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Advanced Silkscreening Workshop

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Artists are invited to apply to participate in an advanced Silkscreening workshop to be held at the newly opened Prints on Paper Studio at the Assemblage Studios in Newtown.

Over six days participants will be taught advanced silkscreening. Participants will be shown various monoprinting techniques and be allowed to experiment with such.  In addition participants will explore the possibilities of various stenciling techniques.

Dates: 10, 18, 25, 31 May and 7 & 14 June 2014

Venue: Prints on Paper Studio, 41 Gwi Gwi Mrwebi St, Newtown

Time: 10am - 3pm all days

Cost: R1200 (this includes all materials)

What to bring: Your concept drawings and ideas for prints, basic stationary, NT cutter

How to apply: To apply to attend this workshop please click here.


About the facilitator:

Zwelethu Machepha (b. 1990) took art classes at the Johannesburg central library under Petru Viljoen, Rhett and Blessing Ngobeni and at JAG at the education centre under Nolan Stevens and William Stewart. In 2010 Zwelethu joined Artist Proof Studio to study printmaking where he is currently a third year student. Exhibitions include Legends of Culture; Active Citizenship - A Journey through Screen-printing; Coming of Age, curated by Tiffany Mentoor, Johannesburg Art Gallery (2012), and BUY POP, Velo, Braamfontein (2012).

Zwelethu is currently working as an intern at APS to the screen-print unit where he has been assisting in the printing of artworks for artists such as William Kentridge, Nelson Makamo, Bevan De Wet, Stephan Erasmus and Bambo Sibiya.


 

Introduction to Silkscreening Workshop

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Artists are invited to apply to participate in a Silkscreening workshop to be held at the newly opened Prints on Paper Studio at the Assemblage Studios in Newtown.

Over  four evenings participants will be taught the basics of silkscreening. Participants will be shown various monoprinting techniques and be allowed to experiment with such.

Participants should leave the workshop confident in the basics of silkscreening.


Dates: 6, 13, 20 & 27 May 2014

Venue: Prints on Paper Studio, 41 Gwi Gwi Mrwebi St, Newtown

Time: 5:30 - 9:30pm all evenings

Cost: R450 (this includes all materials)

What to bring: Your concept drawings and ideas for prints, basic stationary, NT cutter

How to apply: To apply to attend this workshop please click here.

About the facilitator:

Zwelethu Machepha (b. 1990) took art classes at the Johannesburg central library under Petru Viljoen, Rhett and Blessing Ngobeni and at JAG at the education centre under Nolan Stevens and William Stewart. In 2010 Zwelethu joined Artist Proof Studio to study printmaking where he is currently a third year student. Exhibitions include Legends of Culture; Active Citizenship - A Journey through Screen-printing; Coming of Age, curated by Tiffany Mentoor, Johannesburg Art Gallery (2012), and BUY POP, Velo, Braamfontein (2012).

Zwelethu is currently working as an intern at APS to the screen-print unit where he has been assisting in the printing of artworks for artists such as William Kentridge, Nelson Makamo, Bevan De Wet, Stephan Erasmus and Bambo Sibiya.

 

Artists invited to apply for Assemblage mentorship programme Cycle 2 2014

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The popular peer-mentoring programme hosted by Assemblage was re-launched in March 2013, offering a more structured format with dedicated mentors.  Since September 2010, young and emerging artists have been benefitting from peer-mentoring through the Johannesburg-based visual arts organisation.

Assemblage’s peer mentoring groups are open to anyone who is serious about pursuing a career as an artist. The basic idea is simple, but powerful.  A group of working artists and art professionals, practicing in a variety of media, get together to discuss, critique and advise on one another's work and concepts. Assemblage places great value on peer review and not producing work in isolation.

This new structured format, which was implemented throughout 2013 with great success, allows for a greater emphasis on the development of concepts and artwork, in relation to conceptual and contemporary practice. It will also encourage one-on-one engagement with a dedicated mentor and relationship building with your peers.

