Aug
21
7:00 PM19:00

Hypnosis Exhibition - Tacit Galleries, Collingwood

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All welcome to the opening and exhibition of Hypnosis at Tacit Galleries - Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia for Samantha Thompsons latest exhibition.

Hypnosis is a human condition involving focus of attention, reduced peripheral awareness, and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion. In this new mixed media series Samantha draws us in and asks quiet questions. Hypnosis is a reflection and celebration of the individual. Inherently female and suggestive, the series uses many forms of media, speciality paper, printmaking, painting and ink/pastel, to bring us closer. The many layer and influences are represented of our memories and shared humanness, they weave and bang their way together to form the final piece, a kaleidoscope of energies and experiences.

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Aug
31
12:00 PM12:00

Professional Development Workshop

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Tickets HERE

3 hour workshop covering the basics to get your practice in the right direction. (Small groups)

Please note one on one also available, via studio visit/phone/video chat (worldwide- for more info please visit my website)

Many people that enjoy making art or are interested in design have fantastic talent, but really don’t understand the steps they need to take to run a successful studio. Perhaps you have always created, but life/family commitments have meant that your passion has taken a back step. Maybe you feel you are at the stage in your life, that you would like to really take your art to the next level. I see it every day, and for years have been answering questions from artists.

Many artist and designers spend years at Uni or Tafe, (myself included) and leave still not understanding the practical side of a business, or how to successfully turn your hobby into a full time business.

Over 20 years of running and operating my own self promoted arts studio, and at the same time working within my family high end design business, I have a wealth of practical advice to share. I had the great advantage of growing up in my father retail rag trade, and I worked there for many years before I started to work for Stephanie Browne Australia, an International retail and wholesale design business. At 16, I was assisting Sydney wholesale shows, at 19 I was representing the brand in NZ and setting up wholesale expos and selling on behalf of the brand in NYC.

I have been exposed to years of design and the art business, in retail and on a wholesale level. This experience has help to mold my current art practice and until recently I was still a part of the design team, working in International brand promotions and dealing with retail and wholesale clients. I have run cafes, operated my own art gallery in St Kilda, studied Studio Textiles design at RMIT, and for the last several years, worked for Local Council in the Arts and Culture sector. I also manage a non for profit arts group with a HQ in Meredith called The BOP Arts Co Op.

What’s on offer?
1. Definitions of an artist or designer, what qualification will you need
2. Self-worth as an artist/designer, don’t work for free!
3. What do you want from your art? A successful International design company? A small busy home studio? To be represented by an Art Gallery?
4. How to photograph, reproduce and have a strong brand from the beginning.
5. A look at your current work, does it have consistency? What makes you different? Who is your audience?
6. Material and medium, what NOT to use!
7. Price structure, how to price your work so that it sells.
8. How and where to show/sell your work for your current experience.
9. How to use social media, the internet, print and press to promote your business on a tight budget.
10. How to write a press release, what to include.
11. How to approach stores and galleries with success.
12. How to invoice, get great working habits in the studio including tax, invoicing, understanding artist rights.
13. Practical advice for Australia artist and designer ongoing support available online.
14. Understanding who and why people buy your work.
15. Website and online shop information.
16. How to be professional online.
17. Networking, how to gain from it.
18. Trademark and copyright information
19. Grant writing, looking for funding and opportunities
20. The positive aspect of working with local artist groups and councils/funding bodies

Please note this is a 3 hour session, with general information. If you require a more personal service please book in for a one on one.

Afternoon tea provided.

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Sep
1
12:00 PM12:00

Paint your Pet workshop

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Paint your pet workshop

Tickets HERE

Held in Professional artist, Samantha Thompson's artist studio in country Victoria. Samantha will guide you in creating a wonderful original piece of your pet. Just bring along some pictures as a reference. Pets are wonderful personalities to capture on paper.

In this 4 hour class you will have access to a variety of mixed media and printmaking tools to play with. Textured paper, inks, paints, pastels, and many more. Cut, paint and glue your pet together. Workshops are fun, with the focus on learning techniques that can be applied to other projects in the future. Samantha is an experienced artist with over 20 years of work under her belt, and has taught many workshops over the years.

Classes are limited to 5 and no experience in art is required.

Afternoon tea will be provided.

