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New challenges inspire Max

Max - Summer school student

The UTAS creative arts summer school program is underway and  burgeoning artists are honing their skills at the Introduction to Figure Painting class, held at the UTAS School of Art on the Hobart waterfront.

Max, 61, has painted for around seven years and has completed several classes with adult education.

“I was never interested in painting human figures because it was too hard! I saw the ad for the Art School summer program in the adult ed guide and thought it would be a really good idea to advance things further.

“I had no idea if this course would be for me, but I am finding that it is working really well. It’s much more practical than I expected it to be and I’m learning heaps.”

Max said he is doing things he’s never done before, which fits with his main aim in life: to constantly challenge himself.

“It is a great way to get a taste of what the art school is and it may encourage me to do more courses in the Bachelor of Fine Arts,” he said.

The Introduction to Figure Painting class is part of the UTAS creative arts summer school program.

Held during January, the creative arts workshops offer participants the opportunity to explore a wide range of artistic disciplines including visual art, design and theatre.

Image: Max poses with his likeness.

Published on: 11 Jan 2012 1:22pm