GEMS Artists in Residence – Parent, G5 & SY Student Workshop Opportunities

In conjunction with celebrating International Women’s Day, our Artists in Residence from 2017 Merryn Trevethan has curated an exhibition of significant Australian Female artists to exhibit ‘This Wild Song’ at the Australian High Commission.

We have the privilege of having 4 artists from this exhibition joining us at GEMS World Academy (Singapore) on Friday, 9th March and offering a range of fantastic workshops.

GEMS World Academy (Singapore) are hosting these workshops to:

  • Provide a range of quality one-off workshops for keen artists-in-the-making, open to Grade 5 and Senior Years students and all parents.
  • Offer our students, teachers and parent community the chance to attended sessions on site, (building on the enthusiasm shown during Arts Week and show our support of the arts)
  • Enable those higher level students the chance to extend their art skills and knowledge further
  • Encourage family members, (children and parents) to attend the same workshop and bond through the creative process

Please complete this FORM if you are interested in participating by Friday 2nd March.

DETAILS: Artists in Residence Workshops – Friday, 9th March

Time: 2.5 hour workshops
Cost: $35 per pax for 1 session or $60 for Parent and Student together
Time: 1.30 – 4 pm
Location: Visual Art Rooms, Level 1, Block C, GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
Note: places are limited to 15 per workshop

Artist in session:

  • Megan Evans – Working with found materials, or beading and embroidery, or collage with found materials to create mini masterpieces
  • Merryn Trevethan – An introduction to innovative Acrylic painting techniques using a wide range of GOLDEN Paints, Gels and Pastes. Learn ways to combine different textures with new techniques like image transfers as well as stencils and paint pours and combine them in your own creation.
  • Erika Gofton – Participants will be guided through drawing a self-portrait from the mirror. This workshop will develop and strengthen observational skills and provide a structure in working with the portrait. It will cover a variety of basic portrait essentials including seeing the face geometrically, working with tone, and portrait proportions.
  • Iona Nelson – Photographic portraiture course working with natural light (cameras and/or phones/ipads). A focus on creating natural portraits by learning how to direct and pose your sitter to get the results you want, use backdrops and work with natural light.

See more details about each artist CLICK HERE.

These workshops are linked to the following exhibition in conjunction with International Women’s day. <>






Claire RimmerHead of Department, Visual Arts & Design

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