The studio is located in a sleepy town between Ballarat and Geelong. 90 Mins drive from the CBD in Melbourne. Lethbridge is surrounded by some wonderful wineries, and cute country cafes. Make a day trip by visiting Clyde Park Winery for brunch.

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Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

Printmaking Studio Sessions - Held Monthly

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Printmaking Studio Sessions in Professional Artist Studio

Tickets HERE

First Saturday of every month (12 to 3pm) Samantha opens her studio in Lethbridge, Victoria. A charming country town in-between Ballarat and Geelong, 90mins from Melbourne. Surrounded by some wonderful winery’s and cafes, come and spend the day!

The studio sessions are intended for creatives that would like to try printmaking, (Linocut, Monoprints and etching) and for emerging and established artist that like working in groups and having access to a large press and print room. All standard equipment is provided for you to try your hand at printmaking or mixed media techniques.

Great some inspiration and creative company while learning some new skills. Bring a sketch of an idea or have a look thought the many art books available.

The afternoon includes tea and coffee, afternoon tea and use of the studio, with Samantha to help you with any questions you might have. Up to 6 people per session. Please note if you would like to print with professional paper you need to bring your own. Oil and acrylic printing inks available and paper for test printing.

Please pay online prior to the session. Any questions please let me know, 0429 487 721

Studio is 81 Goggin Rd, Lethbridge, Vic *Google will send you to our shed, please turn left on Brady road and park in front of the house and studio.

Please note - No refund offered if you are unable to attend. Your welcome to have a friend attend on your behalf.

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Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Contemporary Pastel Portraits Workshop

Contemporary Pastel Portraits workshop

Tickets HERE

All art levels welcome to learn how to paint with pastels. Pastels are a wonderful media, messy and fun. They offer amazing colours and textures, when you experiment with papers and pastel brands.

In this 3 hour workshop you will be guided by Samantha to create one or several portraits in a bold and comical style. Samantha will teach you how to draw basic faces and take about colour and balance in your work. Paint yourself or a loved one (or pet)

You don’t need any experience in art, just an open mind to learn. You will surprise yourself!

All materials supplied

Small groups run from Samantha’s country studio in Lethbridge, Victoria. 90 mins from Melbourne between Ballarat and Geelong. Make a day of it and have lunch at the gorgeous Clyde Park Winery (just down the road) for lunch and visit Ballarat’s Art Gallery.

Morning tea is provided

Any questions please let me know

www.samanthathompson.com.au

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Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

Printmaking Studio Sessions - Held Monthly

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Printmaking Studio Sessions in Professional Artist Studio

Tickets HERE

First Saturday of every month (12 to 3pm) Samantha opens her studio in Lethbridge, Victoria. A charming country town in-between Ballarat and Geelong, 90mins from Melbourne. Surrounded by some wonderful winery’s and cafes, come and spend the day!

The studio sessions are intended for creatives that would like to try printmaking, (Linocut, Monoprints and etching) and for emerging and established artist that like working in groups and having access to a large press and print room. All standard equipment is provided for you to try your hand at printmaking or mixed media techniques.

Great some inspiration and creative company while learning some new skills. Bring a sketch of an idea or have a look thought the many art books available.

The afternoon includes tea and coffee, afternoon tea and use of the studio, with Samantha to help you with any questions you might have. Up to 6 people per session. Please note if you would like to print with professional paper you need to bring your own. Oil and acrylic printing inks available and paper for test printing.

Please pay online prior to the session. Any questions please let me know, 0429 487 721

Studio is 81 Goggin Rd, Lethbridge, Vic *Google will send you to our shed, please turn left on Brady road and park in front of the house and studio.

Please note - No refund offered if you are unable to attend. Your welcome to have a friend attend on your behalf.

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Dec
7
12:00 PM12:00

Printmaking Studio Sessions - Held Monthly

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Printmaking Studio Sessions in Professional Artist Studio

Tickets HERE

First Saturday of every month (12 to 3pm) Samantha opens her studio in Lethbridge, Victoria. A charming country town in-between Ballarat and Geelong, 90mins from Melbourne. Surrounded by some wonderful winery’s and cafes, come and spend the day!

The studio sessions are intended for creatives that would like to try printmaking, (Linocut, Monoprints and etching) and for emerging and established artist that like working in groups and having access to a large press and print room. All standard equipment is provided for you to try your hand at printmaking or mixed media techniques.

