WEDNESDAYS 9:30AM - 12PM
Term 1, Jan 31 - April 11 (11 weeks)
Term 2, May 2 - July 4 (10 weeks)
Term 3, July 25 - Sept 26 (10 weeks)
Term 4, Oct 17 - Dec 12 (9 weeks)
Enquiries & enrolments
Contact: Alex McPherson
P: 09 845 5361
Studio Practice is aimed at our more experienced, long-term artists. They work in a self directed manner, identifying and developing ideas of their own choosing; they are encouraged to gather resources and undertake simple research towards their work. Many of the artists become very enthused about this – and are dedicated in their research, exploring new ideas and ways of working not only in the studio but at home.
Much of their work reflects their personal experience and unique perceptions of life. They are encouraged in individualistic styles of working – and are introduced to elements of contemporary art practice. Many artists write accompanying narrations to their work – sometimes this verse is included within their imagery.
Tutors assist artists to consider their work and discuss their ideas, to set personal goals and to write artist statements to accompany their work when exhibited. The sense of companionship and sharing of their art making process is an important feature of this programme – as is the achievement of successfully producing considered work that holds meaning for each artist. As in all Mapura Studios programmes, this very much concerns the sheer enjoyment of the creative process.