Part Time Courses

Extra curricular part-time courses enable adults to explore their creativity and enjoy acquiring skills in a range from beginner's to advanced.

The part-time course in Jewellery provides a great opportunity to engage fully in the process while still being able to work at your own pace. The classes are always filled with fun and never short of inspiration!

- Darryl Scotsman part-time jewellery

Drawing for Beginners 1

Our part-time students are invited to submit work for the annual SPRING SHOW EXHIBITION that opens on the 01 September 2017

This short course will introduce the beginner to drawing focusing on media exploration and still-life drawing. Each session will include quick, fun exercises and then a focused, longer drawing. The focus will be on cultivating skill and improving technique as well as exploring the possibilities in terms of materials and making work in a fine art or illustrative style.

Lesson 1: The Formal Elements of Drawing- Texture, Tone and Line; Mark making and use of media in drawing           

Lesson 2: Linear Drawing- Drawing with line (additive) in pencil

Lesson 3: Linear and Tonal Drawing- Drawing with line and tone (additive) in charcoal

Lesson 4: Tonal Drawing- Drawing with tone (subtractive) in charcoal and putty rubber                     

Lesson 5: Drawing using media of choice 

 MATERIALS:         1 x putty rubber; 1 x HB pencil; 1 x 2B pencil; 1 x 4B pencil; 1 x Compressed Charcoal- Hard; 1 x  Woodless charcoal- Medium; Box of assorted charcoal; 5 x A1 newsprint; 1 x 200 gsm A2 Cartridge; 2 x A2 Cape Liner; 1 x 400 gsm cotton Fabriano Piturra A2. Available as a kit from RPSA for R 200.00

 LECTURER:           Eunice Geustyn

COST:                    R 825.00

DURATION:          5 Lessons/ 15 Hours

TIME:                     Tuesday Evening 6:00pm - 09:00pm

DATES 2017:        23rd May to 20th June 2017

Beginner's Jewellery Design And Manufacture Course

Our part-time students are invited to submit work for the annual SPRING SHOW EXHIBITION that opens on the 01 September 2017

This jewellery design and manufature course explores simple to complex jewellery manufacturing techniques and principles with a view to creating pieces of jewellery.Through excercies and projects students are taught sawing, piercing, filing, soldering, bending, sanding, polishing and stone setting. After the introduction to working with metal and the use of some of the tools and techniques, students are encouraged to bring their own designs or illustrations of jewellery pieces they would like to make. They will be assisted with analysing and manufacturing these pieces. The fee includes the use of the Schools facilities and tools, but not consumable materials. A starter tool kit is available from the Lecturer.  

LECTURER - Safia Salaam Monday & Tuesday Classes

COST: Monday morning's R750.00 (Course fee for consecutive courses: R714.00)

Tuesday evening's R810.00 (Course fee for consecutive courses: R768.00)

DURATION: 4 Lessons: 12 hours:

CLASS NUMBERS:  8 - 14

DATES 2017:       

Monday Morning 

TIME: 9:30am - 12:30

15th May - 5th June

12th June - 3rd July

7th Aug - 28th Aug

4th Sept - 2nd Oct (excl 25th Sept)

9th Oct - 30th Oct

6th Nov - 27th Nov

Tuesday Evening

TIME: 18:00 - 21:00

6th June - 27th June

4th July - 25th July

1st Aug - 22nd Aug

29th Aug - 19th Sept

26th Sept - 17th Oct

24th Oct - 14th Nov

 


                                                 

Drawing for Beginners 2

Our part-time students are invited to submit work for the annual SPRING SHOW EXHIBITION that opens on the 01 September 2017

 This short course will introduce the beginner to drawing focusing on the studio environment, a skeleton and a live model. Each session will include quick, fun exercises and then a focused, longer drawing. The focus will be on cultivating skill and improving technique as well as exploring the possibilities in terms of materials, and making work in a fine art or illustrative style.

 Lesson 1: Composition and Negative Space

Lesson 2: Perspective Drawing and Interior Spaces                    

Lesson 3: Anatomy & Proportion

Lesson 4: Drawing a Portrait

Lesson 5: Figure Drawing using media of choice from the model  

 MATERIALS:         Bring drawing materials from Drawing for Beginners; 1. 5 x A1 newsprint; Own paper choice.

 LECTURER:           Eunice Geustyn

COST:                    R 1 125.00

DURATION:          5 Lessons/ 15 Hours

TIME:                     Tuesday Evening 6:00pm - 09:00pm

DATES 2017:        18th July to 15th August 2017

                                

Illustration for Beginners Module 1

 This beginner's course will introduce a broad exposure to the basic elements of drawing and painting for illustration. For the beginner, the course will cover important elements that are fundamental in drawing for illustration using materials such as pencil, charcoal and fineliner and greyscale black and white washes using brushwork, which will be taken into basic painting exercises such as water colour and acrylic.

Course objectives: The aim of the course is to create a relaxed, fun environment: learning new skills is the goal.

