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GO APE FOR ART!

12/16/2013
Go APE for ART is a closed group for and of artists, dedicated to stepping up and out to change the world we live in through our donations of art works, focused on the orangutans, in support of wildlife conservation, specifically the OrangUtan Protection Foundation http://opf.org/.

Sales of this Orangutan art will be donated in full to the Foundation to assist in the care and auspices of the Foundation to eventual release/restoration of orangutans into the wild.

Sharon Kow, colour pencil artist has kindly donated a beautiful piece, titled "Selamat Pagi" to this cause. Do come into TAES to have a closer look at this wonderful example of how the humble colour pencil can be used to create beautiful works of art!

Sharon has kindly offered to share her knowledge of colour pencil art in the new year, so look out for announcements of her workshops to come!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

12/03/2013
TAES will be closed from the 20th December 2013 to the 12th January 2014.

Happy Holidays everyone and see you in the new year!

TUESDAY WALK IN ART

11/13/2013

FINE ART COURSES BY MOLLY TAY

08/29/2013
Molly Tay
Artist/ Visual Arts Instructor
Master of Fine Art and Design, University of Tasmania

Molly studied art at Nanyang Academy of Arts, Singapore and then at Edinburgh College of arts Scotland, and on returning to Malaysia, she took up a teaching position as Fine Art lecturer at Equator Academy of Arts (1998 – 2003, March 2008-2011). She was awarded a Master of Fine Art and Design in Dec, 2004 at The University of Tasmania.

Molly brings into TAES a wealth of knowledge, skill and experience. She is a very talented visual artist who has the capacity to work across a range of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, mural painting and sculpture. Her original and thoughtful approach to making contemporary art has resulted in works that are subtle, investigative, speculative and bound in cultural references that project outwards to the world of today. While Molly’s art often communicates in narrative form, it also can surprise through fashioning propositions in a reductionist, symbolic idiom.  

Her vision is to see artists of all calibers striving to improve their skills and creativity, and have their artwork make a unique artistic and cultural contribution to the environment at TAES.

If you are interested in art, want to develop skills to enable you to create art 

(whether for leisure or for an existing course), and are above 13 years of age, then check out these courses in:

DRAWING - RM 100/ month ( 4 sessions)

Develop your observational and sketching skills through a series of exercises in contour line rendering, tonal and free hand drawing.

OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTING - RM180/ month (4 sessions)

Learn the fundamentals of painting in oils and acrylics, how to apply colour and render volume and forms. 

PAINTING - RM 260/ month (4 sessions)

Learn the fundamentals of painting in water-based paints, how to apply colour and render volume and forms

Courses start in September 2013. A 25% discount will be offered if you sign up for 2 sessions / week!


For more details on the courses, click MOLLY TAY COURSES.

NATIONAL DAY SATURDAY 31st AUGUST

08/27/2013
TAES will be closed on Saturday 31st August for National Day. Apologies

JULIA GIBBY'S ART CLASSES IN OIL OR ACRYLIC

08/27/2013
TAES will be closed on Saturday 31st August for National Day. Apologies

TAES WILL BE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS

07/22/2013
TAES will be closed from 27th July to 11th August

However,  Walk-In-Art Tuesdays and Art Club Meetings will carry on as usual during this time.

CONTOUR DRAWING AND NEGATIVE SPACE by 
ROSEMARY BARNES

03/03/2013
Due to the great response we have had, Rosemary will be repeating her workshop on Contour Drawing and Negative Space Drawing on:

Saturday, 30th March 2013
10:30am-1pm

Cost: RM30 ( inclusive of all materials)

and

Monday, 15th April 2013
10am-1pm

*Please take not of the earlier starting time!
Cost: RM30 ( inclusive of all materials)

WORKSHOPS IN APRIL 2013

03/03/2013
DRAWING AND HANDMADE PAPER WORKSHOPS BY ELSPETH McEACHERN

DRAWING
Develop your drawing skills

This session explores pencil drawing techniques from line work to shading and aims to advance your drawing level through observation and composition development.

