Join us for these two workshops by Mia Clark.
Monday 16th July – 9.30am -4.00pm – Expressive Drawing
Tuesday 17th July – 9.30am -4.00pm – Rustic Paper & Expressive Drawing
ACI Members: $55 one day – $110 both days
Non Members: $75 one day – $150 both days
89 McCarthy Rd, Maleny (big white shed behind The Little White Wedding Chapel).
BYO lunch (morning and afternoon tea provided)
About the Workshops:
Day One – Monday 16th July – Expressive Drawing
This course is not about documentary drawing of the visible world but the exploration of line and mark to make the invisible tangible. It is very play based and whether you have drawn a lot or not at all, it will be suitable for anyone ready to explore the language of art.
Day Two – Tuesday 17th July – Rustic Paper & Expressive Drawing
The Rusting Paper workshop is experimental paper staining. Science meets art (but remember she’s an artist and not into scientific explanations only the aesthetic results!)
The resulting papers and/or materials can be painted on, collaged or used as sketchbook covers whatever you can dream up.
Mia Clark qualified as an Art teacher in 1984 and then worked as a high school teacher for three years before travelling and sailing the world the next seven years. Based in Vermont, USA working with a handmade paper maker for a couple of years.
In 1993 she started a family and a portrait painting business based in Salamanca,Tasmania. She began to teach adults Art classes during this period whilst developing her skills every medium with a focus on portraits and the human figure.
After moving to Brisbane in 2005 she began teaching at Brisbane Institute of Art and having mastered traditional, representational methods of painting and drawing in every medium began pursuing more experimental methods involving chance effects in painting.
Currently she is teaching Oils, Acrylic Painting 2 and 3, Watercolour and Beyond (essentially mixed media), Observational Drawing at BIA and Studio painting and a couple of children’s classes privately in Coorparoo and Mt Gravatt.
Mia also offers Pastel classes, Portraiture and the Human Figure, life drawing and many illustration classes at times.
Mia also tutored for several years at QUT, first teaching drawing in the animation department then in teaching primary school teachers how to teach art in the Education faculty.
She also works as a children’s book Illustrator (which is like doing a visual cryptic crossword)
However, her preference is not knowing what the end result will be at the start, relying on Intuitive responses to mark making as the journey progresses. Faces and figures often creep in at some point.
Date(s) - 16/07/2018 - 17/07/2018
9:30 am - 4:00 pm