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CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Weekly classes for Adults and children teaching
Graphite, Colour Pencil, Pen and ink and Watercolour pencil

Workshops in Colour Pencil and Graphite
also 

Date/Times

Date/Times

Details

Adult Classes - Term 4
2018

Tuesday -10am-12,
12.30 - 2.30pm
10am to 2.30pm
9th Oct to 11th Dec
No class 6th Nov

Wednesday - 10am - 12, 12:30 - 2:30pm
10am to 2.30pm
10th Oct to 12th Dec
No class 7th Nov


Children classes
-Term 4
2018

Mondays -
4.30-5.30pm, 5.30-6.30pm, 6pm-7pm
15th October to 10th December

No class on Monday 5th November

Adults classes-For adults of all skill levels, covering drawing in pencil, colour pencil, watercolour pencil, pen 


Childrens classes-All work on individual projects so they learn at their own speed and enjoy their choice of subject and drawing medium with individual tuition.

For more detailed information email Janet for the class newsletter or to book in
Venue- Janet's Narre Warren North Studio

Adult Classes
2019
Tuesdays

Term 1-
5th Feb to 26th March

Term 2-
30th April to 25th June
Term 3-
16th July to9th Sept
Term 4-
29th Oct to 10th Dec

Adult Classes
2019
Wednesdays

Term 1-
6th Feb to 27th March

Term 2-
1st May to 26th June
Term 3-
17th July to10th Sept
Term 4-
30th Oct to 11th Dec

Adult classes-  
Tuesday -10am-12,  12.30-2.30pm, 10am-2.30pm
Wednesday - 10am-12, 12:30-2:30pm, 10am-2.30pm


Childrens Classes
2019
Mondays

Term 1-
4th Feb to 1st April

Term 2-
29th April to 24th June
Childrens Classes
2019
Mondays

Term 3-
22nd July to 9th Sept

Term 4-
28th Oct to 9th Dec
Children's classes-
Mondays- 4.30-5.30pm, 5.30-6.30pm, 6pm-7pm
Workshops2019All workshops have a description below.  Click onto the Subject title to find them or scroll down the page.
Workshops are suitable for beginners as well as advanced students.
 All workshops held at Janet's Narre Warren North studio.
Saturday 23rd February
2019
10am to 3.30pm
Cost is $100
Rainbow Bee Eater in Colour Pencil
One day workshop


Saturday 16th March
2019
10am to 3.30pm
Cost is $100
Glossy Metallic in Colour Pencil
One day workshop


Saturday 25th May
2019
10am to 3.30pm
Cost is $100
Flying Fox in Graphite
One day workshop


Saturday 29th June
2019
10am to 3.30pm
Cost is $100
Fuschia in Colour Pencil
One day workshop


Saturday 20th July
2019
10am to 3.30pm
Cost is $100
3D and Foreshortening in Pencil
One day workshop


Saturday 31st August
2019
10am to 3.30pm
Cost is $100
Quick Sketching in Watercolour/ Pencil
One day workshop


16th, 17th, 18th and 19th
September
2019
10am to 3.30pm
Cost is $450
Finches in Colour Pencil
Four day workshop
Saturday 23rd November
2019
10am to 3.30pm
Cost is $100
Bird (Kingfisher) in action in Colour Pencil
One day workshop
Scroll down for workshops held in different venues.
DVD's by Janet M


Contact Janet for an order form.

Janet has filmed some DVD's of her colour pencil techniques which are available for purchase.

Email Janet for an order form.
DVD's by Janet M
 Descriptions -For further info, scroll down page.
Titles include-
Colour Pencil techniques- $15 
Eyes-$15 
Fur- $15 
Symphony of Green things -$15
Shiny Things -$20 
Water and Reflections - $15
Watercolour pencil techniques - $15


DVD's by Janet M
Drawing-Quickly and Accurately -$15
Posing birds feet - $20
Eyes -with expression - $20
Lace and Scuptured material -$20
Sunbird and Nest -$15.
Butterflies, Bees, Ants and Beetles -$40 (two dvd set)
Watercolour and Colour pencil - $20
Coloured pencil on Coloured paper - $20
Faces - $20
Graphite techniques- $20
Folds,wrinkles and creases - $20  

Composition and Design- Booklet, -$20
Water reflections for artists - Booklet - $20

EXTERNAL WORKSHOPS
Janet also runs workshops for other organisations. Currently scheduled workshops include:

Date/Times

Location

Details



April
2019
Fay Boyd's Fine Art School
Grafton, NSW
We'll be drawing Aussie animals in Colour Pencil.
Private Workshops
Janet does run workshops for many art groups throughout Australia, which are usually open only to Art Group members.  Otherwise, Janet will note them on this page.  Any group interested in discussing a possible workshop in Colour Pencil for their group is welcome to contact Janet to discuss further.

