8 September 2020

NCAT CREATE SECOND (VIRTUAL) INFO SESSION


Due to popular demand, NCAT Create is hosting a second online information session for its wonderful part-time Diploma of Visual Arts on Tuesday the 15th of September at 7pm. 

Contact us at NCATcreate@gmail.com or register at ncat.vic.edu.au and we will send you out a link to join us via Zoom. 

NCAT Create is a renowned Melbourne-based art course specially designed for adults who are looking to study visual art part-time. 

Tune in virtually to hear what it is all about with the Create Program Leader Tracy Paterson @lacontrapposto 






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31 August 2020

STUDYING VISUAL ARTS AT NCAT FOLIO PREPARATION

 

NCAT Folio Preparation's Visual Arts stream allows you to express and expand your creative skills in a studio environment. Explore visual art processes through hands-on workshops with professionals who seek to inspire.


Whether you are planning a career in the visual arts, considering further study or exploring options for a more creative life, we bring your ideas and practical skills together to help you realise your creative vision.

Certificate IV in Visual Arts

VISUAL ARTS SUBJECTS

  • Art Studio
  • Art Workshop
  • Illustration
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Culture and Context
  • Contemporary Art Practice
  • Life Drawing

STUDYING DESIGN AT NCAT FOLIO PREPARATION

NCAT Folio Preparation brings ideas and practical skills together to help you plan your career in the design industry. If you are considering further study, we will work with you to realise your creative direction.

Explore the broad design field or choose to focus on a speciality such as graphic design, spatial design, games design, or illustration.

Express and expand your creative skills through hands-on workshops, industry exposure and innovative design practice with professionals who seek to inspire.

DESIGN SUBJECTS

CORE:
• Design Studio
• Design Workshop
• Photo Imaging
• Drawing for Design
• Culture and Context
• Life Drawing
• Industry Practice

ELECTIVES:
• Spatial Design
• Illustration
• Concept Art
• Art for Design

27 August 2020

25 August 2020

NCAT FOLIO PREPARATION INFORMATION SESSION - ONLINE


Check out our upcoming Information Session for the renowned NCAT Folio Preparation’s art and design courses - this year on Zoom! Certificate IV in Visual Arts and Certificate IV in Design. 

Such a great program and perfect for finishing year 12s who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and would benefit from a year of reigniting their creative juices! 

5 May 2020

NCAT CREATE ALUMNI ARTIST WORKSHOP

Gumnut in Blue Bowl by  ©Alix Hunter
Just prior to lockdown, ex NCAT Create student Alix Hunter presented an inspiring still-life painting workshop to Create's second year Diploma of Visual Arts students. The students who have been doing an extended painting unit, spent the day investigating alla prima (wet on wet) techniques to produce a carefully observed still-life oil painting. The students produced amazing small scale still-life paintings under Alix's gentle guidance. With the student's still-life setups illuminated by lamps it made the grey and wet day bright and cosy!

After her time at Create, Alix has gone on to become a very successful still-life painter who exhibits widely. She most recently showed work with Michael Reid Galleries Sydney  -Studio Direct, selling out prior to the opening! 

@michaelreidsydney  michaelreid.com.au

"Alix paints slow, considered observations of the everyday. She is especially moved by light, form and shape. Her work celebrates space and simplicity. She plays with objects, their relationships to each other and the spaces between them. Hunter is drawn by texture, colour and tone. She has a great love for the Australian bush and her work often incorporates organic form from the Merri Creek near her inner city studio". (Reprinted with thanks via her website alixhunter.com)

@alixhunterart
alixhunter.com





2 December 2019

NCAT CREATE OPENS AN EXCITING NEW CHAPTER!


It is with great excitement that we announce that NCAT Create is now offering a Diploma of Visual Arts! 

NCAT Create students have long wished that the course could run across two years. At the end of their year with us they very often felt that they wanted more time to extend specialised skills in order to further prepare for life as visual artists. This meant they often went on to complete Visual Arts Diplomas elsewhere (whilst lamenting that they could not be at Create). 

