Workshops and classes


Sue Riley Gee

Sketch it, Water Colour it & Pen it in workshop with Levee Wall Mural artist Sue Riley Gee

Sunday 2 September 9am - 3pm | Artspace Workshop Room

Join Sue for a one-day workshop learning skills in Pencil Sketching, Water Colour and Pen. The morning will start with a walk along the Levee Wall Mural in River Street, looking at the history of Mackay and gathering inspiration from the historical images. During the guided walk participants will learn simple sketching techniques and be encouraged to take photos to use as reference later in the workshop. Workshop participants will then travel to Artspace to spend a relaxing day learning how to create a Pencil Sketch,  Water Colour, and Pen Work.
What to bring: A5 or A6 Water Colour Friendly Sketch Book.  
$10 per person, Bookings essential: 49619722

Vts Practice Session

Visual Thinking Practice Sessions

What’s going on in this picture?.. There are no wrong answers when it comes to Visual Thinking Strategies delivery. VTS is about looking at art, considering what we see, then putting what we see into words. It’s not an art history lesson, it’s a method of teaching that empowers the learner, strengthening oral communication, visual literacy and creative and analytical skills. Whether you’re an experienced educator, or just someone with a love of art, language and social interaction, our VTS practise sessions are for you! You can begin by simply participating as an audience member, and over time, you might like to join the rest of us as we practise delivering VTS sessions ourselves. It’s challenging, empowering and extremely enjoyable. Come along and try it, it’s free - but let us know you’re coming so we have a chair for you.

Regular practise delivery sessions are held at 3:30pm (for a 3:45pm start) to 5pm on the LAST Thursday every month, Artspace Mackay, Civic Precinct, Gordon St.