Melissa GrIsancich is a self taught artist whose work is often associated with objects of a sentimental, collected, borrowed or found nature.
More recently, Melissa's love for all things kitsch and nostalgic has seen her incorporate traditional handicrafts into her art, using imagery from her paintings.
With a rekindled love for needlecraft, Mel is eager to share some of her favourite techniques in this fun 3 hour workshop, where you’ll learn a range of traditional embroidery techniques to create your own piece of embroidered art, such as a patch or small wall hanging.
Using a combination of collage, reference images and your own original artworks, you’ll create a pattern to be painted or drawn on before stitching. All materials will be provided including tapestry mesh, paint, markers, acrylic wool and needles.
Melissa will give you plenty of tips and ideas for bigger projects you can work on at home, encouraging you to develop your own unique style and have fun exploring this wonderful medium!
ABOUT MELISSA GRISANCICH
Born in 1987, Melissa Grisancich, a Melbourne-based artist was surrounded by religious imagery and icons growing up, and was taught 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. Her first solo show was at the Brunswick Street Gallery in Melbourne, in 2011.
- Create your own piece of embroidered art, such as a patch or small wall hanging.
- Learn a range of traditional embroidery techniques
- Tips and ideas for bigger projects you can work on at home
- All materials provided including tapestry mesh, paint, markers, acrylic wool and needles.
- If you have any of your own imagery that you would like to work from please bring photocopies/ print-outs or sketches.
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.
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1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
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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.
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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.