Christine Porter: teacher
Teaching has been part of Christine Porter’s art practice since 1990. She works with adults and children. Topics include general art, watercolour and printmaking skills, art-professional development for artists and teachers; suit individual, small group, schools, emerging or established artists; can be taken at your studio or Christine’s.
With her practice having been forged in the dusty isolation of western Queensland, Christine believes that the most truthful artwork can only be developed through the integrity of the artist’s own steps. The learning experiences she has developed are aimed at encouraging the independent artist, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE LIVING IN RURAL OR REMOTE AREAS.
general art classes
Short residential schools, weekend workshops, ongoing classes. Suits family or non-professional groups. Topics, strategies and activities to develop the independent artist. Topics include how to draw, matching colour, painting in the field, working from photos, problem solving, planning for success. image: teaching group painting in the shearing shed at “Moorabinda” near Tenterfield.
watercolour skills classes
Classes include introductory workshops and classes with opportunities for experienced to extend. image: teaching painting at Inverlochy Art School, New Zealand
printmaking skills classes
Classes include colour printing techniques, multi-plate, drypoint, solar plate printing, some etching, basic bookbinding. Have travelling press, will travel. image: teaching printmaking at Newcastle-Under-Lyme College, England
Success and the Business of Artwork
Seminars, lectures and individual consultations dealing with issues to do with professionalism in the current Australian arts industry, concentrating on how individual artists can work within this volatile industry successfully, without jeopardising their creative integrity. image: teaching art-business at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
the artist in the classroom
Single or multi-day events for small schools, individual classes or extension groups in larger schools. Skills based classes for high schools. Free school visits. image: teaching printmaking at Bellata Primary School, near Moree in western New South Wales
Book Christine here for your event as guest speaker, or to launch your event. image: opening an art show at Bangalow near Byron Bay, New South Wales
Christine’s training includes being a qualified teacher, 40 years industry experience as practitioner and art-businessperson, Bachelor of Visual Arts at SCU, workshops with other teachers, 30 years with Toastmasters (2016- ACS).
- She is a registered teacher in Qld and holds a current NSW Working With Children Certificate.
- Contact Christine directly to discuss your learning needs.