Description

In this workshop with Melbourne Artist, Melissa Grisancich learn how to use painting as a way of telling stories, combining patterns and imagery to create a unique and colourful hand-painted pot for your favourite cactus or plant friend!

Drawing from Mel’s own personal collection of imagery, or using references of your own, choose a theme for your pot and get crafty! We'll give you everything you need - even a little cactus or succulent to take home!

ABOUT MELISSA GRISANCICH

Melissa Grisancich is a Melbourne-based artist who learnt the importance of recycling and reusing things from a young age. These details helped form the style and choice of materials in her work. 

From an early age Melissa showed a strong aptitude for art; teaching herself to draw, make handmade objects, sew and paint. By 7 years old she could be found tinkering with a hammer and nails, creating objects from wood, which she would then paint and display in the family home. Melissa maintains a firm ethos of using found or recycled objects, materials and surfaces and insists on making her works entirely “by hand”.

Melissa’s style has been described as “…pop meets Frida Kahlo” and indeed like Kahlo, Melissa’s work is very personal and sometimes autobiographical. Her work reflects her interest in street art, iconography, symbolism, imagery from old children’s books, vintage ephemera and comics.

Melissa started exhibiting her works around Australia at 18 years of age and began her studio practice after college where she studied fine art and printmaking. 

http://www.saintflowerhead.com/

ABOUT THE STOCKROOM

The stockroom of most institutions, museums and galleries is the space known for storing the most amount of work “not for public display”… Until now.

Bringing to the public eye, a part of the art world usually considered private, elitist, and often kept behind closed doors is the ‘The Stockroom’. Hosting work from emerging and established artists of various disciplines, the stockroom is the perfect platform to engage new audiences and educate them on the vast array of talent existing in urban art today.

With the ethos that art is for everyone and belief that anyone can start their own collection the stockroom carries affordable entry level works right through to higher end statement pieces. Hosting regular exhibitions that showcase new bodies of work from a stable of local and international talent, with a keen focus on engaging the local community.

http://www.thestockroom.com.au/

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Class Schedule

What you will learn
  • Create a unique and colourful hand-painted pot for your favourite cactus or plant friend!
  • Choose from a range of imagery and create a theme for your pot
  • Learn painting and fine art techniques
What you will get
  • All materials needed to create your own unique pot
  • A cactus or succulent to take home

What to bring
  • If you have any of your own pictures that you would like to use for inspiration please bring them along!
What to wear

Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting paint on!


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Work-Shop

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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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