Studio  Art  Classes in Drawing & Painting 

 

Classes exist for:

·         Studio - Adults Daytime & Evening Drawing & Painting

·         Expressive Soul Art & Meditation – Adults / 18 +

·         Studio Teens 11 – 18 yrs

·         Teens Drawing Enrichment 11 - 18yrs

·         Studio Kids 7 – 12 yrs

·         Studio Juniors 4 – 6 yrs

 

Erin runs all of Sienna Art Space Classes across the 5 day timetable. 

Please see Class Descriptions below for an Overview.

Key Features of the Wave Studio:

. New Vinyl Floor (non-slip)

. New Downlights & Air-Conditioning/Heater

. Fully Furnished for all Studio Ages 

. Wooden Studio Standing Easels, Tripod easels, 

    wooden table easels & display practical supports

. Standing or Seated Options - Wooden Tables for Indoor

    settings & 'groovy butt & leg chairs' wooden table comfort.

. Outdoor trundles - various heights for various needs.

. Child-friendly small tables and chairs.

. Individual Art Spaces in Studio for Adults & Teens/Kids/Juniors.

Note: Photos reflect some images from Bardia-based hiring period 2015 - end of Term 2, 2018 & also some images from the Casula SunHouse & Wave Studio, Term 1 2019 to Term 1 2020.

Daytime & Evening 

  Studio Drawing

  & Painting 

Adults / 18+

 

 

Term 1  2020

No Term 2-4 due to forced closure,

with COVID-19 Impact

 

Monday Daytime 9 - 11.30am

Monday Evening 6.30 – 9pm

 

Class Overview & Values

This is an Adults - only class with a Structured Sequence of Focuses across Terms 1 – 4. 

 

New themes each term with continuum, technical learning & ‘character’ subjects. Interest spans: Wild Animals, pets, landscapes, still life, people & genre-responses. This is the ideal class for ‘fresh responses, inviting the exciting attributes of different styles, stocks and approaches’.

 

Art Dialogues

 

Erin brings an attractive knowledge acquired through university – Fine Arts training, classical connections in draw and paint from Ashtons & metaphysical- energy knowledge & know-how in spiritual-art engagements. Her medium-knowledge & expectation is also diverse – known for her Colour & picture generation expertise, teaching Absolute beginners of diverse age, Intermediates and Advanced artists. She is favoured for her tremendous gift with people (no age-barriers) and talent across watercolour, soft pastel, oils, drawing and charcoal splendour.

 

Each student must be committed in sustained studies ‘getting to know the medium and also subject’ instead of jumping around week to week or term to term. Basics to Beginners-Intermediate acquisition is an incremental and applied passage.

 

Certificates awarded at the end of the year for Participation in Studio Program.

 

Class Costs

 

$420 for a 10 week term of 2.5 hrs /

Concession available with Senior Card  

 

Enrolment includes the following Student Benefits:

 

·With Initial Enrolment: A2 Display Folio + A4 Learning Folder + A3 Sketchbook

·Student Membership Card

  Complimentary Participation in & paid entry to:

- Art Journey Days twice a year ( Structured Museum Outing & Art Experiences )

- Representation on Student Online Gallery.

 

Students are welcome to a complimentary Cuppa / Chai in class.

 

Studio Equipment includes: Painting Easels, Drawing Boards, Clips and other core equipment.   

 

Students use their own Materials and brushes, with access to Suppliers information and Select Materials available from the Sienna Art Space Shop.

 

 

Structured Aims

  • Students embrace the qualities of a variety of media over time to include:  Pencil, Charcoal, Soft pastel, Watercolour and Acrylic Painting/ Water-based Oils.

  • Students develop an informed understanding about technique, ideas and experience through creating art responses, focused dialogue and personal/ group reflection.

  • Students seek out and are guided through art appreciation looking at the Term Focus, aligning artworks and key practitioners across art and other creative media.

Works represented reflect Adult students' work as self-directed exercises and projects, either completed or in development.

