If you need to plant yourself in a structured environment to get the creative muse to rear its head, then we can point you in a few directions to help enthuse, educate and enjoy.
Friends of St Luke run all different classes; from Life Drawing to Icon Painting and Encaustic.
The Victorian College of the Arts are running part time and short courses for anyone who wants to get more involved with art. Summer School begins on the 18th of January and you can choose from Life Drawing, Sculpture, Contemporary Painting, Digital Art and Printmaking. Their Studio Art program will commence on the 8th February. This is your chance to be taught by some of the most skilled practicing contemporary artists in Melbourne.
Contact Ieuan Weinman at the VCA via phone or email for more information:
Phone: 03 9685 9462
The beautiful and talented Artist, Erika Gofton is holding Art Classes at The Substation in Newport. You can enroll throughout the year, but the first workshop begins on the 23rd of January. Erika offers Foundation Drawing and Painting Classes as well as a mentored Art Class which begins on the 8th February.
If you are in love with acrylic then you must put yourself on the waiting list for Merryn Trevethan’s Golden Acrylic classes coming up in the New Year. If there is anything to know about Acrylic applications or technique then Merryn knows it in spades. Merryn is a qualified teacher trained by the inventors of acrylic, Golden.
Anna Prifti is a very respected Icon painter and you must see if her if you want to learn this very historical Byzantinian art form. Classes begin February 10. Location 3-7 Macedon Avenue, Balwyn North, 3104, Vic next to the church Presentation of the Lady in the Temple.
Mobile: 0415 243 917
Michelangelo Russo invites a small group into his artisan studio to teach the art of Encaustic. Places are limited and we understand the class is very popular. If you have ever wondered how to mix pigments and beeswax then learn from the master. Michelangelo will be running a class in Fitzroy in the new year so please contact him to register your interest. Check out his work.
Mobile: 041 399 6071
When you have done all the classes there will be a quiz in store, so pay attention and improve your art practice with all the knowledge, tricks and tips that these wonderful educators can teach you.
Have a wonderful Xmas and a safe New Year x
We will be back on 5th January 2011