IGNITE: Makers

IGNITE: Makers

Update due to coronavirus

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, we are postponing all IGNITE classes presented by Belconnen Arts Centre for the foreseeable future. Your health and safety are the most important things to us, and we will be working as quickly as we can to find ways to redesign the program so it can be presented safely. We will do everything we can to keep the classes connected during the coming weeks while it isn’t possible for us to come together in person. We will keep you up to date as we work out the details.

Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to reconnecting soon!

IGNITE: Makers is part of a suite of accessible arts learning and development opportunities for people with lived experience of disability, mental health issues, the d/Deaf and HOH (Hard of Hearing) who experience barriers to formal training. IGNITE: Makers provides practical hands-on visual art learning experiences and is led by professional artists and tutors in a supportive and accessible environment.

IGNITE: Makers aims to assist participants to develop their full artistic potential in their own way and time. Participants engage in hands-on making projects to gain or strengthen their knowledge of specific art-making skills and techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture. Learners are immersed in an environment of art language and concepts, enabling them to develop the vocabulary to understand and describe their art processes, analyse their work and explain their ideas in a professional arts context. Outcomes typically include creating work for exhibition, engendering a sense of achievement and assisting participants to see themselves as creative artists.

If you have not previously attended any IGNITE programs, please contact IGNITE Programs Officer, Penny Pollard, via penny@belcoarts.com.au or 0406 921 304 (text message only).