Blaide Lallemand | Art Play for curious adults | 18 MAY – 22 JUN

WHEN: 10am – 12pm Saturdays

Term 2: 18 May – 22 June
Term 3: 10 August – 14 September
Term 4: 2 November – 4 December

WHERE: Woden Library

***Woden Library is currently closed for renovations. Art Play will now be held at the Woden Library Pop-Up, which is located at 26 Corinna St, behind the Discount Chemist, across the road from the Woden Library.

COST: $220 (6 weeks) $40 drop-in per class


Led by visual artist Blaide Lallemand, Art Play workshops encourage people to explore different approaches to making art, working in a range of mediums; charcoal, watercolour paints and crayons, collage, pen and ink, gouache, acrylic paint and more. These classes are ideal for the curious adult (with little experience) who have an impulse and desire to trust their creative self and develop their art abilities through play!

In Term 2, be inspired  by current Australian artists.

Over the course of 6 weeks we’ll cover a diverse cross section of current Australian artists styles and techniques. This process of analysing their approach and trying it out, will inform our own ability to make intelligent choices, growing our knowledge of “how to” and “why”, whilst being in a relaxed and playful environment.

Week 1 & 2 Colour for colour sake!
Deep dive into the colourful saturated world of Gemma Smith. Let’s be enveloped by her use of colour in painting and sculpture. We’ll examine her varied approach to colour, textures, transparency, gesture and structure, as Gemma says on her website…” explore the intersection between colour and surface, intention and chance.’’

Week 3 & 4 Paint our surrounds!
Take inspiration from the iconic style of Ken Done, who paints  Australian flora and fauna, urban environments and outback surrounds with vibrant colour and simplified forms that ooze, joy, warmth, energy and accessible connection.

Week 5 & 6 People that!
David Bromley is well known for painting female nudes and whimsical children scenes. Using a simplified style, bold colours and graphic outlines, we’ll create our own pop portrait using the strategies of a reduced colour palette, blocks of colour and graphic outlines.

About the Artist

Blaide Lallemand takes an interdisciplinary approach to making works of art, fusing her interest in sculptural practices with a range of ephemeral practices including performance, new media and site-specific installation. Blaide is interested in immersing the audience into the artwork, enabling them to have a visceral experience and choice to actively participate with the realisation and evolution of the artwork.

Blaide studied acting at the University of Western Sydney before graduating from the ANU School of Art with first class Honours in 2003. She is interested in exploring cycles in nature, rhythms of the body and aspects of intimate social and physical relationships between people and their complex means of communication.

Blaide Lallemand, Tuggeranong Arts Centre