Issue 5
Monday, 06 July 2020
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Student Emma Lupin displays some of her work from the Cyanotypes short course
Student Emma Lupin displays some of her work from the Cyanotypes short course

CDU Art Immersion courses expand creative pathways

By Carl Pfeiffer

Budding and experienced artists alike have the chance to expand their creative expertise through a series of short courses on offer at Charles Darwin University.

The Dry Season Art Immersion short courses are being run by artists who are specialists in their field and include intensive watercolour painting, collaborative clay and how to use Adobe Photoshop​ and Illustrator.

One of the short courses on offer recently ‘Cyanotypes - Exploring the blue illusion of alternative photography’ introduced students to the process of cyanotype printing.

The five-day creative workshop run by artist Jane Anderson introduced students to the fundamentals of cyanotype printing and through experimentation they explored ways to develop a new medium to add to their art practices.

Ms Anderson said the classes on offer were proving popular and were currently fully booked, however there were more in the pipeline.

 “The community of Darwin, CDU local and international students and staff can come and immerse themselves for a whole week and learn new creative skills and have lots of fun,” she said.

“These week-long intensives will expand to weekend offerings in Semester 2.”

She said the short courses could be applied as a pathway into VET and Higher Education.

For further information E: jane-louise.anderson@cdu.edu.au