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This summer we are offering a range of engaging and creative workshops with artists for children, families and adults. While you are at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, you will have the opportunity to visit the Blacktown City Art Prize and the Young Artists Prize exhibitions, get to know our friendly staff, and learn new skills!

 


January

Workshops

Thursday 23 & Friday 24 January 2020: HSC Studio Visual Arts Intensive

Time: 1 – 4 pm
Cost: $60 per person for two days

Over two afternoons, join local artist Kristone Capistrano to explore technical and conceptual techniques in visual arts necessary for the HSC. The HSC Studio Visual Arts Intensive is designed to enhance and extend students’ technical and conceptual skills under the direction of our experienced, practising artist. Through discussions, demonstrations and practical workshops, students will refine their ability to interpret and evaluate their own and others’ artworks–engage in sustained critical reflection and gain practical skills for developing their major bodies of work. This HSC Studio Visual Arts Intensive will see students guided by Kristone Capistrano over the course of two afternoons.

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Drop in workshops with Patrice Wills

Join experienced artist Patrice Wills for a series of drop in workshops throughout January at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Drop in to check out the Blacktown City Art Prize and stay to make your own masterpiece or work on that creative idea you’ve been stuck on for a while. Come for five minutes or three hours, it’s up to you!

Date: Wednesdays 15, 22, 29 January
Saturdays 18, 25 January
Saturday 1 February
Time: 10am – 1pm
Cost: $5 on the day to cover materials
Children 12 years and under require a parent/caregiver present.

Workshops

Wednesday 22 January: Drawing and Painting Foundations

Not sure how to get started or just want some practice and guidance? Join us to participate in a range of activities that cover the fundamentals of painting and drawing such as composition, perspective, tone and colour. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Beginners welcome.

Saturday 25 January: Drawing and Painting Foundations

Not sure how to get started or just want some practice and guidance? Join us to participate in a range of activities that cover the fundamentals of painting and drawing such as composition, perspective, tone and colour. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Beginners welcome.

Wednesday 29 January: Drawing and Painting Foundations

Not sure how to get started or just want some practice and guidance? Join us to participate in a range of activities that cover the fundamentals of painting and drawing such as composition, perspective, tone and colour. Suitable for all ages and abilities. Beginners welcome.

Saturday 1 February: Young Artists Workshop

Draw your profile and make it spectacular. You will enlarge your profile and then turn it into an amazing expressive artwork with paint, pattern and colour.

View over woman's shoulder as she holds up an abstract drawing

Image: Joshua Morris

 

Drop in workshops with Patrice Wills: Open studio

Date: Wednesdays 22, 29 January
Saturday 25 January
Saturday 1 February
Time: 2 – 4 pm
Cost: $5 on the day to cover materials

Children 12 years and under require a parent/caregiver present

On Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, visitors are invited to join in on open studio sessions to realise their own artistic goals with the expertise of artist Patrice Wills. Continue something you have already begun in a prior workshop or start that new project you’ve been thinking about for too long! All levels are welcome: beginners to advanced.

 

Header image: Joshua Morris