Developing your ears and the art of listening for a deeper creative experience.
Quite often as visual artists we focus on the viewing aspect when it comes to our subject of choice, for example representations of a landscape, a portrait, a still object, or a photograph. We develop skills of visual observation, really looking at or into something. A lesser used skill in art making is using our ears or minds eye to examine a subject.
The workshop is suitable for anyone practicing any art form or not practicing any art form.
You don’t even need to be 'artistic' or ‘creative’. Through the act of drawing and mark making you will respond directly to a piece of ‘Avante-Garde’ music. There are thousands of visual cues in a complex musical composition that can equally inspire just as a physical subject does.
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER
M.E. Baird is a visual artist, acclaimed singer/songwriter and educator who loves to explore his love of the arts in many disciplines, allowing them to inform each other.
M.E. Baird has twenty years of lecturing, teaching and academic experience. He has held positions at UNSW, College of Fine Arts, UNSW, School of The Built Environment, RMIT University and Deakin University in the areas of Visual Arts, Public Arts and Creative Theory. He has also won several awards for teaching excellence. His own art practice curreently explores via the use of graphite and ink on paper the notion of relativity and plurality. They investigate ideas of place, landscape (territory) and memory. M.E. Baird, from a young age, has always been passionate about music. Under his various band incarnations and monikers has six studio recordings including soundtrack credits. His latest album Fall’ was released to critical accliam in 2016. He has performed nationally and internationally.
- Learn to use your ears and the art of listening for a deeper creative experience.
- Learn techniques to use your ears or minds eye to create work based on a piece of music.
- Drawing & mark making techniques to expand your creative skills.
- Guidance, tuition, music and knowledge.
- Pencils and or pastels, water colour, charcoal and sketch pad (preferably A3).
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, Northern Rivers, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
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.
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)
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 email and entitled to a full refund or credit.