 Materials required: A range of pencils: HB, 2B, 4B and 6B; 2 x Uni Pin waterproof fineliners (0.3 and 0.8); Charcoal (1 thin and 1 thick); Paint brushes: - No 2, 6, 12 - pointed synthetic Golden Taklon; No 12 flat synthetic; Set of acrylic paints; Set of 12 Water colours; Layout drawing pad A3; Sketch pad A3 36 sheets; Water colour pad A3 (10 sheets)

Drawing and Illustration

Session 1:              Intro into the outline of the course.Revision of the basic elements of drawing, Object drawing

Session 2:              Figure drawing, proportion, using photographic references. Expressing movement in different postures

Session 3:              Facial expressions, characterization

Session 4:              Perspective: One and two point

Session 5:              Principles of grey scale watercolour painting:  fineliner and greyscale (Black and white) watercolour

Session 6:              Colour Wheel - Exploration of complementary colours

Session 7:              Basic principles of colour painting. watercolour, acrylic painting of objects. Build up of tonalities, shadow areas and highlights according to the light source.

Session 8:              Colour painting Water colour and acrlylic, Objects, Photographs

Session 9:             Self - Portrait - Conceptualize an image that represents your personality and interests. Drawing the image; using reference material where necessary.

Session 10:           Self-portrait - Painting the image in Acrylic colours

 LECTURER:           Mernette Swartz

COST:                      R1 800.00

DURATION:          10 Lessons: 30 Hours

TIME:                     Tuesday Evening 6:00pm - 09:00pm

DATES 2017:       25th July- 26th September 2017



Intensive 2 Month Jewellery Course

Our part-time students are invited to submit work for the annual SPRING SHOW EXHIBITION that opens on the 01 September 2017

 In order to create, we need to understand the materials that we are using. This course is designed to develop students' understanding of the potential that metal (silver, brass and copper) displays through techniques such as forging, piercing, etching, soldering and more!
Each lesson will be focused around both theory and practical of various techniques and/ or materials in order to keep the course as a fundamental foundational journey of discovery. Students will have class from 09.30 - 15.30 twice a week. During each session, students
are encouraged to create and manufacture a piece of jewellery using the techniques they have learnt in class.

All consumables and materials are to be supplied by the students. Please note that students are required to have basic metalsmith skills, such as piercing, soldering, forging etc in order to do this course. Please check out more information on our Beginner's Jewellery Design and Manufacture course to acquire such skills.

LECTURER:          Michelle Liao

DATES 2017:      8 February - 30 March

                           3 May - 22 June

                           12 July - 6 September

                           20 September - 9 November

TIME:                   9.30 - 3.30 pm Wednesdays and Thursdays

DURATION:         96 hours

COST:                   R4 800.00


 

Printmaking- Hardground Etching

Our part-time students are invited to submit work for the annual SPRING SHOW EXHIBITION that opens on the 01 September 2017

 The student will be taught a broad and intensive range of technical skills and create their own original limited edition prints from brass plates. Relevant notes will be provided and all materials will be supplied. This is an intense workshop - from design to making the plate to prints.

Materials supplied:  1 brass plate, hard ground, spray-paint, rags, methylated spirits, turpentine, calcium carbonate, ammonia, ferric chloride, etching ink, Fabriano Rosapina Bianco paper, Artline Koki newsprint, rollers & notes.

 REQUIREMENTS:                              

1 A5 Linear image as a source idea. Rubber gloves (at least 2 latex pairs) & protective clothing, 1 x etching needle/protractor/large needle.

LECTURER:                           Eunice Geustyn

COST:                                    R 880.00

DURATION:                          1 Intensive Workshop 8 Hours

TIME:                                     Saturday 9:00am - 05:00pm

CLASS NO:                            3 - 5

DATES 2017:                        03 June 2017 or

                                                29 July 2017

Printmaking - Softground Etching

Our part-time students are invited to submit work for the annual SPRING SHOW EXHIBITION that opens on the 01 September 2017

 PRINTMAKING- SOFTGROUND ETCHING

The student will be taught a broad and intensive range of technical skills & create their own original limited edition prints. Relevant notes will be provided and all materials will be supplied. This is an intense workshop - from design to making the plate to prints.

 Materials supplied:  1 brass plate, Soft ground, spray-paint, rags, methylated spirits, turpentine, calcium carbonate, ammonia, ferric chloride, etching ink, Fabriano Rosapina Bianco paper, Artline Koki newsprint, brushes, rollers and notes.

REQUIREMENTS:                1 A5 Textural image as a source idea, rubber gloves (at least 2 latex pairs) & protective clothing.

LECTURER:                           Eunice Geustyn

COST:                                    R 880.00

DURATION:                          1 Intensive Workshop 8 Hours

TIME:                                     Saturday 9:00am - 05:00pm

CLASS NO:                            3 - 5

DATES 2017:                        10 June 2017 or

                                                5 August 2017

 

 

 

 

Foundation In Drawing And Painting

Our part-time students are invited to submit work for the annual SPRING SHOW EXHIBITION that opens on the 01 September 2017

 BEGINNERS FOUNDATION COURSE IN DRAWING AND PAINTING 2017

NEW COURSE by KAMI BRODIE

This exciting course explores Drawing and Painting. Students have the opportunity to develop and explore their painting and drawing skills from the absolute Beginner to those with some experience. Special emphasis is placed on developing personal imagery, in addition to working from still life to a live model. This is a new course and each module could be taken seperately, but if taken as a whole they will be cumilative.

