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	Image: Rachel Wells My deer

The Studio

Artist-run workshops for teenagers

Unleash your creativity and artistic confidence with these monthly classes designed specifically for ages 13 to 17. In these fun and informal classes, students are introduced to exciting ways of creative self-expression. Using a variety of media, experimenting with different techniques and exploring the Gallery’s collection, students will be guided along a path of visual discovery. Classes are suitable for both beginners and the more experienced. All materials provided.

Image: Rachel Wells My deer

Various Saturdays in 2012
See listing for dates

Non–members $42
Members $32

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878

Bookings essential

All materials provided

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.

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)

Proudly sponsored by
Faber Castell

Peeking at Picasso

The 2012 teenage program begins with a creative workshop led by Amanda Hooker, who is referencing a certain exhibition of work by…guess who?

Try your skills and experiment with mixed media creations inspired by Picasso.

All materials provided.

Image courtesy of stock.xchng


Saturday 11 February 2012 1pm – 4pm

Whimsy in wax

Rachel Wells is a Sydney artist whose whimsical paintings are inspired by her travels around the world.

In this workshop, Rachel demonstrates her fabulous painting technique using oil paint and beeswax.

Be amazed at the awesome canvases you will create.

Bring one or two photos of your favourite places, your imagination, and an apron.

All materials provided.

Rachel Wells My deer (detail)


Saturday 10 March 2012 1pm – 4pm

Fascinating faces

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of portraiture.

In this drawing workshop, Sydney artist Bella Garson will lead you through the techniques and steps to create an expressive self-portrait, using chalk pastels and inspiration from the Archibald Prize exhibition.

Bring an apron or old t-shirt.

All materials provided.

Bella Garson Fire (detail)


Saturday 14 April 2012 1pm – 4pm

Saturday 19 May 2012 1pm – 4pm

Cartoon workshop with Marcelo Baez

Learn new and traditional cartooning techniques with cartoonist, animator and author, Marcelo Baez. Marcelo will demonstrate some professional animation shortcuts and ideas. He will explain the process of animation and guide you along to create your own awesome cartoon characters and stories. Marcelo is a professional illustrator who has worked on a variety of international publications including Marvel and Disney comics.

Marcelo Baez, detail from Jason and the Argonauts comic, 2011


Saturday 9 June 2012 1pm – 4pm

Visual storytelling

Award winning comic book artist (Hairbutt The Hippo, EEEK!, Bizarro Comics, Megazine), writer and publisher Jason Paulos leads an in depth look into the secrets of comic book creation from the genesis of your characters right through to the masthead design.

Jason will use his knowledge of established graphic narrative archetypes and crazy free form sketching to help breathe life into your next four colour comic adventure.

Suitable for beginners and advanced

Jason Paulos, from Four Colourfields (detail) page 1.


Saturday 14 July 2012 1pm – 4pm

Funky faces – the art of caricature

Learn how to create amazing caricatures of your family, friends, or your favourite actor or singer. A caricature is ‘a portrait that exaggerates or distorts the essence of a person, animal or object to create an identifiable likeness’.

Graphic artist, Mark Tippett will guide you through some fabulous and effective techniques to teach you how to draw a ‘realistic’ cartoon-style portrait. Mark has been in the art field for almost 20 years, a graphic artist for half of those. Working as TIPPETTURES he specialises in caricature portraits, personalised gift cards, and drawing at live events.

Bring a picture of your favourite star, singer, friend or pet.

All materials provided

Mark Tippett, Freewheelin’ Cadel (detail) 2012


Saturday 11 August 2012 1pm – 4pm

Decorative dishes

Take a look at the beautiful selection of 16th century ceramics now in the Gallery’s collection. Combine inspiration from the myths and legends depicted, with scenes from your own imagination to create a unique scene of your own on a ceramic plate, using underglaze colours on a bisque fired plate. Your platters will then be taken to a pottery studio for firing, ready to collect in a fortnight. This workshop has a price increase for firing and glazing.

Francesco Xanto Avelli (Italy, b.circa 1486, d.circa 1542) Large plate: An allegory on the sack of Rome 1530 (detail) maiolica 46.0cm diam. Purchased 2011. Photographed by Christopher Snee.


Saturday 15 September 2012 1pm – 4pm

Paris, old and new

Explore 19th century Paris through the eyes of Eugène Atget.

After viewing Eugène Atget: Old Paris, you will recreate his images with modern touches, drawing your own Paris with pencil and graphite.

The workshop is designed for teenagers aged 13 to 17, advanced and beginners welcome.

Image: Eugène Atget Rue Hautefeuille, 6th arrondissement 1898 (detail), albumen photograph © Musée Carnavalet, Paris/Roger-Viollet/TopFoto


Saturday 13 October 2012 1pm – 4pm