Soft pastels (not oil pastels)

  5. - baby wipes or microfibre cloth

  6. - lead pencil




Painting:

  1. -palette or plastic plate

  2. -palette knife or paddle pop stick

  3. -brushes in three sizes flat and round types
    plus an extra small size

  4. -cool and warm primary colours and black and white paints

(they come in a set, but also get a larger white tube as this will run out fast!)

  1. -baby oil (optional for your hands)

  2. -rags for cleaning up

  3. -canvas board 30cm by 40cm or 40cm x 50cm or A4 canvas paper book

  4. -jar

  5. -charcoal sticks or pencil

  6. -artist’s kneadable eraser or lead pencil



Ceramics:

  1. -Earthenware clay (fires up to up to 1200 degrees)

  2. - brush on glazes in your choice, they come in matt or gloss

  3. - underglazes in your favourite colours (buy a clear glaze too)

  4. - Basic pottery kit $12 includes wire cutter, ribs, sponges, carving tools, needle tool

  5. - Apron

  6. - Hake brushes




Drawing and painting suppliers:

  1. - Levers Art Supplies (on 30 Flinders st Wollongong best range and quality).

  2. - Eckersleys

  3. - Spotlight

  4. - Officeworks

  5. - Riot

  6. - RJs Corrimal

  7. - Some home dollar shops

  8. - L&R Value Crown st



Ceramic suppliers:

  1. -Levers Art Supplies

  2. - Riot (no full range)

  3. - Some home dollar shops (tools only, no clay)

  4. - L&R Value Crown st (tools only, no clay)

 

Equipment to bring to class

Voart Studio Ceramic classes

in 2019

 

WEA Illawarra Workshops

Beginners Life Drawing

 

School Holiday soft pastel sunset workshop

 

Workshops Voart Studio
All-in-one Ceramic mug workshop

 

Workshops Voart Studio
All in one Arty Fun Bookings

 

Lindsay Park Public School

Drawing Classes

 

This art class focuses on developing drawing

in lead, colour pencils, charcoal, and soft pastels.


Location: 
Mrs Dowlings classroom

Start date: 17/10/19-12/12/19

Term 4, week 1-9, 9 weeks

Thursdays

30 mins

11:00am - 11:30am

$9 per class


Plus PayPal fee

Ages 6 and up

BYO art materials

Soft pastels, colour pencils, lead pencil, A3 sketchbook, eraser, artists kneadable eraser, and ruler.


**Registered Creative Kids Provider**

If you have a voucher please call Violetta to have your discount processed upfront.

Girls Night Out / Hens Night
Life Drawing Workshop 

 



“Due to attending Violetta’s soft pastel classes, I have noticed my own acrylic paintings have improved. My touch is lighter and using lighter techniques pushes my mountain landscapes back.” - John Whiteside


“I started art classes with Violetta after seeing some of her works at a local market. She encouraged, advised and guided but most of all allowed me to develop my “eye”. I still have a way to go but the most valuable aspect of the class for me is the total immersion and peace I find when drawing and painting. Thank you Vi. :)”   - Fiona R.


“I recently enrolled in Art Classes held with Violetta. I am thoroughly enjoying discovering how to draw using charcoals and looking forward to upcoming lessons using pastels. Violetta takes time to work with us, one on one, assisting us to develop our own ability.”  - Cathy Munro

December 2019 dates TBC


Sunday 22nd December 2019
Sunday 29th December 2019
Sunday 5th January 2020


During the 1.5 hour workshop, we will complete an entire sunset using soft pastels.


10:30am to 12pm

Voart Studio 31 Bligh Street Wollongong

Suitable for ages 5 up to adult

$39 all materials inclusive. Please book 24 hrs in advance.


$19

 

Course Details

Do you struggle trying to get your eyes and ears to look real? In this mini course Violetta will show you how to make your features look real.

Starts: 31/07/2019

Finishes: 31/07/2019

Classes: 1 sessions of 1 hours

Time: 4pm to 5pm

Price: 35.00

Code: 1625

Venue: WEA Wollongong
Bookings:

http://www.weaillawarra.com.au/courses/lifestyle/arts-and-craft?view=course&courseid=1625

WEA Illawarra Workshops

TASTER - How to Draw An Eye in Detail

 

TBC

For a novel way to use up your expired makeup why not join Violetta in this 2 hour portrait class. You will complete an entire still life drawing in this session using products out of your makeup bag!

Course Details

Course:

Portraits in Makeup **SPECIAL 2 HOUR COURSE**

Starts:18/03/2019

Finishes:18/03/2019

Classes:1 sessions of 2 hours

Time:18:00

Price:$45.00

Code:1629

Venue:WEA Wollongong

Bookings:

http://www.weaillawarra.com.au/courses/lifestyle/arts-and-craft?view=course&courseid=1629

WEA Illawarra Workshops

Portraits in Makeup

 

About Course

A forest of trees illuminated and framed by a starry night sky! Such a wow factor but is quick and easy.. let Violetta show you how.

Course Details

Course: Pastel Galaxy Forest Night Sky


Starts:30/07/2019

Finishes: 30/07/2019

Classes:1 sessions of 2 hours

Time:10am -12pm

Price:45.00

Code:1631

Venue:WEA Wollongong

Bookings:

http://www.weaillawarra.com.au/courses/lifestyle/arts-and-craft?view=course&courseid=1631

WEA Illawarra Workshops

TASTER - Pastel Galaxy Forest Night Sky

 

About Course

From beginners looking to understand the how to start drawing with shape and shading, to intermediate hobbyists looking to refine their skills, Violetta will show you how to draw still life objects with charcoal with a spot of colour.


STUDENT FEEDBACK

- Explicit teaching with constructive feedback

- High quality teaching

- Relaxed, friendly atmosphere, no pressure at all

- Friendly, engaging manner lovely teaching style

- Enjoyed everything!

- Friendly and well explained class


Course Details:

Beginners Drawing Class With Charcoal

Starts:09/08/2019

Finishes:30/08/2019

Classes:4 sessions of 2 hours

Time:10:00am to 12pm

Price:105.00

Code:2632

Venue:WEA Wollongong

Bookings:

https://www.weaillawarra.com.au/courses/lifestyle/arts-and-craft?view=course&courseid=2632

WEA Illawarra Workshops

Beginners Drawing Class with Charcoal

School holiday Bushwalking and city sketching workshop

 

This new workshop focuses on walking around sketching the landscape.  Develop your depth perception and composition in lead and charcoal.


Starting from my Voart studio, we will walk to various sites around my neighbourhood, every week a new place. There are many things to draw in my area. Observing Mt Keira, parks, creeks, old trees trunks, flowering and fruiting plants, built landscapes of old houses, roads, pathways, bridges, cranes, and large unit blocks.


December 2019 dates TBC

Saturday 21/12/19 11:00am

Saturday 28/12/19 9:30am

Saturday 04/01/20 9:30am

$35

Plus PayPal fee

Runs for 1.5 hours round trip


Starting location at 31 Bligh St Wollongong.
BYO carry bag, water, hat, warm clothes, A4 or A3 sketchbook, lead pencil, eraser, and ruler.


Must be over 18 or accompanied by an adult, and able to walk and stand for the duration. In case of bad weather class will continue in the Voart studio.

- Peter Rafferty