Our Foundation Painting 1 class is scheduled to run in Term 1, 2017, starting on Monday 6th February. There will be two classes, running from 10:oo-12.30 or 7:00-9.30pm
This class is taught by artist and The Art Room founder Erica Gofton. It is an 8 week class designed to expand your painting experience and provide a foundation of knowledge for your future art practice.
Casual Life Drawing is on this Saturday morning, 1 October, 9:45-12.00pm.
BOOK NOW on the class page.
duende (n.) the mysterious power of art to deeply move a person.
Congratulations to Open Studio student Karen Gingell for coming second in the Still Life section of the Melbourne Show Art Prize. Her beautiful and vibrant work is pictured above.
We love seeing our students doing wonderful things!
We have a life drawing masterclass coming up on 4 December. Taught by Godwin Bradbeer, Head to Head – Investigating the Human Head, will address portraiture with a concentration on structural aspects of the head, neck and upper body.
There are currently a few spots available: click here for further information and bookings.
Term four of both our Foundation Drawing and our Life Drawing classes are now fully booked. Keep an eye out here, or follow us on Facebook or Instagram for news of upcoming classes.
We are delighted to introduce Melbourne artist Nic Plowman as our newest tutor at The Art Room.
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Nic is renowned for his striking and dynamic figurative work and is going to make a fantastic addition to our Art Room team. Nic is a graduate from the University of Southern Queensland and QUT in Visual Arts and Education, winning the university’s Parvis Nikdin Prize for outstanding achievement in studio practice He has exhibited throughout Australia and has been a finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Duke Prize, the Sunshine Coast Art Prize for three consecutive years. He was also a finalist in the London Calling Exhibition, Scream London Gallery, and is a two times finalist in the Brett Whiteley Traveling Art Scholarship.
Nic creates work which is both ‘profound and authentic’, discussing compelling themes with bold compositions and superb draughtsmanship. His work is largely autobiographical and explores themes of mortality, fear, triumph and masculinity.
Nic will be teaching our Life Drawing course, which begins on Thursday 6 October. You can read more about the course here.
Hi everyone! As some of you know I work behind the scenes looking after The Art Room’s newsletters and social media. I’m taking a break to focus on my personal project This Wild Song, a series of photographic portraits and interviews with Australian women artists.
I’ll be leaving you in the capable hands of artists Merryn Trevethan and Abby Storey! Many of you have previously met Merryn as she regularly hosts workshops with us. She is currently living in Singapore and regularly exhibiting in Singapore and Australia.
Abby is a photographic artist from New Zealand and is now based in Melbourne. She’s a fantastic addition to the team and brings a wealth of knowledge from her personal arts practice and extensive experience working in galleries.
A warm welcome to Abby and Merryn, and I’ll see you around The Art Room soon!
Henry Miller // “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
Our OPEN STUDIO classes return in Term 4 and begin Tuesday 4th October! Places are limited, all the details and to book click HERE.