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Christine Porter: teacher

2020 – the year that changed the world. 

The year started for me, like for so many others, with a full diary. 2019 had been incredibly successful with the Studio Door Art Workshops. The plan for 2020 had been to adjust those to include some Plein Air field trips. The plan had also included visits to other towns and art groups to teach.

Covid19 has put paid to all of that. 

Instead, we have all become self-isolationists. As I write this it’s still a novelty, as we watch and wait. Soon, I imagine, this will pall and we’ll need some input. In the next week or two, I’ll put together some sort of on-line teaching. It will probably include some free elements delivered via facebook or similar, and will also include some subscribed classes. There’ll also be a chance for people to get some one-on-one communications about their paintings.

Just at present I think we’ve all got other worries. Let’s settle down a bit and then start to fill this time with creativity. Don’t forget that if you’d like advice about things you’re working on now, or ideas for something to do, contact me and we’ll get something together sooner. Or have a read through some of my blogs – there’s ideas there too. Until then, use this time to let the ideas flow past, and if something catches your eye, try it. 

Yours, in creativity
Christine
March30, 2020 



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  encourage the independent artist, especially for those living in rural and remote areas. 

Christine’s students are adults and children who learn about general art, drawing, painting, printmaking. She also teaches about professionalism in the industry for emerging and established artists.
She is a registered teacher in Qld and holds appropriate Working With Children Certificate in NSW and Qld.
She has taught in the classroom, in universities and through her own workshops.
She’s had 40 years industry experience as practitioner and art-businessperson, has a Bachelor of Visual Arts from SCU and 30 years with Toastmasters International.
To book Contact Christine directly.

general art classes Short residential schools, weekend workshops, ongoing classes. Suits artists 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.
General Art Classes Short residential schools, weekend workshops, ongoing weekly classes for individuals or groups. Suits: artists or non-professional groups. 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. More information
watercolour skills classes Classes include introductory workshops and classes with opportunities for experienced to extend. image: teaching painting at Inverlochy Art School, New Zealand
Watercolour Classes Weekend workshop, ongoing classes, individual tuition, other. Suits: beginner, experienced watercolourist, other painters. Topics include: How to paint in watercolour, how to make a painting, and extension activities about composition and tricky subjects.  Image: teaching painting at Inverlochy Art School, New Zealand More information
 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
Printmaking Classes Weekend workshop, single day, individual tuition, other. Suits: non-artists, beginners,  experienced printmakers, other artists.  Topics include: colour intaglio printing, multi-plate techniques, drypoint, solar plate printing, some etching, basic bookbinding. Have travelling press, will travel. Image: teaching printmaking at Newcastle-Under-Lyme College, England More information
Art business training 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
Art business Training Seminars, lectures and individual consultations Suits: any artist who wants to work as a professional in the industry – entry level and experienced. Topics include: issues to do with making money, selling, and marketing: copyright, exhibitions, project planning, industry bodies etc . image: teaching art-business at Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Queensland More information
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
School Art Teaching  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. Topics include: painting, or printmaking or drawing. Image: teaching printmaking at Bellata Primary School, near Moree in western New South Wales more information
public speaking 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
Public Speaking Book Christine for your event as guest speaker, or to launch your event. Usually she doesn’t charge, unless there is travel involved. Image: opening an art show at Bangalow near Byron Bay, New South Wales More information Contact Christine directly