This event is brought to you in partnership between Handmaker's Factory and Art Autumn School 2017. Art Autumn School 2017 is the second event in the Seasonal Art School Series 2017 run by Thea Bates.
Make art you will love!
ART AUTUMN SCHOOL 2017 captures and celebrates exploration and creativity, bringing out your inner artist and fueling your passion to make art. Thea Bates of Art In An Hour and Michael O’Hanlon of Eureka have years of experience teaching and making their own visual art. They'll share with participants their skills and love of drawing from life, both the human form and treasures from the natural environment.
For three days, feed your creativity with like-minded people in the fabulous Abbotsford Convent and its gardens on Melbourne’s famous Yarra River. Be curious, try new things, feel freedom in your art and learn from the open studio process. Try Drawing from Life each afternoon, make Bespoke Brushes or expand your detailed sketches into larger than life-sized works.
You are encouraged to bring your own inks, charcoal, pencils, pastels and paper, however basic materials will provided, with a small art supplies shop on site. Please do not bring oil paints.
Note: For Bespoke Brushes you might like to bring materials to recycle e.g. old house painting brushes, string, shoelaces, onion bags. There will be some recyclables available. A walk to the riverbank might get you all you need.
Note: Basic materials included plus, light refreshments for morning and afternoon teas. Bring your own lunch or eat at Lentil As Anything, a pay as you feel social enterprise providing vegetarian and vegan food.
Thea Bates of Art in an Hour is a qualified art teacher, visual artist and creative practitioner. She loves to engage people in their own and sometimes suppressed creativity, offering strategies and techniques that leave tentative artists surprised and amazed by what they can do. As well as teaching art in community settings, she loves to work with corporates, local government and small businesses, where they see the benefits to their staff wellbeing, and therefore to their business.
Art in an Hour is essentially a ‘juicy morsel of creative mindfulness’, to which Thea brings her extensive experience both within and outside the creative arts genre, to support participants achieve extraordinary results. One hour can become many hours; art before breakfast, art on the train. Art anywhere, anytime.
Eureka (Michael James O’Hanlon) is an artist and activist. As an altar boy he had a gothic childhood in a new housing suburb on the fringes of Melbourne.
Now his art making pushes boundaries in content and technique. Eureka uses a variety of media include painting drawing, photomontage, performance art mixed media and video. He runs life-drawing classes and recently held SCARLATTA a Midsumma exhibition at the Abbotsford Convent.
His art teaching is informed by his skills in working with groups and communities and by his experiences at international residencies in Berlin in 2014 and Venice in 2016. http://eurekamichael.blogspot.com.au
By booking this event you agree to the following policy.
BOOKING OF THIS EVENT IS FINAL AND IS STRICTLY NON TRANSFERABLE TO ANY OTHER EVENTS OR WORKSHOPS ORGANISED BY HANDMAKER'S FACTORY.
ART AUTUMN SCHOOL 2017 RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL THE COURSE SHOULD WE NOT REACH MINIMUM ENROLMENTS BY 24 APRIL 2017, OR FOR CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE FULLY REFUNDED.
NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN FOR CANCELLATIONS UNLESS YOUR SPOT CAN BE FILLED FROM OUR WAITING LIST, CANCELLATIONS WILL INCUR A $100 FEE. LATE ENROLMENTS MAY BE MADE (SPACES PERMITTING) UP TO THE BEGINNING OF CLASS ON 27 APRIL 2017. PLEASE CONTACT THEA BATES 0409 584 080 OR MICHAEL O’HANLON 0419 750 942 FOR DETAILS.
PLEASE CHECK THE DATES OF THE EVENT BEFORE BOOKING.
Note about concession tickets: Concession tickets are available for pension card/health care card holders and full time students.