Susan Clarke, creativity has always been prominent in Susan’s life, as her artistic interests from a young age were with music and singing. She gained a Grad Dip in Music Ed. at the then Ballarat University in 1994 and became a Music Specialist in schools.
Susan began printmaking when studying a teaching degree at ACU 2004 – 2007. She completed many other music units but found that she was drawn to the Visual Arts. This gave her the grounding to be an Art Specialist and explore her creativity in a new way, through primary teaching and in her own practice. Susan enjoys all types of printmaking processes, lino print, drypoint and engraving being favourites.
At ACU, Steve Davidson introduced her to acid etching and lino print. A few years later, she attended a number of night classes at Federation University and an engraving class with David Frazer. Susan has completed art units online, including printmaking, through OUA with Curtin University.
Never afraid to try new ventures and keen to encourage printmaking to all ages, Susan now runs private printmaking classes on the school holidays and runs workshops for schools and small groups. She has a stall at Castlemaine Artists market with a friend, sells privately and as a member of the Ballarat Society of Artists Inc., promotes printmaking where possible.
Susan has participated in a number of exhibitions and is looking forward to new opportunities with Goldfields Printmakers.
Susan can be contacted at email@example.com