REQUIREMENTS: Materials list is available from administration

LECTURER - Kami Brodie
COST - R1 875.00 per module

DURATION - 10 Lesson: 30 hours
TIME - Saturday Mornings 10:00am - 13:00pm
MODULE 1:  21th January - 1st April (excl 18th March)

In this module we will be drawing, with a focus on developing skills in the use of tone, texture and space.

We will explore perspective, as well as draw from objects, drapery and a live model. We will also explore the development of personal content and the use of symbols.

A list of materials is available from admin@ruthprowse.co.za

 BEGINNERS FOUNDATION COURSE IN DRAWING & PAINTING

MODULE 2: 22nd April - 24th June (excl 15th April)

In this module, the focus will be on drawing, exploring line, tone and drawing with colour. We will explore the styles of cubism and surrealism and also work with the human figure from photographs and a live model.

 A list of materials is available from admin@ruthprowse.co.za

MODULE 3: 15th July - 16th September

 In this module we will focus on painting and explore colour. We will also explore portraits and abstract art

and the creation of mood and atmosphere. We will work with various styles in art. We will have a live model

for some of the classes.

A list of materials is available from admin@ruthprowse.co.za

MODULE 4: 23rd September - 2nd December (excl 18th Nov)

We will explore mixed media and use the mediums of your choice (not Oil paint). We will make a series of works and focus on composition and the development of personal expression.

A list of materials is available from admin@ruthprowse.co.za

 Each module builds up to a strong foundation.

 

Digital Photography Beginners & Advanced Courses

Basic Digital Photography

The Basic Digital Photography course is an interactive and engaging exploration of the fundamentals of digital photography. This course is for those who wish to learn more about digital photography and their camera in a creative and encouraging environment.

 Course Outline: The course is structured around two areas; area one is technical camera theory and area two is conceptual practical shooting. Technical theory is put to practice with a weekly brief.

Focus Area 1- Technical Camera Theory:

ISO, aperture, shutterspeed, white balance, file formats, lenses etc.

Focus Area 2- Conceptual Practical Shooting:

Landscape Photography and Portraiture Photography

Materials Needed: Digital Camera (compact or DSLR welcome)

LECTURER: Wandiswa Mesatywa

COST: R1 200.00

DURATION: 4 Lesson: 12 hours

TIME:Tuesday evening

CLASS NUMBERS: 6-8

NEXT COURSES:   

6th June - 27th June

4th July - 25th July

Advanced Digital Photography

The Advanced Digital Photography course is an intensive and investigative exploration of challenging techniques and ideas of digital photography. This course is aimed at students who have a basic knowledge of digital photography and the basic technical aspects of digital cameras.

 Course Outline: The course is structured around three focus areas; area one is technical camera theory, area two is conceptual practical shooting and area three focuses on Photoshop.

Focus Area 1 - Technical Camera Theory:

Auto Exposure Bracketing, focusing methods, sensors, lenses, RAW/NEF etc

Focus Area 2 - Conceptual Practical Shooting:

Contemporary Landscapes, Architecture and Nudes

Focus Area 3 - Basic Image Editing:

Exposure and colour correction, sharpness, filters and resolution

Materials Needed: Digital Camera (DSLR only)

LECTURER: Wandiswa Mesatywa

COST: R1 400.00

DURATION: 4 Lesson: 12 hours

TIME:  Saturday morning's 10:00am - 13:00pm

CLASS NUMBERS: 6-8

NEXT COURSES:

1st July - 22nd July

 

Illustration Beginners and Intermediate

Our part-time students are invited to submit work for the annual SPRING SHOW EXHIBITION that opens on the 01 September 2017

Illustration Module 2:  Drawing and Basic Illustration                                                                  

This course will introduce a broad exposure to the basic elements of drawing and painting for illustration. For the beginner, the course will cover important elements that are fundamental in drawing for illustration using materials such as pencil, charcoal and fineliner and greyscale black and white washes using brushwork, which will be taken into basic painting exercises such as water colour and acrylic.

Course objectives: The aim of the course is to create a relaxed, fun environment: learning new skills is the goal.

Materials required:

Pencils; B, 2B, 4B; Black Fineliner (0,5 or 0,7); Artline 750 permanent marker; Drawing pad; Watercolor pad; Acrylics or watercolour paint; ( if needed other materials will be discussed in class)

Session 1:  Illustrations with words

Session 2 :  Graffiti project

Session 3 & 4:  Fantasy figure

Session 5 & 6:   Comic Illustration

Session 7 & 8:   Caricature

Session 9 & 10:  Self motivated project

LECTURER: Mernette Swartz

COST: R1 800.00

DURATION: 10 Lessons: 30 Hours

TIME: Tuesday Evening 6:00pm - 09:00pm

CLASS NUMBERS: 8 - 15

DATES 2017:  

9th May - 11th July

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