Description

Spencer Keeton Cunningham is an internationally recognised artist known for his large scale mural works. Often activism based, his works combine a sense of playfulness with some ‘heavier’ topics such as Indigenous Rights, Endangered Species and Ocean Conservation.

Cunningham has been traveling on the road for almost 2 years producing work in various countries and cities around the globe, and is a contributing artist/ artivist with Pangeaseed, a non-profit organisation that collaborates with today’s most influential creative minds to draw attention to some of the biggest issues affecting our oceans today such as shark finning, overfishing, rising sea levels and species extinction.

This 4 hour workshop will introduce you to the idea of creating art that generates awareness, stimulates dialogue, changes perception, and inspires positive change around pressing ocean environmental issues. You’ll learn ways to engage with, and educate members of the public and get your message out there in the world, from a rough sketch to a large scale mural.

Spencer will show some short clips and examples of his work to get you inspired, before we dive in to a group brainstorming session where we’ll discuss some current environmental issues and ways to visually represent complex themes so that they transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries.

Experimenting with various markers, brushes, inks and paints, you’ll develop new techniques for creating artworks and large scale murals.

Whether you’re an artist looking to further develop your process, or simply have a passion for the environment, this workshop will get you inspired to take action and give a voice to issues that you are passionate about.

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Class Schedule

What you will learn
  • Learn ways to create art that generates awareness, stimulates dialogue, changes perception, and inspires positive change around pressing ocean environmental issues.
  • Ways to visually represent environmental issues so that they transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries.
  • Experiment with various markers, brushes, inks and paints, you’ll develop new techniques for creating artworks
What you will get
  • An awesome afternoon learning new skills and approaches to making art
  • Learn how to ‘give a voice’ to environmental issues that you are passionate about
  • All art materials provided including pencils, paper, pens, markers, brushes, paint, panels to paint on

What to bring
  • If you have any reference imagery or existing sketches you would like to draw from please being them along!
What to wear

Wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on – this could get messy!


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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, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

CANCELLATIONS

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 email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

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)

3.) REFUNDS

Work-Shop requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. The tickets are fully transferable. Email learn@work-shop.com.au to organise a refund.

4.) CANCELLATIONS

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 email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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