Portraiture and Identity – an exploration through Drawing and Printmaking with John Pratt
When: 11am-1pm Thursdays, 12 May – 16 June 2022
Where: Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen ACT and other locations as advised
Access information: Access at Belco Arts (PDF)
Participation: 15 people
To book, contact: Liz Lea, IGNITE Programs Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
This course will investigate a range of approaches to the theme of identity and portraiture. Part of the exploration is a questioning of what constitutes a portrait and how identity can be evoked through objects, belongings, space and colour as well as the conventional portrait. In this enquiry, the role of materials, notation and process will be engaged including drawing, collage, and a range of print processes.
About John Pratt
John Pratt is a practising graphic artist with widespread experience across a range of media including drawing, collage, printmaking and projection in Public Space. He has organized and delivered art courses in a wide variety of contexts from Summer Schools to the ANU, School of Art. Projects involving the human figure in reference to landscape and urban space have been of particular interest and have informed a number of exhibitions.
IGNITE: Makers is a hands-on creative learning experience, facilitated by professional artist tutors. Classes take place in one of Belconnen Arts Centre’s accessible workshops. Participants are supported to build new skills, develop confidence in and reflect on their own creative practice. IGNITE: Makers develop their full artistic potential in their own way and time. Workshops include drawing, painting, ceramics, craft, sculpture and writing to support creative outcomes, including creating work for exhibition.
IGNITE: Makers is part of a suite of accessible arts learning and development opportunities for artists who are disabled, d/Deaf or HOH (Hard of Hearing), chronically ill, neurodiverse or have mental health experience.
Please contact Belco Arts via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.