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OPEN DAY - Free workshops

Date: 7 August 2015

SAT 22 AUG, 10.00AM – 3.00PM, Dunedin School of Art, Riego St (off Albany St), Dunedin

The Dunedin School of Art Open day is an opportunity for anyone to visit our Art School's world-class workshop facilities, to see what goes on, explore our studios and gain a sense of the creative community we are part of. ALL WELCOME.

Thinking of applying for entry into the Dunedin School of Art undergraduate programmes? Talk to our staff about portfolio and application advice. Staff will be available to discuss what is required and assist with portfolio preparation. Bring along examples of your art work to discuss the offering of a provisional place to study Art with us in 2016 if your work clearly meets our criteria.

Tours of the Dunedin School of Art will also be available on request.

Enquiries phone: 0800 762 786


Studio Workshop Activities

Ceramics. “Have a go on the wheel” with Rob Cloughley
Demos & some basic tuition on making things with clay. Enjoy the chance to make something on the pottery wheel.
Also at 12.00 noon we will demonstrate the Raku firing process. Raku is a Japanese process that involves opening the kiln up while red hot to take the work out.

Drawing. “Observational Drawing” with Kiri Mitchell
Have a go at drawing still life with charcoal and an eraser. Also try the concept of creating a blind contour drawing.

Jewellery and Metalsmithing. “3D Printed Jewellery” with Brendon Monson
Customise a ring or pendant using simple CAD software, 3D print the Jewellery and cast it in pewter using the Delft Clay technique.

Painting. “Portrait Painting” with Graham Fletcher
You may discover skills that you never knew you had. Learn an easy way to achieve instant results.

Photography. “Partake in a photography experience” with Mark Boland
Create a photographic drawing in the darkroom under 'the red light’.

Printmaking. “Etching Workshop” with Neil Emmerson
Introduction to the intaglio process of dry point etching on clear plastic. This involves inking and printing works on cotton paper through the etching press. Also have a go at making your own badge.

Textiles. “Screen printing on fabric” with Victoria Bell, Alicia Hall and Vivien Dwyer
Textiles will be hosting a series of felting projects in our studio for the public to take part in. Third year BVA student Alicia Hall will showcase her dynamic final year studio project, which requires 10,000 felted units to be completed by November. Alicia will let people in on her process, demonstrating washing machine felting for all to try. Vivien Dwyer will also demonstrate needle and wet felting. Visitors may contribute to a large needle felt work or make an individual piece to take home.

Postgraduate Study Information Session 11.00am- 12.00noon Room: P152 with Alex Kennedy
Postgraduate study provides the opportunity to develop as an art practitioner as you develop a deeper understanding through practical- and theory-based research. Choose to study at the Dunedin School of Art and enter into a lively and challenging environment where you will benefit from the nationally-unique workshop facilities, a focus on individual supervision and the expertise of lecturers who have a diverse range of approaches and understandings in the Visual Arts.

Information on the Postgraduate fee discount scholarships will also be available.

Published on 7 Aug 2015

Orderdate: 7 Aug 2015
Expiry: 23 Aug 2015