Cost RM 30 (inclusive of all art materials)
 Wednesday 10 April 2013 at 10.00am–11.30am 

OR 

Thursday 11 April 2013 at 7.30pm – 9.00pm 


Drawing faces with pastel – soft (dry) pastels and oil pastels

This session explores the differences between soft pastels and oil pastels while learning the basic skills needed to draw a face and develop characteristics.

Cost RM 30 ( inclusive of all art materials)
Wednesday 24 April 2013 at 10.00am–11.30am 

OR

Thursday 25 April 2013 at 7.30pm–9.00pm 

 
From reality to design

This session moves you into the world of design using observation techniques and simplification. You can design your own logo, card, or develop a poster or painting idea. It is about moving outside the square to explore shape, line and colour.

Cost RM 30 
Optional – an idea for a logo, card or painting. Other materials will be supplied.
Wednesday 1 May 2013 at 10.00am–11.30am 

OR

Thursday 2 May 2013 at 7.30pm–9.00pm 


HANDMADE PAPER

In this session you will learn to make your own paper from recycled paper to create unique gift cards and festive decorations, and at the same time help the environment.

Cost RM 30

Bring: small bucket or mixing bowl, hand whisk, and recycled paper such as newspaper, office paper, brown paper (the paper must not be shiny). Optional items include glitter, fibres etc. to add to the paper. Other materials will be supplied

Wednesday 17 April 2013 at 10.00am–11.30am 

OR 

Thursday 18 April 2013 at 7.30pm–9.00pm

DECORATIVE PAINTING WORKSHOP by Fazillah

02/28/2013

DRAWING WORKSHOP IN MARCH 2013

02/27/2013
TAES is offering a variety of workshops in March, from drawing, decorative painting, to jewelry making! Do contact us to book your place as they are limited!
Learning the Concepts of Contour Drawing and Negative Space 
By Rosemary Barnes

Tuesday, 19th March 2013 10:30am-1pm

 
Cost: RM30 ( inclusive of all materials)

The workshop will show you how to REALLY LOOK at ANY object (human being, vase, tree, piece of furniture, flower, etc.) and draw it with a free mind and controlled hand. This means -- the pen remains on the paper at all times (never lifted off) and REALLY slowly concentrating on the form of whatever item it is. The concept of negative space will enable you to see "shapes" and "sizes" of empty areas as they relate to the whole item, enabling you to draw it more accurately. These two concepts changed my ability to draw just about ANYTHING with a good degree of confidence. 

Places limited to 6 people 

Contact TAES for bookings at : 0124019636


About Rosemary :

I am an American who has worked all over Europe and then Asia-Pacific in a very technical job, but had a good "bucket list" for when I retired, and "artist" was at the top of my list (see if I had the "other" side of my brain). So I retired to Bali in 2005, started self-teaching water colour with books, but I couldn't draw (real "draw-back" hehe). GREAT workshops started popping up in Bali in 2006 (LUCKY ME) -- thus the contour drawing, negative space, acrylic painting, water colour, and oils and pen, charcoal and graphite, so can now work in multimedia. I also conducted art workshops every Friday in my home for 4 of my friends for several years, everything from drawing to water colour techniques to acrylic techniques. I sold a number of paintings in Bali (can't remember how many), but mostly paint for myself... I think it's a form of meditation for me. Here in Penang, I've started to study Chinese brush painting under Mr Sim and the intricate ink designs from Melanie from KL. More meditation! Life is GOOD!

WORKSHOPS IN MARCH AT TAES

02/27/2013
Taes is offering a variety of workshops in March 2013. There's something for everyone, but do remember to contact us to make a booking, as places are limited!

WIRED TRAPPINGS
Learn how to make this beautiful agate pendant wrapped in Sterling Silver. In this workshop you will learn about tools, wire and some basic wire working techniques you can use to create your own designs.  

