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EXPANDING INK is a 4 workshop with artist Sofie Dieu!  In this class you’ll learn the basics of black ink painting and how these techniques can be adapted to your own style, and you’ll be encouraged to explore your own unique relationship with ink painting.

Each week is dedicated to a series of techniques, skills and personal explorations.  You will learn about classic and contemporary ink masters and how they have pushed the boundaries of painting in their own work, plus types of ink, brushes and paper will also be covered.

This class is for you if:
– You are experimental, intuitive and desire to step outside of yourself and find new creative paths
– You want to build your techniques and ink painting skills
– You have little to no experience using black and white water based ink
– You are an experienced or an amateur artist willing to expand your own practice
– You are creatively independent and want to move beyond the fundamentals of ink painting

Begins Monday 21st March
4 weeks
6:30 – 9pm
Tutor: Sofie Dieu
Location: Studio
$420 / $380 Concession

– Artists of all levels, beginners to experienced
Please note this workshop is not intended to teach you traditional Chinese or Japanese ink painting, show you how to replicate another artist’s artworks or produce hyper realistic paintings.

– All ink, paper and brushes

*If you booked by deposit the balance will be processed 7th March

Born in France, Sofe Dieu is a culturally and linguistically diverse artist.  Her first encounter with art was through church and with a penchant for ritual and spirituality, her work is best known for its fragility and darkness.

Sofe Dieu’s work has been selected in many art prizes and was recently included in John Leslie Art Prize, Hornsby Art Prize, Sydney North Art Prize, Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, among others.  In 2016, she was one of the four artists who worked on the Camperdown Cemetery installation for the Sydney Biennale.  She also co-curated « Keeping the body in mind » as part of The Big Anxiety Festival, in Sydney.

In 2017, she took part to the Great Alpine Artist in Residence Program, from which ensued Calling for Rain.  This Community project was at the start of a long term collaboration with the region and traveled in 2018 from Gippsland to Sydney and Melbourne.  In 2019, Sofe Dieu worked with Latrobe Regional Gallery and Creative Gippsland for their Artist in Community Program (Latrobe Literacy Festival).  This year, Dieu also participate to Les Lizières (Fr.) and Falls Creek (VIC) residencies.

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