Arts Programs

Diverse arts and cultural programs that celebrate sculpture, visual, craft, literature, music, dance, theatre, singing, film and animation across a range of styles, genres and practices.

HOME SEWN: MAKERS OF MELTON 

Home Sewn: Makers of Melton is a new arts program that will bring together textile artists, crafters and makers from across our City. Join four leading artists to celebrate textile art in workshops, exhibitions and public art work. Follow @imaginemelton on facebook to keep up to date.  All programs are FREE. This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

What Knits us Together

Resident artist Georgie Nicolson from Tikki Knits will work with you over a series of sessions to learn or improve your knitting while you create a wondrous woolly art piece with the whole group. Beginners will step through core skills, and experienced knitters will be pushed to the next level both technically and conceptually.

BEGINNERS KNITTING CLASSES

Aimed at those who have never knitted or are looking to refresh their skills. Also suitable for children 8 years and older if they are accompanied by an adult at all times.

Bookings required (please book a minimum of 3 sessions, and ideally, every session in the course)

EXPERIENCED KNITTING CLASSES

Aimed at intermediate to experienced knitters, with a range of different techniques introduced encouraging knitters to step beyond the boundaries of patterns and create art.

Bookings required (please book a minimum of 3 sessions, and ideally, every session in the course)

CLOSING EVENT AND DISPLAY OF THE FINAL PIECE

Saturday 15 September • 10.30 – 12pm •  Celebration of Community Weaving “What Knits us Together”  - all community members are invited to attend this final celebration.

 

Arts learning

Delivered by local artists who have an incredibly diverse array of arts skills to teach you, this seasonal program has new one-off workshops on offer every 3 months.

Whether you are a complete beginner or an artist wanting to learn a few new things, here are our latest programs:

Cubist Still Life Drawing

Short Burst session – $30 to participate in a 3 week course

Sat 7July • 2.00pm – 5.30pm  •  Raglans Cottage

Sat 14 July • 2.00pm – 5.30pm  •  Raglans Cottage

Sat 21 July  • 2.00pm – 5.30pm •    Raglans Cottage

If you feel it’s time to unleash your inner Picasso then this is the workshop series for you. Working with local artist Katrina Fisicaro, this series of three lessons will see you creating a Cubist style still-life, focusing on flat planes of colour, patterned design and fragmentation. You will use coloured pencils, charcoal and oil pastels to produce a finished still life and you’ll come away with a host of fresh drawing skills.  

Bookings required 

Draw your own selfie!

Tuesday 10 July • 6-9 pm • Caroline Springs Library

Tuesday 17 July • 6-9 pm • Caroline Springs Library

Tuesday 24 July • 6-9 pm • Caroline Springs Library

Put down your smartphone and pick up a pencil. This workshop is all about ‘taking a selfie’ the slow way, with pencil, paper and a load of creativity. You will explore a number of drawing exercises to broaden techniques and build foundation skills. By the end of the class you will have a small collection of studies, including a detailed self-portrait. Bring your most flamboyant hat or scarf! 

Bookings required

 

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