We listened and we acted. As of 2020, the course will run as a two-year, part-time course, after which students will attain the CUA51115 Diploma of Visual Arts. This will enable them to explore skills, techniques and ideas in the first year and then extend, refine and specialise in the second year! As previously, the course will run on Thursdays and Fridays with an optional open studio access day on Tuesdays. This enables mature aged students access to employment and other commitments whilst studying. Course hours remain family friendly: 9:30am - 3pm.

Subjects include:
Year One
  • Art Studio
  • Life Drawing
  • Digital
  • Art in Context
Year Two
  • Art Studio
  • Drawn from Life
  • Digital
  • Contemporary Art Practice
Create has been a hugely popular course and we are confident that these changes will see it go from strength to strength whilst still retaining the core of it's success - amazing skills development, accessibility and nurture. Stay tuned for an exciting year! #ncatcreate

More information and application details can be found on the NCAT website: 
https://ncat.vic.edu.au/ncat-create

NCAT is a Registered Training Organisation 6736. All trainers are qualified to deliver this qualification. Students may be eligible for a government subsidised position through Skills First funding and can access a VET Student Loan if required.

21 October 2018

EX-NCAT CREATE STUDENT AYLSA McHUGH'S UPCOMING EXHIBITION

“Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have eyes to see them” - John Ruskin

We are thrilled to announce that 2017 NCAT Create student Aylsa McHugh has an upcoming show of her exquisite collage works 'On a Clear Day' at Neon Parlour. The exhibition will feature new work by Aylsa, alongside works by Daniella Ruffino & Sarah Lynch. 

'On a Clear Day' aims to provide a space in which to investigate and ruminate on relationships with external and internal environments. Informed by the cataclysmic and exponential changes happening upon familiar landscapes the artists are interested in the effect these changes have on psychological territory. Aylsa, Daniella and Sarah provide an artistic and historical documentation of what might seem to be viewed but is fundamentally overlooked. Exploring notions of destruction, transformation and regeneration the artists make the familiar strange and the strange awe inspiring.

"Most recently I have been appropriating images found in nature journals, architecture books & fashion magazines to create unsettling and elegant juxtapositions. This series of new work explores our connection and relationship to place and environment. Compelling and perverse, disjointed and harmonious, these assemblages are a celebration of the grotesque and strangely beautiful". Aylsa McHugh. 

Aylsa's art works can be found on her Instagram account: @aylsamchugh

Image: The Pythia I ©Aylsa McHugh
Copy courtesy of the artist 

EXHIBITION: 24th October - 11th November 2018 | Free Entry
OPENING NIGHT: Fri 26th Oct | 6 - 9pm
NEON PARLOUR 
791 - 793 High St, Thornbury, Victoria, Australia

#ncatcreate #ncatcreate2017 


NCAT FOLIO PREPARATION GRADUATE SHOW AT NEON PARLOUR

The graduating NCAT Folio Preparation students have worked hard to put together outstanding art and design works for their annual exhibition at Neon Parlour Art Gallery and Studios in Thornbury. It was a wonderful showcase of the students creative work and an opportunity to meet members of the wider NCAT community. 

The exhibition couldn’t have happened without our generous Community Arts Grant from the City of Darebin. This grant enabled us to get out into our local hood to give our students a real world taste of all that is involved in putting a large group show together. Thank you! 



Big shout outs to: 

  • The student's who gave up their precious time to produce beautiful artworks
  • The NCAT staff who championed the cause! 
  • Travis Vella from Neon Parlour who curated the show
  • Neon Parlour for hosting
  • Bei Janetzki for cool exhibition invitation designs
  • Install team: Charles, Sandra, Martin, Jack for their tireless work
  • James Prospero (NCAT Music student) for creating wonderful ambient music 
  • Our gorgeous NCAT cafe staff for their delicious catering
  • Darebin Smarty Grants
  • MinuteMan Press for their super invite printing 
  • Rachel O'Connor’s awesome vinyl lettering
  • Tracy for overseeing the big picture & opening the show
  • Marty, Jo, Jack, Michael and Ian who sat the show over the weekend
  • Everyone who came along!
Fabulous collaboration everyone!

