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January printmaking intensive- taster course starts next week

January printmaking intensive- taster course starts next week

print by NADC graduate Elaine Watson

A wonderful opportunity to explore creative approaches to colour printmaking is coming up in January, in the form of our fully government subsidised printmaking intensive.
Join us   for a  short  course  working with  colour in predominantly  relief  printmaking. We  will be looking at  traditional  approaches  to  multiple colour prints  and  also  experimental techniques. 
The course  is for  beginners  and  intermediate  printmakers with little colour printing  experience.  You can  work from  plates  you  have  already  made  or  make them  during the  course.
This  course is structured as an intensive, and runs over two weeks on 17/01/2017 to 20/01/2017 and 23-25 Jan, and Jan 27, 2017 .
Classes run from 10am-3pm over these two weeks. The course is held in the printmaking facilities, T Block Nepean College.
Our fully government subsidised courses fill  very  fast, so we recommend you register immediately to avoid disappointment. Please register via the link below. 
Alternatively, call 131 870 to register.
Please bring a note book and pen, and wear covered shoes, and report to your first class at 9am on Tuesday Jan 17.
https://wsi.tafensw.edu.au/course/printmaking-statement-of-attainment/

To enrol, follow the link below, or call 131 870. But hurry, our amazing taster courses fill up fast, so don't delay!  

January printmaking intensive- taster course starts next week: read more

Intensive drawing course starts next week!

We are excited to announce another short taster course to help you develop your creative skills. This fun and very hands-on drawing course will help you develop the skills to draw what you see in front of you, and give a solid grounding in drawing skills such as the use of line, volume, shape, tone, perspective and depictions of space. You will also gain an excellent grounding in drawing the human figure.
These much-prized analogue drawing skills can be applied in a range of creative industry contexts. There are three units in this course, and t he exciting news is that they can be used towards course completion in the Diploma of Visual Arts , and some of the units may be used to contribute to the Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging, and the Diploma of Graphic Design.
In addition to the unit  CUAACD502 Create observational drawings , you will also also gain skills in professional practice via the units  CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable practice  and  BSBCMM401 Make a presentation .

We are registering now for our intensive course which starts next week. This course is held on from 9am-4pm, and it will run every day Jan 17-20, and Jan 23- 25, and Jan 27, 2017.
It will also be offered as an 8 week course, running on Fridays from 9am-4pm commencing Jan 10, 2017 and finishing on March 31, 2017.
Our fully government subsidised courses fill  very  fast, so we recommend you register immediately to avoid disappointment. Please register via the link below, and note in the 'enquiry ' field if you are attending the intensive course, or the Friday course.
Please report at 9am on the course start date to room P1.21, Nepean College. Bring a notebook and a pen, and wear covered shoes.
https://wsi.tafensw.edu.au/course/observational-drawing-statement-of-attainment

Intensive drawing course starts next week!: read more

Visual Arts course information and enrolment sessions- January 17 and January 24, 2017, 10am-12 noon

Is 2017 going to be the year you follow your creative dream?  Course information and enrolment sessions will be held in January 2017 for all our visual arts courses including the Diploma of Visual Arts, the Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts, the Bachelor of Visual Arts and our short, government subsidised taster courses in drawing, ceramics and printmaking.

Come along to Building P, Nepean College on January 17 or January 24, 2017 between 10am and 12 noon to learn more about the courses on offer, and to enrol in our courses.

If you are applying for the Diploma of Visual Arts, please bring a portfolio of 6-10 artworks you have made and copies of previous qualifications  you may hold, including the HSC.

For directions on how to find us, click here.

Let 2017 be the year you start to create your career!

Visual Arts course information and enrolment sessions- January 17 and January 24, 2017, 10am-12 noon: read more

Ceramic Christmas sale tomorrow, November 24, 10am-1pm, P Block Foyer, Nepean College!

Our inaugural graduates from the Bachelor of Visual Arts in partnership with Federation University Australia

Our inaugural graduates from the Bachelor of Visual Arts in partnership with Federation University Australia

   WSI staff and 2016 graduates: TAFE Western Sydney in partnership with Federation University Australia
NADC is so proud of our first graduates of the Bachelor of Visual Arts program, which we deliver here at Western Sydney Institute in partnership with Federation University Australia.

This vibrant program is building outstanding artists, who have chosen our degree to further their skills and knowledge and professionalise their practice in the environment they so value here at TAFE- one of small class sizes, nurturing and supportive staff, and dynamic teaching and learning in a practice-led environment.

At our recent Graduation ceremony, Helen Brancatisano spoke on behalf of the visual arts
graduates. Her speech is reproduced below, and gives a wonderful snapshot of the BVA at Nepean Arts and Design Centre.

To enquire about his exciting program, please contact the Head Teacher : catherine.barcan@tafensw.edu.au

Meanwhile, enjoy Helen's speech.......

Good afternoon distinguished guests, graduates, families and friends. It is my privilege to be addressing you on behalf of the students who undertook the inaugural Bachelor of Visual Arts through Federation University at the Nepean Arts and Design Centre at Western Sydney Institute of TAFE. Fifteen graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts from several TAFE Institutes seized this exciting opportunity when it became available. 

Each week for eighteen months these students, whose ages span six decades, crossed the mountains eastwards from as far away as Lithgow, or left the city and set out westwards towards the mountains to meet the challenge of further study. 

