Art & Design

Sharpen Up Your Creative Skills With NGV’s New Online Courses

By Rick Stephens
11th Jul 2020

Melbourne's NGV has temporarily closed again, but they're back with some great online courses to keep you sharp during lockdown 2.0.

Surrealism: 1920s To Now

Launching on Monday 13 July, Surrealism: 1920s To Now is an online course that offers art enthusiasts an intermediate level study of Surrealism and its ongoing influence on contemporary art and visual culture. It's a self-guided five-part course, and you have eight weeks to complete it. Register here.

The Art Of Writing

The Art Of Writing is a new online course where you can explore ideas and develop creative writing skills in both poetry and prose. The course is guided by author Cate Kennedy and La Trobe University’s Head of Creative Arts and English, Dr Catherine Padmore. The course starts on Monday 20 July. Register here.

Other Courses 

Drop-by Drawing, which was previously open to whoever wanted to drop by the NGV, has since been adapted to an online format for anyone wanting to brush up their illustration skills. The first of the series is up online now and is led by Lily Mae Martin taking you through the art of sketching. 

Class starts on Sunday at 9:30am, with local artists Minna Gilligan and Kenny Pittock on teaching duties in the coming weeks. For those planning a massive Saturday night in, no sweat, you can catch up at your leisure with classes available for your viewing pleasure indefinitely. 

The sessions can be found over at NGV Channel along with in-depth, virtual tours of the KAWS: Companionship In The Age Of Loneliness and Kieth Haring | Jean-Michel Basquiat: Crossing Lines exhibitions. Weekend sorted.

Explore Melbourne’s arts scene from your couch at our Style section. 

Photo credit: NGV

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