2 Day painting workshops with Jan Alldritt-Miller.
SUITABLE FOR BEGINNERS OR THE MORE ADVANCED STUDENT.
Jan has tutored adult art for over 30 years.
is using acrylics as watercolours and feels that so often students are
precluded from attending workshops where they have a long list of materials
to purchase that they may not use again.
In view of
this Jan provides all materials for the 2 days.
Jan's method of
tutoring is very formularised and an "old fashioned" approach
- the basics of practical painting. The subject matter of the workshops
is not the important factor - they are purely vehicles to learn all
the techniques, rather than the production of "saleable" paintings
one begins with a talk for an hour or so on her materials and why and
how she uses them. Then follows some valuable tips on composition, perspective
etc (this is only for the first workshop, and this ground never needs
covering again !). Next comes the step by step demonstration of the
4, hopefully 5 paintings shown. NO NOTES need to be taken, as every
student receives a folder containing detailed illustrated notes on everything
covered, and each painting completed.
two can follow some months later (participants must have done workshop
one). The subject matter is as shown and also includes a valuable lesson
on basic perspective. Again no notes need to be taken.
*The number of participants on the workshops is limited only by space and the number of people who can comfortably fit around the demonstration table.
In response to requests
for further follow-up workshops, Jan has produced a number of images suitable for 1/2, 1 or further 2 day courses. Subject matter for these includes a
bird's nest and foliage, little girl squatting in the sea, birds on
a wire, English village and a large floral painting.
commence at 9:30 am and finish at around 4:45 pm. As there is so much
to be covered in workshop one, we try to "eat on the go" with
only short breaks. Workshop 2 is a little more leisurely.
The cost varies
according to venue, travel required and size of groups.
For one person,
at Jan's studio the cost is $ 495 including
G.S.T. Remember this price includes ALL materials, notes etc and substantial
morning and afternoon teas and lunches.
A discount is given
for couples or groups. Likewise fees to art societies are considerably
discounted depending on distances and numbers. N.B. In almost all cases
grants can be applied for by art groups for help with running workshops.