Sunday, June 26, 2016

ArtsCool Workshops

I will be facilitating more fun and creative children workshops at Caloundra Regional Gallery this coming week as part of their June ArtsCool program.

On Monday 27 and Tuesday 28, I have four workshops on offer, delivered over the two days. The first two workshops held on Monday, children will be able to get down and dirty making clay Minions, using sun dry clay their little creations can be taken home and painted later. Please note: due to popular demand we have cancelled the proposed Abstract Assemblage workshop and replaced it with a second clay Minions workshop, catering for ages 5-12 years.

Then on Tuesday, children will have the opportunity to participate in either the Leaf Animal workshop (Ages 5-8 years) or take inspiration from my Papillon exhibition and create a tea bag collage (Ages 9-12).


Homage to Hannah Hoch, Photomontage (detail) 2016.
Example, Tea Bag Collage workshop 

There are only a few spaces left in the Tea Bag Collage workshop so if anyone is interested, please follow this link to book online  and reserve a place J, however due to a large number of little creatives living on the coast, all the other workshops are fully booked.

Workshops details:

Monday 27 June
Clay Minions Ages 5-12 years
10.30 am - 12.00 pm AND
1.00 pm - 2.30 pm

Tuesday 28 June
Leaf Animals Ages 5-8 years
10.30 am - 12.00 pm
Tea Bag Collage Ages 9-12 years
1.00 pm - 2.30 pm

Caloundra Regional Gallery
22 Omrah Avenue,
Caloundra Qld 4551
(next to Caloundra Library)
Telephone (07) 5420 8299
Link for Gallery directions






Tuesday, June 21, 2016

more workshop results...

At Caloundra Regional Gallery last Saturday - this time the Children's Butterfly Making workshop, applying the same frottage technique everyone was so very attentive... and all the colours of the rainbow!













Sunday, June 12, 2016

workshop results

What a wonderful adults Butterfly Making workshop at the Caloundra gallery yesterday!
A full capacity class made for varied and interesting results.

All bums on seats busy at work...


An array of rusty objects were laid out on the table for experimenting with. Cobblers Wax was used to create a textured design by rubbing on to the paper surface with the rusty object underneath. 



Experimenting on tissue paper first to get a feel for the rubbing technique and elements of design...





Watercolour pencils for adding a little colour...


And special friendships that brighten up a day... 


Plus the mandatory memento group shot...









Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Papillon - Gallery Events Public Program

In conjunction with my Papillon exhibition, I will be facilitating two separate Butterfly Making Workshops held at Caloundra Regional Gallery. The first workshop for adults is this Saturday, with the second workshop for the kiddies on the following Saturday - finer dets below...

In these workshops, we'll examine elements of design and create abstract imagery on a used tea bag with discarded materials using the Frottage technique and then create a tea bag butterfly to take home as a keepsake.


Spaces are limited and bookings are essential - there are only a couple of spaces left in the adults workshop, so if you're thinking of coming please book in via the 'book online' link below. I am looking forward to a fun couple of days! J

Please direct all inquiries to the Gallery - workshop details are as follows:
Saturday 11 June 11am to 1pm - Adults Butterfly Making Workshop ($10 Ages 18+)
book online In addition to the adults workshop, I will be giving an in-depth discussion on the printed process seen in the work In the Light of Truth. (picture detail below)


Saturday 18 June 11am to 1pm - Children's Butterfly Making Workshop ($5 Ages 7+) book online In addition to the children's workshop, watercolour pencils will be provided to add a splash of colour to their masterpieces.


Caloundra Regional Gallery
22 Omrah Avenue
Caloundra Qld 4551
(next to Caloundra Library)
Telephone (07) 5420 8299

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm
(Closed public holidays)


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Free Workshop - World Environment Day Festival

In conjunction with my Papillon exhibition, I will be facilitating two Papillon Butterfly Making workshops at this years World Environment Day Festival. In its 37th year, the 2016 World Environment Day will be held on Sunday 5th June, 2016 from 10am till dark at Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore, on the Sunshine Coast, Qld.

Among the line-up of environmental based activities will be Free Art Workshops delivered by several different artists in the Yurt, and that's where you will find me!



Free Papillon Butterfly Making Workshops:
Design and make your own butterfly from a used tea bag and discarded materials.
10am - 11.30am Suitable for ages 12+ and adults
1pm - 2.30pm Children's workshop ages 5-11
FREE - Limited numbers - Bookings essential

2016 World Environment Day Festival 
Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore Qld 4558
Sunday 5th June, 2016 - 10am till dark
http://wed.org.au/ for more details.