Neon Parlour @neonparlour
791 High St, Thornbury
11-5pm Wed-Sun








 INSTALLING THE EXHIBITION








12 August 2018

WADE JEFFREE SAYS THANK YOU FOR HIS FOLIO PREP START





Seeing the incredible achievements of our ex students is certainly on of the very best perks of our job as Creative Industries educators. This week International graphic designer (and ex-Folio Prep student), Wade Jeffree treated our art, design and photography students to a wonderful presentation about his amazing creative journey.

After completing Folio Preparation, Wade went on to study Communication Design at Swinburne University. He then travelled to the USA where he landed a dream job with his design hero, the world renowned designer Stefan Sagmeister!
@stefansagmeister.

Wade is now a "New York-based Designer and Art Director whose practice is based upon creating long-standing collaborative partnerships built on honesty and purpose within the fields of art, culture, and commerce. He believes in a life where work and play are forever intertwined". (Reproduced from wadejeffree.com).

Wade and his partner Leta Sobierajski now run their own highly acclaimed graphic design studio from Brooklyn, New York. Selected clients include:Nike, Google, Uniqlo Japan, Refinery 29, AIGA, Bloomberg Businessweek, Digg, Riposte Magazine, Ghostly International Records, IBM, Columbia University, Kiehl’s, The New York Times, Tate Modern, DOTS, Renault, Bjarke Ingels Group, Hawthorns Group, Next Wave Art Festival (Aus), Dumbo Art Improvement District, L’oreal Melbourne Fashion Week, Le Turtle, AARK watches, Odd Pairs, The Designers Foundry and Styles Upon Styles Records.

Wade and Leta have become renowned for their Complements Project. 'Complements explores Leta and Wade’s relationship, as well as the universal strangeness of love, highlighting their individual talents that complement (and compliment!) each other. The project as a whole is sharp, creative, and light-hearted, highlighting a stunning dynamic between the real-life artist couple and their shared passion for unique design'. (Words by Kate Messinger). Five images from the Complements Project are reproduced below.

Wade’s presentation at NCAT was in turn hilarious, humble, honest and totally inspiring. The students were incredibly excited and went away thinking that with desire and hard work, their creative vision can become a reality! Folio Prep Program Leader Tracy Paterson (pictured with Wade) taught Wade Graphic Design and Photo-Imaging at Folio Preparation. She was so happy and proud to have played a small a part in his journey those twelve years ago at NCAT!

We all look forward to seeing what’s next for Wade. You can keep an eye out on what he is doing on his website wadejeffree.com or on instagram @wadejeffree

Images reproduced with thanks to Wade Jeffree and Leta Sobierajski



















1 August 2018

UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSIONS FOR FOLIO PREPARATION AND CREATE

If you would like more information about NCAT Folio Preparation or NCAT Create and a tour of our facilities, we have an information session coming up at the beginning of Term Three. Swing by and say hello!

NCAT FOLIO PREPARATION
and NCAT CREATE
INFORMATION SESSIONS

6 PM SHARP
TUESDAY 7th AUGUST 2018
NORTHERN COLLEGE OF THE ARTS & TECHNOLOGY
62 MURRAY ROAD, PRESTON
Due to building works,
entry is via Sheila St or Jensen Rd gates.
Sessions start promptly

Call 03 9478 1333 for further details or check the NCAT website ncat.vic.edu.au

29 July 2018

WIX SHOUT OUT - FOLIO PREP

Read up on Folio Prep in our latest Wix Shoutout!

NCAT Folio Preparation
"Why not go out on a limb, that's where the fruit is" Mark Twain
APPLY TO STUDY ART OR DESIGN AT NCAT FOLIO PREPARATION
NCAT Folio Preparation provides you with portfolio enhancement and a proven pathway for entry into tertiary courses within the visual arts or design areas or direct employment in the creative industries. It offers you creative skills, confidence and a fine folio.