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 drawing class is suitable for ages 9 to adults. Makes for a great family day out at Wollongong Harbour.

Violetta will guide you through drawing techniques to create an expressionistic beach scene of the Wollongong lighthouse and boat mooring. (2 sketches)


Saturday 28/12/2019

9:30am - 11:00am

Runs for 1.5 hours

$39


Starting location at Belmore basin Wollongong Harbour. Meet up at Levendi cafe Cliff Rd, Wollongong.
BYO carry bag, water, hat, weather suitable clothing, 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.


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

Voart Studio art classes

in 2020 term 1

 

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


Weekly Term 1 week 2 classes run from Monday 03/02/20 to Saturday 11/02/20.

Term rate is $20 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.

Plus PayPal fee

Runs for 1.5 hours

BYO art materials


Cut off date for term rate enrollments Sunday 23rd February.


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
Wed    6pm - 7:30pm adults
Sat      9:30am - 11am adults


Located at 31 Bligh St Wollongong.

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.



Pottery workshop

 

This pottery class at the Voart studio focuses on developing skills in wheel throwing pottery items in one convenient session. This 1.5 hr workshop includes setup, all materials, clear glazing, firing and tutoring! The firing fees are covered in the price. (roughly 1 shelf, firing 2 times) Perfect for an all-in-one trial pottery class!


You'll learn to:

- make a wheel thrown vessel
- learn to decorate it with textures

- Setup a personalised message to be engraved by Violetta!
- take home your one best item (after

Violetta engraves your message, clear glazes and bakes your mug ready for pickup in 3 weeks.)


Commencing 6th February 2020


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

Fri        4:15pm - 5:45pm kids

Fri        6pm - 7:30pm adults


Suitable for ages 6 up to adult

Runs for 1.5 hours
$80 all materials inclusive

Voart Studio, 31 Bligh St Wollongong


Voucher holders and direct online purchases: please call to make a scheduled booking and check availability. Valid for 1 month after purchase.


**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 using the soft tones of pastels.

Course:

Step by Step Brilliant Sunset

Starts:03/02/2020

Finishes: 03/02/2020

Classes:1 sessions of 1 hour

Time: 9:30am to 10:30am

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 1 week 2 classes – Thursday 06/02/20 to Friday 09/04/20. Each weekly class paid in advance. Term classes rates are $24 each Classes are weekly price adjusted until the cut off date. Alternately, you can join at any time for $29 per class. (casual and term rates include kiln firing fees)

Plus Paypal fee

Runs for 1.5 hours

BYO clay materials


Cut off date for term rate enrollments Sunday 23rd February.


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

Fri        4:15pm - 5:45pm kids

Fri        6pm - 7:30pm adults


Located at 31 Bligh St Wollongong


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: 24/02/2020

Finishes: 16/03/2020

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 holidays TBA

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:

Term 2, week 2-10, 9 weeks

Wednesdays

30 mins

11:10am - 11:40am

$9 per class


Plus PayPal fee

Ages 6 and up

BYO art materials

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:

Term 2, week 2-10,  9 weeks

Mondays

30 mins

11:10am - 11:40am

$9 per class


Plus PayPal fee

Ages 6 and up

BYO art materials

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.

Walk & draw workshop

Wollongong harbour

 

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 2020 term 1

 

WEA Illawarra Workshops

Beginners Life Drawing

 

Soft pastel 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:

Term 2, week 2-10, 9 weeks

Thursdays

30 mins

11:00am - 11:30am

$9 per class


Plus PayPal fee

Ages 6 and up

BYO art materials

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

During the 1.5 hour workshop, we will complete an entire sunset using soft pastels. Perfect for an all-in-one trial pastel class!

All materials included

Runs for 1.5 hours

$39 per class

Voart Studio 31 Bligh St Wollongong

Suitable for ages 6 up to adult


Voucher holders and direct online purchases: please call to make a scheduled booking and check availability. Valid for 1 month after purchase.


Commencing 3rd February 2020


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
Wed   6pm - 7:30pm adults
Sat     9:30am - 11am adults


**Registered Creative Kids Provider**

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

 

Course Details

Do you struggle trying to get your 3D objects to look realistic? In this mini course Violetta will show you how.

Starts: 3/03/2020

Finishes: 24/03/2020

Classes: 4 sessions of 2 hours

Time: TBC

Price: TBC

Code:

Venue: WEA Wollongong
Bookings:

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

WEA Illawarra Workshops

TASTER - 3D drawing

 

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:28/02/2020
Ends: 20/03/2020

Classes:4 sessions of 2 hours

Time:10:00am to 12pm

Price:105.00 TBC

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 with Charcoal

Walk & draw workshop

Wisemans Park

 

This new workshop focuses on walking around sketching the landscape in my area during the Christmas school holidays. Develop your depth perception and composition in lead and charcoal.


We will walk to various sites around Wiseman’s Park. There are many things to draw in my area. In this workshop we will be observing the parks oldest trees, pathways and bridge. (2 sketches)


Saturday 21/12/2019

11:30am to 1pm
Runs for 1.5 hours

$39


Please meet at starting location:

Wiseman’s Park Tennis Club, Vickery Street, Gwynneville


BYO carry bag, water, hat, weather suitable  clothing, 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.


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

- Peter Rafferty

 

WEA Ceramic jewellery Workshop

 

TBC

Why not join Violetta in this fun ceramic jewellery and beading class. You will create and glaze different types of beads in this session also learn how to stack a kiln.


Course:

Ceramic Bead jewellery Workshop

1.5hours

Starts: 23/03/2020

Ends: 30/03/2020

Classes: 2 sessions of 2 hours