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...


“Fun and relaxing... time goes by fast!” - S.M.



This drawing class makes for a great 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)


School Holiday times:


Sunday 11/04/2020 TBC


Runs for 2 hours

10am - 12pm

$45

BYO materials


Please meet at starting location:

Belmore basin Wollongong Harbour.

Meet up at Levendi cafe Cliff Rd, Wollongong.


BYO carry bag, water, hat, jumper preferably wind proof weather suitable clothing, A4 or A5 sketchbook, lead pencil, eraser, and small ruler.


Must be over 18  or assisted with an adult, and mobile enough to walk and stand for the duration. Total walking distance up to 100m. In case of bad weather class will continue in the Voart studio.

Cut off for bookings are 24hrs prior to event.

Voart Studio Art classes

term 2 2021

 

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


Tue     4:15pm - 5:45pm kids

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


Located at Shop 3 (Rear - 1st Floor) 148 Crown Street Mall Wollongong

Enter via Court Lane


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
All-in-one take home piece

 

The class 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.)


Thu      6pm - 7:30pm

Fri        6pm - 7:30pm


Suitable for ages 6 up to adult

Runs for 1.5 hours
$79 all materials inclusive

Voart Studio, Shop 3 (Rear - 1st Floor) 148 Crown Street Mall Wollongong


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

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: term 3 TBC

Finishes:

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

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 4 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.


Located at Shop 3 (Rear - 1st Floor) 148 Crown Street Mall Wollongong

Enter via Court Lane


Time not suitable? Email me to

join a wait list or recommend a time.


*Registered Creative Kids Provider*

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


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: term 3 TBC

Finishes:

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 Dates:
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

 

Not run in term 2


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 TBC

Wednesdays

30 mins

11:10am - 11:40am

$10 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 to 15 people
End of year Christmas parties

Working with Children ID: WWC0708683E

Mount Saint Thomas Public School Drawing classes

 

Not run in term 2


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


Location: Drummond Room 2

Start date:

Term TBC

Mondays

30 mins

11:10am - 11:40am

$10 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 Wollongong Harbour School holiday workshop

 

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 HB, 2B, 4B, 6B




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

term 2 2021

 

WEA Illawarra Workshops

Beginners Life Drawing

 

Soft Pastel Parties

BYO drinks and nibbles

 

Workshops Voart Studio
All in one Arty Fun Bookings

 

Lindsay Park Public School

Drawing Classes

 

Not run in term 2


This art class focuses on developing drawing

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


Location: 
Mrs Dowlings classroom

Start date:

Term TBC

Thursdays

30 mins

11:00am - 11:30am

$10 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 2 hour party, we will complete an entire sunset using soft pastels in a fun setting just BYO wine and food. Perfect for an all-in-one pastel party!


Please contact me to arrange your party date and time:


Saturday session times: 11:30am-1:30pm, 4-6pm or 6-8pm

Pastel class component runs for 70 mins 6:15-7:30pm

$34.50 to $39 per person (discounts apply with group size)


Voart Studio Shop 3 (Rear - 1st Floor) 148 Crown Street Mall Wollongong


Materials included

Plus PayPal fee

Ages 18+


 

Course Details

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

Starts: term 3

Finishes:

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: term 3 TBA

Finishes:

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: term 2
Ends:

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

Drawing with Charcoal

Walk and Draw Seacliff bridge

Stanwell Tops

School holiday relaxing workshop

 

Grab your friend and join me on this private outdoor drawing workshop.

A different location is selected each school holiday. (On the last school holiday in term 2 it was Wisemans Park pictured right.)

For this one where meeting at Bald Head Lookout to draw the sea cliff bridge for two hours and we’ll focus on walking around sketching the landscape. (2 sketches) Develop your depth perception and composition in lead and charcoal.


Saturday 10/04/2021 TBC


10am - 12pm
Runs for 2 hours

$47

BYO materials


Please check updates the morning of the event incase of bad weather.


BYO carry bag, water, hat, jumper preferably wind proof weather suitable clothing, A4 or A5 sketchbook, lead pencil, eraser, and small ruler.


Must be over 18 or assisted with an adult, and mobile enough to walk, sit or stand for the duration. Total walking distance up to 100m. In case of bad weather class will continue in the Voart studio.

Cut off for bookings are 24hrs prior to event.

- Peter Rafferty

 

Life Drawing Hens Parties

BYO drinks and nibbles

 

During the 2 hour party, we will complete three model sketches using charcoal in a fun setting just BYO wine and food.


Please contact me to arrange your party date and time:


Saturday 4-6pm or 6-8pm

Life drawing model component runs for just over 60 mins

$650 per group max 12 people


Voart Studio Shop 3 (Rear - 1st Floor) 148 Crown Street Mall Wollongong


Materials and professional athletic model included

Plus PayPal fee

Ages 18+


Term 2 Week 1-10, runs for 10 weeks.

Weekly term classes bookings run from Tuesday 20/04/21 to Saturday 26/06/21.


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

Term class rate is $23 each. Classes are weekly price adjusted until the cut off date. Alternately, you can contract me to book in 24 hours beforehand for $27 per class.


Plus PayPal fee

Runs for 1.5 hours

BYO art materials - (Check my FAQ for what to bring)

Term 2 week 1-10, runs for 10 weeks.

Weekly term class bookings run from Thursday 22/04/21 to Thursday 24/06/21.


Each weekly class paid in advance. Term classes rates are $26 each. Classes are weekly price adjusted until the cut off date. Alternately, you can join at any time for $29 per class. (Both casual and term rates include all kiln firing fees)


Plus Paypal fee

Runs for 1.5 hours

BYO clay materials - (Check my FAQ for what to bring)


Cut off date for term rate enrollments Sunday 23rd May.
Term class rate is $27 each. Classes are weekly price adjusted until the cut off date. Alternately, you can contract me to book in 24 hours beforehand for $29 per class.


Thu      6pm - 7:30pm adults

Fri        4:15pm - 5:45pm kids

Fri        6pm - 7:30pm adults

Pottery Parties

BYO drinks and nibbles

 

This pottery event focuses on making a pot, using a pottery wheel and hand building decorative techniques in a fun setting just BYO wine and food. All materials and firings included.


Please contact me to arrange your party date and time:


Fridays 6-8pm

Saturdays 11:30am-1:30pm, 4-6pm or 6-8pm

Pottery class component runs for 70 mins and all up 2 hours in total.

Group size 6 to 12 people
$59 to $65 per person (discounts apply with group size (for 12 people save up to $72)


Materials included

Plus PayPal fee

Ages 18+


Voart Studio Shop 3 (Rear - 1st Floor) 148 Crown Street Mall Wollongong