Artist Within

Artist within learning is a set of three courses designed to take you from a beginner to a more advanced artist. Start your journey today. As our students expand and their need to develop further we have added drawing and print courses.

Quick Links: Foundation | Media | Advanced | Media Workshop | Plein Air Workshop | Experimental Workshop

Foundation Art Course

Discover the Artist Within – Level 1

Learning

Art course using drawing media for adults. This is an introductory or refresher course with no previous experience required. Improve your skills learning to see as an artist “sees” through drawing exercises.

You May Achieve

Unlocking the potential artist within and increasing your capacity to “see” and draw with accuracy.

You Will Need To Bring Along

The materials you will need to bring along are:
A3 sketchbook or visual diary
2B and 4B pencils
Eraser

Instructor – Annette Playsted

Skill Level – Beginner or Refresher

When It Is Happening

Dates: TBA, 2022 [8 Sessions]
Time: TBA
Fee: $TBA Concession: $TBA – 50 cent fee will apply if you book online


Intermediate Media Art Course

Discover the Artist Within – Level 2

Learning

To help you develop further as a potential artist this course is designed for those who have completed the level 1 course. Learn about Painting and Drawing methods. Increase your media knowledge in the techniques and processes of painting and drawing.

You May Achieve

Increased skills and confidence in various processes of painting and drawing. Improved understanding of media knowledge of painting and drawing. Preparation for the next level to develop the artist within.

You Will Need To Bring Along

The materials you will need to bring along are:
A3 sketchbook or visual diary
2B and 4B pencils
Eraser
Your art kit – any materials you already have for painting and drawing

Instructor – Annette Playsted

Skill Level – Intermediate

When It Is Happening

Dates: TBA, 2022 [8 Sessions]
Time: TBA
Fee: $TBA Concession: $TBA – 50 cent fee will apply if you book online


Advanced Art Workshop

Develop the Artist Within – Level 3

Learning

How to further develop your knowledge and broaden skills and perceptions. Designed for hobbyists or art students who have studied at the intermediate level of discover the artist within. Challenges are set to encourage the building of ideas to improve conceptual development and encourage the experimental use of media to broaden and develop unique approaches to media.

You May Achieve

You will develop and increase self-expression and perceptual awareness, using a range of media. You will also expand and broaden your skills and perceptions.

You Will Need To Bring Along

The materials you will need to bring along are:
A3 paper or visual diary
Pencils
Charcoal
Scissors
Paper glue
Any art materials you have and prefer to use to make art.

Instructor – Annette Playsted

Skill Level – Advanced

When It Is Happening

Dates: TBA, 2022 [8 Sessions]
Time: TBA
Fee: $TBA Concession: $TBA – 50 cent fee will apply if you book online


Media Art Workshop

Printmaking/Sculpture

Learning

An Intermediate Level Art Course with a focus on Printmaking and/or Sculpture for Adults who have completed a foundation art course.

You May Achieve

This course aims to increase media knowledge in the techniques and processes of printmaking and sculpture, improving skills and confidence.

Instructors – Annette Playsted

Skill Level – Intermediate

When It Is Happening

Dates: TBA, 2022 [8 Sessions]
Time: TBA
Fee: $TBA Concession: $TBA – 50 cent fee will apply if you book online


Plein Air Workshop

Weekend Workshop

Learning

A tutored Art-making experience at the beautiful and varied seaside town of Portarlington on the North Bellarine. No previous art experience is needed, just an adventurous outlook.

The start of this workshop will be held on the foreshore beside the jetty and ferry terminal on Saturday at 10am. We will work in the location with both the weather on the day and the beauty and variety of the location. There is an abundance of stimuli, the beach, the views across the Bay, the parklands, and the cafés and bustle of the town.

We will immerse ourselves in chosen spaces within this varied place, take in the whole sensory experience of that space and respond as artists, by observing, collecting, rearranging, assembling, drawing, or painting our responses. Should be stimulating and enjoyable.

You May Achieve

Unlocking the potential artist within, while painting or drawing outdoors.

Notes & You Will Need To Bring

Participants may like to buy lunch in Port or bring a picnic lunch. Plenty of cafe options. We will have a lunch break from about 12:30pm.

Instructor – Annette Playsted & Gillian Turner

Skill Level – Beginner

When It Is Happening

Dates: Saturday, 28 May – Sunday, 29 May 2022 [2 Sessions]
Time: 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM (Sat) & 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM (Sun)
Fee: $90 Concession: $50 – 50 cent fee will apply if you book online

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Experimental Workshop

Drawing & Text

Learning

This workshop will focus on the marriage of text with drawing in its broadest terms. Artmaking can lead to text and text can lead to artmaking. We will explore both directions.

Artists and Writers and other adventurous persons are welcome to join this exciting workshop.

You May Achieve

Unlocking the potential artist within, while engaging with the combination of text and drawing.

Notes & You Will Need To Bring

A materials and information sheet will be sent on request or enrollment

Instructor – Annette Playsted & Gillian Turner

Skill Level – Beginner

When It Is Happening

Dates: Saturday, 25 June – Sunday, 26 June 2022 [2 Sessions]
Time: 10:00 AM – 03:00 PM (Sat) & 10:00 AM – 01:00 PM (Sun)
Fee: $90 Concession: $50 – 50 cent fee will apply if you book online

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Annette Playsted – Bio

Annette Playsted is a seasoned art teacher with 30+ years’ experience as a secondary art teacher and 15 years as a community education art tutor. Annette is a practising artist who has held regular one person art exhibitions since moving to the Bellarine in 2005. Annette is curator of the SpringDale Artists Annual Exhibition and Drysdale Village Medical Centre Foyer Exhibitions. Her supportive and individualized teaching style encourages the development of unique styles and approaches to making art. Her desire is to encourage art making as an enjoyable pastime but also to help each person find a new expressive pathway or career path.

Dr. Gillian Turner – Bio

Gillian is an experienced and award winning art practitioner. As an artist, she embraces new challenges, and continues to be inspired by her first encounter with the west coast of Ireland in 2009. It was there that she developed experimental drawing. Gillian’s practice focuses on conceptual work including installations. As a photographer, she explores mixed media on photographic surfaces, and documents the processes and outcomes of her conceptual art pieces.
Gillian has had solo exhibitions, and worked as an artist in residence in Australia and Ireland. She has been awarded Professional Development grants from the City of Greater Geelong to support her work here and overseas.
Gillian is also an experienced educator and published writer.

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