Art Classes

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anonymous said 13 years ago

Enrolments are now being taken for the next term of classes at The Substation : Hobson’s Bay Community Art Centre.

Foundation Drawing and Painting Class
An introductory class aimed at exploring the basic elements of drawing and painting. There will be an emphasis on building confidence, developing observational and analytical skills, practical techniques, and material exploration. Students will also explore colour theory, composition, painting techniques and materials. There will be one life drawing session within the term to introduce and explore figure drawing and to build on other skills.

This is not just a skill class however, as the tutor aims to give participants an understanding and insight into other aspects of creating art, including generating ideas, exploration and discussion of other artists, and tools to help to integrate creativity into the students life. Classes are challenging but relaxed and informal and aim to provide a basic knowledge to students who wish to pursue their work further, and possibly go on to join a mentored art group.

8 weeks Mondays 6.30 – 8.30pm
Classes start: 8th February

Mentored Art Class
This class has been developed to flow on from the Foundation Drawing and Painting class, and for those that have some previous experience. Emphasis is on building confidence, technique, exploration of materials and an ongoing focus on the development of the student’s individual projects and skills. Each student can work at their own pace and their particular needs are addressed via direct one-on-one tutoring rather than group exercises. Classes offer a chance to meet with like-minded artists who learn from, support and encourage each other. Art both historically and in a contemporary context will also be explored. Life drawing sessions may be organised during the term for those interested. There may also be an opportunity in the future for the group to exhibit work at the Substation if participants are interested.

8 weeks Tuesdays 10.30-12.30 or 6.30-8.30pm
Classes start: 9th February

Private Tuition
Private tuition is available for individuals or small groups. For further details please contact Erika

About the Tutor
Erika Gofton is a full time exhibiting artist based in Newport. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and a Diploma of Education in Visual Arts. She is currently represented by Dickerson Gallery in Melbourne and Sydney, and Anthea Polson Gallery in Queensland. Erika has been selected in numerous prizes including, The Mosman Art Prize, Redlands Art Prize, Albury Art Prize, Sunshine Coast Art Prize, R & M McGivern Prize, EMSLA and 5 times selected in the Williamstown prize
Examples of Erika’s work can be seen at

The Venue
The Substation: Hobson’s Bay Community Art Centre
1 Market St Newport