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Open Sessions

Delve into your preferred discipline or many with the Griffith Regional Art Gallery Open Program sessions. We are excited to be providing the community with a varied collection of program sessions that will focus on a core art discipline and leave you to explore the medium further on your own. 

Available to those 16 years and over.

Workshop Details

Portraiture & Oils with Rhonda Miranda, 6pm - 8pm Wednesday 01, 08, 15 & 22 June | $80 for 4 Workshops
Music & Art with Raymond Wholohan, 6pm - 8pm Friday 17 June | $20
Textile Art with Melanie Toscan, 6pm - 8pm Wednesday 29 June & 06 July | $40 for 2 Workshops


Portraiture & Oils with Rhonda Miranda, 6pm - 8pm Wednesday 01, 08, 15 & 22 June | $80 for 4 Workshops
In these sessions you will be guided by local artist Rhonda Miranda, who has been a practicing Life Drawer and artist for over 40 years. Holding solo exhibitions and winning numerous awards, her knowledge of portraiture and oil painting will be an invaluable experience you won't want to miss. In this session, she will take you through the fundamentals of portraiture using a photograph of your choosing and the art of mixing and painting with oils.

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Music & Art with Raymond Wholohan, 6pm - 8pm Friday 17 June | $20
Raymond Wholohan is the gallery coordinator at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery and has had the pleasure of working with a number of art galleries and museums. He holds undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications in Fine Art and Art History. He loves the ideas, philosophies and motivations that can underpin art/art making and in addition to this, an avid music fan and often a frustrated musician himself. On the tail of the "Audio Visions" community art exhibition this session will use music as a source of inspiration for art making. Keep an open mind. A light supper and wine will be provided courtesy of our sponsors Dee Vine Estate.

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Textile Art with Melanie Toscan, 6pm - 8pm Wednesday 29 June & 06 July | $40 for 2 Workshops
Melanie Toscan is the programs officer at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery and has a degree in visual arts (majoring in textile art) and graphic design from the University of Wollongong. Over the two weeks Melanie will take you through the basics of felting, then progressing with the pieces to create an embroidered artwork. This session will give you an introduction into the fundamentals of felting, applique and embroidery. A light supper and wine will be provided courtesy of our sponsors Dee Vine Estate.

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Wednesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm  
Closed: Monday & Tuesday  

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