HMAS Castlemaine - 15th January 2022
Hobsons Bay Arts Society (HBAS), with the support of the Hobsons Bay Council through its Make it Happen Grants Program, and in partnership with local historical and environmental groups is proud to lead the delivery of the “Seeing Our Home” program. This project brings together local residents with art instructors, local historians, and community groups to use theme-based urban sketching to deepen our understanding of the wonderful community in which we live. Due to the current COVID situation, this months program consists of a live online presentation from a local expert followed by an online instructor-guided sketching workshop.
This is our fourth event, and we are very fortunate to have the Maritime Trust of Australia to talk about the history and human stories around the HMAS Castlemaine that is moored there. Andrew Campbell will be giving the presentation and we will then have Ted Dansey, a distinguished Victorian watercolorist, lead the sketching workshop using some selected views of the ship and the surrounding harbour (see images below).
The program will be open to all levels of experience, particularly encouraging beginners. The activity will start with a 20-minute presentation followed by a 45 minute guided sketching workshop led by Ted. You can attend the event virtually through our online portal. You can register here for the online experience (click on the registration button on this page), where you can watch the presentations and participate in the sketching workshops from the comfort of your home.
Looking forward to seeing you onsite or online!
Ted's finished sketches are below. You can watch the video of the sketching workshop at https://www.facebook.com/groups/4604561342916269