Developing Your Personal Style

As a follow on from “Art Minimalism - Creative Art for Anyone”, this course will help you further explore your own unique style of art using simple and attainable methods for any artistic skill level. However you do not need the previous course to attend this as you will be guided step by step through various practices. This course will also involve the chance to work on your own project each week as you are supported to develop your own style and focus on a final artwork that reflects this. Learn to have fun with art again and discover your own unique art style, free from expectation and judgement.
You will gain confidence both in painting and drawing and experimenting outside the box. You will learn that art is not about perfection but exploration and understanding your own unique style.

Course Outline:

Finding your own style. In this course you will work on your own project over 4 weeks* as well as learning a new skill each week to help inspire you.

Week 1: Personal project development and mandala

a) brainstorm ideas for your own project, develop draft in journal and doodle for inspiration.
b) learn the practice of the mandala both as a meditation and an eye pleasing artwork.

Week 2: Project development and watercolour technique

a) continue developing your project idea with guidance from tutor – finalise draft and organise what materials you will need.
b) experiment with watercolour and pen to create unique art – through still life and doodling.

Week 3: Project development and drawing still life from strange and quirky objects

a) bring in materials/ work you may have already started and get the time and guidance to continue developing your work.
b) draw still life from strange and quirky objects using varied mediums.

Week 4: Final Project and Self Portrait.

a) Bring your finished work in or developing creation.
b) bring a small mirror with stand or use your phone’s camera to work on a self-portrait using 3 different techniques.

*students may develop their projects at different stages so may be further ahead or behind then weeks planned due to the nature of art making.

Learning Outcomes:

This course is designed to help budding creatives to learn to trust their own style and personality to shape the art they make. Through developing your own project over the 4 weeks as well as gaining new skills and styles each week, you will find the confidence to make your own way in the art world.

  • grow your own personal art style
  • gain new art techniques to experiment with
  • learn to make effective looking art that expresses your personality
  • explore your own identity through various practices
  • complete a finished masterpiece over 4 weeks

What to bring:

  • your own art journal (good quality paper, size A5 or up)
  • HB, 2B, 4B pencils
  • sharpener
  • black and blue pen (your preference of style and brand)
  • watercolour set
  • note: you will be asked to bring in materials steadily throughout the course

Art Supplies Discount:

As an added bonus for learning Art with SGSCC, all enrolled students are entitled to a generous 10% discount off the purchase of art supplies when they shop instore at Eckersley’s Art & Craft, Taren Point!
View Eckersley's Website for product ideas.

About the Tutor:

'My name is Karina Bradbury. I am a practicing artist, learning the endless challenge of juggling life and creativity. I have a Diploma in Fine Arts through St George TAFE (2010) and Advanced Diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy through the College of Complimentary Medicine (2014). My educational pursuits have helped me form a passion towards art both as an aesthetic and enjoyable creative outlet as well as a way of healing, expressing and relaxing. Art is endless in its forms and it has formed us as humans through meaning making and understanding ourselves. I believe art should be accessible to anyone and free from judgement. Art can tell a story or it can make you feel something.'

My beliefs:

  • art should be fun
  • art should be enjoyable to create
  • art can be beautiful, colourful and fun to look at
  • art is limitless – if we think outside the structured definitions we can then pursuit the true art of creativity
  • art is personal and has different meanings for everyone – every artist is unique

'Art is my passion and where I get my energy and motivation. Learning art is simple, all you need is a bit of curiosity for creativity and the belief that art is subjective and therefore a personal experience. I believe art is for everyone and there is a world of benefits, helping us find peace in a chaotic world and meaning to life and all its ups and downs.'

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.