'The Art Of Listening'

What to Bring

  • Pencils and or pastels, water colour, charcoal and sketch pad (preferably A3).

What to Wear

  • Comfortable clothing.

'The Art Of Listening'

About This Event

Class Schedule

  • Duration: 3hrs

What You Will Learn

  • 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.

What You Get

  • Drawing & mark making techniques to expand your creative skills.
  • Guidance, tuition, music and knowledge.


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.


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.



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