Certificate III Visual Arts

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography and blogging – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!



 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

After being involved with Mind Australia’s Art Therapy Group, as a participant for two years and also being part of their Creative Writing Group for just on one year, the time had come for me to look for another way of investing myself in some form of creative outlet which would aid my ongoing post-traumatic growth; a creative outlet that would tick the happy box!  It took a number of months for me to finally reach a decision to take up an Arts Course with CAE (Centre for Adult Education) Melbourne, Australia.  I have always wanted to participate in an arts course from a very early age but life got in the way, not that, that was a bad outcome, it just meant I ended up following a different path in my earlier life.  Whilst I have now been, a practicing intuitive abstract artist since 2008 and have produced many paintings over those years, I still find myself wanting to participate in some sort of formal arts education.  I am starting at the bottom with Certificate III in Visual Arts and only commencing with two subjects for this first semester, due to the need for having to work and also in order to keep up with my volunteer speaking with Road Trauma Support Services Victoria.

 

No. 4-13 Second 'Produce Paintings' CAE Class - Certificate 111 in Visual Arts - Photograph taken by Karen Robinson NB All images are protected by copyright laws

No. 4-13 Second ‘Produce Paintings’ CAE Class – Certificate 111 in Visual Arts – Photograph taken by Karen Robinson.  ‘Produce Painting’ teacher Vin Ryan showing class how to mix oil paints and develop paint palette for one’s own painting project.  NB All images are protected by copyright laws

11-11 Class 5 'Produce Paintings' CAE Class - Certificate 111 in Visual Arts - Photograph taken by Karen Robinson Aug 2016 NB All images are protected by copyright laws

11-11 Class 5 ‘Produce Paintings’ CAE Class – Certificate 111 in Visual Arts – Karen Robinson standing by her oil paintings done in class and Photographed by fellow student during class Aug 2016.   NB All images are protected by copyright laws

 

 

BASES FOR COMMENCING WITH VISUAL ARTS

After reading what this course ‘Certificate III in Visual Arts’ offered (re below for details), I felt that it would give me an opportunity to: (1) expand on my existing arts knowledge base; (2) develop knowledge about materials and tools I haven’t used before; (3) work under the direction of experienced practicing artists/teachers; (4) and get to know others students with the same creative interests.  Whilst these classes are not a form of art therapy, and are about learning/improving one’s arts knowledge and skills, I do feel that they will, for me at least, aid as a form of ‘art for therapy‘ and will certainly tick the happy box which in turn will assist me, in maintaining my sense of well-being!

 

 

 

ABOUT CERTIFICATE III IN VISUAL ARTS

CAE states that this course will “give students the opportunity to explore a variety of art techniques and methods.  Guided by practising artists students will have a unique opportunity to realise their artistic goals.  Students will study drawing, printmaking, sculpture, painting, art history and theory, visit exhibitions, listen to artist talks, participate in workshops and develop an understanding of what it is to be a visual artist.  Students will also further their interest in visual art and participate in classes that will teach practical skills and encourage them to develop their concepts (CAE 2016)“.

 

No. 1-20 First 'Produce Paintings' CAE Class - Certificate 111 in Visual Arts - Photograph taken by Karen Robinson NB All images are protected by copyright laws

No. 1-20 First ‘Produce Paintings’ CAE Class – Certificate 111 in Visual Arts – Photograph taken by Karen Robinson NB All images are protected by copyright laws

 

 

 

ABOUT SUBJECT:  ‘PRODUCE PAINTINGS’ TEACHER VIN RYAN

CAE states “this unit describes the performance outcome, skills and knowledge required to produce paintings through the exploration and application of a range of techniques, tools, equipment and materials.  People still developing their painting skills apply the skills and knowledge in this unit.  They produce finished paintings, building on and combining a range of techniques to support the ideas of the work.  At this level, work is usually undertaken under supervision, though some autonomy and judgement can be expected within established parameters (CAE 2016)”.

