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New After School Class starting Wednesday 10th February 2021

In addition to my regular Thursday class, I will be starting a brand new after school art class on Wednesdays, from  the 10th February between  3.45 - 4.45 p.m. The classes will be held at the Queensland County Women's Association hall at 76 Lincoln Street, Oxley, (next to Oxley Station Road Park and the Oxley shopping centre). There is a small car park directly outside as well as on street parking or undercover parking in the shopping centre.

Drawing is the foundation of all other art forms so I always like to start my new students off by focusing on the basics.  In these classes we will explore shape, line, the various different pencil grades and how to use them, shading techniques, texture, perspective and composition.  As well as lots of visual reference material, I have a wealth of weird and wonderful objects for the kids to study!

The classes are best suited to students in grade 2 and above . Fees for the 8 week term are $200 which  includes all materials and equipment, plus a folder to keep artwork in. Places are limited so please contact me if you would like to secure a place for your child or if you would like any further information.   

Below are some kind comments from a couple of my current families:

My daughter has been one of Kim's art students for the last three years, and she is currently eagerly anticipating the start of this year's lessons.  She looks forward to Kim's classes all week during term, and shows her art portfolio to everyone she can.  Kim is a kind and caring teacher with an excellent relationship with her students.  We're lucky to have access to such a wonderful art class.

What I like as a parent is the classes aren’t too large, it is a relaxed environment and everyone is encouraged to develop at their own pace. Your ability to go through the techniques used, (I had never heard of hatching and cross hatching in drawing!) and that you do many mediums not just painting or drawing. Highly recommended!

 

THECA Flora and Fauna Art Show

I found out yesterday that not only had I sold 2 of my artworks in the THECA exhibition at the weekend but that I had been awarded the people's choice awards for the most popular painting, (for my tawny frogmouth chicks) and most popular artist. It was a lovely surprise and the news definitely made my day!

        

Facebook

After an enormous amount of nagging from family and friends I have finally set up a Facebook page for my work. Thanks to my kids, (the tech support team), for all of their help with this. I will now be posting images of my work and also that of my students on a regular basis . If you want to take a look the page is listed under Kim Woolley Artist

 

After School Art Classes for Kids 2020       

With Kim Woolley

Thursday afternoons 3.30 – 4.30 p.m.

 Art classes will once again be running  from a room adjoining the Sherwood Uniting Church, (on the corner of Sherwood Road and Thallon Street).  It is within walking distance of Sherwood State School and St. Joseph’s and is very close to Sherwood railway station.  There is also convenient car parking directly outside.

Fees for a 10 week term are $250, obviously less if a student starts part way through the term. This includes all materials and equipment, plus a folder to keep artwork in.

I have successfully run after school art classes and other workshops since 2005 and have enjoyed sharing my passion for art with children of all ages, from pre-schoolers through to high school students.

Drawing underpins all other forms of art so I place a strong emphasis in my classes on teaching traditional techniques. I train the students to develop their powers of observation and how to translate what they see onto paper. We look at shape, line, shading techniques, texture, perspective and composition in these sessions, which gradually builds their expertise and confidence. The ability to draw from life is an important skill and I have a wide selection of weird and wonderful objects for children to study so that they can put into practice the techniques they have learnt.

My classes also cover a wide variety of different techniques and materials including working with a range of drawing mediums, painting, printing, mixed media pieces, mosaics and 3 dimensional pieces. However, drawing is always something which we return to periodically each term to in order to maintain those observational skills.

I will hopefully also be starting a new beginner's class this term on Wednesday afternoons. If you would like to enrol your child in my classes or to find out more please feel free to contact me.

For further details: T: 3379 6585   E: art@kimwoolley.com   

 

Although these photos are now very old, (all of these girls are at high school now), they still make me smile and remind me of the fun they had working on this unusual project. I still think of the storage area under the school's admin building as 'the stable'!

My Monday after school art class at Sherwood State School is currently working on an exciting project. They are decorating a life sized race horse for entry into the Brisbane Racing Club’s schools painting competition. The horse, which they have decided to turn into Black Caviar, is looking great and the girls have all worked very hard on bringing her to life.