Painting

Acrylic Painting with Expression and Confidence

(Morning Elective)*

This elective will lead you through a series of exercises that are about gaining confidence for painting. In my experience it is so easy to lose our creative expression and become stiff and careful and precious about our work. This usually kills it. When William Kentridge (one of my favourite visual artists) realises he has become precious he immediately throws the work away and starts again - Freedom and Expression are that important (even for fine detailed work!). The good news is that there are ways to maintain our expression and keep our confidence up. Whatever you are working on and however you express yourself, these exercises will help you.

I will also take some time to listen to each participant, understand their own vision and dreams for their practice, and work with them to enable their own vision. 

*Please note that this elective attracts an additional fee of $10 per person to help cover the cost of materials.
 
Michael Henderson really just likes to create things. He has been in many exhibitions for painting, animation, sculpture, short story writing and poetry. All of this, plus his experience of the grace of Jesus, comes together in his creative expression. Michael has formally studied both Visual Art and Film (University of Western Sydney) and Theology (Morling College, Sydney). He lives with Tiffany and their two kids on the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Australia. Michael really likes skateboarding, motor racing, and getting lost. Overgrown lawns make him smile: to him they are a symbol of freedom in a carefully controlled world. 
 
Michael's art website link:
 
Link to a print story about Michael from a radio station in Sydney, Hope 103.2

Link to a TV interview Michael did with the Uniting Church:
 
Painting is offered as a Morning Elective in 2018. Minimum and maximum registration numbers apply to all electives with places awarded on a first come first served basis. Please ensure that you have indicated a second choice for both Morning and Afternoon Electives when registering online in case your first choice is unavailable.
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