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Indigenous Weaving Workshop with Aunty Bronwyn Razem, 2019.

The Creative Workshops program sees a variety of distinguished professional practitioners lead creative arts workshops throughout the academic year. The workshops are free for students, open and applicable to all skill levels, and provide a fun, recreational space to explore new skills and ideas. The Creative Workshops program also includes one-off events, training sessions, seminars and walking tours.

All workshops are free for students.

If you have any ideas for Creative Workshops contact Arts Projects Officer David Attwood here.

 

Upcoming Workshops

 

Creative Writing Zoom Workshop

Join writer Cynthia Troup in a Creative Writing workshop. Cynthia will provide participants with a series of activities, techniques and tips for harnessing imagination and increasing stamina when writing creatively. Learn how to remain engaged in the writing process when ideas or energy start to flag. The workshop is applicable to all forms of creative writing and accommodates all skill levels.

Based in regional Victoria, Cynthia Troup is a writer and editor whose creative work often emphasises the musicality of language, and the allusive richness of fragments. Her texts have been performed in concert and theatre settings; her publications range from scripts and podcasts to interviews in the fields of contemporary art and music. Cynthia has taught emerging artists at the VCA Centre for Ideas, and students of creative writing at RMIT University, the University of Melbourne, and Deakin University. Recent publications include ‘Harsh and intricate and right in front of you’, an essay for ADSR Zine 007 which revisits a work by John Wolseley during the 2020 Black Summer.

1 session available on May 19.

Find out more info and book now here

 

Drawing Food: Still-Life Drawing Zoom Workshop

Artist Ebony Truscott will teach you techniques for seeing and drawing objects from life with accuracy, focusing on food! Beginning with a short intro to the history of food in art, she will demonstrate ways to construct responsive drawings in pencil and markers on paper. Participants will work from fruit, vegetables or human made food using a methodical approach to drawing. All skill levels accommodated, no prior experience required.

Ebony Truscott is represented by Niagara Galleries.

 

1 session available on May 12.

Find out more info and book now here

 

Still-Life Drawing Zoom Workshop

Artist Ebony Truscott will teach you techniques for seeing and drawing objects from life with accuracy. She will demonstrate ways to effectively  construct well-proportioned line drawings in pencil on paper. Participants will work from a variety of still-life objects (fruit, vegetables, flowers, domestic objects) using a methodical approach to drawing. Ebony will also share advice on setting up a still-life study at home. All materials provided, all skill levels accommodated.

1 session available on April 28.

Find out more and book now here.

 

Sustainable Beeswax Wrap Online Resource

This workshop provides step-by-step instructions for how to produce your own sustainable beeswax wrap at home. The beeswax wrap is a sustainable alternative to plastic cling-wrap.

Download here: Sustainable Beeswax Wrap Online Resource

 

Contemporary Collage Online Resource

This online resource compiled by visual artist Isabella Darcy is an introduction to Contemporary Collage. The resource will direct students to create their own collages using recycled clothing. Informed by contemporary art practices, students can produce their own collage based artwork from home using easily accessible materials. All skill levels are accommodated and no previous experience is required.

Download here: Contemporary Collage Online Resource