Developing Idealism: Traditional to Abstraction
Tutor in Residence
Donald James Waters from Jacobs Well
Art must always remain an adventure; to Don it is spiritual, always beautiful and somewhat naïve. He compares this with the emotion of driving into a new land and looking down into a valley you have never seen before where the experience can be hallucinatory. Don has crossed many milestones and achieved many successes with sell-out exhibitions throughout Australia. His international career has now gained momentum – having had one-man exhibitions in both England and New Zealand and expanded his presence throughout the United States. He has paintings included in Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Art Collection and during the Queen’s stay at CHOGM he was asked to design paintings to decorate the dignitary reception and accommodation areas.
We will be working through numerous techniques using charcoal and acrylic but these can also be applied to other mediums. The idea is to take you on a journey of self realisation, moving out of your comfort zone and encompassing the unknown.
This class could be described as catching a train, riding it to the end and then determining at which station you want to get off. We will be working not only on layering your techniques but also your thoughts. These principles work around the process that a painting is never wrong – just not finished.
There will be many in-depth discussions regarding determination of ideals, techniques and materials along with the excitement of colour and shape. Don’s aim at all times is to work with the individual and develop their idealism – not his.
Intermediate to advanced
An estimated material cost of $0 - $350.00 depending on what you already own. A materials list will be sent on enrolment, or you can request a copy for your perusal.
An enrolment form is available by printing a form or contacting the office.