Great some inspiration and creative company while learning some new skills. Bring a sketch of an idea or have a look thought the many art books available.

The afternoon includes tea and coffee, afternoon tea and use of the studio, with Samantha to help you with any questions you might have. Up to 6 people per session. Please note if you would like to print with professional paper you need to bring your own. Oil and acrylic printing inks available and paper for test printing.

Please pay online prior to the session. Any questions please let me know, 0429 487 721

Studio is 81 Goggin Rd, Lethbridge, Vic *Google will send you to our shed, please turn left on Brady road and park in front of the house and studio.

Please note - No refund offered if you are unable to attend. Your welcome to have a friend attend on your behalf.

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Jan
4
12:00 PM12:00

Printmaking Studio Sessions - Held Monthly

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Printmaking Studio Sessions in Professional Artist Studio

Tickets HERE

First Saturday of every month (12 to 3pm) Samantha opens her studio in Lethbridge, Victoria. A charming country town in-between Ballarat and Geelong, 90mins from Melbourne. Surrounded by some wonderful winery’s and cafes, come and spend the day!

The studio sessions are intended for creatives that would like to try printmaking, (Linocut, Monoprints and etching) and for emerging and established artist that like working in groups and having access to a large press and print room. All standard equipment is provided for you to try your hand at printmaking or mixed media techniques.

Great some inspiration and creative company while learning some new skills. Bring a sketch of an idea or have a look thought the many art books available.

The afternoon includes tea and coffee, afternoon tea and use of the studio, with Samantha to help you with any questions you might have. Up to 6 people per session. Please note if you would like to print with professional paper you need to bring your own. Oil and acrylic printing inks available and paper for test printing.

Please pay online prior to the session. Any questions please let me know, 0429 487 721

Studio is 81 Goggin Rd, Lethbridge, Vic *Google will send you to our shed, please turn left on Brady road and park in front of the house and studio.

Please note - No refund offered if you are unable to attend. Your welcome to have a friend attend on your behalf.

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Mixed Media Madness Workshop
Aug
18
9:00 AM09:00

Mixed Media Madness Workshop

Tickets HERE

The world of mixed media is a wild one. Strap in and prepare to make some mess!

Come along to a professional artist studio located in a charming country town, for a 3 hour play and dabble into the world of mixed media. What is mixed media? It's all the art media's used together, sometimes 2 in a single work sometimes 10. Painting, drawing, printing, cutting images and reworking old work into something new.

In this workshop you will be exposed to a variety of Media’s and have an opportunity to trial professional products. Learn and have fun while in a small group session with Samantha.

Morning tea provided, max 6 per class Great class for beginners and more experienced artists.

Yes you can bring children, over 8 normally is old enough to really enjoy themselves.

Make a day of it and pop down the road to Clyde Park winery for some Lunch or take a walk around the historical town and Valleys close by.

Need more info? Please just shout out, happy to help

www.samanthathompson.com.au

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Aug
3
12:00 PM12:00

Printmaking Studio Sessions - Held Monthly

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Printmaking Studio Sessions in Professional Artist Studio

Ticket Link https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/printmaking-studio-sessions-held-monthly-tickets-66029083767

First Saturday of every month (12 to 3pm) Samantha opens her studio in Lethbridge, Victoria. A charming country town in-between Ballarat and Geelong, 90mins from Melbourne. Surrounded by some wonderful winery’s and cafes, come and spend the day!

The studio sessions are intended for creatives that would like to try printmaking, (Linocut, Monoprints and etching) and for emerging and established artist that like working in groups and having access to a large press and print room. All standard equipment is provided for you to try your hand at printmaking or mixed media techniques.

Great some inspiration and creative company while learning some new skills. Bring a sketch of an idea or have a look thought the many art books available.

The afternoon includes tea and coffee, afternoon tea and use of the studio, with Samantha to help you with any questions you might have. Up to 6 people per session. Please note if you would like to print with professional paper you need to bring your own. Oil and acrylic printing inks available and paper for test printing.

Please pay online prior to the session. Any questions please let me know, 0429 487 721

Studio is 81 Goggin Rd, Lethbridge, Vic *Google will send you to our shed, please turn left on Brady road and park in front of the house and studio.

Please note - No refund offered if you are unable to attend. Your welcome to have a friend attend on your behalf.

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