Merv Beamish enjoys taking workshops and during his time at NEA has presented workshops on favourite topics including abstract painting and making and using oil pastels.
Over the years Merv spoke of his dream of providing mentoring support, along with other artisans, at 'drop in' workshops to be held at NEA in which people would bring their own projects.
Merv's dream became a reality over the past year when he and Irina developed a studio behind their home and made it available as an 'Open Studio' on Tuesdays for mentoring support. Whether arriving to actively work on projects or just call in to mull over matters artistic, a number of NEA and community members have enjoyed the chance to use the studio space and be gently guided by Merv and Irina.
For a number of reasons Merv and Irina need to take a break from offering their 'Open Studio' for the moment. Thank you so much for developing and offering your 'drop in' mentoring concept to NEA members and broader community, Merv!
An occasional BLog.
Tuesday is 'Open Studio' day at
Merv and Irina's
4 Byrne Street, Benalla
Start around 10am and finish whenever you like. Basic idea is bring your paints and work on your painting,
I work on mine and will be there if you want advice or encouragement.
This is not a workshop and is free.
We'll provide a lunch ... let us know if you have any special requirements.
RSVP is needed as space is restricted and some Tuesdays may not be available
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0417 269 611
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