Art Classes in Term 1 2012

Still @ the centre, a place in which to… create and learn

Our delightful program of ongoing art classes has started again with the addition of a drawing class…. YES, at last, it’s back!

  • Monday 10am – 1pm Face to Face

This class will use  portraiture as a means to play with a variety of drawing techniques and exercises designed to enhance and broaden the participants’  individual mark-making techniques and skills base. The ultimate intention being to create portraits that offer more than just a good likeness but rather express something essential about both the person being portrayed and the drawer’s unique relationship to the sitter.
Materials:  Willow and compressed charcoal, a variety of pencils (2b, 4b, 6b 9b at least), drawing paper, standard and  kneadable erasers. (Please  bring anything else you have and might like to work with.)
8 week  term – 6th Feb to 26th March : $290  – 5 classes $187.5 – 1 class $40

Michelle Dawson has  been shortlisted for several major art prizes in Australia and has recently received a Highly Commended in the 2011 Portia Geach Award for portraiture.


  • Tuesday 10am – 1pm Love Affair with Paint


After some structured sessions to explore adventurous colour palettes, compositions and techniques, enjoy finding your own rhythm –at your own level of experience–, and develop your particular stylistic approach to your chosen subject.
Materials: sketchbook and pencils, acrylic or oil paints, brushes, mediums, palette, palette knives and a medium size canvas stretcher.
8 week  term – 7th Feb to 27th March : $290 – 5 classes $187.5 – 1 class $40


  • Wednesday 10am – 1pm Art Journaling


Experience a range of art techniques and play with them in a safe and private place –your art journal.
Art Journaling combines the fun of mixed media with the benefits of journaling. For beginners, it is a non-threatening, fun entryway into your creativity. For more practiced creatives, it is a place to play and explore.
Materials: Unlined journal, glue stick, scissors, waterproof pen for writing, water based paint and brushes.
10 week  term – 1st Feb to 4th Apr : $350  – 5 classes $187.5 – 1 class $40


  • Friday 10am – 1pm The Joy of Mixed Media


Each class will explore some of the myriad options offered by mixed media –a very contemporary approach to art making–
so bring your own projects (you are welcome even for one class) or be guided into new techniques along the weeks by Turiya Bruce, Golden’s local Artist/Educator.
Materials: A canvas or support and the acrylic paints and painting implements of your choice.
9 week  term – 3rd Feb to 30th March : $315  – 5 classes $187.5 – 1 class $40

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