 

6 of 18 Class 12 'Produce Paintings' CAE Class - Certificate 111 in Visual Arts - Photograph & Painting by Karen Robinson Oct 2016 NB All images are protected by copyright

6 of 18 Class 12 ‘Produce Paintings’ CAE Class – Certificate 111 in Visual Arts – Paint Palette in readiness to paint.  Photograph & Painting by Karen Robinson Oct 2016 NB All images are protected by copyright

9 of 18 Class 12 'Produce Paintings' CAE Class - Certificate 111 in Visual Arts - Photograph & Painting by Karen Robinson Oct 2016 NB All images are protected by copyright

9 of 18 Class 12 ‘Produce Paintings’ CAE Class – Certificate 111 in Visual Arts – Photograph & Painting by Karen Robinson Oct 2016 NB All images are protected by copyright

No. 17-20 First 'Produce Paintings' CAE Class - Certificate 111 in Visual Arts - Photograph taken by Karen Robinson NB All images are protected by copyright laws

No. 17-20 First ‘Produce Paintings’ CAE Class – Certificate 111 in Visual Arts – Oil Painting and Photograph by Karen Robinson.  Titled:  ‘Jug’  Oil Paint on Canson Canvas Paper A3 290 GSM 26.7.2016.  NB All images are protected by copyright laws

10 of 14 Class 10 'Produce Paintings' CAE Class - Certificate 111 in Visual Arts - Photograph & Painting by Karen Robinson Oct 2016 NB All images are protected by copyright laws

10 of 14 Class 10 ‘Produce Paintings’ CAE Class – Certificate 111 in Visual Arts. Title:  ‘Face’ on A3 Canvas Paper in oil paint.  Photograph & Painting by Karen Robinson Oct 2016 NB All images are protected by copyright laws

 

 

ABOUT SUBJECT:  ‘PRODUCE DRAWINGS’ – TEACHER TIM JONES

CAE states “this unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to produce drawings through the exploration and application of a range of techniques, tools, equipment and materials.  This unit relates to drawing as an art form and therefore differs from units that focus on drawing as a visual representation tool.  People still developing their drawing expertise apply the skills and knowledge in this unit.  They produce finished drawings extending and combining a range of techniques to support the ideas of the work.  At this level, work is usually undertaken under supervision, though some autonomy and judgement can be expected with established parameters (CAE 2016)”.

 

13-14 Class 6 'Produce Drawings' CAE Class - Certificate 111 in Visual Arts - Photograph by Karen Robinson Aug 2016 NB All images are protected by copyright laws

13-14 Class 6 ‘Produce Drawings’ CAE Class – Certificate 111 in Visual Arts – Drawings & Photographed by Karen Robinson Aug 2016 NB All images are protected by copyright laws

 

 

CAE CLASS LOCATION

CAE – where our classes are held – is located in one of Melbourne’s iconic cafe/outdoor dinning locations – DEGRAVES STREET as photographed above.   Degraves Street’s bluestone cobble lane way, it’s postcard Parisian atmosphere of outdoor dining under umbrellas, and its quaint retail shops, certainly makes attending CAE’s art course each week – just that much more, an enjoyable experience!

 

 

 

PICTORIAL SLIDESHOWS OF ‘PRODUCE PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS’

NB:  Please click on the links below to find out more information about each individual class as blogged about here within my weblog!

 

  • Please click here to read about classes Painting & Drawing No. 1

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  • Please click here to read about classes Painting & Drawing No. 2

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  • Please click here to read about classes Painting & Drawing No. 3

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  • Please click here to read about classes Painting & Drawing No. 4

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  • Please click here to read about classes Painting & Drawing No. 5

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  • Please click here to read about classes Painting & Drawing No. 6

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  • Please click here to read about classes Painting & Drawing No. 7

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  • Please click here to read about classes Painting & Drawing No. 8

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  • Please click here to read about classes Painting & Drawing No. 9

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  •  Please click here to read about classes Painting & Drawing No.10

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  •  Please click here to read about classes Painting & Drawing No.11

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  •  Please click here to read about classes Painting & Drawing No.12

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  •  Please click here to read about classes Painting & Drawing No.13

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Please click here to read about classes Painting & Drawing No.14

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CONCLUSION

My first day at my painting and drawing classes, was just as I had hoped they would be!  I will be doing this course over a two-year period which is going to be a perfect pace for me right now in my life.  Very much am looking forward to engaging within this whole process of learning new art methods, extending my art skills development, meeting new people and learning about my teachers, as artists.  Over this two-year period, I will be sharing my art’s study experience via my weblog, in the hope that by sharing will encourage others to take up art for therapy as a way forward with post-traumatic growth. Ticks the happy box for sure and in turn will be great for my sense of well-being…

 

No. 8-18 First 'Produce Drawings' CAE Class - Certificate 111 in Visual Arts - Photograph taken by Karen Robinson NB All images are protected by copyright laws

No. 8-18 First ‘Produce Drawings’ CAE Class – Certificate 111 in Visual Arts – Photograph taken by Karen Robinson NB All images are protected by copyright laws

 

 


© Karen Robinson – Updated November 2016

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography and blogging – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!