6 – Wait List only - Discover and express the artist in you! David Pincus - 16 weekly sessions from 2.00 to 4.00 on Mondays 25 February to 24 June
The objective of this program is to help newcomers to the art of sketching and painting to discover and to enjoy the experience of producing their own works. We will explore form and composition and develop basic skills in the use of mixed media: pencil, charcoal, ink and watercolour but not oil or acrylic. The subjects considered will include working from reproductions, still life, set pieces, the figure, outdoors. The classes will include some demonstration but will encourage individual ‘hands on’ effort.
7 – Film Discussion Group B Andrew Porter - 4 monthly sessions from 2.00 to 3.30 on Mondays 25 February, 25 March, 29 April, 27 May
Three films, viewed independently, will be discussed by the group each month. At the end of each session the group will decide the films for the next session. The group will be notified before the first session of the films to be discussed.
32 - The Australian Tapestry Workshop Fiona Caro – 1 session from 2.00 to 4.00 on Tuesday 14 May
Fiona will discuss the making of the Morning Star Tapestry for the Sir John Monash Centre near Villers-Bretonneux, France, completed for April 2018. This significant new tapestry designed by Australian artists Lyndell Brown and Charles Green was created by The Australian Tapestry Workshop in South Melbourne.
42 - Drawing Bruce Gifford – 18 weekly sessions from 10.00 to 12.00 on Wednesdays 27 February to 26 June
Bruce organises drawing and other media projects, sometimes including watercolour. Profiles of individual artists are discussed from time to time, and other topics of artistic interest. The work of the group is displayed regularly in the foyer.
67 - French House Museums from Victor Hugo to Gustave Moreau: a 19th Century Paradigm/Practice Dr Bertrand Bourgeois – 1 session from 10.00 to 12.00 on Friday 15 February
This session will focus on houses that French writers and artists such as V Hugo, P Loti, E Goncourt or G Moreau turned into private museums to host their own artefacts, books and works. Despite the variety of practices, it will show the emergence of a common paradigm in opposition to the birth of the modern public museum, where the house is thought both as a ‘lieu de vie’ and an exhibition space.