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Introduction to Painting and Printmaking – studio skills for the generalist teacher

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Ideally suited for the primary generalist this short course will also be of value to lower secondary teacher for whom art is their minor.

Event details

Extend/consolidate your studio skills in two core discipline areas within the WA Visual Arts Curriculum in this practical two-day short course.

Monday, 21 January and Tuesday, 22 January 2019
09:00 - 15:00
Building 501, Room 218 School of Education, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley WA 6012.
Registration for 2 days : $445.5; Registration per workshop : $247.5; Curtin staff/students registration for 2 days : $222.75; Curtin staff/students registration per workshop : $123.75

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Primary generalist teachers often lack confidence in the core skills of painting and printmaking because their undergraduate training engaged only briefly with the disciplines. In this two-day short course we will focus on the foundation skills of each discipline to allow participants to build confidence and familiarity with materials, methods, processes and techniques.

Day One: Drawing and Painting (Interactive Acrylics) – Mon 21 Jan 2019

  • The morning session is devoted to drawing fundamentals including the elements of art and a range of drawing techniques.
  • In the afternoon session we extend our drawings using interactive acrylics and wet palette to complete a painting on canvas panel.

Day Two: (Foam Printing; Reduction Lino Printing) Tues 22nd Jan 2019

  • Learn the basics of design, registration and printing to achieve a quality prints. We start with simple monochromatic designs using foam printing plates and extend this by the end of the day to encompass fully developed three colour reduction prints.

Each day is supported with a fully developed project brief mapped to the WA Curriculum (Arts Making and Arts Responding Strands) and is suitable for the upper primary/lower secondary visual arts contexts.

A range of suppliers/contacts and information about where to access further PL in painting, will be included in your short course resource kit.

For more information:

Professional Artist and K-12 Arts Education specialist Dr Lisa Paris will guide you a range of 2D studio skills you can implement in your upper primary/lower secondary art program this year.




About your presenter

Dr Lisa Paris has a long career in the arts and arts education.  Her work has involved her in teaching artists, student teachers and educators, as well as curriculum design across all years of early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary arts education.  She worked as a visual arts specialist and Head of Learning Area (Arts) for 20 years in WA schools before entering tertiary education as a senior lecturer in visual arts education in the School of Education at Edith Cowan University in 2004.  Lisa was President of the Art Education Association of WA 2001-3. She was the Course Coordinator for secondary Arts Education at Edith Cowan University (2004-2015 inclusive) before accepting a similar role at Curtin University in 2016 encompassing all of the Arts. Lisa holds a tenured position as a senior academic in the School of Education at Curtin University where she coordinates studies in arts education at all levels from early childhood through to senior secondary.