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Inspiring the wild artist



A ‘bit of the wild side’ is promised at an upcoming art workshop, which is aimed towards grown-up students of all artistic levels.

‘Celebrating Charcoal’ is an intensive ‘black, white and colour’ drawing weekend and while the drawing experience is only for adults, a nude life model will not be a part of the props says artist and tutor, Rosina Kamphuis.

“No, there will be no live or naked models this time but it will be different, very theatrical and exciting,” she says. “We will be concentrating on still life using a range of theatrical materials and props, voluptuous plant material and enticing miscellaneous inanimate items that will unlock and free up everyone’s artistic potential and desire to create.”

A number of Rosina’s inspirational charcoal art works will be on show during the workshop that she will use to fire the imagination and help to inspire new and unique journeys using this fabulously expressive art medium.

Rosina’s interest in combining drama with art stems from a long-time passion for the theatre and dance. The Dutch-born Kiwi studied drama, classical ballet and modern dance in New Zealand. Her training at Auckland’s Vivien Leigh Theatre with Harold G Robinson, renowned dancer, choreographer and tutor, led her to a variety of dance performances in Auckland theatres and musical stage productions as well as work as a dancer on the Greek cruise ship Australis, and choreography assignments in The Netherlands. Theatre remains to be a strong influence in Rosina’s art practise.

“I love the dramatics of art and theatre,” Rosina says. “By combining these, and often using landscape and historical references in my work, I create a huge playing field to work with. Bring along your wild side and indulge your artistic potential!”

n Intrigued and inspired? Contact Rosina about her August 26 & 27 workshop on (09) 431 5088, rosina@rosinakamphuis.com, rosinakamphuis.com

- By Julia Wade

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