 

Expressive Soul Art 

   &  Meditation    

            Adults / 18 +

 

Wednesday Evening   7 - 9 pm  

Monday Daytime 12am - 2pm

 

Class Overview & Values

 

What to expect:

Working through modal responses

in thought, exercise, energy,

concept, poetic-spoken word

travelling steps, inspiration drawn

from Psychology, Energy Training

& Fine Arts principles.

 

You will focus on Artmaking, coming out of guided Studio group exploration. All of the above is an inspiration, breath with creative stimulus, starting with Erin as lead, for you then to build personal projects. Meditation is a studio focus, with 20minutes allotted time at the start of class, with various kinds of meditative connections, allowing for ‘fresh’ stimulus & response – an evolution in your growth, steering forward. The focus is then the Art, for communication and exploration in mediums: drawing and painting.

 

Absolute beginners welcome. 18+

 

 Certificates awarded at the end of the year for Participation in Studio Program.

 

Class Costs

 

$380 for a 10 week term of 2 hrs /

Concession with Seniors Card

 

Enrolment includes the following Student Benefits:

 

·With Initial Enrolment: A3 Display Folio + A4 Learning Folder + A3 Sketchbook

· Student Membership Card

   Complimentary Participation in & paid entry to:

-Art Journey Days twice a year ( Structured Museum Outing &  Art Experiences )

-Representation on Student Online Gallery.

 

Students are welcome to a complimentary Tea / Chai in class.

 

Studio Equipment includes: Painting Easels, Drawing Boards, Clips and other core equipment.

Students are supplied with all Art Materials during the art class, along with use of other tools, and signature crystals & objects for meditation during class.

 

 

Structured Aims

 

  • Students find holistic discovery and personal energetic awareness in their own development, using meditation, chakra awareness, energetic tools and techniques.

  • Students imbue awareness for the ‘sacred’ – that is, an engagement with information, understanding through experience, showcasing respect & seeking personal affinity with practice.

  • Students develop and fine-tune artistic territory in the making of art-forms:

    visually, aurally, musically and energetically.

 

No Term 2-4 due to forced closure, with COVID-19 Impact

Studio Classes for

   Teens 11-18yrs

Term 1  2020

 

Thursday 6.30 - 9 pm - Studio Teens

Tuesday 6.30 - 9 pm - Teens Drawing

                                    Enrichment       

 

 

 

Class Overview & Values

 

This is a class designed specifically for teenagers and pre-teens 11 - 18 years. The Studio Class introduces developing art students to the use of both dry and wet media over time, with a variety of art-making approaches and styles in Drawing & Painting.  Each term there will be a new focus, encouraging a sustained series or project outcomes.  As part of Art Appreciation, students take part in the Cultivate Program looking at contemporary practice and themes in art. 

 

Teens Drawing Enrichment class has a more structured focus to sustained basic to intermediate level, beyond high school enquiry drawing. With 14 years experience in Education, Erin looks at Studio practice from Foundations Drawing and the subtlety of working-progress at this age development and fine-tuning acumen in figurative and semi-figurative appreciations. Technique and Philosophy play a intrinsic role to nurture and extend on.

 

Certificates awarded at the end of the year for Participation in the Studio Program.

 

 

Class Costs

 

$420 for a 10 week term of 2.5 hrs

 

Enrolment includes the following Student Benefits:

·With Initial Enrolment: A3 Display Folio + A4 Learning Folder

     + A3 Sketchbook

· Student Membership Card Complimentary Participation in & paid entry to:

-Art Journey Days twice a year ( Structured Museum Outing &  Art     

      Experiences )

-Representation on Student Online Gallery.

 

Students are welcome to a complimentary Tea / Chai in class.

 

Studio Equipment includes: Painting Easels, Drawing Boards, Clips and other core equipment.

 

Students use their own Materials and brushes, with access to Suppliers information and Select Materials available from the Sienna Art Space Shop.

