Welcome to Beauty School. A workshop based around changing the perception of standardized beauty through the use of paint and contemporary art practices.
Jess Cochrane is a contemporary portrait artist based in Wollongong who’s work strongly reflects issues in modern society based around beauty and popular culture. In this workshop, each person will create a portrait based over a photograph using acrylic paint and collage techniques to create unique portraits based on one image.
At the end of the painting process, every portrait will be curated on a wall as part of a large-scale installation as a way of questioning the typical standards of beauty as well as embracing all of the different ways in which beauty can exist.
About Jess Cochrane
Jess Cochrane is an emerging artist based by the beach in Wollongong, NSW. When she isn’t drinking coffee or hanging out with her border collie, Buddy, she is creating large-scale contemporary portraits that reflect upon the consumption and the relationship between popular culture and beauty.
- Different painting and collage tips and techniques
- Discussion on beauty and popular culture in relation to the workshop
- Experimental illustrative techniques
- A crash course in working with acrylic paint
- One A0 portrait per person provided to paint over
- Acrylic paint, mixing mediums and brushes
- Binder medium and paste for collage
- Killer playlist of tunes to paint to
- Please bring a fashion or pop culture magazine with you that you are wiling to cut up
- If not, an old book with plenty of images you are willing to cut out. For example; an old botanical book or a book of maps.
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email email@example.com to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.