It's all about different strokes for different folks - if you'll pardon the pun. Everyone has a different reason why they may choose to take a class or workshop with Vonnie. Community workshops may also become a public art project.
Have you always wanted to paint, but you're not quite sure why you haven't started yet? With so many DVD's on how to paint, and even more canvases at your disposal, why aren't you doing it?
Vonnie will work with you to enable you to paint, and to enjoy and appreciate your skills. This method will help you break through your blockages and enable you to complete a whole painting in 2 hours, with no prior skill or knowledge required - whether it’s landscapes or still life, large or small.
Individual: $75 per hour (for one hour).
Group (of up to 8 people): $55 per hour per person (no more than 2 hours).
Available for individuals and corporate groups.
"Whale Thong captured the imagination of visitors." - Eric Nash, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville.
These inclusive community workshops are adjusted to the abilities available in the group. Whether the session is for young children, the disabled, young adults or the aged, the key idea is for people to participate and feel included, "Art as a level playing field", says Vonnie "Everyone can do it."
Vonnie directs the workshops so that everyone achieves up to their individual capacity. The benefit is that the process lifts self esteem, builds community spirit and a creative feeling of well-being.
Participants are not judged during the process, so the result is that the group has created something that is better than they thought they could. It is also as a lasting reminder of their achievements.
COST: On application
Cost may vary depending on group size and location.
Whether it's Christmas decorations, power pole art, murals, sculpture, recycled art and exhibitions, the biannual Strand Ephemera, the sky’s the limit, and councils frequently contact Vonnie to help them to clean up community areas with stunning artworks.
Some of these public art installations may come from the Community Workshops, others are Vonnie interpreting the challenge and offering the most creative solution.
Noted as 'Best in Australia' by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF Townsville and surrounding areas) Vonnie's experience in producing public artworks is ...... (ref, letter).
COST: On application
Cost may vary depending on whether grant funding has already been received, or if the grant request amount is considered prior to the funding application. The size and complexity of the project will also have an impact on the final cost.