ART COURSES

 

Besides our main functions as a gallery presenting high-quality exhibitions of established and promising upcoming artists and consulting to private and corporate art investors, the gallery provides training in a number of contemporary and traditional art practices. The reason for this additional educational focus of the gallery is that we are convinced that our country and our people need to become more culturally oriented, informed and conscious of the arts in general, and we believe that our gallery and training courses can contribute in a small way towards reaching this goal. 

 

We approach the technical training conceptually, that is, you are made conscious all the time of the meaning and content underlying materials and other formal choices. The training in art practice is not only about the technique and making: it is a kind of training that changes the way you look at the world; it turns you into a more sensitive human being since it sharpens your observation and perceptual senses; and it stimulates your creative impulses so that even when you are doing the course(s) as a hobby and are employed in a totally different field, you will return to your everyday job with better problem solving skills and a more creative approach.

 

The gallery co-founder and curator, Prof. Elfriede Dreyer, who heads both the gallery and the studio, is a well known arts educator who has been teaching full-time in the visual arts at university level since 1990 and is an experienced lecturer in traditional as well as contemporary and electronic media. Lecturers are hand-picked and contracted for their outstanding performance as lecturers or artists and students can therefore be ensured of the best possible training.

 

 2014 ART COURSES TIMETABLE

 

 

MARCH

APRIL

MAY

JUNE

JULY

 

PAINTING

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Sat 1 PAINTING

 

Sat 5

PAINTING

 

Sat 3

PAINTING

 

Sat 7

PAINTING

Sat 5

PAINTING

 

PAINTING -

10H00 – 13H00.

COST: R1500-00 (Vat incl) PER COURSE. 5 CLASSES

Lecturer: Celia de Villiers

 

DRAWING

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Sat 8

DRAWING

 

Sat 12

DRAWING

 

Sat 10

DRAWING

Sat 14

DRAWING

 

Sat 12 DRAWING

DRAWING -

 10H00 – 13H00.

COST: R1500-00 (Vat incl)  PER COURSE. 5 CLASSES

Lecturer: Celia de Villiers 

SCULPTURE

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Sat 15

SCULPTURE

 

Sat 19

SCULPTURE

 

Sat 17

SCULPTURE

Sat 21

SCULPTURE

 

Sat 19 SCULPTURE

SCULPTURE -

 10H00 – 13H00.

COST: R1500-00 (Vat incl)  PER COURSE. 5 CLASSES

Lecturer: Sybrand Wiechers

ART THEORY

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14 - 17 APRIL

ART THEORY

 

 

 

ART THEORY -

What is art all about? A kind of 'crash course' in understanding art that provides an overview of South African and international art. We look at trends and histories inherent in art production and teach interpretational skills. Understand the art of SA and make better choices when you buy art. Provides an overview of South African art and focuses specifically on contemporary art production. Topics: Local and international art trends; Postmodernism & other current art theories; Art concepts & interpretation; Art promotion & marketing; Art investment.

MONDAY TO THURSDAY EVENING 18H00 – 20H30.

COST:  R1500-00 (Vat incl)  PER COURSE. 4 CLASSES

Lecturer: Prof. Elfriede Dreyer

 

PHOTOSHOP/

DIGITAL  IMAGING

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21 - 24 APRIL

PHOTOSHOP

 

 

 

PHOTOSHOP or DIGITAL IMAGING

Master the basic techniques of digital image manipulation skills. Basic tools, text, web, compression; how to import photos into your computer; scanning. Emphasis on creative application and Photoshop for art application. Requirements: Digital camera; laptop computer; Adobe Photoshop or trial version provided by gallery.

MONDAY TO THURSDAY EVE 18H00 – 20H30.

COST:  R1600-00 (Vat incl) PER COURSE. 4 CLASSES

Lecturer: Daandrey Steyn

 

PLEASE NOTE: No students may enrol on a 'class-to-class' basis, all enrolment is per course only, payment in full before the course begins.

To register for the course please email info@friedcontemporary.com - 50% deposit is required as confirmation.

 

 

FRIED CONTEMPORARY ART GALLERY AND STUDIO

1146 Justice Mahomed Street (previously 430 Charles Street), Brooklyn, Pretoria

info@friedcontemporary.com

012 346 0158   l  082 523 6989

www.friedcontemporary.com

Gallery hours: Tuesdays to Fridays 9 am - 5pm, Saturdays 10am - 2pm

Closed on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays

 

 

WHERE WE ARE

 

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FRIED STUDIO

IMAGES OF STUDENT WORK

ANITA MAKAN (STUDENT WORK)

Amita Makan’s hand-embroidered silk
work, Loose Ends: A Story About My
Mother
was runner-up in Sasol New Signatures Art Award 2009