Stephen has given numerous presentations to school and community groups, attendees at interstate workshops and regular library talks. An experienced, entertaining, and knowledgeable presenter backed by computer presentations and stunning images.
Business seminars, schools & community groups. He can tailor his presentation to any audience. School presentations for all year levels to fit your target outcomes. Experienced presenter & tutor in realist watercolour and oil painting technique and computer based design and image manipulation for VCE arts and design students.
VCE Art camp demonstration. Cropped for privacy of students attending
Found a group of artists in a Rwandan village. Working with ballpoint pens and photocopy paper. Gave an early morning lesson. Later sent a box of materials and photos.
He combines this with his life story and approach to his art, computer, photography and business experience & student results.
Doncaster Camera Club.
'Many thanks for coming to our Camera Club Meeting at Doncaster last Friday.
Your presentation was so interesting and you certainly had some amazing wildlife photos.
The feedback I have had has been very positive and it seems everyone enjoyed your presentation.
We loved your photos and art and I think people would have loved to see more, especially of your art work. The time certainly passed very quickly.
i appreciate the time you put into that presentation and you came across very professionally'
Knox Photographic Society
Guest speaker Photography Bootcamp 27/08/2016
Ladies Probus Club of Emerald District.
RSL Club rooms in Memorial Drive, Emerald
& FUND RAISER
FROM FACTORY MANAGER
TO HOUSE DAD TO ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST
TO WILDLIFE ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHER & AFRICA TOUR GUIDE
A STORY OF TRANSFORMATION
GRAB A SEAT AND HOLD ON
FOR THE RIDE!
Time - 6:30pm 7/11/2014
Cost of entry - Gold coin donation
Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place
47 Paterson Street East Ringwood 3155
Jells Park Primary School
'Thank you so much for coming to Jells Park Primary. Your chat with the kids was phenomenal and I have been getting a continuous stream of approval from all the kids you impacted. It was a very well thought-out presentation and the kids were deeply enthralled and captivated by what you had to say. I would also like to thank you for coming to the first ever art show/ auction at Jells Park and helping to select students work. Students who did earn a ribbon were so thrilled to hear it wasn’t me who selected the work but Mr. Stephen Powell himself.' - Christopher Yoos
Stephen put on a great presentation at Jells Park Primary School. The kids enjoyed seeing his progression from drawing as a untrained artist to his accomplished works as a professional artist. He inspired the students and demonstrated that dreams can come true if you set out to make them a reality. Thank you for sharing you wisdom, knowledge and stories with the students of Jells Park Primary.
Art teacher at JPPS
Stephen Powell - Wildlife in Oils
Demonstrator at monthly meeting of Waverley Arts Society.
November Wed 16 2011
Mt. Waverley Community Centre, 47 Miller Crescent, Mount Waverley
(opposite & north of the Railway station)
'Thank you for such a great demonstration it was very entertaining and informative and I along with every one that I have spoken to enjoyed it immensely.'
'Thanks again for a very entertaining presentation.'
Presentation to Steve Morvell's
Wildlife Art Classes - Ballarat
Steve's and I take what appears to be quite a quite different approach to how we create our art. However frequent discussions have revealed more similarities than differences in the thought and methods that are the basis of our work. To teach others we have both struggled with first understanding how we create our art and then how to explain it to others. This was an opportunity to reinforce the core elements of our work and teaching.
My presentations also aim:
To deconstruct the process into steps from reference selection to finished work into manageable stages and then into simple tasks with few variables.
To dispel the myth of the 'gifted artist' or 'God given talent'. I do this by telling my story and that of my students with examples of our humble - apparent giftless beginnings and what we have achieved.
I was one of the lucky people to hear your presentation last night at Steve Morvell's art class, Thursday night in Ballarat.
It was sooo interesting, and very inspiring.
I have only recently (this year) enrolled in classes with Steve after years of saying ' I will do this one day'..and of course, unless you make the time, it won't happen, so many many things you said last night about your own beginnings and progress and development - and attitude!! --- were very reassuring! and encouraging!
Your enthusiasm for your art was also wonderful to witness as well as the opportunity to see your work up close and personal!
I just wanted to say 'thanks so much'!! I'm still running through the session in my head today, and will over the coming days I know --- as last night I sat there, totally absorbed, like a sponge, soaking it all up, and I was a bit overwhelmed on the half hour drive home last night. So many things to capture and just delight in,
very kind regards,
Gail N, Dereel, Victoria
Thanks for a very informative evening in the old rat. It was great to see both yourself and Colleen again. I believe that we all need from time to time the input of other teachers both for their experience and different outlooks , otherwise be do become very comfortable in our own small world , we also tend to look on the teachers as someone to admire with the feeling of never really going to be that good ourselves so the talk on thinking grand is excellent , thanks again for you time
The Friends of Glenfern Valley Bushlands Inc.
'This wasn't as much a demonstration, as an EXPERIENCE!'
'Stephen, with the aid of slides, showed his passion and enthusiasm for wild animals, taking us along for the ride. He and his friend Steven Morvell went to Africa to photograph animals up close. He regaled us with stories of the wild and exciting encounters they had. The best being, Stephen was a born comedian, and had us laughing all evening. His enthusiasm was so catching; I felt I could sign up for the next safari. Me! Who is afraid of getting too close to chickens!'
'I am sorry I couldn't get everything he said down, as I found myself so engrossed I almost forgot to write the notes down.'
'It was a very entertaining and exciting evening which we all enjoyed immensely, and I felt sorry for those who missed it. lf I keep on writing about it, I will fill the newsletter!'
Note: the above is a selection of the contents of the report.
Thank you to Maureen for her comments and extensive report.
Wildlife Arty Society of Australasia
'If you are reading this and were not at the March
meeting not only did you miss the AGM but you also
missed an entertaining and interesting talk by WASA
painter Stephen Powell.
Stephen spent two months in South Africa
traveling in Botswana and Rwanda, encountering the
creatures and environment. His photographs were
amazing, as were his descriptions of his experiences.'