HSC Intensive Course – National Art School 2017

These school holidays I was fortunate to participate in a four day HSC intensive painting course, held at the National Art School in Darlinghurst. The school offered a range of courses which included photography, sculpture, life drawing and painting, just to name a few. Personally, the painting course sounded most appealing to me, so with some direction from my Visual Arts teacher I submitted a portfolio of my works. I was accepted into their painting course, which focused on the process of Transcription. That is, the analysis and appropriation of a historically significant image by research and practice. Through the process of subjective analysis and research I had the opportunity to experiment with different styles of painting, through a series of small self-directed studies. This process should help me find inspiration to develop a unique concept that will influence an idea for my major study/work. This major work will be based on my personal response to the artistic language of my studies (short works), which I look forward to creating and completing in the second session when I return to the art school during the September holidays. Overall, I found this an inspiring and educational experience, where I had the opportunity to explore my passion for Visual Arts and to challenge and improve on my existing skills. Also, I had an opportunity to learn from the National Art School teachers, who are experts in their fields, work in a tertiary environment and meet like-minded people whilst making many new friends.

Dominique Kulchar – Year 11