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Pints and Painting in a friendly and artistic environment
Artistic Director of Contempo Art Collections, Julie Fielke, has launched her new concept, Art in the Pub, which combines art lessons in a pub. It is a unique concept that combines art lessons in one hand and a glass in the other, whilst you undertake your art lessons in a local hotel ensuring you have a night of fun and creativity. Contempo Art Collections, under Julie's direction has recently curated for Fringe 2016 and now SALA 2016, whilst holding her own art exhibitions in Adelaide. Julie developed the idea of the Urban Art Bar and has made it a working reality.
The purpose of the urban art bar is to bring people who are interested in learning to paint together in an informal but congenial environment, in their local hotel to share ideas and learn or enhance their artistic skills has made Urban Art Bar a working reality.
Julie said, "Paint in the Pub is as simple as it sounds. No experience is required, just the desire to be an artist. You can enjoy your refreshment as it stimulates your artistic flow. Having a drink in a creative environment will help the budding artists 'relax' and indulge in 2.5 hours of tutoring, whilst forgetting about life's pressures."
The introductory $50 course fee is great value for money because it includes; a canvas, paint, the use of brushes and everything a wannabe artist may need over the two and half hour sessions. Followup workshops will have a $50 course fee.
The goal is that all participants will go home with their finished canvas and a feeling of accomplishment whilst having a few laughs. Food and drink, whilst not included in the workshop price, but will be available at the hotels. The Oxford will offer a special meal deal to participants, while you are able to 'order in' at the Wheatsheaf.
Art courtesy of Cynthia Schwertsik
Participants meet at the pub a half hour before they begin painting. It offers budding artists opportunity to get to know each other, prepare their work area, get a drink and snacks, and relax before they start to paint. At the close of the workshop participants clean-up their paint station and use the opportunity to share ideas and learn from one another. All participants must be over 18 years.
Art courtesy of Elspeth McKellar
Julie said, "You can develop your artistic skills under the guidance of two talented local artists, Elspeth McKellar and Cynthia Schwertsik."
Elspeth McKellar will conduct workshops at the Wheatsheaf Hotel. Elspeth has studied costume making and is currently studying fine arts. She is passionate about classical art and naturalistic portraiture and is continually learning methods of painting and drawing to create. Elspeth works with an encouraging approach and is enthusiastic about sharing her skills with budding artists.
She has joined the Urban Art crew as a tutor and she is enthusiastic about sharing her skills with participants. Her aim is to help beginners maintain composition and develop further their creativity and ideas. Under her direction, participants will benefit from her straight forward style, which is easy to follow, allowing them to effectively enhance their own flair and ideas.
Art courtesy of Cynthia Schwertsik
Cynthia Schwertsik will conduct the workshops at The Oxford Hotel at North Adelaide. She is a student of ACSA and has honed her painting skills for many years. She is a member of the Adelaide Hills art group, The Artist Voice, and regularly exhibits at Hahndorf Academy with further participations at the RSASA, The Barn in Stirling, and at Port Adelaide Festival. Almost five years ago, Cynthia moved from Vienna to South Australia, and is still easing into the local art community, which has been her lifelong career, with a shift from dance and set design to painting.
Where:The Wheatsheaf Hotel, 39 George Street, Thebarton, or the Oxford Hotel, 101 O'Connell Street, North Adelaide - check for details.
Cost:The introductory $50 course fee is great value for money because it includes; a canvas, paint, the use of brushes and everything a wannabe artist may need over the two and half hour sessions. Followup workshops will have a $50 course fee.