Art & Design

Art Attack | Channel Your Inner-Picasso at These Cool Summer Art Classes

By Desta Cullen
20th Oct 2014

I'm no Picasso, but every now and then I get the urge to put pen to paper, and make a masterpiece. The resulting squiggles are probably the most pathetic attempt at artistry ever created. But even Picasso started somewhere, right? 

Obviously, I could use all the help I can get, which is why I was pretty excited when the artsy folks at USQ Artsworx told us they were opening applications to Australia's largest—and longest running—residential performing, visual and creative arts school for a series of very cool short courses. 

Hello, artistic stardom! 

Kicking off on the 7th of January and running for 10-days, aspiring creatives can enroll in more than 50 classes across a range of fields—performing arts, visual arts and creative arts—to hone already developed skills, or dip their toes in to the artistic pool at USQ's McGregor Summer Schools. 

Maybe you've got a burning desire for all things collage? Then you should hit up Abstract Energy: Exploring Collage and Painting. Or perhaps photography, medieval calligraphy, and metal smithing for jewellery are more your vibe? There are separate course for all of those. 

Whatever your choice, all the courses are taught by qualified artists and practitioners in their field, and this year's musical program even has a couple of Australian industry legends, in Clare Bowditch and Shane Nicholson, to mentor students before putting on concerts on each of the Friday evenings (9th January and 16th January). 

Giving young artistes the leg up since '68, 2015's program is an awesome way to get a taste of the creative life. 

Enrolments are open, and close on 28th November so pick a class now!

Email or call USQ McGregor Schools on 07 4631 2755 to get the low down.  

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