the art room footscray

Long Pose Life Drawing/Painting

There’s only a couple of places left for LONG POSE LIFE DRAWING!
 
For two weeks the model will take the same pose for four hours. Although untutored Erika Gofton will be there to offer guidance if needed and at the beginning of the first week participants will be given a chance to request demonstrations for the remaining weeks. These classes will be kept to a smaller number so there is room to spread out. Draw, paint or even sculpt! A great opportunity to experiment and try new things.
 
Please book your easel HERE.

Bookkeeping for Artists

The next workshop in our WHAT I WISH I LEARNED AT ART SCHOOL series is BOOKKEEPING FOR ARTISTS!

In this introductory workshop we will be looking at how to keep better records for our small art business. It’s not as hard as you think! Learning the basics of Manger, a fantastic free program, we will look at keeping track of our receipts, how to create an invoice, spending and receiving money, export reports you can send to your accountant and prepare quarterly BAS information to help you complete your tax obligations easily. Finally we will look at applying for an ABN as a sole trader.

It’s on the 19th of August, places are limited, for all the details and book HERE.

Casual Life Drawing this week

We have two CASUAL LIFE DRAWING sessions on this week!

Join us on Wednesday 7-9pm and Saturday 9:45am-12pm to draw a wonderful model in a welcoming and supportive environment.  Places are limited, please book your easel so you don’t miss out.  See you there!

WE ARE MOVING!!

Unfortunately our beloved studio has been sold which means we have to move BUT… we have found a fantastic space just down the road!  We’re so excited to build a bigger and better teaching studio for you all!

We have a vision of The Art Room that includes further supporting our students and opening up our programs to the wider public through free art talks and workshops, and panel discussions where you can hear top Melbourne artists discuss their practices and careers.  We want to provide large drawing events where professional artists and art students will be able to undertake life-drawing unlike anything previously offered in Melbourne.

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Currently the building is just an empty shell and over the next few months we’ll be transforming it into a fabulous, large light-filled studio situated between Yaraville, Seddon and Footscray.  This will allow us to nearly double our teaching space, provide free parking and hugely improve our facilities.  The new building will enable us to create more exciting art experiences, be more inventive in our classes, and employ more wonderful teachers and life models.  While not being used as a teaching space it will also open up the opportunity to become a pop up theater and performance space and venue for exhibitions!  We will be open to all ideas!

To bring our vision to life we need your help.  We’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign to help us cover some of the costs of moving and rebuilding.  There are lots of fantastic rewards on offer including limited edition prints by our teachers, life drawing extravaganzas and Corporate Sponsorship for businesses.  Please join our campaign and share our story with your friends by 9pm July 22nd.  A HUGE thank you to everyone that has supported our campaign so far!! x

HELP US MAKE THE ART ROOM BIGGER AND BETTER!!