Date: Tuesday, 5th March 
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: TAES, Straits Quay
Cost: RM200

(includes: light refreshments, use of tools, sterling silver wire, agate and leather cord with sterling clasp)

CIRCLE IN A SQUARE
Learn how to make this vibrant pendant and earrings in a design inspired by Kandinsky using colorful polymer clay. In Part 1, you will learn how to condition, blend and cut polymer clay. You will then take your basic blends and learn to build it into complex canes. Next you will shape and slice your canes into colorful and interesting designs for your jewelry. In Part 2, we will continue to build on your cane, learn additional techniques and put it together into a complex pendant. 

Date: Saturday, 9th March 2013
Time: Part 1: 9:30am to 12:30pm
         Part 2: 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: TAES, Straits Quay

Cost: $125 (Part 1) RM 230 (Part 1 & 2) includes light refreshments, use of tools and polymer clay. Students will be able to purchase ear wires during class.
About the artist:

Tina Lee Degreef is an international award winning sugar artist turned goldsmith. Her foray into the jewelry making world came about while researching an article for a sugarcraft magazine. Metal Clay as a media was a very natural transition from sugar art but she soon discovered that her passion lies with traditional jewelry making. Tina’s jewelry has been featured in 30 Minute Pendants, Powdered Metalurgy: a juried on-line exhibition and catalog, Art Jewelry Magazine(2012) and Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine(2012). 


Tina’s studio is in a renovated chicken barn in the rolling agricultural area of Southern Ontario. The ever-changing seasonal vista she enjoys from her studio windows provides a natural flow of creative stimulus, which she draws upon in designing and creating her one of kind jewelry for her clients    

CREATIVE ART CLUB EXHIBITION 2013

02/27/2013
TAES was proud to host the Creative Art Club's Exhibition on 22nd February 2013. If you missed it, do pop into TAES to have a look at the fabulous work that was produced by these members. The artwork will be on display for another month.

For more pictures from the event, go to our Facebook site..

GO APE FOR ART!

12/16/2013
Go APE for ART is a closed group for and of artists, dedicated to stepping up and out to change the world we live in through our donations of art works, focused on the orangutans, in support of wildlife conservation, specifically the OrangUtan Protection Foundation http://opf.org/.

Sales of this Orangutan art will be donated in full to the Foundation to assist in the care and auspices of the Foundation to eventual release/restoration of orangutans into the wild.

Sharon Kow, colour pencil artist has kindly donated a beautiful piece, titled "Selamat Pagi" to this cause. Do come into TAES to have a closer look at this wonderful example of how the humble colour pencil can be used to create beautiful works of art!

Sharon has kindly offered to share her knowledge of colour pencil art in the new year, so look out for announcements of her workshops to come!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

12/03/2013
TAES will be closed from the 20th December 2013 to the 12th January 2014.

Happy Holidays everyone and see you in the new year!

TUESDAY WALK IN ART

11/13/2013

FINE ART COURSES BY MOLLY TAY

08/29/2013
Molly Tay
Artist/ Visual Arts Instructor
Master of Fine Art and Design, University of Tasmania

Molly studied art at Nanyang Academy of Arts, Singapore and then at Edinburgh College of arts Scotland, and on returning to Malaysia, she took up a teaching position as Fine Art lecturer at Equator Academy of Arts (1998 – 2003, March 2008-2011). She was awarded a Master of Fine Art and Design in Dec, 2004 at The University of Tasmania.

Molly brings into TAES a wealth of knowledge, skill and experience. She is a very talented visual artist who has the capacity to work across a range of media including drawing, painting, printmaking, mural painting and sculpture. Her original and thoughtful approach to making contemporary art has resulted in works that are subtle, investigative, speculative and bound in cultural references that project outwards to the world of today. While Molly’s art often communicates in narrative form, it also can surprise through fashioning propositions in a reductionist, symbolic idiom.  

Her vision is to see artists of all calibers striving to improve their skills and creativity, and have their artwork make a unique artistic and cultural contribution to the environment at TAES.