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Workshops at Janet's Studio in Narre Warren North


Workshop Format

Each Workshop has a specific theme, and Janet demonstrates each technique in an easy to follow, step by step process, for beginners through to advanced students.
The day will be broken up into sections where Janet demonstrates a technique, ie the eyes and nose, then you will do a study in your work book and then begin your final drawing. At the end of the workshop you will have a working book of notes and sketches as well as a final drawing at least three quarters completed.
Janet supplies the reference image to work from in each workshop.
Each workshop features a specific subject and gives an intensive and detailed look at the subject and techniques to create it.

Bookings

Please email Janet with your booking enquiries. 
Confirmations and materials lists will be emailed or posted out closer to the workshop date.
External workshop costs vary, prices available on application to the specific organiser.

For email contact, Please Click Here

Fiinches in Colour Pencil
Four day workshop.

This four day workshop we will do a drawing of a different finch each day.  Zebra finch, Crimson Finch, Diamond Firetail and a Chestnut Manikin.
On Tuesday we have a longer session over drinks and nibbles with a discussion session and followed by a dinner.

 This is a four day workshop, priority given to bookings for the four day.
For more info, contact Janet.                      Cost is $450 for the four days.  Individual days are $120 each day.


Rainbow Bee Eater in Colour Pencil.
This brightly coloured bird will be a good exercise to learn to draw feathers and fluffy feathers.
Glossy Metallic in Colour Pencil.
To get that blue grey and shiny look we will be drawing a bird, a Glossy Starling, which is a stunning bird from Africa.
Flying Fox in Graphite.
A combination of soft fur and leathery wings, this very appealing fox is a good challenge.  We will do his eyes in colour pencil.
Fuschia in Colour Pencil.
Shiny red petals as well as matt/velvety violet petals as well as a strong green leaf.  A great subject for colour pencil
3D and Foreshortening in Pencil.
Using graphite, we will learn how to make things look round and real as well as in those difficult ¾ view poses.
Quick sketching in watercolour/ Pencil.
Two different aspects of combining these mediums, using the ink first and adding colour or the watercolour first and adding highlights of line.  We will do some exercises to learn to “see” our subjects and then draw quickly.
Bird (Kingfisher) in Action in Colour Pencil.
We will draw a kingfisher in flight, or in a quirky pose with wings out.  Brightly coloured as well as learning how the wings work.

Cost is $100 per workshop
For more info, contact Janet.  
DVD's by Janet M - descriptions.
Janet has filmed some DVD's of her colour pencil techniques which are available for purchase.
Titles include-
Colour Pencil techniques- which shows Janet's techniques and a demonstration of a Flowering Gum.
Eyes- Janet demonstrates all different coloured eyes which should cover most animals and birds.
Fur- Janet demonstrates a wide range of different fur, long, short, curly, wet and more.
Symphony of Green things - Janet shows seven different types of green and how to create them, including demonstrations of each green.
Shiny Things - Janet shows six different subjects and how to create the sheen and shine on them, including a patent leather shoe, bronze picture frame, silvery tap, water droplets and more.
Water and Reflections - Janet demonstrates different colours of water, rippled water and a rippled reflection.
Graphite- Janet shows the many different techniques for creating different effects with graphite, including using blenders and erasers.
Folds,wrinkles and creases - Each of these effects has a different 'formula' to achieve them easily.  
Watercolour pencil techniques - How to apply the watercolour pencils to create different effects, from smooth to textured, from soft to detailed.
Drawing-Quickly and Accurately - Draw up your artwork at any size, quickly and easily. This shows many different tecniques to draw your image.
Posing birds feet - Learn how bird feet work and how to change their position and add in detail.
Eyes -with expression - Learn how different eyes work, then how to change your references to create any expression.
Lace and Scuptured material - Learn to draw the different materials, including Satin, knitted, Velvet etc.
Sunbird and Nest - Learn to draw the beautiful brightly coloured bird in colour pencil and weave the nest in graphite.
Butterflies, Bees, Ants and Beetles - Learn to draw each insect, how to pose them, how to colour them.
Watercolour and Colour pencil - How to combine the two mediums, many different techniques and effects shown.
Colour pencil on Coloured Paper - How to create your drawing with a range of different coloured papers, from Black through to pale sandy colour.
Faces - Steps through the many different varieties of skin colour, eyes, mouths, hair.  This gives the basics for any portrait you may wish to draw.
Composition and Design- Booklet, In this booklet Janet explains several  different forms of composition to use as well as explaining the step by step process she uses to design her artwork.
Water reflections for artists Booklet -
Janet has made the science of how reflections work easy to follow and understand, perfect for artists.

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Bookings

Please email Janet with your booking enquiries. 
External workshop costs vary, prices available on application to the specific organiser.
Confirmations and materials lists will be emailed or posted out closer to the workshop date.

For email contact, Please Click Here










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Updated November 2018

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