World renowned Master of Contemporary Figurative Painting to visit Mandurah

 A painting by Vincent Desiderio called Mourning and Fecundity

A painting by Vincent Desiderio called Mourning and Fecundity

Contemporary Arts Spaces Mandurah (CASM) is excited to bring world renowned painter Vincent Desiderio to Mandurah for a special one-off masterclass on July 26.

Emerging artists are encouraged not to miss this unique opportunity to participate in this traditional life-painting masterclass presented by Desiderio.

Desiderio, a senior critic at the New York Academy of Art and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, will share his knowledge through teaching the traditional way of seeing through highly structured exercises, long tested through Baroque (Rembrandt) and nineteenth century schools and Ateliers.

Deputy Mayor Darren Lee said that the City is excited to provide a fantastic learning opportunity for local artists to continue to develop under the guidance of such a high calibre artist.

Arts and culture are an extremely important aspect of community life, and we are very honoured to have Vincent Desiderio at CASM to educate and inspire our emerging artists,” he said.

Masterclass partipants will work with a live model at CASM on Sunday, July 26 from 10am to 7pm. The cost is $310 which includes use of facilities, easels, boards and tea and coffee. Artists are to supply their own materials, lunch and snacks. Places are limited, register now on 9550 3808.