Open Studio with Darien Pullen
Calling all artists of any level, to join our FCAC arts community! One of the crucial factors that keep us motivated on our artistic journeys is the ability to share and seek guidance from our communities. Darien Pullen is not only one of FCAC’s most experienced artists and art teachers; he also leads inclusive classes where each individual is furthered on their unique paths. Whether you’re just beginning your arts practice, wanting to build existing skills or just need an extra push to finish that project you’ve been sitting on for a while—Darien’s here to help and this class is for you!
Classes will be a casual mix of technique teaching and extended feedback time where you can share your work and seek guidance from the teacher and your peers.
WHEN: Fridays, 30 October – 18 December, 10am–11am
WHERE: Online via Zoom
COST: $80 per term (8 sessions) or $15 per session
TICKETS STRICTLY LIMITED; BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT.
FCAC is seriously invested in supporting our community during this difficult time which is why all workshop fees have been heavily reduced for online delivery.
Important information for workshop attendees:
- You will receive an email with workshop information including a basic materials list and the link to our Zoom session, 1 week ahead of the class date. If required, all materials will be basic stationary/supermarket items and materials commonly found around the house.
- You will also need access to a computer device or tablet with internet connection and ‘https://zoom.us/’ downloaded (free), prior to the session.
About the Teaching Artist
Darien is a professional Melbourne-based artist with over 30 years of exhibiting and teaching experience. His work includes drawing, printmaking, painting and sculpture, all developed from observational studies, and mostly of the human body.
He says, “These are not idealised bodies. These images are about the subtlety of a gesture – the very personal way someone will sit, or turn. The way each person moves, leans or walks is unique. This is about what it means to be human, about what it is for each of us to be contained in a body. There is a universality in this which connects us, but beauty is a product of individuality and circumstance.”
Darien’s work has been described as ‘sensitive and well observed’ with ‘a skilled drawing ability and subtle use of colour’. His love of paint is obvious and of this he says: “Great paintings have never been purely about imagery – the mark, the colour and the intensity are all equally important. Great paintings are about paint.”
Presented as part of FCAC’s Creative Workshops Program.
1- Photograph by Simon de Lacy-Leacey.