 

 

Structured Aims

 

  • Students embrace the qualities of a variety of media over time to include:  Pencil, Charcoal, Soft pastel, Watercolour, Acrylic Painting and Water-based Oils.

 

  • Students develop an informed understanding about technique, ideas and experience through creating art responses, focused dialogue and personal/ group reflection.

 

  • Students seek out and are guided through art appreciation looking at the Term Focus, aligning artworks and key practitioners across art and other creative media.

 

  • Students are guided through studio learnings in the Cultivate Program, increasing awareness for current themes in galleries, alternate spaces, visual cultures, and encouraging dialogue around select themes.

 

 

 

The Cultivate Program

                           

Building continuously our Appreciation of Art, participants in Studio Teens embrace learnings about themes in Current Exhibitions as well as drawing on Concepts & Contemporary Understandings. Participants look at ideas stemming from Design Purpose, Materiality & Products on the market, historical references selected by Erin, and relevant information to inform their practice, and inspire personal projects.

 

The Cultivate Program connects in some of the thematic appreciations in the Art of Giving Art Program, recognizing the importance of Culture, the communication of values & interpretative recognitions & viewpoints of ‘story telling’.

 

Participants also have the option as part of their membership to attend Exhibition Outings & social experiences, as part of Art Journey Days - unique to our space.

 

Studio Class for

  Kids 7 – 12 yrs

 

Monday 4  - 6.30pm                                          

Tuesday 4  - 6.30pm 

Wednesday 4 - 6.30pm

Thursday 4 - 6.30pm

Saturday Morning 10.30am - 1pm

Saturday Afternoon  1pm - 3.30pm                          

                                  

 

Class Overview & Values

This is an age-appropriate class for children. The Studio Kids focus on a range 7 - 12 yrs. Of processes and mediums across drawing and painting to continually build their knowledge and practical skills. Each term there will be a new focus, encouraging a sustained series of individual projects. Styles range from realistic, experimental and abstract forms.

 

An emphasis is given to technique, ideas and experiences. Our internal Art-of Giving Art Program alongside core projects each term enrich student thinking, cultural appreciation, and knowledge of creativity across perspectives, with a focus on the whole child.

 

Certificates awarded at the end of the year for Participation in Studio Program.

 

Class Costs

 

$380 for a 10 week term of 2.5 hrs

 

+ $100 New Kids Art Pack for first term

( Mandatory Core Materials are used ongoing )

 

Enrolment includes the following Student Benefits:

·Materials in class are supplied for Term Projects: For e.g. soft pastels, acrylic paint etc.

     Complimentary Participation in & paid entry to:

 - Colour Fiesta, our end of year celebration.

 

Studio Equipment includes the use of: Painting Easels, Drawing Boards, Clips and other core equipment.

 

All students are supplied with an Art Smock during class. Students are issued with all extra drawing and painting media in class, beyond their core Art Pack.

 

New Kids Art Pack includes:

Fabric Art Tote Bag with Sienna Graphic, Art Container, Various Dry media, Aqua-brush, Drawing Tools, A3 Sketchbook, A4 Learning Folder + A3 Display Folio.

 

Structured Aims

 

  • Students embrace the qualities of a variety of media overtime to include:  Pencil, Charcoal, Soft pastel, Oil pastel, Watercolour and Acrylic Painting.

 

  • Students develop an informed understanding about technique, ideas and experience through creating art responses, focused dialogue and personal/ group reflection.

 

  • Students seek out and are guided through art appreciation looking at the Term Focus, aligning artworks and key practitioners across art and other creative media.

 

  • Students are guided through studio learnings in the Art of Giving-Art Program and contribute to ongoing focuses of enquiry, art competitions, and Sienna Studio initiatives.

 

 

The Art of Giving-Art Program

Chapter 1: The Bear, The Whale & The Lyrebird

Chapter 2: The Brolga (Crane), the Rainbow Fish & The Deer (Stag)

 

This is a Sienna Art Space program that fosters cross - cultural awareness, universal concepts, symbolism & art literacy in a studio-based, loving, community atmosphere.

