Tuesday Painting Group

Tuesday Painting Group with

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Is learning how to paint on your bucket list? or have you wanted to get reacquainted with your creativity but need a boost to start?

Join us each Tuesday in an informal group as we learn from each other and have some fun!

Bring your own materials – suggested materials list available on booking.

Cost: $30/week

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2021 Drawing Fundamentals

2021 Drawing Fundamentals with

Friday, April 23rd, 2021, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Through a number of exercises, students will be guided in the use of materials, learn about the importance of line, contour, mark making and tone, and be introduced to the principles of perspective.

This is an opportunity not to be missed!

Cost: $200 / 4 weeks.  This class may be extended if there is sufficient interest.

A materials list will be provided on booking.

Booking essential as numbers are limited to ensure social distancing.

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Shibori Dyeing Workshop 2

Shibori Dyeing Workshop 2 with

Sunday, January 17th, 2021, 10:00am - 3:30pm

If you missed the last Shibori workshop, then here is your chance to join us in the new year for another one!

Explore shibori techniques to create your own beautiful pieces in this face to face workshop. Shibori dyeing is a way of making patterns on fabric by exposing only some portions of the fabric to dye. Tie, pinch, fold, concertina, clamp and stitch your fabric then dye it.

This workshop is a great opportunity to enjoy handmade processes and have fun learning how to continue these traditional crafts.
Feel free to bring anything smallish that you want to dye – preferably cotton.

*Please bring your own lunch – there is a fridge, but no reheating facility in the gallery. Lunch may be purchased from the nearby café if you prefer. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day.

Cost: $100 includes materials. Please bring an apron and rubber gloves.

Please do not attend the workshop if you are feeling unwell. Temperature checks will be done on arrival. Social distancing measures will be in place.

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Random Weave Baskets

Random Weave Baskets with

Sunday, November 15th, 2020, 10:00am - 3:30pm

Spend the day learning to use locally sourced plant material and cane to create visually stunning and functional baskets. Students will learn the basic skills of the random weave technique to make their own unique basket. A guide to what plants to use and how to harvest and prepare these plants will be given.

This workshop is suitable for the beginner and an excellent way to explore your own creativity. Trudi will guide you through each step in a relaxed and friendly environment so that each person will take home their own unique and gorgeous basket.

Students will need: secateurs, bucket, wear closed in shoes, old clothes or apron.

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.

 

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Shibori Dyeing Workshop

Shibori Dyeing Workshop with

Saturday, October 24th, 2020, 10:00am - 3:30pm

Explore shibori techniques to create your own beautiful pieces in this face to face workshop.

Shibori dyeing is a way of making patterns on fabric by exposing only some portions of the fabric to dye. Tie, pinch, fold, concertina, clamp and stitch your fabric then dye it.

This workshop is a great opportunity to enjoy handmade processes and have fun learning how to continue these traditional crafts.

Feel free to bring anything smallish that you want to dye – preferably silk.

Cost: $100 includes material fee

Please bring your own lunch (there is a fridge but no re-heating facility). Food may be pre-ordered from the local Cafe or Take-away.

Please do not attend the workshop if you are feeling unwell. Temperature checks will be done on arrival. Social distancing measures will be in place. Please bring a mask.

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Coiled Basket Workshop

Coiled Basket Workshop with

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.

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Mosaics

Mosaics with

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.

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Music & Drawing Evening

Music & Drawing Evening

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.

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Oil Painting Basics Workshop

Oil Painting Basics Workshop with

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.

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