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The Make Art at TAC program offers term-based and casual art classes and short courses run by professional artists.



Image: Making Time Art Class, Tuggeranong Arts Centre

MAKING TIME ART CLASS FOR SENIORS

WHEN: Tuesdays, 10:30-12pm & 1 – 2:30pm

TERM 1: 6 February – 6 April 2024
TERM 2: 30 April – 2 July 2024

COST: $280 Per Term

DETAILS:

Making Time is a chance to come together with a group of people, make art and have a chat. There is an emphasis on painting and drawing throughout the 10 weeks with the opportunity to explore other mediums such as print, ceramics, mosaics and collage. Participants are encouraged to have fun and give things a go! Tea and coffee are provided and there is always a moment to grab a cuppa and make a new friend. Tutor, Gina Chapman creates a carefree environment, encouraging the participants to learn new skills or building lifelong passions.

If you would like to enrol, please complete the form below and a staff member will be in touch. You can also drop-in or call us on 6293 1443.



MAKE A MESS ART CLASS KIDS 6-8 YEARS

WHEN: Wednesdays from 3:30-4:30pm

TERM 1: 7 February – 10 April 2024
TERM 2: Wednesdays, 1 May – 29 June 2024
TERM 2: Saturdays 10:15 – 11:15pm, 4 May – 29 June 2024

COST: $260 per term

Receive a Family Discount of 10% when you book into more than one term-based class!

DETAILS:

Make A Mess aims to get children excited about art! Under the guidance of a professional artist, participants will be encouraged to experiment, play, and have fun in the art room; creating an artwork each week as they will learn the basics of colour theory, form, perspective, negative space, and composition. The classes are friendly and warm, and the learning environment is interactive and tactile. Students are encouraged to make a mess!

If you would like to enrol, please complete the form below and a staff member will be in touch. You can also drop-in or call us on 6293 1443.



MAKE IT MATTER ART CLASS KIDS AGED 9-12

WHEN: Wednesdays, 5 – 6pm

TERM 1: Wednesday 7 February – Wednesday 10 April 2024
TERM 2: Wednesdays, 1 May – 29 June 2024
TERM 2: Saturdays 11:15am – 12:30pm, 4 May – 29 June 2024

COST: $260 Per Term

Receive a Family Discount of 10% when you book into more than one term-based class!

DETAILS:

Make it Matter introduces children to art history as they learn about an artist each week and make their own artistic interpretation. Guided by an artist children will play with materials such as paper, paint and clay and be encouraged to express themselves through art! This class fosters a fun and inclusive environment for kids to make art and meet new people. All materials are included!

If you would like to enrol, please complete the form below and a staff member will be in touch. You can also drop-in or call us on 6293 1443.


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SHORT COURSES & MASTER CLASSES

DRAWING: FASCINATING SUCCULENTS WITH GINA CHAPMAN, A 6-WEEK MASTERCLASS

WHEN:  Saturdays, 2 – 4pm

DATES: 17 February – 23 March

COST: $250

BOOKINGS: Book here

Fascinating succulents is an investigation into the wondrous and infinitely varied world of plants. Succulents are a marvelous drought tolerant plants with wonderful sculptural form, subtly coloured textured surfaces and spectacular flowers. Learn more about their varieties and habits with conservation, land management and horticulture trained visual artist Gina Chapman.



John Pratt, Flora x Charcoal on paper (2024)

DRAWING: A MEDIUM OF EXPLORATION WITH JOHN PRATT 6-WEEK MASTERCLASS

WHEN:  Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30pm

DATES: 21 February – 27 March

COST: $250

BOOKINGS: Book here

A Medium of Exploration with artist John Pratt is an exploration into different approaches to drawing. From observational accounts to expressive and interpretive responses; learn about scale, composition, mark-making and interpretative aspects like mood and ambient presence. Explore a range of genres and subjects, including still life arrangements, interiors, natural elements, and the fluidity of drapery.



PAINTING: BACK TO BASICS WITH SARAH MURRAY 6-WEEK MASTERCLASS

WHEN:  Thursdays, 6 – 8pm

DATES: 22 February – 28 March

COST: $250

BOOKINGS: Book here

Back to Basics is open to painting beginners or those wanting to extend their skills. Artist Sarah Murray will ensure that you are welcomed into a judgment-free, safe space, where you can engage with fellow creatives and create art in community. All materials are provided, including paints, paintbrushes, and paper.



Jo Hollier, Untitled, Collection of gel papers. Image courtesy of the artist.

INTRO TO GELLI PRINTING WITH JO HOLLIER

WHEN:  Saturday 10 February, 10:30am – 12:30pm

COST: $150

BOOKINGS: Book here

Enjoy this playful introduction to the art of gelli plate printing with printmaker and mixed media artist Jo Hollier. Using acrylic paints create various backgrounds and build up layers of colour and texture using stencils and found materials such as lace and leaves to make negative and positive prints. Gelli printing is a quick, accessible and easy way to make simple prints that can be embellished further using mixed media or used in collage. Incorporate wax resist and stamps to push the creative possibilities. Add to your technical skill set and be surprised at the creativity unleashed. This 1-day workshop will be followed by the Make an Artist Book masterclass in Term 2.



LIFE DRAWING CLASS

Image from Everybody life drawing evening

WHEN: Third Friday of the month from 6 – 8 pm

NEXT EVENT: Friday 16 Feburary, 2024

COST: $25 per class

BOOKINGS: Click here to book for Every Body

UPCOMING DATES:

  • Friday 15 March, 2024
  • Friday 19 April, 2024
  • Friday 17 May, 2024
  • Friday 21 June, 2024
  • Friday 16 August, 2024

Facilitated by a local artist, this monthly art class for people aged 18 years and over, is inclusive of all bodies, weight, gender and race, celebrating all expressions of self! The class is a safe space to have drinks with friends and sketch a diverse range of models. Basic materials will be provided such as charcoal, paper and pencils however you are welcome to bring your own materials to work with!



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Tuggeranong Community Arts Association is a community-based not-for-profit organisation with a 25-year history. We pride ourselves in supporting your local arts community. We embrace personal expression and diversity. We have a focus on participation and accessibility and helping to shape a sense of pride in the local community. You can help us by joining us in promoting community art and supporting local artists.

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