 

The program touches on the potential of art, as a means to therapeutic action and social change. Students begin to develop their conceptual skills and identify ranging definitions of art and the role of artistic creation in life. Erin's aim is to deepen appreciation for a more inclusive understanding of human presence, and giving opportunity for respectful discussion, social awareness and a surfacing overtime of ranging cultural stories and art-forms.  Students gain so much through our community and are blessed with the inclusion of personal spiritualities and cultures. Experiences of a varied nature are honoured and valued. We all benefit from the soul discussions and the interaction of how art breathes life into who we are and gives birth to new understandings overall. A lot of the symbols, navigations are basic and introductory so far as allowing students of this age to engage with what they know, experience and give them interpretation opportunities. Over time that energy builds a personal and collective culture in-studio repertoire around knowledge, & an environmental support for appreciation across places, people and learning availability-windows.

Erin has brought in new directions for writing awareness alongside her teaching this year, with Installation work transparent to Studio students with the Visual - revamp on The Sun House & Wave Studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Studio Class for

    Juniors 4-6yrs

Saturday Morning  9 - 10.30 am

Saturday Evening  3.30pm - 5pm    

 

Class Overview & Values

 

This is an introductory class for small children with an understanding of early childhood development. The Studio Juniors range in age from 4 - 6 yrs and we focus on a range of processes and mediums across drawing, painting and printmaking. They continually build their knowledge and practical skills.

 

Each Semester there is a series of explorations, with an emphasis on building confidence and discovery through the learning of new media, tools and techniques. Organisation, the “I feel good” in a social space, and “I feel confident” in myself, making, building, growing.. are key connections for young children.

 

Certificates awarded at the end of the year for Participation in Studio Program.

 

 

Class Costs

 

$260 for 10 week term of 1.5 hrs.

Enrolment includes the following Student Benefits:

·With Initial Enrolment: A3 Display Folio

·Materials in class are supplied for Term Projects:

   For e.g. soft pastels, acrylic paint etc.

    Complimentary Participation in & paid entry to:

      - Colour Fiesta, our end of year celebration.

 

Structured Aims

 

  • Students explore a range of experiences in drawing and painting.

 

  • Students develop confidence with process in an art class context.

 

  • Students begin to develop language through discussing symbols, techniques and the various features of images.

 

  • Students construct artworks that reflect their image choices and expression, with teacher support for their artmaking explorations.

 

 

Introductions to The Art of Giving-Art Program

The Million Fish and connections to Studio Kids content is given a strong emphasis, with other symbols, Junior voyaging in culture, learnings in ‘the story’ and Art-focused literacy- relationships to life.


No Term 2-4 due to forced closure, with COVID-19 Impact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galleria Display 2020

The February 2020 display was our first casual connection in Galleria Display at the Sun House, utilizing the Wave Studio & Cove. It is a great connection point for the children and teen body to explore these types of display opportunities with the culture of openings, awards and getting-to-know development of art project connections across age groupings.

 

 

  Works on Paper

  By Studio Juniors, Studio Kids & Studio Teens

 

The Archetypal perimeters of the human heart are understood as no violation to the protective needs for survival, instead they have availability to soul consciousness in the energy.

The Human eye and response connections to animal – our dual natures, permeates a very special relationship for our teens and child aged creators, be it pet, wild & free-familiar connection or groups. We are embedded in a tandem soul response, understanding.

For each of our cohorts, they have explored themselves through drawn art-response, outcomes ranging in delivery, with consciousness not through discovery of self-directed aims, connective tissue dynamics in the Studio Art energy and feeling discourse.

More basic familiar eye connections have been appreciated, delving into the ‘shape’ consciousness of ‘arc’ and their counterparts. With immersion further into intermediate ideas of structure to gain technical awareness in pictorial understanding and responding to connections in culture: the students have looked at cultural storytelling, animal motif & eye, heart and mirror relationships. I am whole.

