This class is for high school students who are interested in creating outside of regular school hours and would like to further develop their artistic skills. We aim to nurture our students’ natural artistic ability and interests, whilst also teaching the fundamentals of art practice.
Level: All skill levels
Ages: Suitable for teens in school grades 8 to 12
(We also have classes for grades 3 to 5, 5 to 7, and 6 to 8)
TERM 3, 2022 Course Details
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This class is for high school students who are interested in creating outside of regular school hours and would like to further develop their artistic skills. We aim to nurture our students’ natural artistic ability and interests, whilst also teaching the fundamentals of art practice. You can see students’ work here.
We highly encourage students to work on their own personal projects and explore their interests with guidance from their teacher in this class. For students who work better from a more structured approach to art training, teachers will create specific exercises which often open up new, creative pathways for our students, as well as different approaches to art and thinking.
During the term, teachers will present various drawing and painting exercises whilst maintaining student’s creative freedom. Our small class size allows for one-on-one tuition and you will work closely with our teachers to develop your skills – in whichever medium you are interested.
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Participants will be encouraged to develop a concept or narrative which they will then illustrate. Olivia York, a Melbourne-based artist and illustrator who specialises in watercolour Australiana illustration will then guide students towards developing the concept into a visual composition. Olivia will also direct students as to how to use multiple source images to construct and develop an image.
Rachael Hammond specialises in detailed illustrations of animals. During this workshop Rachael will guide students through the making of an illustration of an animal. She will demonstrate some of the techniques she uses in various media including watercolour and colour pencil.
The program is a studio-based class that mixes personalised tuition with a program of short presentations. A wide range of mediums are available, including drawing and painting in both oils and acrylics. It would be suitable for anyone who is interested in a class that develops observational skills and fundamental artistic skills while maintaining a degree of flexibility for creativity. We welcome all skill levels in this class – from complete beginners, or focused artists pursuing a project. For beginners, Marco will initially use a more structured approach that covers the fundamentals of drawing and painting.