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Art Classes – Kids Painting & Ceramic Classes – Now Taking Enrolments


Kids Painting Class with Lauren Brown

Kids Painting Class with Lauren Brown
When: Saturday Mornings – 31 August to 21 September 9.30 – 10.30 am
The Workshop
Over 4 weeks Lauren will introduce children to contemporary painting and collage making by focusing on David Hockney and Australian female abstract artists. At the conclusion of this 4-week class, students will create a collage, 4 small paintings and 2 large paintings
Lauren Brown
Lauren Brown is a painter and ceramic artist and has recently completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts. Lauren is an experienced artist and teacher, having taught children ceramics and painting.
Suitable for ages 5 – 12
Cost: $82.50 $10 material fee
What to Bring: An Apron

Kids Ceramic Class with Lauren Brown

Kids Ceramic Class with Lauren Brown
When: Saturday Mornings – 31 August to 21 September 11am- 12pm
The Workshop
Students will learn the basics of ceramic work over 4 x 1 hour lessons. This unit has an emphasis on hand building and teaches students to make ceramic pinch pots and learn coil building and joining techniques. The unit begins with students designing a face (ie dog, person) that we will then sculpt into a pinch pot mini vase over 1 lesson. This teaches students the basic skills of clay handling and sculpting which can be built on in further lessons.
Lauren Brown
Lauren Brown is a painter and ceramic artist and has recently completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at the Victorian College of the Arts. Lauren is an experienced artist and teacher, having taught art taught children ceramics and painting.

Suitable for ages 5 – 12
Cost: $82.50 $10 material fee
What to Bring: An Apron

Mid Term enrolments  Term 3 Now Open
Closeup of brushes and palette.

Secondary Art Class, Thursday evening 4-5.30pm

*Adult Painting Wednesday evening 6.00-8.00pm

*Adult Drawing Thursday Evening 6.00-8.00pm

*5% Seniors Concession available

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Art Class Term 4 Enrolments 2019

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Primary Art Class, Tuesdays evenings

Secondary Art Class, Thursday evening 4-5.30pm 

*Adult Painting Wednesday evening 6.00-8.00pm 

*Adult Drawing Thursday Evening 6.00-8.00pm

*5% Seniors Concession available

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Teaching Artists: Dr. Susan McMinn – Primary, Secondary, Adult

Susan McMinn is an award winning professional artist with a PhD in fine art.  She has over 10 years of art teaching and tutoring experience, having taught both privately and at CEB Bendigo.   McMinn has tutored university students in essay writing and supervised visual arts post graduate students. Her exhibition experience spans over ten years, having shown at the Melbourne Shrine of Remembrance, Jewish Museum of Australia and at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square.  Susan’s works are held in collections both in Australia and Britain.

Image: Susan McMinn Morry and Stan

Susan McMinn (b. 1958) Desert March, 2011 Oil, charcoal, India Ink, acrylic, sand on canvas.

Jason Barnes – Primary and Secondary Kids Art Class

Jason Barnes is a ceramic artist whose works are held in collections throughout Australia.  Having recently completed a Masters degree in Visual Arts Australia National University in Canberra, Jason has an extensive exhibition profile.  He has shown at Arnold Street Gallery in 2018 and will show in 2019 later in the year.

Jason Barnes, Ceramics, 2018

Natalie Newman

Natalie Newman is an artist, singer, art teacher, singer, landscape gardener and ideas woman.  She is a trained secondary art teacher and has exhibited her work both locally and in Melbourne.  She is a skilled drafts person with experience in printmaking, drawing,painting and ceramics.

Natalie Newman, Fox and Mouse, 2017, Ink and mixed media on paper, 2017