 

 

 

Galleria Display 2020 Select Images, reflect some key projects but not all of the artworks or smaller studies across media created in 2019.

 

2020 Galleria Display -  I have temporarily taken down Individual Artist Profile images with the drape. Not all Artists were present for Photographs.

 

Workshops & Tuition

To Book a Professional Workshop at my venue, email Erin directly for an Expression of Interest Form & Conditions of Service Agreement. 

 

Workshops, both half day and full day, 2 day workshops and ongoing class sessions are available.

 

In the past, invitations to facilitate workshops have included THE BIG DRAW Festival, Trainworks NSW & ongoing watercolour classes for seniors at The Greek Orthodox Community Inc.

 

 

Event Bookings are subject to Erin’s availability.

 

In the past, Erin has conducted enjoyable & heartfelt workshops, including our signature Art Circuits for Kids and Art Circles for Women as part of our Internal Timetable. She has also tutored 1-on-1 and Small Group Sessions as Private Bookings for Children, Teens and Adults.

 

As always, Bookings require advanced payment & professional awareness information through the Completion of both Expressions of Interest Form & Service Agreement.

 

This ensures fairness, respect and welfare.

Art Circuits for Kids 

Art Circults are Full day workshops or Half Day Mini Art Circuits that incorporate one main art-making project, following by two experimental mixed media projects. Usually one of those includes a handmade prop or individual wearable for Live Art backdrops in which students get in Character mode.

Pictured are some gallery examples of the end of day photographs. Art as Play !

 

 

 

Past Workshops 2015-2017

 

Magical Art Circuit

Toon Art Circuit I

A Painter's Art Circuit

Winter Kids: Sculpture & Printmaking​

Farm Adventures Mini Art Circuit

Space Adventures Mini Art Circuit

Mythical Art Circuit 

Toon Art Circuit II

 

       

 

       

 

 

 

 

   

 

   Winter Holiday Workshop Timetable 2019

 

FIGURINE DRAWING WORKSHOP - HOLIDAY 

Tuesday 16th July - 10 am - 12       7-14yrs - $40
Book with Erin siennaartspace@gmail.com. Pre-workshop payment and form required.

 

FASHION DRAWING WORKSHOP - HOLIDAY 

Tuesday 16th July - 12.30pm -2.30pm      7-14yrs - $40
Book with Erin siennaartspace@gmail.com. Pre-workshop payment and form required.

 

ART CIRCUIT 1   WORKSHOP - HOLIDAY 

Oriental Fusion & South American come together, for traditional and cultural hair-pins, fan-combs & papercut-brocades. Backdrop Photo print included.

Thursday  11th July - 9 am - 11.30       6 - 10yrs - $45
Book with Erin siennaartspace@gmail.com. Pre-workshop payment and form required.

 

ART CIRCUIT 2   WORKSHOP - HOLIDAY 

 

Parisian Bequest & Theatre collide with a surprise Art-prop creation.

Thursday  11th July - 12 - 2.30pm         6 - 10yrs - $45
Book with Erin siennaartspace@gmail.com. Pre-workshop payment and form required.

2 weeks, 'Cross-class Paint-Up' -  Gotta Paint em'all period pre-Old Hall demolition in Term 3 2017. The Studio Kids, Studio Juniors & some of the Studio Teens drew and painted Pokemon.  Voila! 22 metres of colour, collaborative fun and studio culture happiness.  The Studio Kids had the best time working together - thats what true community murals are about !!

Richard, our civilised puppet meerkat hangs out amongst other fine characters on-site, including Camping rock. Our Pig Doula appeared in 2019 after the sudden inheritance of 3 interestingly patterned bunnies. Waffles, our student-named rabbit hangs out under the moon, with the beautiful Deer.

 

 

 

This page is currently being Updated  26/01/21