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Dream of being an artist? Want to connect with your inner creative self? Or just want to have fun painting?  Join David Giles for his next 8 week course in abstract painting 

“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed myself. It has been an extremely supportive and nurturing experience, creatively and in regards to my well-being.” Shirley, High School Art Teacher

Term 1 2022

‘Abstract Landscape’ Painting with David Giles 

In person, Fridays 1.30-4.30 at Studio 11, Fremantle

Live on zoom Sundays 10-1 or 1.30- 4.30 

In this course we will discuss and explore our own take on three abstract expressionist painters, who whilst their paintings are very abstract draw inspiration from the landscape around them or memories of environments they have experienced. I call their work “abstract landscape” painting but it is not necessarily a term they would use. However, painting abstractly about the environment around me and how it makes me feel has always been a driving force in my practice and is something I would like to explore further. I invite you to join me in a journey of exploration.

 

Each session begins with a live demonstration by David Giles and concludes with a friendly and supportive show and tell where you can talk about your work and get feedack.

 

VENUE FOR IN PERSON: Studio Eleven 11, Captains Lane, Fremantle 

SESSION TIMES IN PERSON: 1.30-4.30 Fridays; 

SESSION TIMES ON ZOOM: 10-1 Sundays or 1.30-4.30 Sundays

DATES IN PERSON: 18 February - 9 April

DATES ON ZOOM: 20 February - 11 April

COST: $320 BYO acrylic paints and brushes.

(Canvases available for sale at Studio 11 or bring your own)

 

Term 1 2022 Program contents

We will spend two weeks on three different artists with the last two weeks free for you to explore your own style.

Week 1         Krista Harris

Week 2-        Krista Harris

Week 3 -       Leah Thiessen

Week 4 -       Leah Thiessen

Week 5 -       Bobbie Burgers

Week 6 -       Bobbie Burgers

Week 7 -       Freestyle

Week 8 -       Freestyle

 

SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS INCLUDING COMPLETE BEGINNERS

BOOKING: 0416 079 204 or davidgilesartist@hotmail.com

Payments to bsb 036306 account david giles 532506.

Please book before making payment thanks. 

Full payment of fees is required to confirm bookings. Fees are not refundable 

David Giles is a multi award winning artist with 20 art awards and more than 40 solo exhibitions to his name. He has featured in numerous books and art magazines and on an ABC documentary about his art career. His classes are about using art as a tool for personal exploration and growth. He is passionate about the importance of creativity and imagination in creating a better world. 

The Freedom School is a friendly and supportive group where people can enjoy art making in the company of like-minded people. With a focus on self-expression, The Freedom School Painting Program encourages participants to be experimental and trust their intuition and inner guidance in the process of art making. Many graduates of the Program have gone on to become multi-award winning artists with some exhibiting through Giles’ two galleries. Programs are open to anyone interested in exploring painting as a process of self-expression and self-discovery

Term 3 2021 Starts 23/24 July
Abstract Expressionist painting in acrylics - historical and studio perspectives
In this course we will look at a number of significant abstract expressionist artists and some of the impressionist and post impressionist artists who preceded them. Each week I will discuss and do a demo in the style of a particular artist.
Week 1 Monet
Week 2 "Early" Kandinsky 
Week 3 Matisse
Week 4 Rothko
Week 5 Pollock
Week 6 Joan Mitchell
Week 7 Charlotte Faust
Week 8 Opportunity to create your own abstract expressionist style

SESSION TIMES: 10-1  Fridays or 1.30-4.30 Fridays or 10-1 Saturdays or 1.30-4.30 Saturdays or 10-1 Sundays. You choose which session to attend each week.

VENUE: Studio Eleven 11,Captains Lane, Fremantle or on Zoom.
DATES: 23/24 July  - 25/26 September (No classes 3/4 September or 10/11 September - but you can visit the David Giles Art Studio at Armadale Hills Open Studios.)
COST: $320  

MATERIALSYou will need to bring acrylic paints, Matisse or Atelier brand recommended, white, red blue, yellow and a few other colours you like. You will also need a canvas to paint on. I recommend 80 x 60 cm or larger but you can use any size that suits you. We have canvases for sale at Studio 11.

BOOKING: David Giles 0416079204 or davidgilesartist@hotmail.com

  • Unique opportunities to work with multi award winning artist David Giles

  • Turn your artistic dreams into reality

  • Opportunities to exhibit 

  • Suitable for all levels including complete beginner.

Term 2 2021 Starts 30 April/1/2 May
 
Abstract painting in acrylics - Painting as a Spiritual Practice
 
Based on my book by the same name this course will explore three different techniques of abstract painting and enable you to develop your unique individual style of painting. A style that reflects who you are.  Weeks 1 and 2 we will explore blended colour fields. Weeks 3 and 4 we will explore lyrical repetitive mark making. Weeks 5 and 6 we will explore gestural expressive mark making, The last two weeks will be an opportunity to develop your own style. 

SESSION TIMES: 10-1  Fridays or 10-1 Saturdays or 1.30-4.30 Saturdays or Sundays 10-1. You choose which session to attend each week.

VENUE: Studio Eleven 11,Captains Lane, Fremantle or on Zoom.
DATES: 30 April/1 May - 25/26 June (No classes 28/29 May- Mid term break.)
COST: $320  Early bird price $280 pay by 28 March. 

MATERIALSYou will need to bring acrylic paints, Matisse or Atelier brand recommended, white, red blue, yellow and a few other colours you like. You will also need a canvas to paint on. I recommend 80 x 60 cm or larger but you can use any size that suits you. We have canvases for sale at Studio 11.

BOOKING: David Giles 0416079204 or davidgilesartist@hotmail.com

  • Unique opportunities to work with multi award winning artist David Giles

  • Turn your artistic dreams into reality

  • Opportunities to exhibit 

  • Suitable for all levels including complete beginner.

Contact David Giles 0416079204 to book