If you are interested in art, want to develop skills to enable you to create art 

(whether for leisure or for an existing course), and are above 13 years of age, then check out these courses in:

DRAWING - RM 100/ month ( 4 sessions)

Develop your observational and sketching skills through a series of exercises in contour line rendering, tonal and free hand drawing.

OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTING - RM180/ month (4 sessions)

Learn the fundamentals of painting in oils and acrylics, how to apply colour and render volume and forms. 

PAINTING - RM 260/ month (4 sessions)

Learn the fundamentals of painting in water-based paints, how to apply colour and render volume and forms

Courses start in September 2013. A 25% discount will be offered if you sign up for 2 sessions / week!


For more details on the courses, click MOLLY TAY COURSES.

NATIONAL DAY SATURDAY 31st AUGUST

08/27/2013
TAES will be closed on Saturday 31st August for National Day. Apologies

JULIA GIBBY'S ART CLASSES IN OIL OR ACRYLIC

08/27/2013
TAES will be closed on Saturday 31st August for National Day. Apologies

TAES WILL BE CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS

07/22/2013
TAES will be closed from 27th July to 11th August

However,  Walk-In-Art Tuesdays and Art Club Meetings will carry on as usual during this time.

CONTOUR DRAWING AND NEGATIVE SPACE by 
ROSEMARY BARNES

03/03/2013
Due to the great response we have had, Rosemary will be repeating her workshop on Contour Drawing and Negative Space Drawing on:

Saturday, 30th March 2013
10:30am-1pm

Cost: RM30 ( inclusive of all materials)

and

Monday, 15th April 2013
10am-1pm

*Please take not of the earlier starting time!
Cost: RM30 ( inclusive of all materials)

WORKSHOPS IN APRIL 2013

03/03/2013
DRAWING AND HANDMADE PAPER WORKSHOPS BY ELSPETH McEACHERN

DRAWING
Develop your drawing skills

This session explores pencil drawing techniques from line work to shading and aims to advance your drawing level through observation and composition development.

Cost RM 30 (inclusive of all art materials)
 Wednesday 10 April 2013 at 10.00am–11.30am 

OR 

Thursday 11 April 2013 at 7.30pm – 9.00pm 


Drawing faces with pastel – soft (dry) pastels and oil pastels

This session explores the differences between soft pastels and oil pastels while learning the basic skills needed to draw a face and develop characteristics.

Cost RM 30 ( inclusive of all art materials)
Wednesday 24 April 2013 at 10.00am–11.30am 

OR

Thursday 25 April 2013 at 7.30pm–9.00pm 

 
From reality to design

This session moves you into the world of design using observation techniques and simplification. You can design your own logo, card, or develop a poster or painting idea. It is about moving outside the square to explore shape, line and colour.

Cost RM 30 
Optional – an idea for a logo, card or painting. Other materials will be supplied.
Wednesday 1 May 2013 at 10.00am–11.30am 

OR

Thursday 2 May 2013 at 7.30pm–9.00pm 


HANDMADE PAPER

In this session you will learn to make your own paper from recycled paper to create unique gift cards and festive decorations, and at the same time help the environment.

Cost RM 30

Bring: small bucket or mixing bowl, hand whisk, and recycled paper such as newspaper, office paper, brown paper (the paper must not be shiny). Optional items include glitter, fibres etc. to add to the paper. Other materials will be supplied

Wednesday 17 April 2013 at 10.00am–11.30am 

OR 

Thursday 18 April 2013 at 7.30pm–9.00pm

DECORATIVE PAINTING WORKSHOP by Fazillah

02/28/2013

DRAWING WORKSHOP IN MARCH 2013

02/27/2013
TAES is offering a variety of workshops in March, from drawing, decorative painting, to jewelry making! Do contact us to book your place as they are limited!
Learning the Concepts of Contour Drawing and Negative Space 
By Rosemary Barnes

