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Teenage Art Club 2019

For ages 13+

A series of monthly workshops for teenagers to explore and nurture their creativity. Looking at different artworks in the collection each month, we will gain inspiration through discussion shared ideas and techniques, then create our own individual work.

Futher workshop themes will be added during the year.

Various dates in 2019
See listing for detail

$45 non-member
$35 member
per workshop

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878

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Three full working days (Mon–Fri) notice is required to qualify for a refund. All refunds attract an administration charge of 25% of the ticket price(s) with a minimum charge of $5. Not negotiable. No transfers between sessions.

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Members lounge

Proudly sponsored by
Faber Castell

Drawing - Brett Whiteley

We will look at the drawings of Brett Whiteley. Drawing was fundamental to Whiteley’s imaginative and creative process and lay at the very heart of everything he did. Using a simple still life we will explore Whiteley’s techniques to learn methods of creating our own expressive style.



Saturday 16 March 2019 10:30am – 12pm

Pencils and charcoal - Looking at landscape

Using pencils and charcoal, in this workshop we will make some studies of landscape painting in the Collection and experiment with methods to personalise our landscape to create our own sense of place.



Sunday 26 May 2019 10:30am – 12pm

Drawing and collage - Dada

Taking creative inspiration from influential and experimental artist Marcel Duchamp who began the Dada Movement in the early 20th century, we will explore the notion of the 'Ready-Made’ in art and experiment with a combination of drawing, collage and photo media.

Please bring an image or photo of a man-made object to include in your final work.



Sunday 30 June 2019 10:30am – 12pm

Jeffrey Smart constructed world CANCELLED

Looking at the urban landscapes of Jeffrey Smart, we will create a painting emulating Smart’s characteristic style. Smart’s vision of the urban landscape formed one of the most distinctive bodies of work in late 20th-century Australian art. Bring an image of a street scene or cityscape to use as the basis of your painting.


Sunday 28 July 2019 10:30am – 12pm

Clay portraits

Inspired by the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes, this month we study the portrait. Explore your own unique features, and different facial expressions and make a self-portrait clay bust. We’ll make some preliminary sketches from a mirror, before digging our hands into the clay.



Sunday 25 August 2019 10:30am – 12pm

The portrait and the self

This month we will explore portraits and the idea of the self portrait. How would you best describe yourself? How would you like others to see you? Looking at ourselves in a mirror and through our smart phones, we will create a self portrait. Be expressive as you can and show us your best side!

Bring your phone, ipod or ipad if you have one.



Sunday 29 September 2019 10:30am – 12pm

Lino printing

Using works in the Asian Gallery as inspiration, we will make small sketches from the works on display. From these sketches we will cut a lino tile and make a print. Focus will be on detail and composition. Colour can be added to the final print when dry.



Sunday 27 October 2019 10:30am – 12pm