After completing their relief sculptures in clay our folio prep students have now made their plaster mould. We started off with a skim coat to capture details followed by a thicker layer of plaster to create mould strength. Our next stage is to take the clay out, clean and apply a release agent in the [...]
The last couple of weeks our juniors have been studying the drawings of Vincent Van Gogh. Students learnt to use line to suggest texture, movement and depth. Assorted fine liners were used for this project. Really pleased with the results. Well done.
To all current and future students. As some of you already know Rings Road Art studio will be closed from July 8thand re opening for Term 4 in October. I will be taking a much-needed break with my family to Europe, the first in 19 years. I will be travelling through Greece, Italy, France and [...]
This term our Teen folio prep students have been busy learning the art of sculpture. Our topic is self portraits. Students started with drawing their face from various angles and observing planes. They are now onto the building stage of modelling out of clay which will then be fired and glazed. Students will learn how [...]
This term our juniors have been busy learning the art of mono printing. Students learnt how to prepare paper and press for printing. Great job kids.
We've all had that look of frustration and determination when producing art. Niamh, our painting studio student has done a fabulous job painting our stone cast completely from life! Well done, so proud of you putting in all the hours in this piece. She has learnt so much from this experience and I'm looking forward [...]
Extremely grateful to artist Eolo Paul Bottaro for taking the time to talk to our Folio Prep students about his Titian Project at the Essendon Fields. Great educational experience to see the process from idea; research; developmental sketches; frame and now form. Students were also fortunate to meet prominent and renowned sculptor Peter Corlett and [...]
So wonderful to see our Junior tackling a difficult subject as the stone bust of the Greek Mythological King Agamemnon. Students started with sketches in pencil and moved towards a tonal study in charcoal. I think more got on their faces and hands than the paper! History: In The Iliad, Agamemnon was the commander of the Greek [...]
The BP Portrait Award is an annual portraiture competition held in the National Portrait Gallery in London, England. I am pleased to be informed that my portrait of Taane has been selected for the second round judging .The painting is now on its way abroad! Fingers crossed :)
What a great start to the new year. We welcome back past students and greet new students to the studio. All our junior classes are now at maximum capacity as I like to keep the number at 10 per class, allowing more one on one time with students. I've always been one for quality rather [...]