Once again I am running the ever-popular water colour intensive weekend in April.
Over 2 days, learn the skills and techniques of watercolour, including exploring illustration, colour mixing, and paper types. In a relaxed and fun environment, with small group sizes, this workshop requires no prior experience, catering to any skill level - from those who have never picked up a paint brush, to those who are looking to fine tune their knowledge.
Shared morning tea and lunch is included.
April 14th and 15th 10:30am - 3.30pm.
Duration: 5.5 Hours per session Saturday April 8th and Sunday April 9th 10:30am-4pm
- Introduction to various watercolour techniques including wash types, negative painting, layering, colour mixing, shading and masking
- Information about water colour materials including brush types and paper
- Brush control and mark making
- Tuition under and excellent and experienced teacher and practicing artist
- Materials included in the course tuition
- A relaxed environment with small class sizes to ensure individual attention
- Shared morning tea and lunch
- Take home your amazing illustration creations at end
- Just yourself and an open mind - leave all self-doubt at the door!
Casual (Warning: It might get messy)
This class is designed for adults. No prior experience is required.
Vendor since 2016
Alisa Tanaka-King is a Melbourne based artist, with a practice which focuses on sustainability and the handmade. Her work is often non-traditional in form, combining installation and the drawn line with live performance.
Alisa is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts (University of Melbourne) having completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (printmaking) and Graduate Diploma of Performance Creation (animateuring). Since 2009, Alisa has been represented by Hawthorn Studio & Gallery, while exhibiting across Melbourne at various galleries and events.
In 2012, Alisa returned to study to explore marrying her two loves - live performance and visual art.
Since then, she has continued to investigate and experiment with this unique practice. While her work is non-traditional, she draws on traditional techniques to inform how she creates her work and the materials she uses.
In 2014, Alisa spent time in Japan at the Awagami Traditional Papermaking Factory as part of their visitng artists program. Here she was taught the traditional techniques used in Japanese paper making. Alisa's Japanese heritage underpins her work, and is a constant reference when she is making.
In October 2014, Alisa was invited to be an artist in residence at Arteles Creative Centre in Finland where she spent one month in the forests of the Lake Regions with ten other international artists.
During this time, the importance of environment, consumerism in arts practices and sustainability became crucial considerations to how she made work. Interested in creating immersive experiences for audiences, Alisa's work has since taken the form of large-scale installations, growing and forming around an audience.
IIn 2016, Alisa has been privileged to travel to Japan and Europe, connecting with artists, festivals and events supported by the Australia Council Artstart grant.
Aside from her solo practice, Alisa coordinates the Community Arts Program at Ballarat Community Health in Victoria. Here Alisa runs art and drama workshops, education programs, creative support groups, and the Lucas Community Gallery & Arts Space.