Saturday, August 29th, 2020, 10:00am - 3:30pm
In this workshop participants will learn how to make a small coiled basket that is both functional and visually appealing and, at the same time, discover the joy basketry brings and the sense of calmness it creates.
Participants will learn the basics of coiled basketry with raffia, including – how to start, form and finish a basket.
Trudi will guide you through each step in a relaxed and friendly environment so that each person will be confident in the process of making a basket. Notes will be provided.
Cost: $100 includes materials. Please note: Because of Covid-19 considerations, lunch will NOT be provided. Please bring your own lunch. Arrangements can be made to pre-order from the local cafe/ takeaway if you wish.
Places are strictly limited to allow social distancing. Please do not attend the workshop if you are unwell. Temperature checks will be done on arrival.
Tuesday, January 14th, 2020, 10:00am - 3:00pm
In this full day workshop, you can decorate a plant pot with coloured mosaics or make a tiled wall plaque.
Because of the tools and equipment used this workshop is only suitable for ages 10 years+.
Enclosed footwear MUST be worn.
Cost: $100 includes all materials. Bring your own lunch.
Friday, November 1st, 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us for an evening of life drawing and music combined as part of the Lake Macquarie Open Studios Trail weekend.
You are invited to come along, choose some drawing materials, enjoy a glass of wine and listen to the music as you draw the musician. Leslie will be on hand to give tuition and advice as needed. At the end of the evening, take home your drawings and impress your friends!
This fun night is suitable for all skill levels from beginners to experienced artists.
Cost: $15 at the door includes the use of drawing materials and wine & nibbles.
Saturday, October 19th, 2019, 10:00am - 3:30pm
This introduction to oil painting workshop is suitable for beginners or those with limited experience using oil paint.
Participants will be guided through basic surface preparation, mediums, paint mixing and application and give guidance with clean-up and safe material usage.
Students can work from sketches created in the previous ‘Developing Imagery’ workshop, or bring along printed landscape images that you might like to use (please do not try and work from devices).
Cost: A. Bring your own materials ( list supplied on request) $100
B. All material for use in the workshop supplied $130
Lunch is included for both option A. and B. Please advise Leslie of any dietary requirements when you book.
A deposit of $50 will secure your place. The deposit is not refundable for cancellation made less than one week before the event.
Saturday, August 10th, 2019, 10:00am - 3:30pm
Join John Morris for this one day workshop to get you moving!
Well known for his ability to inspire and challenge his students, in this workshop John will encourage participants to leave what they already know at the door and playfully develop new imagery and launch into new directions.
Lunch will be provided, so please advise Leslie of any dietary requirements.
Material list available on booking.
Your place in the workshop will be secured with the payment of a $50 deposit by 21/7/19. Full payment is required by 4/8/19. There will be no refund of deposit for cancellations after 4/8/19. Please contact Leslie (0419471660) for payment options.
Please join us for ‘In 2 Places’, an exhibition of paintings by Leslie Duffin held concurrently over two locations: Finite Gallery and The Creator Incubator Gallery.
As the Owner and Director of Finite Gallery, Leslie can be found in the gallery each weekend and through the week teaching the children’s after school art classes. On the days she is not at the gallery, she is working artist in her studio at The Creator Incubator. These two aspects of her life are being reflected by holding exhibitions concurrently at the two locations.
The subjects for the exhibitions are plants from her garden which have come to her as gifts and cuttings. The plants have lived on far longer than the occasion for giving and in some cases, hold memories of friends and family that have passed. There is a link between present and past – between two people – a sharing which transcends time and place. A simple gift can translate to something much more.
Opening events will be held at the two locations:-
The Creator Incubator Gallery: 6 – 8pm, Friday 16th August
Finite Gallery: 2 – 4pm, Saturday 17th August.
Please join Leslie for these two events – everyone is welcome!
Sunday, June 23rd, 2019, 6:00am - 11:30am
This will be a practical workshop with hands on landscape shooting at two locations.
The workshop will begin at the first location with a quick introduction regarding camera settings. To get the best light, images will be taken right away. The instructor will be available to assist and help fine tune settings as needed.
When this session raps up, the students will return to the gallery for breakfast and a discussion and review of the images. We will cover more material regarding exposure and composition.
After the review, the workshop will continue at a second location. This will allow participants to shoot incorporating what they’ve learned from the first shoot and image review.
There will be another image review and discussion before wrapping up the workshop.
Bring your camera and , if you think that you might have any questions about operating your camera, please bring the camera manual (pdf is fine). If you have a tripod, please bring it.
Cost: $110 includes an SD card to keep, breakfast and morning tea. Please advise Leslie of any dietary requirements.
This workshop will include some walking across sand to the locations.
Booking is essential.
Your place in the workshop will be secured with the payment of a $50 deposit by 2/6/19. Full payment is required by 16/6/19. There will be no refund of deposit for cancellations after 16/6/19. Please contact Leslie (0419471660) for payment options.
Saturday, March 30th, 2019, 10:00am - 3:30pm
This will be a practical workshop with hands on shooting in the caves.
Beginning at the gallery with a discussion about camera settings, exposure rules and image composition suggestions, we will then head down to the beach and shoot for about an hour.
Upon returning to the gallery a light lunch will be served.
We will then review the images we have taken and provide individual feedback to every participant.
This workshop is suitable for beginners and those wishing to improve their skills.
Cost: $110 includes lunch and a SD card to take home. ( Please advise us of any dietary requirements when booking.) Bring your own camera and a pdf file of the manual.
A deposit of $50 will secure your place in this workshop. The balance is to be paid by 17/3/2019.
Payments will be refunded for cancellations before the 23/3/2019. No refund of deposit will be made for cancellations after this date. Payment can be made directly to the gallery or contact Leslie Duffin (0419471660) for Direct Deposit details.
Saturday, March 16th, 2019, 10:00am - 3:30pm
Watercolour is seen as the hardest of mediums to conquer, but when it is, the results are worth the effort.
Cheryl will guide participants through the techniques of watercolour, from paper preparation to colour mixing and application.
Participants will leave with a finished painting.
Cost: $100 includes lunch. ( Please advise us of any dietary requirements when booking.)
Some materials required. List available on booking.
A deposit of $50 will secure your place in this workshop. The balance is to be paid by 2/3/2019.
Payments will be refunded for cancellations before the 9/3/2019. No refund of deposit will be made for cancellations after this date. Payment can be made directly to the gallery or contact Leslie Duffin (0419471660) for Direct Deposit details.