Today, there are three observations I would like to make about our time together on campus:

The first regards the huge diversity of our group. Our diverse personalities were expressed in an array of visual language. We had painte

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Queen Street Riches and textures: Surfaces , Angles and Corners

Congratulations to Nepean Arts and design Centre students Ann Babinard, Amber Bolton, Sarah Emerson and Anita Faulkner for their participation in this exciting project, which opens tonight!
You are invited to St Marys Corner’s annual celebration of Queen Street Riches and Textures 2016 – Art. Mentorship. Community Engagements. project
 
Queen Street Riches and Textures 2016 Surfaces, Angles and Corners: Queen Street St Marys event features:
 
WHAT:
Surfaces, Angles and Corners: Queen Street St Marys Book Launch
Introduction of the book and creative processes by Angela Stretch artist and mentor
Poetry reading by members of St Marys Creative Writing Group  and community members
Promotion of St Marys Creative Writing Group 15 Years Anniversary Anthology  2016 Edition
Free social coffee, drinks and fine finger food at brand new Fusion café
Music performance by up-and-coming young local band - Nathan Scott, Jack Manley and Abbey Hinvest from Cambridge Park
 
WHEN:
Friday 11 November 6-8pm
 
WHERE:
Fusion Café Cnr Queen Street and Station Street St Marys
 
WHO:
St Marys Creative Writing Group members : Gayle Barbagallo, Adel Farag, Richard List, Gabrielle Moran, Joel Stoneburner, Michael Stoneburner and Jaqueline Tasik
Community writers: Abaker Athum, Ben, Lyn Forde, Caroline Volkiene, Tomoko Ward and Norma Thorburn (George Sullivan)
Queen St Riches and Texture guest artist and mentor Angela Stretch
Emerging artists from Nepean Arts and Design Centre: Ann Babinard, Amber Bolton, Sarah Emerson and Anita Faulkner
 

Queen Street Riches and textures: Surfaces , Angles and Corners: read more

Primordium- works by Bachelor of Visual Arts students 2016

Primordium- works by Bachelor of Visual Arts students 2016

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Primordium is an exhibition showcasing the 2016 graduating and continuing students of the Diploma of Visual Arts from  Nepean Arts and Design Centre, TAFE Western Sydney. Over twenty-five students will participate in this exhibition, many of whom plan to  continue their studies in the Advanced Diploma of Visual Arts,  and then the Bachelor of Visual Arts (which is offered by Western Sydney Institute in partnership with Federation University Australia). 
Students will display works from multiple disciplines including ceramics, photography, printmaking, drawing and painting, ensuring a diverse experience for all visitors and illustrating the variety of teaching expertise on offer at NADC.
The opening will commence at 12pm on Wednesday the 26 th . The exhibition will run until 5pm, Wednesday the 23 rd November. All welcome!

Primordium- works by Bachelor of Visual Arts students 2016: read more

Bachelor of Visual Arts students exhibition- special guest Diana Robson, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

Bachelor of Visual Arts students exhibition- special guest Diana Robson, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery

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You are warmly invited to the  official opening of Bachelor of Visual Arts Show, this Wednesday, October 12, from 12 noon in the Trapezium Gallery.
Our special guest will be Diana Robson, Director, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, who will be selecting  a small number of artists from this exhibition to participate in an upcoming Art Fair at HRG.
All exhibiting artists will give a brief talk about their work in the Trapezium Gallery as part of the opening celebrations. The exhibition mostly features work by our ongoing BVA students, but also showcases the work of Carol Fitzgerald, who is completing her Degree this semester.
We hope you can join us.

Bachelor of Visual Arts students exhibition- special guest Diana Robson, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery: read more

Learn to draw - FREE short course starts soon!

Learn to draw - FREE short course starts soon!

We are excited to announce another free skillset to help you develop your creative skills. This fun and very hands-on drawing course will help you develop the skills to draw what you see in front of you, and give a solid grounding in drawing skills such as the use of line, volume, shape, tone, perspective and depictions of space. You will also gain an excellent grounding in drawing the human figure.
These much-prized analogue drawing skills can be applied in a range of creative industry contexts. There are three units in this skillset, and the exciting news is that they can be used towards course completion in the Diploma of Visual Arts, and some of the units may be used to contribute to the Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging, and the Diploma of Graphic Design.
In addition to the unit  CUAACD502 Create observational drawings , you will also also gain skills in professional practice via the units  CUAPPR502 Develop own sustainable practice  and  BSBCMM401 Make a presentation .

We are enrolling now for our Term 4 intake. This course is held on Fridays from 9am-4pm, and it will start on the 7th of October, and finish on the 25th of November. 
Our free skillsets are filling  very  fast, so we recommend you enrol immediately to avoid disappointment. Enrolling is easy, just follow the link below: https://enrolmentportal.ebs.tafensw.edu.au/Enrol/Process/GetStarted/162/950622

Learn to draw - FREE short course starts soon!: read more

Colour printmaking intensive- FREE short course

Colour printmaking intensive- FREE short course

Colour relief print by NADC graduate Elaine Watson

A wonderful opportunity to explore creative approaches to colour printmaking is coming up in November, in the form of our free printmaking intensive.
Join us   for a  short  course  working with  colour in predominantly  relief  printmaking. We  will be looking at  traditional  approaches  to  multiple colour prints  and  also  experimental techniques. 
The course  is for  beginners  and  intermediate  printmakers with little colour printing  experience.  You can  work from  plates  you  have  already  made  or  make them  during the  course.
This  course is structured as an intensive, and runs over two weeks from 21/11/2016 to 30/11/2016. 
Classes run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays from 10am-3pm over these two weeks. The course is held in the printmaking facilities, T Block Nepean College.
To enrol, follow the link below, or call 131 870. But hurry, our amazing free skill sets  fill up fast, so don't delay!   https://www.tafensw.edu.au/offering/162-R4063V01-16NEP-100/Statement-of-Attainment-in-Printmaking

Colour printmaking intensive- FREE short course: read more



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