Open Studio – Advanced
Delve into your creative side with our Open Studio — Advanced class. This workshop gives you the freedom to use FCAC as your own studio and develop your practice further. Working independently with guidance from experienced teaching artist, Ben Howe, you will learn about colour theory and mixing, form, composition and image making using oils and acrylic paint. Perfect for intermediate artists looking to take their craft to the next level or Open Studio (Introduction) students.
WHEN: Tuesdays, 23 October – 18 December, 6:30pm – 9pm
VENUE: FCAC Visual Arts Studio
COST: Full $250 / Concession $230
About FCAC Artist Tutor:
Ben Howe is an internationally recognised artist specialising in hyperrealist and surrealist painting. Over the course of nearly two decades, he has explored the nature of consciousness, personal history and the incongruities of memory through his artwork, which has taken him to England, Germany, China and the USA.
Contributing much to the underground art scene, Ben has organised and curated a number of exhibitions and events in Melbourne, Sydney and Hamburg.
He holds a Masters of fine art with distinction from RMIT and is the recipient of numerous grants, awards, international residencies and fellowships.
Ben is known for his quasi scientific aesthetic that is at once hyper-realistic yet reductive. His at times stark and lonely works are often derived from preliminary explorations in other media such as sculpture, photography and film; his process distorting the boundaries of the real and the perceived.
Presented as part of FCAC’s Arts Learning program.
1- Image by Snehargho Ghosh.