Creation 120  x 90 cm acrylic $4500
Creation 120 x 90 cm acrylic $4500

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Dream of being an artist? Want to connect with your inner creative self? Or just want to lose yourself in the joy of painting?  Join David Giles for his next 8 week 'Creative Therapy' art course. 

“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 4, 2022 COURSES WITH DAVID GILES
@ STUDIO 11 ART GALLERY FREMANTLE
OR ON ZOOM

Finding your Artistic Voice

In person or on line using zoom

8 WEEK COURSE

VENUE: Studio Eleven 11, Captains Lane, Fremantle 

SESSION TIMES: 5 to choose from. Friday 10-1 or Friday 1.30-4.30 or Saturday 10-1 or Saturday 1.30-4.30  You attend one session a week and choose which session to attend. On line using zoom available Friday 10-1 session only.

DATES: 7/8 October - 25/26 November

COST: $320 (Early bird price $280 pay by 4 September - BYO acrylic paints and brushes. Easels, tables water jars palettes etc provided 

BOOKING: 0416 079 204 or davidgilesartist@hotmail.com www.davidgilesartgallery.com

Payment please to bsb 036306 account David Giles 532506 - please confirm booking before making payment thanks

 

Term 4 2022, my 8 week class will focus on individual mentoring to help you develop your own artistic voice. Each session will begin with group discussion about what your artistic purpose is and approaches to finding your own unique artistic voice. 

I will also do a demo which will be a snapshot of my own journey to find my unique voice. Something I have been pursuing for many years. 

All sessions conclude with an informal show and tell / review where you can talk about your painting and reflect on your practice and what your message as an artist is, or could be.

 

All participants can join the Freedom School Social Site private Facebook page where you can view a demo each week by David Giles and share your work and seek feedback.

All participants can also exhibit in the end of term Freedom School Art Awards Exhibition 3-18 December, with total prize pool value of $5000.

BOOKING: 0416 079 204 or davidgilesartist@hotmail.com www.davidgilesartgallery.com

Payment please to bsb 036306 account David Giles 532506 - please confirm booking before making payment thanks

I have been teaching painting as a creative therapy process for nearly 30 years with more than a thousand people participating in my programs over that time. Whilst many have gone on to become multi award winning artists my main goal has always been to help people use creative processes to connect with their inner creative self and learn to become more free, authentic and fulfilled in their lives. As well as running my own private programs I have trained and worked for many years as an arts worker in the mental health field, working in various “creative therapy” processes based on positive psychology and transpersonal approaches.

 

In these course I bring all this experience together, along with my success as a multi award winning exhibiting artist, to support you to use art to connect more deeply with your inner self, feel the bliss of pure creativity, and learn, through painting, to open your heart, let go and embrace the divine within, embrace the mystical, the wonderful and the enigmatic, “Inner Creative Self’.

 

I hope you will join me on this journey of self - discovery. 

 
TERM 3, 2022 COURSES WITH DAVID GILES
@ STUDIO 11 ART GALLERY FREMANTLE
OR ON ZOOM

Art and Self Expression

In person or on line “creative therapy” art course

with David Giles

8 WEEK COURSE

VENUE: Studio Eleven 11, Captains Lane, Fremantle 

SESSION TIMES: 5 to choose from. Friday 10-1 or Friday 1.30-4.30 or Saturday 10-1 or Saturday 1.30-4.30 or Sunday 10-1. You attend one session a week and choose which session to attend. To attend on line you will need zoom on your device. 

DATES: 15/16/17 July  – 2/3/4 September

COST: $320 BYO acrylic paints and brushes. Easels, tables water jars palettes etc provided 

BOOKING: 0416 079 204 or davidgilesartist@hotmail.com www.davidgilesartgallery.com

Payment please to bsb 036306 account David Giles 532506 - please confirm booking before making payment thanks

 

Each session starts with a short painting demo by David Giles (approx. 30 mins) and concludes with an (approx. 45 mins) show and tell review where you can talk about your painting and the process and insights you have learnt from it. This enables you to reflect on your painting practice and what you are saying to yourself (and the world) through it.

 

The goal is not necessarily to finish your painting in the session though often this is the case. Works can be finished at home and posted on our private facebook page for further comment and feedback.

 

All participants can exhibit in the end of term Freedom School Art Awards Exhibition with total prize pool value of $5000.