In 2013, over 45 artists went through the peer mentoring process and 12 mentors ranging from professional artists to gallerists, curators and writers, including: Gordon Froud, Diana Hyslop, Lerato Bereng, Thato Mogotsi, Maria Fidel Rigueros, Lesly Perkes, Stephan Erasmus, Michael Smith, James Sey, Usha Seejarim and Anthea Moys.

How it works:

Artists are invited to participate in Assemblage’s first peer mentoring cycle of 2014 which will run for 3 months from May-July. During this period artists must commit to 3 peer mentoring sessions (1 per month). The sessions will take place at the Assemblage Studios in Newtown on:

Sat 24 May  (10:00-13:00)

Sat 21 June (10:00-13:00)

Sat 26 July (10:00-13:00)

At these sessions, artists will be assigned to a group, will be able to present their works and concepts, and will receive guidance and advice from their peers and from their dedicated mentors. As accomplished arts professionals, these mentors will work with the artists in their group to develop their practice over the 3 month period.

The sessions are free and are open to all visual artists. However, space is limited so in order to attend artists must apply with the following form by no later than Friday 16 May 2014: Click Here

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Life Drawing 2014

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Improve your Drawing skills, follow the masters and draw from life…

Join us for a life drawing the last Saturday of every month at the Assemblage Studios in Newtown.

Classes Start at 9am and finish at 1pm. The classes run on a monthly fee of R450. This includes a full morning of life drawing with two live models, a light snack, tea and coffee or wine. Easels will be provided. However members will be required to bring their own paper and drawing materials. Safe parking will be available. Members will not be reimbursed for classes missed.  No pictures of the models are permitted. Membership into the life drawing group is strictly up to the discretion of the facilitator and the Assemblage managerial team.


Upcoming dates:

 

Sat 31 May 2014

 

To apply for the classes please click here.

Space is limited.

Further information will be sent on approval of your application.

 

Joburg Sketchers and Assemblage Collaboration

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Assemblage collaborates with Joburg Sketchers and explores urban sketching the First Friday of every month.

Come join us!


Next Sketch Crawl: 2 May 2014

Time: 14:00

Place: Meet at Assemblage's Studios Newtown, 41 Gwi Gwi Mrwebi St, Newtown.  Directions can be found here.

More about Joburg Sketchers:
Joburg Sketchers is coordinated by Cathy Gatland and operates under the guidelines of the international Urban Sketchers movement, of which Cathy is the Johannesburg correspondent. Urban Sketchers is a nonprofit organisation whose mission as a nonprofit is to raise the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world with drawings. 

The Joburg branch has a small group of dedicated sketchers of all ages, stages and drawing styles who are inspired by Joburg streets, buildings, people and activities.

They sketch from direct observation and share sketches online, the group is looking to grow.So if you want to have fun and meet new people, get involved .

The Manifesto that Joburg  Sketchers follows:
We draw on location, indoors or out, capturing what we see from direct observation.
Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel.
Our drawings are a record of time and place.
We are truthful to the scenes we witness.
We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles.
We support each other and draw together.
We share our drawings online.
We show the world, one drawing at a time


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Artists 'Rent-a-desk' per day

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Part of Assemblage’s mission is to provide support and networking for as many Johannesburg based artists as possible. So, we will now be offering a daily rent-a-desk/easel option at the NewARC.

How it works:
For individual artists: The NewARC has a large workshop area which can accommodate up to 5 individual artists at a time. Artists who are looking for a space on a temporary or part-time basis to make work can book a spot for a day. The artist will find themselves in a vibrant and proactive community at the NewARC and will benefit by engaging with other artists and by receiving input on their work. Rates: R70 per artist per day

For groups: This space can also be booked by groups to facilitate workshops including for training or life drawing etc. For workshops, the space can be booked for one day or longer. Rates: On request, dependent on time period

What you get:
Desks, Chairs, Easel (if required), Internet access
Access to the NewARC library and kitchen facilities
Access to and engagement with the NewARC community

Click here to make a booking.


 
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