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Happy New Year! Let's make it a bright one : )
Happy New Year! Let's make it a bright one : )


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Experienced artist, qualified teacher and business owner Deb McNaughton welcomes students to her home studio in Aspendale.

Age Group for this workshop: 7 - 12yo

Workshop Duration: 2.5 hours

During this workshop students will:

• Meet Smee the Macaw and his handler Teneale
• Learn about Smee's diet, where he is from, Macaws in the wild and what it's like to have a Macaw as part of your family
• Enjoy a flying performance by Smee in the studio and *potentially* hear Smee show off his talking skills - if he feels like it
• Complete a number of timed warm up life drawings on paper using mixed materials like charcoal, pencils, markers and oil pastels
• Complete a painting of Smee on canvas while he poses on his perch in the middle of the studio
• Have the opportunity to hold Smee for a photograph
Due to limited studio space, parents and carers are unable to stay for the workshop so please ensure your child is happy to attend on their own before booking.


If you are booking for a group, please book for all participants in one booking as sessions fill up quickly.

Covid Safe: 

QR code check in upon arrival

Hand sanitiser will be provided and studio doors will remain open for ventilation and air flow throughout the workshop

Price includes model fee (Smee the Macaw), all workshop materials and a digital photo holding Smee

Parents/carers will receive a workshop information document via email before the workshop date. This will give more insight as to how the session will run as well as permission slips and drop off and pick up details. 

Photographs will be taken during the workshop for promotional purposes. Please let Deb know if you do not wish to have your child's face shown on social media

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