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Monday, 15 January '24   2 days
Browne School of Art, 194 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland, 1021
Only 1 space left


Course Code: SSLGC24
Tutor: Zoë Nash
When: Mon - Tue 9.30am - 3.30pm
Dates: 15 - 16 Jan 2023
Duration: 2 days
Maximum Enrolment: 12

Cost: $225

This intensive mixed-media workshop delves into the exciting world of repetitive motifs, colour, pattern and shape, and draws inspiration from some of the most celebrated artists of the last 100 years.

Investigate symmetry, illusion, geometry, positive and negative space, simplicity, complexity, layering, rhythm and replication. Work with a variety of surfaces and sizes, and explore a range of more conceptual and process-driven approaches in your art-making. 

Via a series of both group exercises and self-directed projects, we'll channel your inner obsessive to produce a small selection of abstract artworks. 

This fun, hands-on workshop is suitable for all levels of experience and will boost your creativity as we head into 2024.

NB: Please remember to bring materials from the course "materials list" online.


Materials list
Let’s Go Crazy - with Zoë Nash
A basic kit of materials to get you up and going is listed here. Specialist art shops are the best option and will provide student discounts if you mention that you are attending the school. The stores we recommend are:
• Studio Art Supplies, Crummer Road, Grey Lynn
• The French Art Shop, Taylors Road, Morningside
• Gordon Harris, Gillies Avenue, Newmarket and Symonds Street, Auckland Central
• Takapuna Art Supplies, Takapuna
A large portion of this workshop leaves it up to each student to decide upon the materials and media they wish to use. Bring along your favourites! Mixed media work is strongly encouraged, so if you have a wide range of materials at your disposal, you can dip into whatever you need dependent upon how your own pattern-based designs develop.
For the guided exercises at the start of the course students will need:
• A4 wet strength or watercolour paper pad, 250-300gsm
• A4 drawing pad or sketchbook
• Acrylic paints (a minimum of 3 contrasting colours)
• A thick, flat brush, and a smaller, tipped brush
• Scissors or craft knife or scalpel (recommend scalpel for more detailed, intricate cutting)
• PVA glue or acrylic medium
• A couple of pencils, a pen, and a sketchbook for idea generation and planning
• A range of recycled paper stock that can be used for collage (e.g. old wallpaper samples, unwanted books
you're happy to tear up, maps, different coloured papers, letters, etc). This shouldn't cost money – just find old
paper around the house or office. Something with patterns and/or interesting colours will work best.
• Optional: cutting mat
At Browne School of Art, we also have a selection of basic materials you can purchase.
This list is a general guide only. The majority (though not necessarily all) of these materials may be used
during the workshop as student’s progress. If you have other media that you would like to bring and incorporate into the workshop please feel free to do so.



Standard Booking

Available until Mon 15 Jan 9:30am
Online payment includes payment fee of 2.9% + NZ$0.30. Offline payment details on confirmation page.

Standard Booking + $10.00 BSA Student Fund - Donation

Available until Mon 15 Jan 9:30am
A $10 donation will go to our BSA Student Fund - helping those who are unwaged or under financial hardship (with a Community Services Card) to attend our courses.


Browne School of Art
194 Great North Road
Grey Lynn