Open Studio – Exploring Visual Arts with Young Artists
Ana Rita Pires leads a creative space where young artists learn, practice and collaborate to develop essential technical skills and conceptual thinking.
The heart of the journey will be the use of a graphic journal. Historically, artists have used graphic journals to practice their skills as well as plan new work and experiment with ideas. The young artists will be encouraged to keep their own journal throughout the term, which will inform how they approach the mediums covered each week. These mediums include drawing, painting, printing and mixed media.
Sessions 1-2: Introduction to graphic journals and self portraiture
Sessions 3-5: Exploring mixed media and working with observational drawing, collage and painting
Sessions 6-7: Alternative printmaking
Saturdays, 10 February – 24 March
10.30am – 12.30pm (6 – 11 yrs)
1pm – 3pm (12 – 15 yrs)
AGES: 6 – 12 years
COST: $175 per term (7 sessions)
About FCAC Tutor: 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.
Presented as part of our Arts Learning program.
1- Image courtesy of Ana Rita Pires.