Susan Clarke enjoys many aspects of art making and creativity. Her artistic interests from a young age were with music and singing. She briefly attended the Melba Conservatorium and later gained a Grad Dip in Music Ed. at the then Ballarat University in 1994 and became a Music Specialist in schools. As a member of the Ballarat Society of Artists Inc., Susan values the many opportunities to share and create with others who enjoy a common interest in art.
Susan began printmaking while 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. 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.
In her own art’s practice, printmaking is dominant and she enjoys all types of printmaking processes, lino print, drypoint, monoprint and engraving being favourites. “One thing printmaking teaches you time and time again is the power of the happy accident and to embrace the unexpected.” Andy Lovell (Pressing Matters 07) Susan also works in acrylics.
Never afraid to try new ventures and keen to encourage printmaking to all ages, Susan now runs private printmaking classes and workshops for small groups in Ballarat and surrounds. She sells privately and promotes printmaking where-ever possible and can be seen volunteering at Anderson’s Mill at Smeaton during the National Trust weekends running print activities for children.
Susan has participated and won prizes in a number of exhibitions and enjoys the opportunities with her involvement with Goldfields Printmakers, GP Arts Inc & Pyrenees Arts Council.
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Susan can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org