Splashout History (2002 – 2018)

The story so far . . .

‘Splashout Art Studios’ was founded in 2002.  It started with one small experimental class of Beginners.  These became so successful that before long Splashout was being asked to also present classes for the more experienced Artist and an impressively unique story begins !

Since those early groups, Splashout’s numbers have swelled to well over 1,000 clients and growing !  Over the years Splashout has developed a much wider range of Classes, Courses, Workshops and Programs, all of which are considered to be legitimate ‘Art Education’.  Splashout is now identified as an ‘Independent Art School’, with a wide range of highly effective programmes delivered by a Team of ‘Qualified Instructors’ and ‘Experienced Artists’.

THE TEAMS:
2012 saw the beginning of creating Teams.  We have an ‘Administration & Accounting Team’, who keep the back-room logistics and systems operating smoothly to ensure efficiency and excellent customer service.
We are developing a professional ‘Instructing Team’ to meet the growing demand for Art Education.  (Splashout Instructors / Tutors are hand picked and required to continue developing their personal Art and Tutoring Skills under Splashout’s guidance).  The regular Instructing Team is made up either of Qualified Art Educators or Experienced Artists.  Our Tutors are invited in, or sometimes selected from among Splashout Members.

There is a growing Team of ‘Workshop Guest Artists’.  They present tailor made workshops based on broader or more unusual themes.  These are proving to be popular which has led to Splashout offering a ‘Perpetual Program of Workshops’, with Award Winning South Australian and Interstate Artists brought in as Presenters.  NB:  It is said that together, a team can become more than the sum of its individual parts !  This is slowly proving to be very much the case at Splashout.

EXHIBITING:
Exhibitions were first launched in 2005, since then many highly successful Art Shows and Opening Nights have been presented in a variety of great locations with thousands of Member’s artworks having been sold under Splashout’s coordination.  Splashout now has its own Retail Art Gallery, on the popular Beach-side strip, Jetty Road, Brighton, South Australia.  Currently there is a highly committed and professional Gallery Sitting Team being developed.   We also accept invitations to be ‘Partner Galleries’ within well known businesses and Cafes.

ART HISTORY / WORKSHOP TRIPS:
2005 also saw the beginning of ‘Splashout Art History & Workshop’ Tours.  (Local – Interstate – International).  Past trips have taken artists to destinations such as through rural South Australia – Interstate Australia and several key destinations throughout Europe, with more to come.

STUDIO HIRE:
2007 saw the start of hiring out The Studio Complex.  Many Artists – Photographers – Function Hosts – Organisations and private groups have now made very good use of this uniquely private, secluded, modern, well equipped facility for their events, meetings or functions.

SPLASHOUT ART SUPPLIES:
Progression has also taken place in the ‘Splashout Studio Shop’ which now stocks an extensive range of quality Art Supplies, Paints, Stretched Canvases and Easels, all at excellent prices.

FUNDRAISING:
Splashout decided to become a vehicle for fundraising.  Art Sales and Fundraising Events all give members the opportunity to raise and donate funds under Splashout’s coordination.  Since 2006 members have raised over $ 20,000 for various charities and nonprofit causes, through donating a percentage of their Artwork Sales, when exhibiting with Splashout.   We also host ‘Art History Film Nights’ where the Studio transforms into a Mini Movie Theatre where Members and their guests enjoy drinks, nibbles and fabulous Video Documentaries or talks about well known Artists.  All funds go to nominated charities.

SPLASHOUT STUDIO APARTMENT:
In 2017 Splashout released availability of its modern, refurbished and fully equipped, ‘Studio Apartment’.  It is self contained and located across the road from studio.  It is either rented by Artists wanting a ‘Private Residential Artspace’ to complete a body of work, or for Distance Workshop Participants to stay over and enjoy a weekend getaway.  The apartment is also registered with Air B & B and can be rented for longer periods.

THE FUTURE:
As we move forward, the story will continue, however it is important to state that the Splashout Goal is not to become larger or to take the world by storm.  It is simply to achieve sustainability and offer a space where clients can learn and safely enjoy developing their Art skills in a unique, dynamic, professional environment.  We are told we are achieving this !  Thank you for your interest.
(Last updated: 10/04/18)