Michael is a child of the 80’s raised on a diet of Coco Pops and cartoons. He blends bright, sugar crusted memories with a love of birds and animals to create art works that that invoke nostalgia and question where childhood actually ends.
During the day you’ll have the opportunity to paint alongside Michael, creating your own composition blending birds with a bunch of pop culture. You’ll be able to sketch the composition and and turn it into a painting, following Michael’s process and gaining insights into his techniques and style.
All materials will be provided for the class, and you'll finish up with a completed artwork ready to frame and hang on your wall! You'll also score a limited edition & signed Gnashing Teeth giclee print
ABOUT MICHAEL CAIN (GNASHING TEETH)
Michael is a Melbourne based artist with an affinity for bright colour and a penchant for pattern. Michael’s works are influenced by a childhood spent watching cartoons and being outdoors beside the coast, where being swooped by magpies was a constant threat. After moving to the city and becoming a graphic designer, he tired of computers and got back into the brushes and paint.
Michael’s instantly recognisable and unique style has been exhibited throughout Australia and the United States, and he recently opened his first solo show in Collingwood. Check out his work at www.gnashingteeth.com
- Create your own composition blending birds with a bunch of pop culture
- Learn how to sketch a composition and and turn it into a painting, gaining insights into Michael's techniques and style
- Finish with a completed artwork ready to frame and hang on your wall
- Props and references - including taxidermy birds and pop-culture references such as toys and lollies!
- Art supplies - acrylic paint, spray paint, paintbrushes, paper, pencils
- A signed Gnashing Teeth giclee print to take home.
- Any specific pop culture references you might like to draw from
- Nostalgic vibes and a willingness to experiment
Wear your best painting clothes :)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.