New Flexible Courses for Art Enthusiasts


GOTAFE have launched a new series of flexible short courses designed for art enthusiasts.

Life Drawing, Pushing the Boundaries with Drawing and the Secret to Layers with Oils are six week accredited courses now on offer as part of a new suite of flexible learning programs at GOTAFE.

‘It’s all about meeting the community needs. Arts training like everything else needs to be flexible and timely. It’s with this in mind that our courses are now being offered at night, daytime during the week, and on Saturdays,” explained GOTAFE Trainer Leonie Partridge.

“We wanted to offer flexible courses to allow people who are interested in art to pursue their passion further. Students may not have the ability to study full time; this new program allows them to study while they continue with their day job or while still seeing to their other interests and commitments.”

GOTAFE have also launched an ‘Open Studio’. The new concept will see the GOTAFE Art and Design facilities opened daily between 10am and 3pm for 8 weeks, with local artists invited to use the facilities, brainstorm ideas with their peers and be assigned a GOTAFE Trainer as a Mentor.

“Open Studio has been designed for those with experience who yearn to gather with like-minded people in a supportive studio environment to share work and ideas with, and get a little guidance from a qualified Trainer.

‘We have fantastic rooms and facilities. It’s a great opportunity for people to focus on a project and gain access to equipment that they may not have at home or in their own studios. It’s important that the community continues to access and to use these facilities.”

GOTAFE’s Art and Design Department are also working on a Masterclass Program which will see well-known Artists conduct workshops for students and local artists.

The short course program, Certificate and Diploma level courses all commence in August and Advanced Diploma level courses commence in January 2017. For more information contact GOTAFE at enquiry@gotafe.vic.edu.au or on 1300 GOTAFE (468 233)