$235.00 inc. GST

2024 Summer School

Lecturers: Alex Beckinsale, Gabi Cirocco & Carly Snoswell
Mon 22 Jan to Wed 24 Jan
10.30am – 3.30pm


Kickstart your art making in 2024 with our Summer School Teen Intensive!


Over the course of 3 days, you will explore different approaches to drawing, oil painting and soft sculpture with artists Alex Beckinsale, Gabi Cirocco and Carly Snoswell. Each day-long intensive will focus on developing your skills in different materials and techniques. You will be encouraged to creatively explore your ideas and artistic expression.


The 3  full-day workshops are:


Art Journals with Alex Beckinsale

Join Alex in a hands-on workshop where you’ll delve into the exciting and unexpected ways you can use drawing to keep your own personal art journal. Using mixed media techniques, alternative surfaces, and unusual materials, you’ll craft a journal that’s a colorful and expressive reflection of your unique style. You’ll be taken through a number of different projects that will help you capture your thoughts, ideas, and emotions. All of these projects will culminate in a book stuffed full of your own artworks and ideas that you can continue to use throughout 2024.


Oil Painting with Gabi Cirocco

Join Gabi to discover oil painting in a rich and unique course specially created for teens. During this one day intensive, you will learn essential skills and process for painting with oils. You will and explore different techniques and approaches to painting from observation while being encouraged to develop your creative voice along the way.


Soft Sculpture Creatures with Carly Snoswell

In this 1 day intensive, you will learn how to transform 2D creature designs into 3-dimentional soft sculptures. Using techniques of assemblage and textile processes, you will build your own creative sculptures of different creatures, using stitching, wrapping, crochet and more! Young artists will learn simple textile construction and find new ways of creating craft objects based on their own fandoms.


All materials will be provided.



Alex Beckinsale is an emerging artist whose work is inspired by strange narratives, folklore, and popular culture. She graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) in 2016. She focuses on figurative art and portraiture, often constructing otherworldly and mysterious situations in her work.




Gabi Cirocco graduated from Adelaide Central School of Art in 2015 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts. Her current practice involves primarily portraiture however she works with sculpture, drawing and embroidery. After living and exhibiting in London, UK she is currently artist in residence at Endeavour College, Adelaide.



Carly Snoswell is an artist working and living on Kaurna Yarta. She explores fandom and the creation of craft objects as an ode to particular pop-cultural phenomenon through gendered and labourious forms of craft-making. In 2012 she graduated with First Class Honours at the South Australian School of Art and since then has exhibited widely including internationally, was Co-Director of FELTspace ARI and has participated in studio residencies in Adelaide, Melbourne, India, New York, Japan and Iceland. She recently completed a Masters by Research at the South Australian School of Art with her thesis “Beyonce is a Port Supporter”. Since 2015 she has been building a career as a Youth Arts Worker and is currently Youth Program Officer for the City of Onkaparinga.



Image Credit:s

Gabi Cirocco, Self-portrait with a sun mosaic, oil on canvas 30x40cm, image by Stefan Lawrence.

Alex Beckinsale, Rent Free Cat, 2023, mixed media drawing on panel.

Carly Snoswell, Crochet Your Character,  part of Art Vending Machines Australia curated by Steph Cibich at AGSA, photo by Rosina Possingham.


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