Art studio

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Our art studio gives you the chance to try your hand in the visual arts and explore professional creative opportunities.

Artist-led workshops

Artist-led workshops are staged throughout the year at different times as either one-off workshops or projects. They are led by established artists and young emerging artists who are paid by Youth Services. Get in contact if you are an artist and would like to propose a workshop or project.

Programs and workshops can be in almost any arts medium! This can include acrylic painting, mosaics, photography, comic illustration, screen printing, lino cutting, book making, and a variety of crafts. If you have a medium you’d like to explore get in touch and let us know.

Arts participants range from people trying things from the first time to more experienced young artists.

Artist in Residency for young artists

If you are aged from 12 to 25 and would like to produce a body of work in the studio and hold an exhibition, then Phoenix Youth Hub is the place for you. Your medium could be painting, drawing, photography, 3 dimensional works and so on.

The Artist in Residency Program provides the artist or group with the opportunity to use the Phoenix Art Studio for a period of three months. You will also have the use of the Phoenix Gallery for a two month exhibition.

In addition, we will provide material support up to $250 which could include art materials, invitation postcards and so on. Assistance will be given in planning, marketing and advertising.

We offer two Artist in Residencies a year. Come and talk to the Arts Officer on 9091 4700.

Location

Phoenix Youth Hub

Learn about creative careers

Tutors and professional artists lead our workshops and are able to answer any questions you have about career pathways.

We can also organise guest speakers such as local artists and makers who can tell you all about creative industries.

We also run a yearly excursion to fine arts tertiary institution if enough people are keen to go.

Tell us what you want to do!

We want to hear from you, local young people, about the sorts of workshops, projects and training opportunities you would like, or if you have skills you'd like to share with others.

Email phoenix@maribyrnong.vic.gov.au with your suggestions.

Hire the studio

Organisations working with young people are welcome to hire the space to conduct art programs for young people and/or have art programs organised for them by Maribyrnong Youth Services.

Young artists 18 – 25 are welcome to use the art studio to produce their own works. Come and talk to the Arts Officer first and then book the studio directly.

Call us on (03) 9091 4700 for more information.