Life Drawing at the studio

CASUAL LIFE DRAWING returns with another two sessions this week!  Join us Wednesday 7:30-9:30pm and Saturday 10am-2pm and draw from a professional model in our spacious studio!

Places are limited, book your easel HERE.

Pictured: Drawing by Kathy

Last places!

We’ve got 3 SPOTS LEFT for our CONFIDENCE IN COLOURMIXING workshop which is on this Sunday!  Come along and learn how to mix paint colours, build your own resources to take home and use in the studio.

For all the details and to book one of the last spots CLICK HERE.

New photography workshop!

Our new PHOTOGRAPHY – OPEN STUDIO workshop follows on from Photography for Beginners!

This workshop is designed for photographers that are learning how to shoot in Manual and want to practice, and build on, your skills.  Come along and bring your camera, manual and questions, and work through a series of exercises to put everything into practice.

It’s on Saturday 17th November 1-4pm, places are limited, for all the details and to book CLICK HERE.

3 spots left!

Only 3 spots left for our next CONFIDENCE IN COLOURMIXING workshop!

Working through a series of exercises, you will learn about working with a limited palette, gaining a greater understanding of pigments and their characteristics, about physical mixing of colour and optically mixing for glazing.  You will also build your own colour mixing resources along the way that you can then utilise in your studio!

It’s on the 30th of September, for all the details and to book CLICK HERE.

Teacher Feature – Marieke Dench

Marieke Dench is a nationally recognised Australian artist.  She has a Fine Arts Degree from the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), a 1st Class Honours Degree in Fine Arts from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (R.M.I.T) and a Diploma in Education from the University of Melbourne (receiving the award for Practical Teacher of the Year).

Marieke has successfully maintained a recognised arts practice in her own right, exhibiting nationally and internationally for almost 20 years.  The breadth of her practice is vast and includes painting, encaustic painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture and architectural installation.

Marieke has a reputation for approaching two-dimensional material with a sculptor’s eye and her works hover between the object and the description of an object and/or concept.  Her ongoing interest in image making and how humans navigate through a diverse and wide range of situations and locales brings forth intellectually challenging and engaging works.

Marieke has been the recipient of a Collie Trust Scholarship as well as winning a number of awards, including the Silk Cut Award and the Shell Fremantle Non-Acquisitive Print Award.  Her work is held in numerous Australian public and private collections and has undertaken major commissions in both of these sectors.

A Truth About Being an Artist

A TRUTH ABOUT BEING AN ARTIST hosted by Hannah Bertram is on this Saturday 1-3pm!

Hannah will be sharing tools and activities she uses to help her remain curious, playful and uninhibited in her practice.

Hannah will also be discussing her 24 Hour Endurance Drawing Project, which we’re thrilled to be hosting on October 20th, so if you’re curious to learn more about what this special event entails please come along!