erika gofton

This Wild Song podcast

Today’s Monday Inspiration comes from our very own Erika Gofton!

Ilona has just released her This Wild Song podcast where she’s interviewing artists about the practicalities, and realities, of being a professional artist.

In Erika’s episode we chat in depth about art education, Erika’s practice and advice for emerging artists. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher and find the links on the TWS website

Exploring the Human Head intensive

Our EXPLORING THE HUMAN HEAD intensive returns in June and places are filling fast!

In this 3 day intensive workshop students will develop their understanding and confidence and learn strategies in working with the human head/portraiture. You will explore the fundamentals necessary to understand the structure of the head so that you can work with more confidence from both life and photographs.

It begins June 26th, for all the details and to book CLICK HERE.

Erika’s Masterclass with Linden

The Art Room’s Erika Gofton is hosting a Drawing Masterclass with Linden New Art this Saturday 10:30 – 1:30pm!  Erika will lead you to use the language of drawing as a way to not only see, but to also understand personal objects that are precious to you.

Ways of Seeing takes inspiration from the exhibition Genaivisheh Shtiklech (Tricky Pieces) by Melbourne-based artist Nicole Newman. Aspects of Newman’s personal history often appear in her artworks, such as Untitled 11 (2015, pictured) which carries the Yiddish phrase “A sach mentshen zehen, nor vainik fun zai farshtaien” which means ‘many people see, but only a few understand’. This phrase represents the priority Newman gives to creativity in further knowing oneself, and in understanding the world around us.

For all the details and to book CLICK HERE.

This week’s Life Drawing

CASUAL LIFE DRAWING returns with two sessions this week!

Our first session is tomorrow 7:30-9:30pm, and the second on Saturday 10am-12pm.  Please note that the Saturday session is almost full.  For all the details and to book CLICK HERE.

Exploring the Human Head – June intensive

EXPLORING THE HUMAN HEAD returns as a 3 day intensive in June!

The workshop will develop your understanding and confidence, and learn strategies in working with the human head and portraiture.  The intensive runs from the 26-28th June 10am-3pm, places are limited, for all the details and to book CLICK HERE.

Last places for Foundation Drawing – Term 2!

FOUNDATION DRAWING returns in Term 2 and we only have a couple of places left for our morning session!  Please note that the night session is booked out.

The course begins 16th April and runs for 8 weeks.  For all the details and to book CLICK HERE.

How to work with charcoal

Introducing a NEW workshop THE GIVE AND TAKE OF CHARCOAL!

Hosted by artist Erika Gofton this two part workshop explores the wonderful medium of charcoal and focuses on additive and subtractive methods of building an image. We will explore different tools, paper and materials and gain a greater understanding of charcoal.

It’s on the 10th and 17th June, places are limited, to book your place CLICK HERE!

New colour mixing workshop

Never mix mud again! Learn practical simple strategies and build your confidence in all things colour in our new workshop CONFIDENCE IN COLOURMIXING!
It’s on the 27th of May, places are limited, for all the details and to book CLICK HERE.

Term 2 – Foundation Drawing

Our FOUNDATION DRAWING course returns in Term 2 but please note that the night session has booked out and there’s only a couple of places left for the morning session.

It begins Monday 16th of April and runs for 7 weeks.  The course accommodates for complete beginners through to more experienced artist wishing to revisit the fundamentals of drawing.  Students will work with practical exercises so that they develop their understanding and skills in a logical and achievable way.

For all the details and to book CLICK HERE.