Known for his striking, surreal and twisted artworks, Melbourne artist Christopher Hancock delivers raw and honest subject matter in a captivating and unconventional way. And when it comes to subject matter, it doesn’t get much more honest than looking at the self for inspiration
In this 3 hour immersive workshop, Hancock will guide you through the process of painting a Self-Portrait - a practice favoured by artists throughout history (think Rembrandt and Kahlo) for it’s introspective quality, which has lead to the creation of some of the most powerful and interesting artworks to date.
You’ll learn how the self-portrait can be used to convey more than just a likeness, exploring ways to capture an expressive image that tells a story. Using some basic observational drawing techniques, you’ll create an initial sketch to work from, before moving on to canvas where you will learn to apply a range of acrylic and aerosol painting techniques.
With the aid of some good tunes and tasty beverages, explore what happens when you allow chance and mistake to get involved in the process, finishing up with a self-portrait that will get you looking at yourself from a whole different angle.
ABOUT CHRISTOPHER HANCOCK
Christopher Hancock creates striking, surreal and twisted pieces exploring the human condition. Hancock’s work aims to deliver raw and honest subject matter in a captivating and unconventional way. Leaving behind pre-meditated construction, Hancock’s work embodies a process of applied chance and appreciation for the unanticipated. Hancock intends to find a harmonious bond between paint and consciousness, for the artist and the viewer.
- Be guided through the process of painting a self-Portrait with artist Christopher Hancock
- Explore ways to capture an expressive image that tells a story and conveys more than just a likeness
- Learn basic observational drawing, acrylic painting and aerosol techniques
- All materials provided (Acrylic and Aerosol paints, Painting Mediums, Paintbrushes , Pencils/ charcoal/ paper)
- Canvas (which you get to keep)
- Mirrors to use in class for drawing exercise
- Beer/ Wine to get the creative juices flowing
- Just your self :)
Clothes you don't mind getting paint on
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.