Janet arrived in Australia in
1988, a Pom, fresh off the boat so to speak. She had, had
an art background throughout her career in the UK and had,
had the opportunity to design many hundreds of costumes, gowns
and props for the industry. However life took a turn, like
sometimes it does, and after several operations on her throat,
her voice was taken. It was 6 years before she could hold
a conversation. She says "I'm a firm believer that everything
happens for a reason," and her pathway in life then took
on the direction of expressing herself through her art. Between
1992 and 2008, Janet had completed some 104 works from life
of our railway history. She painted in oil, water colour and
pastel. As her voice returned she began to teach, and although
her study and varied background in art in the UK provided
her with the building blocks, it has been the sheer volume
of work that has provided Janet with the knowledge to teach
most subjects and media in art.
What Janet has found over the
years is the enormous interest, enthusiasm and yearning from
students wishing to learn art, from both children and adults,
with the eldest student being in her eighties and the youngest
What she is striving to provide
is an environment where people of all levels can learn, are
accepted for and feel comfortable with the ability that they
have; that they are informed and encouraged, but most of all
that; they can continue along their pathway of creativity
Weekly Brisbane Art Classes
FOR YOUTH AND ADULTS
Price : $23.00
||9.30am - 11.15am
||9am - 10.35am & 10.50am - 12.30pm
TUITION $70.00 Per Hour
0438 123993 for bookings. Mastercard, Visa &
Classes (groups) are available
for both youth and adult and are tutored on a one to one basis,
encouraging students to work on their own individual project
and pace. Students are assessed at the first class and an
individual program structured for them. This can include,
but not limited to:- Basic Drawing, Sketching, Composition,
Use of colour, Colour Theory, Oil, Water Colour, Pastel, Pastel
Portrait, Landscape, Decorative finishes, Perspective, Building
& Interior drawing, Gouche, Pen & Ink.
It is encouraged, that students take advantage occasionally,
of the "On Location" workshop program. For details
and availability of class places phone: 0438 123 993.
Specialist Brisbane Art Class Workshops
Feb 6th '10
Pen, Ink & Watercolour Wash
April 17th '10
Collage on Canvas
May 8th '10
Composition Made Easy
Oil, watercolour & Pastel
Anyone Can Draw
Intensive one day 'Sunday'
courses in defined areas, to suit students at varying
levels. The course covers material that could normally
take time, equal to that of six or seven weekly classes
and give students a head start in areas that they need
help with. They are really great days, always approached
with overwhelming enthusiasm in a relaxed and happy
Hills Studio (Northside Brisbane)
Contour & Gesture Drawing - $45.00
|An intensive one day workshop
on drawing and learning to free up - if you go to a singing
teacher, you will be taught breathing excercises, before
a song. You will not sing those excercises to an audience.
As with drawing, you should not expect to 'hang' anything
for some time. Your progress is charted not on paper,
but in the increased knowledge with which you look at
life around you. Do not be afraid of making technical
errors. The sooner you make the first thousand mistakes
the sooner you will be able to correct them. This is a
great workshop, fun and informative.
& Rockpools - Tamborine Mountain
9:30am - 3pm - $100.00 with a great restuarant
|RAINFOREST, ROCK POOLS & WATERFALLS.
The perfect environment for artistic inspiration. Imagine
this georgeous setting nestled on the edge of the rainforest,
large rock boulders, waterfalls and tropical vegetation.
The sound of wildlife, trickling water and Quiet.
This workshop provides a great opportunity for students
wishing to get away, relax and paint beautiful surroundings.
The day is both creative and informative and allows for
self expression. The day starts with a 'How to Draw' demonstration,
including establishing eye level in your work and applying
a simple technique enabling you to draw in proportion,
demonstrations are throughout the day. Great accomodation
is available 3 & 5 star or camp. Plenty to keep a
partner busy too!!!
Remember only 8 participants to a group, book now!
(we are able to take our cars to the point of workshop,
North Pine Country Park - Petrie, Brisbane Northside.
Cost - $45.00
|Experience stepping back in
time and see a wealth of old pioneer dwellings, the village
bank and post office, old railway station, the lock up,
wooden church, farm buildings and machinery. Sit under
the verandah of one of the old shops and let Janet teach
you to capture that wealth of old charm. This workshop
is suitable for students at all levels. Demonstrations
occur throughout the day and students are tutored on a
one to one basis. Always a delightful day, with great
food & novelty shops to browse.
Arana Hills Studio, Brisbane
9.30am - 3.00pm
|One usually draws breath, sighs
and then conjures up all sorts of pre-conceived notions
of what a 'Colour Theory' workshop is about. Think again,
imagine foolproof formulas, dozens of them, to produce
hormonic works every time. Designers and Patch Workers,
this is a must for you too. FREE use of materials and
paints on the day.
At Fingals Head
You've asked for more venues on the Gold Coast, well
here we are.
Fingals Head just on the border of N.S.W. a most inspiring
place. The subjects are just boundless and great works
can be produced or maybe you would just like to relax
a little and learn to draw. You know anyone can!
Hey! And don't forget, if you have a partner!!! They
could fish or sleep under the tree!!!
Well they can try!!!
|I've never been given a clear definition of composition,
anf fing it hard to understand, can you explain composition
to me? Yes! Yes! Yes!
A composition is a recollection of an experience; thought
or feeling, that seeks to find expression and form on
a flat surface. A composition can only have one focal
point etc. etc. Help! Help! Help! Look don't worry, I
will answer your question and show you a practical step
by step approach to improving your composition
This is a fantastic inspiring workshop..
trip to Mt Cootha Botanical Garden
from Life - learn to draw buildings & interiors