The college offers short intensive study trips overseas. Some of the tours can also be taken as drawing units of study in the Diploma and Advanced Diploma programs. The courses are available for students at all levels and the general public. Students from outside the college are always welcome.
BALI WATERCOLOUR SHORT COURSE 2020
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May 18-24, a one-week intensive watercolour course in the countryside area of Ubud in Central Bali. This tour is available to a maximum of 15 students together with 2 teachers staying at the Ubud Wapa Di Ume resort. Activities will include traditional and experimental techniques and ideas in watercolour. Activities include nature trekking with a guide, Batik workshops, market visits, visiting museums, artist talks and other creative activities. All art materials and activities are included. This course is available for students at all levels and no prior experience is needed. Students from outside the college are welcome. Teachers will be Jane Cocks (Visual Art) and Dr Michael Mark (Painting).
“What a fabulous trip! Great people, delicious food, batik class, walking the rice fields, and photography – the classes were truly creative and fun and I’ve now got the confidence to enjoy my camera and take lots of photos. Can’t wait for another trip.” Helen – 2018
“Had such a wonderful time. Thank you Jane, Greg and Elba and everyone on the trip, what a great bunch of people to take photos with!” Jacinta – 2018
“I was last in Bali 42 years ago and assumed that it would by now have been ruined by all the tourists and be overrun by beer swilling party animals. I was wrong! This course took me to the real heart of Bali which hasn’t changed in all that time and it taught me some new photographic skills that enabled me to come away with some truly memorable and unique photographs of a spectacularly beautiful place with an equally beautiful culture.” Mandy Clark Bali 2018
BERLIN/DOCUMENTA TOUR 2022
August – September, After our successful 2017 tour of both Berlin and Documenta we will run this program again in 2022. Documenta is an exhibition of contemporary art that takes place every five years in Kassel, Germany. We will spend the first week of a 2-week tour in Berlin exploring the many contemporary museums, galleries and sites including the Sampling Boros Collection, the East Side Gallery, Berlinische Museum, DDR Museum, Käthe-Kollwitz-Museum and Hamburger Bahnhof Museum. Attend guided walking tours, attend drawing classes and talks and produce an art journal. We will then travel to Kassel to visit Documenta.
“The Berlin and Documenta trip is a fantastic 2 week trip where you are fully immersed in art. From visiting galleries to walks along the Berlin Wall, night drawings around Berlin at night and seeing the town of Kassel fully transform for the Documenta exhibition. Had the most amazing time and would go on this trip again and again. ” Jordan – 2017
NEW YORK CITY TOUR 2018
August 29 – September 9 2018, (completed) the College will conduct its 7th student trip to New York City. In this subject over 2 weeks, students will explore galleries, museums, produce an art journal, attend daily practical drawing classes, visit artists studios, attend talks, work on practical projects, and explore New York. Included are visits to museums and galleries including: P.S.1 Contemporary Art Centre, Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, The New Museum, Museum Of Modern Art, Whitney Museum Of Art, Chelsea/Soho Galleries, visit the vast Storm King Art Centre and catch the train along the banks of the Hudson River to DIA Beacon in upstate New York, Brooklyn Museum, The Drawing Centre, and Governors Island. Explore Central Park with a local guide, walk over the Brooklyn Bridge and draw the city skyline, have cocktails on the MET rooftop, attend talks and discussions with local experts. All art materials and museum entries are included. On return to Melbourne, students will exhibit their work in an exhibition of journals at the Latrobe College Gallery. The program is accredited as a drawing subject within the Advanced Diploma of Visual Art and the Diploma of Graphic Design. This tour is open to Latrobe College students and the general public. No previous drawing experience is necessary. This tour is available to a maximum of 15 students. Teachers Jane Cocks (Head of Art) and Michael Mark (Head of Painting).
“What an experience. An explosive art intensive in one of the most diverse and amazing art capitals in the world. Fantastic teaching staff and amazing people to be around from all backgrounds. By the end of the trip you feel a real sense of family with your tight knit art group. Would recommend for all ages and abilities. Once in a lifetime experience!” Simon – 2017
VENICE BIENNALE TOUR 2019
August 28 – September 8 2019, (completed) Latrobe College will be conducting its 6th student program to the Venice Biennale, the major international contemporary art show held once every two years in Venice, Italy. The trip is both a practical program, with the focus on completing a visual journal as well as an opportunity to explore contemporary art in Venice and at the Biennale. Included are visits to major art museums including Punta Della, Dogana, Palazzo Grassi and the Guggenheim Museum. Daily drawing classes will be held and the program is an accredited subject towards the Advanced Diploma of Visual Art and Diploma of Graphic Design. On return to Melbourne, students can display their work in an exhibition of the journals at the Latrobe College Gallery. All students and non-students are welcome to attend this program.
“Such an amazing trip – I’ve been three times. It’s such a wonderful art immersive experience that I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to experience the Biennale and the real Venice. ” Mandy – 2011, 2013, 2015