Artist / Facilitator / Teacher
I often use this analogy when someone says 'I am not creative' or 'I wish I could draw'. I see imagination and our hands with which we create as muscles that are developed through consistent exercises. To prepare these 'muscles' for a specific purpose you need to think about what you do or something you like or have seen and wish to work toward. Your skill level doesn't matter. If you are wiling to participate then I willing to share with you what I have learned as someone who has drawn and created artwork for most of my life.
For Art Tho is about creative workshop and art experiences that aim to create meaningful interaction and engagement with the Visual Arts for participants aged from the age someone can draw and interact with an adult and beyond. For Art Tho creates open ended experiences where imagination, expression, creative and individual approaches of all participants are integral.
Together we will reflect upon creative potential asking 'What we can make with and do with our hands and minds?'. This is vital in developing an imaginative mind set. By facilitate and engage with participants, assisting with and demonstrating techniques and creative approaches, Increased fine motor strength and skill, encouraging lateral thinking and creative problem solving in a non digital tactile context - we will assist you to gain a broader understanding of their own imagination and true creative potential. For Art Tho aims to:
Creative Workshops and Art Experiences Activities + Costings Visual Arts Incursions
- Create opportunities for individuals to engage with the visual and creative arts through tangible experiences that encourage imagination and creative thinking.
- Models techniques and approaches utilised by visual artist in ways that are accessible and meaningful to participants.
- Offers participants imaginative provocations to instigate creative problems solving and encourage artistic experience and production.
- Takes a sustainable approach to creating artwork involving recycling, paper products, reusing, repurposing and re inventing materials wherever possible.
Bringing art experiences to your Preschool, Centre or Out Of School Hours Care through open ended art experiences utilising and remobilising your existing materials and facilitator introduced materials. We prepare for an activity to go for a maximum of one to three hours (depending on the routines and time frames of your service) where Artist resources and techniques are facilitated by a Visual Artist and Qualified Early Childhood Teacher with 15 years of teaching experience.
The types of activities on through Visual Arts Incursions are:
- General drawing technique sessions with pens, pencils, water colour, collage and mixed media.
- Developing drawing skills in creating a character, story or comic.
- How to draw animals.
- Anthropomorphic Drawing: Turning people into animals.
- Creating mixed media collage utilising drawing materials and recycled or re-purposed materials with an emphasis on sustainability
The Artist Facilitator will set up, maintain and pack down the workshop at its completion. At an additional fee we can write a concise and personalised summary of the activity linking it to Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) and National Quality Standard (NQS) Outcomes for Early Childhood services. Cost: $70 per hour (set up / pack down included)
$50 per workshop summary.
Drawing Workshops Sessions
These experiences are run in small groups (up to six students) running for individuals five years and older. Participants will engage in active drawing experiences where practical strategies will be introduced, discussed and developed with the ultimate outcome of assisting participants to create and realise their own ideas and concepts, have an increased knowledge of drawing and planning skills that suit their individual creative vision.
The classes occur in a short (4 weeks) or long (10 weeks / school term) format, depending on the program that is running. The workshop sessions generally take place Mondays (10 years plus) and Wednesdays (ages 5 to 9) but check workshop ticket information to confirm. By the completion of the Workshops, participants will have an enhanced understanding their own creative process, artistic techniques and most importantly be able to express their creativity and imagination in ways that are meaningful to them. Drawing materials are provided as well as guide sheets, visual reference and creative materials. Cost:
$35 per participant for six participants (maximum amount)
$45 per participant for four or less (minimum of three)
Tutorials are a one on one drawing workshop experience with the facilitator that run up to 2 hours per session and can occur in the home, studio or another designated setting. The participant can have an undivided interaction with the artist facilitator exploring their ideas, developing drawing skills and techniques. Tutorials can function as one off lessons or can occur over a series of dates as required. This is ideal for supporting individuals studying Visual Arts or adults wanting to learn and refine skills a familiar and comfortable setting. Drawing materials and paper are provided as well as selected books and visual references. Cost: $70 per hour. Maximum of two hours per session ($140).Consultancy Services
Offering sessions working with adults and professionals to develop skills and an understanding of creativity, expression and imagination. Creative thinking is like a muscle; it can be strengthened if you know the right type of exercise to undertake. For Art Tho focuses on applying creativity as practical a mindset to apply across a range of activities not restricted to the creative and visual arts. Cost: $70 per hour. $10 per person attending Inservice / Consultancy. Facilitator information
The classes are delivered by artist Tom Greene. He has (over a decade of teaching experience in the field of early childhood) has a Bachelor of Teaching in Early Childhood. Tom creates artwork under artist identity the Heroic Master Of Pens. He attained an Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts from West Wollongong TAFE in 1997. Over the last 20 years Tom has exhibited works in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven, has been published by local independent comic company Bolt Comics. Tom has been conducting workshops independently and in conjunction with, OOSHC settings, Early Learning Centres and the Early Start Discovery Space at the main campus of Wollongong University.
As an experienced educator Tom has a current Working With Children Check and First Aid Certificate. Tom Greene Working With Children Check Number: WWC0834089E Valid for paid or unpaid work Expiry: 21 / 10 / 20 Phone: 0407 238 891 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.heroicmasterofpens.com Instagram: @heroicmasterofpens @forarttho