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Creative Exchange – Illustration and Contemporary Art

How to tease out an idea to create a masterpiece.


Welcome to Kickstart Arts’ Creative Exchange: Workshops in Everything

Session Description:

Starting with a favourite passage, song, lyric, poem or theme, you’ll be guided through the process of developing a basic concept. From there you’ll extend it with sketching and other techniques to develop the concept further.
What you’ll get:

  • Lots of insight into how to move any idea closer to a finished work of art
  • Concept sketches
  • New connections with other artists
  • Brand new ideas and inspiration

What to bring:

  • Any drawing materials you like to use
  • Notebook and pen

About Creative Exchange: The Kickstart Arts Centre in New Town is fast becoming a community hub for arts and culture.  Creative Exchange is a flagship project offering an ongoing program of workshops led by and for people from all walks of life.  If you have a skill to share, please get in touch.

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Making great art to promote wellbeing & creativity.

About the teacher:

Damian Smith graduated from Griffith University with a bachelor in Fine Arts majoring in Illustration in 2003 and has been a professional artist since. He presents an average of 2 exhibitions per year, and currently makes a living selling original works, commissions, prints, and teaching. Damian’s website is filled with examples of his work.