 

Term 3 we will look at some very expressive contemporary artists and use their work as inspiration for our own

 

Week 1          Claire Kirkup  

Week 2          Llewellyn Skye

Week3           Frederik Lindskor

Week 4          Rikke Lilholt

Week 5          Jason Craighead

Week 6          Jane Burton

Week 7         Freestyle: Finding your own artistic voice

Week 8         Freestyle: Finding your own artistic voice

 

I have been teaching painting as a creative therapy process for nearly 30 years with more than a thousand people participating in my programs over that time. Whilst many have gone on to become multi award winning artists my main goal has always been to help people use creative processes to connect with their inner creative self and learn to become more free, authentic and fulfilled in their lives. As well as running my own private programs I have trained and worked for many years as an arts worker in the mental health field, working in various “creative therapy” processes based on positive psychology and transpersonal approaches to support people to use art to connect with their inner self and live more conscious lives. In these course I bring all this experience together, along with my success as a multi award winning exhibiting artist, to support you to use art to connect more deeply with your inner self, feel the bliss of pure creativity, and learn, through painting, to open your heart, let go and embrace the divine within, embrace the mystical, the wonderful and the enigmatic, “Inner Creative Self’. I hope you will join me on this journey of self - discovery. 

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TERM 2, 2022 COURSES WITH DAVID GILES AT STUDIO 11 ART GALLERY FREMANTLE

Art and the Inner Self

In person and on line “creative therapy” art course with David Giles
8 WEEK COURSE (AVAILABLE IN PERSON OR ON LINE)

VENUE: Studio Eleven 11, Captains Lane, Fremantle 

SESSION TIMES: 5 to choose from. Friday 10-1 or Friday 1.30-4.30 or Saturday 10-1 or Saturday 1.30-4.30 or Sunday 10-1. You attend one session a week and choose which session to attend. To attend on line you will need zoom on your device. 

NB DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND ONLY SUNDAY SESSION 10-1 HAS VACANCIES THIS TERM 

DATES: 29/30 April / 1 May – 17/18/19 June

COST: $320 ($280 early bird price - pay by 9 April) BYO acrylic paints and brushes. Easels, tables water jars palettes etc provided 

BOOKING: 0416 079 204 or davidgilesartist@hotmail.com www.davidgilesartgallery.com

 

Each session starts with a short meditation and painting demo by David Giles (approx. 30 mins) and concludes with an (approx. 45 mins) show and tell review where you can express your feelings about your painting and the process and insights you have learnt from it. This enables you to reflect on your painting practice and what you are saying to yourself (and the world) through it.

 

The goal is not necessarily to finish your painting in the session but to create enough to show and express your feelings. Works can be finished at home and posted on our private facebook page for comment and feedback.

 

All participants can exhibit in the end of term Freedom School Art Awards Exhibition with total prize pool value of $5000.

 

Based on my book “Painting as a spiritual practice” we will explore three different techniques of painting associated with aspects of personal and spiritual growth which are outlined below. After each technique we will apply this technique the following week to a landscape / seascape subject matter but still with a focus on expressing our feelings rather than representing objects or what a landscape looks like as such.

 

Week 1          Calming the mind: Blended colour fields techniques

Week 2          Applied blended colour field techniques: Mystical Seascape

Week3           Opening the heart: Lyrical mark making techniques

Week 4          Applied lyrical mark making techniques: Impressionistic landscape

Week 5          Letting go: Expressive gestural mark making techniques

Week 6          Applied expressive mark making: Expressive seascape

Week 7          Embracing the divine: Finding your own artistic voice

Week 8          Embracing the divine: Finding your own artistic voice

 

I have been teaching painting as a creative therapy process for nearly 30 years with more than a thousand people participating in my programs over that time. Whilst many have gone on to become multi award winning artists my main goal has always been to help people use creative processes to connect with their inner creative self and learn to become more free, authentic and fulfilled in their lives. As well as running my own private programs I have trained and worked for many years as an arts worker in the mental health field, working in various “creative therapy” processes based on positive psychology and transpersonal approaches to support people to use art to connect with their inner self and live more conscious lives. In these course I bring all this experience together, along with my success as a multi award winning exhibiting artist, to support you to use art to connect more deeply with your inner self, feel the bliss of pure creativity, and learn, through painting, to open your heart, let go and embrace the divine within, embrace the mystical, the wonderful and the enigmatic, “Inner Creative Self’. I hope you will join me on this journey of self - discovery. Term 2, 2022 i am offering two courses. Art and the Inner Self -  a creative therapy painting course and Learning to critique your art - a creative therapy course where the whole session each week  is spent on discussion and feedback on your work in progress and what you are trying to say and learn about yourself from it, with painting done between sessions

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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