Tuesday, 19th March 2013 10:30am-1pm

 
Cost: RM30 ( inclusive of all materials)

The workshop will show you how to REALLY LOOK at ANY object (human being, vase, tree, piece of furniture, flower, etc.) and draw it with a free mind and controlled hand. This means -- the pen remains on the paper at all times (never lifted off) and REALLY slowly concentrating on the form of whatever item it is. The concept of negative space will enable you to see "shapes" and "sizes" of empty areas as they relate to the whole item, enabling you to draw it more accurately. These two concepts changed my ability to draw just about ANYTHING with a good degree of confidence. 

Places limited to 6 people 

Contact TAES for bookings at : 0124019636


About Rosemary :

I am an American who has worked all over Europe and then Asia-Pacific in a very technical job, but had a good "bucket list" for when I retired, and "artist" was at the top of my list (see if I had the "other" side of my brain). So I retired to Bali in 2005, started self-teaching water colour with books, but I couldn't draw (real "draw-back" hehe). GREAT workshops started popping up in Bali in 2006 (LUCKY ME) -- thus the contour drawing, negative space, acrylic painting, water colour, and oils and pen, charcoal and graphite, so can now work in multimedia. I also conducted art workshops every Friday in my home for 4 of my friends for several years, everything from drawing to water colour techniques to acrylic techniques. I sold a number of paintings in Bali (can't remember how many), but mostly paint for myself... I think it's a form of meditation for me. Here in Penang, I've started to study Chinese brush painting under Mr Sim and the intricate ink designs from Melanie from KL. More meditation! Life is GOOD!

WORKSHOPS IN MARCH AT TAES

02/27/2013
Taes is offering a variety of workshops in March 2013. There's something for everyone, but do remember to contact us to make a booking, as places are limited!

WIRED TRAPPINGS
Learn how to make this beautiful agate pendant wrapped in Sterling Silver. In this workshop you will learn about tools, wire and some basic wire working techniques you can use to create your own designs.  

Date: Tuesday, 5th March 
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: TAES, Straits Quay
Cost: RM200

(includes: light refreshments, use of tools, sterling silver wire, agate and leather cord with sterling clasp)

CIRCLE IN A SQUARE
Learn how to make this vibrant pendant and earrings in a design inspired by Kandinsky using colorful polymer clay. In Part 1, you will learn how to condition, blend and cut polymer clay. You will then take your basic blends and learn to build it into complex canes. Next you will shape and slice your canes into colorful and interesting designs for your jewelry. In Part 2, we will continue to build on your cane, learn additional techniques and put it together into a complex pendant. 

Date: Saturday, 9th March 2013
Time: Part 1: 9:30am to 12:30pm
         Part 2: 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Location: TAES, Straits Quay

Cost: $125 (Part 1) RM 230 (Part 1 & 2) includes light refreshments, use of tools and polymer clay. Students will be able to purchase ear wires during class.
About the artist:

Tina Lee Degreef is an international award winning sugar artist turned goldsmith. Her foray into the jewelry making world came about while researching an article for a sugarcraft magazine. Metal Clay as a media was a very natural transition from sugar art but she soon discovered that her passion lies with traditional jewelry making. Tina’s jewelry has been featured in 30 Minute Pendants, Powdered Metalurgy: a juried on-line exhibition and catalog, Art Jewelry Magazine(2012) and Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Magazine(2012). 


Tina’s studio is in a renovated chicken barn in the rolling agricultural area of Southern Ontario. The ever-changing seasonal vista she enjoys from her studio windows provides a natural flow of creative stimulus, which she draws upon in designing and creating her one of kind jewelry for her clients    

CREATIVE ART CLUB EXHIBITION 2013

02/27/2013
TAES was proud to host the Creative Art Club's Exhibition on 22nd February 2013. If you missed it, do pop into TAES to have a look at the fabulous work that was produced by these members. The artwork will be on display for another month.

For more pictures from the event, go to our Facebook site..
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