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Drawing & Painting

Frankston, VIC

Subject: Drawing

When

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Where

McClelland Dr, VIC 3910, Australia
Frankston, VIC 3910

Type

  • 1:1 / Private Lessons

Skill level

Beginner

 

The teachers

In the 1970s, the founding trustees of McClelland Gallery introduced the first of a group of community studios in the...

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In the 1970s, the founding trustees of McClelland Gallery introduced the first of a group of community studios in the Gallery grounds. Potters, painters, spinners and weavers, followed by lapidarians and wood-turners, settled into their separate `studios’ amidst the native- bush surroundings of Studio Park. Originally, the painters shared the potters’ hut, an unhappy alliance complicated by potters’ dust. In 1982 the painters moved into a new studio that was shared with the spinners and weavers, a dividing wall separating the two groups. This was a cosy arrangement for small groups.

On 14th November 1982 the Committee of McClelland Guild of Artists (initially formed as an art society on December 1st, 1981) conducted its first general meeting in the open outside the studio. Students both current and prospective sat on folding chairs under sun umbrellas. The first membership lists were compiled, tuition classes formed, tutors appointed. Exhibitions were planned and held regularly in the Gallery grounds, vacated bank premises, church halls and so on. There were some fifty members. By 1985 the membership was five times that. We became an Incorporated Society.

In 1986 the Guild moved into its present studio provided by McClelland Gallery with the aid of a grant from the Ministry for the Arts. The new studio, officially opened in 1986 by the late Sir William Dargie, then Chairman of McClelland Gallery Board of Trustees, has been renovated twice since then.

The pursuit of excellence in teaching, plus a comprehensive programme embracing classes in sculpture, portraiture and life drawing, watercolour, pastel, oil and acrylic painting for adults, as well as sketching and painting classes for children, offers much to everyone seeking art tuition. Not seeking tuition? Then there are non-tutored member groups regularly meeting to hone their skills in self-help portraiture (with a model) and plein air painting. The McClelland Guild is all about people working at their own level, whether painters or sculptors, in a friendly, supportive and imminently peaceful environment.

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McClelland Guild Of Artists Inc