Interesting technique

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Interesting technique

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Interesting technique

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Interesting technique

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Ah Xian

Ah Xian is a Chinese-Australian contemporary artist interested in the human body and how contemporary craft can make it meaningful. Ah Xian uses many different techniques and materials, based on ancient Chinese crafts skills, including porcelain, cloisonne, lacquer, jade, ox-bone inlay and bronze as well as concrete. His most recent work is a new body of bronze casts. Craft Australia asked Ah Xian about sustainability both in his contemporary art practice and for traditional Chinese craftsmanship as well as about the themes of urban displacement and cultural remembrance in his works.
Kathryn Wells
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Planes of the face

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Aperture explained

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Françoise Nielly: Painting

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The latest work from Paris based painter Françoise Nielly. “Françoise Nielly’s painting is expressive, exhibiting a brute force, a fascinating vital energy. Oil and knife combine to sculpt her images from a material that is, at the same time, biting and incisive, and sensual. Whether she paints the human body or portraits, the artist takes a risk : her painting is sexual, her colors free, exuberant, surprising, even explosive, the cut of her knife incisive, her color pallet dazzling. ” (via artist website)
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Ansel Adams: 1902-1984

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http://www.dailyartfixx.com/2012/02/20/ansel-adams-1902-1984-2/

Born in San Francisco, California on February 20, 1902, Ansel Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist known for his technical expertise and his stunning black-and-white photographs of the American Southwest, Yosemite National Park, and the California coast.
Considered a hyperactive child, Adams was  unsuccessful in the schools he had attended and as a result, his father and aunt tutored him at home.  Leading a somewhat solitary childhood, Adams spent much of his time in nature, exploring the beaches and the heights facing San Francisco Bay.

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Photography group - sign up if you are interested

Japanese photographer Hiroshi Nonami

Photography activity @ UWCSEA, EAST

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How would you like to learn photography with a professional photographer?

This activity is being offered to give students basic skills with photography that will set you well on the way to being a top award-winning photographer.

The early sessions will focus on how to arrange a
photograph for greater interest and impact.

The next sessions will look at how to take portrait photography employing what you learned in the earlier sessions combined with lighting etc to make “beautiful” photographs – looking at the
glamour as a serious art form.

To do the first sessions you can use any camera

In the second sessions you will need if possible a camera with manual functions.

We are looking at how we can provide some cameras to be shared.

Cost: $20 covers all the sessions.

There will be a break over the following dates as the photographer will not be in Singapore -
March 11th- 22nd.

There will be 2 sessions a week,
Monday and Thursday during the normal activities times. You can sign up for either.

Sign up using the following link

https://docs.google.com/a/gapps.uwcsea.edu.sg/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFA2Y1BoY1pKZkxqLXc4ZVJ5SXNqQ0E6MQ#gid=0

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