Katie's Art Classes
Unique, friendly and seriously fun Art Classes in Melbourne, with artist Katie Roberts
"I genuinely believe that everyone can learn to draw and that the basic techniques are a skill set like reading and writing."
Katie Roberts Art Classes are unique and friendly.
I believe everyone can learn to draw, and I can show you how. I teach in a way which is both deeply informative and fun. You will learn traditional techniques and have the freedom to explore, experiment and develop your inner artist!
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TERM 1, 2023
Saturday Sessions - Casual Journalling Outdoors
Saturday Sessions - Outdoor Journaling
The Saturday Sessions are back! We will continue to explore art journaling at CERES. Building on your skills and art practice in these fun casual drawing sessions. Perfect for those with some experience and for beginners, these are friendly and informal sessions. Not quite a class, as we will all draw together and learn from each other. It’s a small, friendly group. Each week we try different mediums, techniques and subjects, such as trees, chickens & sunflowers. We meet in all weathers, (under shelter if needed). No enrollment needed, I send out a text on the Friday and you RSVP. Just bring your journal and come along.. These are great fun! :) CERES based.
Dates: 4th Feb - 1stApril (till Easter) 2023
Cost: Each session $25 exact cash preferred Minimum 3 - maximum 12 students per session.
Where: We usually meet at the Organic Grocery Cafe (or the Merri Cafe if it's raining) at CERES Environment Park, Crn Stewart and Lee Streets, Merri-Bek (Brunswick)
No need to Enrol – just reply to this email and provide your phone number. :)
Drawing from Nature - Summer
'Drawing from Nature' – Summer – Outdoors at CERES
This term I am taking my iconic course - Drawing from Nature – outside where it belongs!
In this dynamic and deep class we explore the season, nature, and tap into our creative nature. What will we learn in the wild!? This 6 week course will give you the chance to explore the interplay between nature and your art practice. We will explore the grounds of CERES in Summer, working outdoors, while literally be drawing from nature using various media. Including foraging for art materials and experimenting with natural processes, we will also be using traditional charcoal, pencil, pastel, watercolour, gouache, ink and more! This course is unique in its content and approach, a deep dive into art! We will look at exciting examples from contemporary and historical art while Artist in Residence (your tutor) Katie Roberts will share insights into her artistic process and demonstrate ways to deeply connect with the land. Each session will be inspired by a natural process, medium, subject and seasonal topic, such as making art using fire, water and earth, conveying the feeling of place, not just depitching it.
These very special classes offer you rich opportunities to experiment with various techniques, and natural processes as well as learn important drawing skills and traditional techniques. Each class is taught outdoors and lasts a generous 2.5 hours including theory, demonstration and practice. This class is best suited to those with some experience and a willingness to experiment!
Day: Wednesdays 2.30-5pm
Dates: 1st March - 5th April
Cost: $450 full or $420 concession (min 3 students, max 6 students)
Where: Outdoor (undercover if needed) based out of the Peace Hut on the Village Green at CERES Environment Park, Crn Stewart and Lee Streets, Merri-Bek (Brunswick)
The Quick Draw – How to Draw Everything!
This little class is a quick fun one! Sick of going out? Want to stay home, drink wine and draw with friends on a Friday night? This entertaining class is just perfect for anyone new to drawing, rusty, bored, wanting to expand their repertoire or get some practice in. In these short, sweet 45 min sessions run via video call I will teach you ‘how to draw’ a different object each time, using basic materials or your choice of media. You will learn how to draw objects including, fruit, cups, flowers, hats, furniture, household items, houses, toys, boats, bikes and more! Across the sessions you will begin to accumulate a great database of shorthand drawing knowledge that you can build on. Requests for objects welcome! A fun quick 45min class, recorded for later as well.
When: Friday nights 7.30 - 8.15 pm
Dates: Feb 24 - March 31st
Where: Online using Google Meet
Cost: $200 con $220 full
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About Katie Roberts, Artist and Teacher
Welcome, so glad to see you here.
I am a professional artist with a passion for sharing my knowledge in a fun and informative way. I believe everyone can learn to draw. I studied art for ten years, I have a Masters of Fine Art and have been supporting artists for nearly two decades. I have been running my own classes since for nearly ten years and teach drawing at university in Melbourne as well.
I am a Melbourne based artist who makes large-scale drawings, mixed media works, oil paintings and multi-sensory installations.I have been tutoring and mentoring artists for the last 15 years. I started running art classes at Span Community House in Thornbury in 2011.
I genuinely believe that anyone can learn to draw and that the basic techniques are a skill set like reading and writing.
I have an encouraging and friendly approach. I teach in a fun, challenging and experimental way, while imparting a strong knowledge of traditional techniques and skills as well.
I hold a Masters of Fine Art and a Honours Degree in Fine Art majoring in Drawing from RMIT where I studied under renowned drawing teacher Godwin Bradbeer. I have been life drawing for 25 years. I have held 15 solo exhibitions, and my artwork in held in many private collections.
I work from my studio at home in leafy Melbourne Australia.