About the Studio
ART101 is a multi-disciplinary studio in the western suburbs of Brisbane. Our studio sessions are a relaxed and informal creative environment for absolute beginners to explore painting and drawing in a variety of mediums and styles. Previously, ART101 was located at Arthur and then James Streets in Fortitude Valley for several years where we had our art gallery, teaching studio and picture framing hub.
Now just a 15 minute drive from the Brisbane CBD, our Kenmore Hills studio sessions are held in SPACE, Communify’s super spacious community hall with great light, ventilation and facilities. There is ample parking and easy wheelchair access.
Covid Policy: All students (or their caregivers) MUST check in by scanning Communify’s venue QR Code as per current state mandates. The community venue does not require vaccination status for use of its facilities. With a maximum of 10 students per session, each student’s workspace encompasses the required 4sqm for social distancing. Students are asked to bring their own refreshments as the kitchen is not available for use on account of Covid hygiene best practice. We ask that students refrain from attending in the event that they are the slightest bit unwell.
We offer a variety of tuition including weekly art classes, short courses as well as 2 hour to full day workshops catering for children, teens and adults. NDIS clients are welcome to enrol - support officers & case managers should contact the studio directly.
ABOUT YOUR TUTOR
With 30+ years experience - in graphic design, body and fine art - your tutor, Mel Sebastian has amassed a trove of skills and techniques in drawing, painting, sculpture/model-making, photography and film.
Mel attended the Johannesburg Art Foundation when accepted on portfolio strength at age 15 and has a diploma in Make-up Special Effects as well as a triple major degree in Political Science/Mass Communication/Film Studies.
Having traveled extensively, Mel has exhibited with galleries around the world and her works form part of both private and corporate collections. The artist mainly produces large scale commissioned works with limited series of smaller works produced each year.
Mel's current studio assistant is Piper, the rescue border collie, who's role it is to calm nervous newbies and entertain with her goofiness.