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Simon Bowland

Simon is a drawing teacher at Melbourne Polytechnic, and an independent visual artist/designer whose practice is situated at the intersection of sculpture, illustration and digital technology.

His work is about creating accessible art that motivates a curiosity within the viewer to learn more about the concepts behind it. Through the combination of his freelance practice and his academic research, Simon is able to connect students to a valuable forum for current ideas and experimentation within the wider creative arts community. He shares skills in art and design from concept visualisation to finished artwork, 2D and 3D, using both traditional and digital methods. 

A drawing teacher at Melbourne Polytechnic since 2018, Simon teaches his students practical applications of universal drawing techniques and theory. Instructing and guiding floristry students in the process of visually communicating their ideas through drawing. The process is broken into four key areas delivered through guided hand drawing exercises. They cover line & shape, composition, tone/texture and colour. Simon loves connecting with the students and being part of their creative journey, sharing knowledge and techniques to help them explore and discover their own unique path. 

Simon completed a Bachelor of Arts/Industrial Design at Newcastle University in 1993 and recently submitted (March 2019) a Master of Fine Art at VCA/Melbourne University. He has participated in group exhibitions around Melbourne since 2005 and currently exhibits as part of the Art Aviso group.  

Visual Arts Courses at MP

Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services - Costume for Performance CUA50415
Theatre - Full Time - Prahran
VTAC Theatre - Full Time - Prahran
Turn your costume-making talent into a career. Our Diploma of Live Production and Technical Services CUA50415 (Costume for Performance) prepares you for freelance costume-making work or employment in a variety costume designing and making situations. Create the look and feel of costumes - articulate your designs into visual expressions on the stage.
Diploma of Visual Arts - Painting Printmaking CUA51115
Visual Art - Full Time - Preston
VTAC Visual Art - Full Time - Preston
Push the boundaries of your art practice and develop your artistic skills and techniques. Work towards becoming a painter or printmaker in our Diploma of Visual Arts CUA51115 at Melbourne Polytechnic. Be bold and brave – follow your passion. It could lead anywhere.
Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development CUA60415
Visual Art - Full Time - Preston
Visual Art - Full Time - Preston
The Advanced Diploma of Creative Product Development CUA60415 is designed to prepare you to make a smooth transition into a professional practice, working in an industry-related role or in a freelance capacity.
Certificate IV in Visual Arts CUA41315
Visual Art - Full Time - Preston
Job Trainer VTAC Visual Art - Full Time - Preston
The Certificate IV in Visual Arts CUA41315 course is designed to develop and extend skills and knowledge across a range of art forms. The course has a practical hands-on focus with in-depth instruction from specialist subject teachers.
Diploma of Screen and Media - Specialist Make-Up Services CUA51015
Theatre, Screen and Media - Full Time - Prahran
VTAC Theatre, Screen and Media - Full Time - Prahran
Would you like to work on film sets, in TV studios and in the theatre? Discover how our Diploma of Screen and Media CUA51015 (Specialist Make-up Services) can help you exceed your goals. Learn about the transformative powers of prosthetics and special make-up effects.