Discover the exciting and vibrant world of gouache over 2 days.
Learn the skills and techniques including stylising, design and 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.
- Introduction to various gouache techniques including brush types and techniques, layering, and colour mixing.
- Information about gouache materials including brush types and paper
- Stylising, composition, pattern making, and design.
- Tuition under an excellent and experienced teacher and practicing artist, in a relaxed environment with small class sizes to ensure individual attention
- Materials included in the course tuition, take home your wonderful creations at the end!
- Shared morning tea and lunch (please let me know of any dietary requirements)
- Just yourselves! If you would like to bring along any images that inspire you, please do!
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.
Alisa Tanaka-King does not offer refunds for classes. If you are no longer able to attend a class, 48hrs notice via email prior to the start of a class is required to receive a transfer. Transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48hrs of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds or transfers for missed classes. For cancellations prior to the 48hr cut off, email Alisa Tanaka-King to organise a transfer.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Alisa Tanaka-King or organised by Alisa Tanaka-King must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
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 Alisa Tanaka-King.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Alisa Tanaka-King unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Alisa Tanaka-King classes and events or on Alisa Tanaka-King's premises. (For use of Alisa Tanaka-King marketing materials).
Alisa Tanaka-King requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a transfer. No refunds.
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.