Sat 29 June, 2024


Melissa O’Rourke
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Workshop $140 full price  $125 Members

(includes all materials)

A painting and drawing workshop.

No experience necessary. 

Using charcoal we collect from the embers of our fire stories, work with artist Melissa O’Rourke to weave your own stories into free flowing charcoal drawings. Learn some of the process used to make her latest body of work The Company of Women.

Make your own charcoal paint and use it to create dynamic images. Using gestural brushwork on paper, we will explore faces as a way of evoking landscapes of feeling and feminine knowing. We will tune into stories of women across time and place and delight in the marvellous messiness of charcoal.

Suits all levels of experience from absolute beginner onwards. All materials are provided for you.

Melissa O’Rourke is an artist and designer-maker living on Dja Dja Wurrung country in Central Victoria. Working across a range of materials and formats, her art practice moves between painting, drawing, design, print and sculpture, to explore the representation of female perspectives drawn from her experience of living, loving and travelling both at home and away.

Melissa spent many years as a visual and performing arts teacher. She is looking forward to welcoming you to a warm, fun and friendly workshop environment.