Dis­cover mono­tone art us­ing the colour blue

Stanthorpe Border Post - - LIFE | WHAT’S ON -

A FORMER Stan­thorpe artist has re­turned home and, with her, brought along a se­ries of art classes.

Rosy Chap­man is host­ing art ses­sions to teach any­one who wants to learn about cre­at­ing art­works us­ing one colour.

After leav­ing Stan­thorpe 35 years ago, Rosy be­gan wa­ter­colour paint­ing in 2001 to balance her cor­po­rate life, com­plet­ing stud­ies in Fine Arts, Artis­tic Ther­a­pies, Sanc­tu­ary for Foster Chil­dren and Art for De­men­tia so far.

Ms Chap­man has had some recog­ni­tion for her work and has held solo and joint ex­hi­bi­tions.

She said was ready to be emerged back into the com­mu­nity.

“This arts com­mu­nity wasn’t here when I was here,” she said.

“(The classes) are an op­por­tu­nity to get re-es­tab­lished in the com­mu­nity.

❝ This arts com­mu­nity wasn’t here when I was here. — Rosy Chap­man

“Even­tu­ally I’ll be of­fer­ing pri­vate lessons.”

The first ses­sion, which was held in March, ti­tled From the At­tic, trans­formed sepia tones into beau­ti­ful paint­ings.

The sec­ond ses­sion in the se­ries, com­ing up in July, will be about ev­ery­thing blue, ti­tled From the Moun­tains to the Sea.

The fi­nal ses­sion will be held in Sep­tem­ber and will ex­plore art us­ing black and white with a ti­tle yet to be an­nounced.

Ms Chap­man said the artis­tic study aimed to teach par­tic­i­pants you just need pa­per and a tube of paint to cre­ate beau­ti­ful art­work.

“It’s what I would call a tonal study,” she said.

“It’s just us­ing a sin­gle colour to cre­ate a third di­men­sion, and to cre­ate depth and vol­ume and shape, just by adding more or less wa­ter to wa­ter­colour paint.”

Each class costs $50 per per­son.

This cost cov­ers the three-hour ses­sion along with pro­fes­sional art qual­ity sup­plies re­quired.

The From the Moun­tains to the Sea class be on Fri­day, July 6, and will run from

9am un­til 12.30pm at the Stan­thorpe Art Gallery on Lock st.

PHOTO: LIANA WALKER

SHADES OF BLUE: Rosy Chap­man will teach artists to make beau­ti­ful monochro­matic work.

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