A new series
of art classes for children aged 9 -12 years will commence at Coffs Harbour
Regional Gallery this weekend. Lisa Magri, a well-known local Coffs Harbour
artist and teacher will facilitate “Art Tub” on Saturday April 9, the first of
three workshops in this series.
Lisa Magri will
invite students to consider creative concepts, explore selected themes and to
'think outside the box'. The first class will be inspired by works on display
in the gallery by Emily Ferretti. The painting “Together” will be explored with
learn how artists communicate values by combining colour, line and texture with
symbols. They will get to prepare paper with colour wash, draw a still life
with musical instruments and collage.
“We look at
the symbols Ferretti uses and discuss how the potential exists to develop new
work using different symbols. Picasso’s
collages that include references to musicians serves as a comparison. Students
will observe the relationship between rhythm in music and repetition in design.
experience the cacophony, when musicians play without rhythm and the meaning of
the word tutti, when all instruments play together. We compare the theme of
togetherness in Ferretti’s painting and tutti in the orchestra. Their challenge
is to create a composition “Tutti” using Ferretti’s design concepts and musical
symbols,” said Lisa Magri.
will then be displayed in the café alfresco area at the Regional Gallery.
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery
Saturday 9 April for students 9 - 12 years
10:00am - 12 noon
$15.00 including all materials
Bookings essential. Please contact
Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery 6648 4863