Get creative with leading teaching visual artists Ana Rita Pires and Tamarit Gebremariam in FCAC’s new Art Club after school program.
This 10-week program for 6 to 12 year olds will expose kids to a range of visual arts techniques, such as painting, drawing and sculpture. To conclude the term, their final creations will be featured in a pop-up showcase in the FCAC shipping container for proud parents to enjoy. A great way to experience our popular Extreme Arts school holiday program regularly after school.
All materials supplied.
WHEN: Wednesdays 10 October – 12 December, 4pm – 5.30pm
COST: $250 per term (10 sessions)
ABOUT THE TUTORS:
Ana Rita Pires
Ana Rita has lived her life between Portugal and Australia. This sharing of territory has been a catalyst in the development of her work as a visual artist and community arts worker. Her work questions themes such as migration, identity and place. Her projects have involved working with culturally diverse youth groups, artists’ residencies in West Africa and the ongoing exhibition of her drawings and paintings. Ana Rita completed her formal education in 2007, graduating with a degree in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, Portugal. She participated in the Emerging Cultural leaders Program at FCAC in 2014. She currently works and lives in Melbourne`s West with her partner and collaborator Mito Elias and their daughters Tamira and Indigo.
Tamirat is an Ethiopian born migrant living in Melbourne as an artist. He completed his diploma from school of Fine Art at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia in 1993; where he then went on to have several solo and group exhibitions extensively in and around Egypt, and Australia. In 2001 Tamirat moved to Sydney where he studied Digital Art and Media at Metro Screen before moving to Melbourne.
In 2010 Tamirat completed his Master of Visual Art at the University of Melbourne, Faculty of Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). In 2011-12 He perused his career and graduated with Master of Fine art by research.
In 2009 Tamirat was awarded the Martin Foley MP award and the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Women’s Association Postgraduate Encouragement Award. At the VCA Margaret Lawrence gallery he was awarded MFA 2011-12 APA (Australian post graduate Award) Scholarship, from university of Melbourne/VCA. Tamirat’s work is collected around the world, including Ethiopia, Egypt, USA, Canada and Australia.
Presented as part of FCAC’s Arts Learning program.
1 – Image by Jackie Dixon.
2-3 – Images courtesy of Ana Rita Pires.