This class is for those who have previously explored watercolour and wish to further their skills.
Over two days, you will be introduced to a series of skills and techniques using watercolour and indian ink. You will also learn basic design principals, observational sketching, and illustration styles.
Explore the next level of painting with water-based mediums in a relaxed environment, learning from an experienced and passionate artist and illustrator.
- Intermediate level brush skills and techniques for watercolour and ink
- Basic design and illustration principles
- Introduction to art styles and developing your own unique style
- 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
- Just bring yourself! Feel free to bring along any inspirational images you might have at home!
Casual (Warning: It might get messy)
This course is designed for those who have completed the Introduction to Watercolour course, or have some prior experience in watercolour or ink. Not sure if it's for you? Shoot an email through to check!
Course dates and times are as follows: September 29 & 30 10:30am-3:30pm (includes shared morning tea and lunch)
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.