The Melbourne CBD is full of life right now! The event everyone is talking about this week is Electric Kingdom, a free art installation at Birrarung Marr sponsored by the City of Melbourne. Nights are coming alive thanks to giant illuminated animals, mesmerising soundscapes, roving performers and light shows.
If you want to tap into your own inner wilderness, we think these courses might be just what you need.
The pen is mightier than the sword (and is much better for drawing)
The ability to capture the wilderness in your mind’s eye and express it with pen/pencil and paper has been admired for centuries. From Rembrandt’s The Night Watch to Jackson Pollock’s Alchemy and everything in between, art can capture feelings, ideas and visions that challenge and excite us.
If you want to learn how to use art to express yourself, we offer a variety of drawing courses to help you do just that.
Create beauty, one stitch at a time
Needle, thread and fabric. They may “seam” simple, but can unlock a world of creative construction. Mastering the stitch could be the key to your next costume party, a new pair of pants for a loved one, or even an animal creation worthy of a place in the Electric Kingdom.
Mesmerise with music
Music can take an experience from real to surreal, adding ambience and mystery with every chord. If you’ve dreamed of becoming a musical maestro for an upcoming event, our piano courses can help you get there.
In a small, relaxed group environment, instructor Ysolde Nichols will teach you how to read music and dance your fingers across the ivories.
Freeze a frame that would make Ansel Adams proud
If you love the work of Vivian Maier or Ansel Adams and own a dSLR or mirrorless camera, you might want to consider our landscape photography course.
Over five hours, our instructor will teach you how to work with natural light, composition and how to uncover the ‘essence’ of a scene.