SATURDAY WORKSHOPS 

2nd November 9am to 5.30pm

WHAT IF?  MIXED – MEDIA MAYHEM..... DAY ONE

WITH GAI NIEUWENHOF


Combine paper and textiles to achieve new outcomes. Come along for the journey.

KIT DETAILS:-

KIT COST: $30 included in the class fee

PLEASE BRING:-

If you already have an art journal, bring it along. 

Kraft knife, metal ruler, cutting mat will be brought by tutor.

Calico or a white cotton bed sheet to be cut up (you might share a sheet with others)

A4 hot pressed (smooth) watercolour paper block or mixed media paper will work. Riot Art and Craft are good. If you have some rice paper, bring it along, but I will bring some also.

A notebook and pencil, scissors.

Any acrylic paints you have, (think of a limited palette) plus black and white, along with brushes etc.  A brayer/roller or two. You may wish to bring a foam roller too.

Kraft glue

A roll of blue painters tape (low tack)

An apron

A gel press. If you are buying one at least buy the 5”x7” BUT 8”x10” if you can afford it. A5 size can be found online for around $30. If you have more than one please bring it (any size) or you may wish to make your own.  See Recipe attached below.

If you have any stencils you like, bring them and we will be making our own from those thin plastic page dividers.  These can be bought from Officeworks. (I will bring some of these).

Needles and thread.  Embroidery cotton will suffice, but you may wish to bring special thread e.g. linen, sashiko etc.

Fabric scraps (small pieces) of your choice. Look for pattern, colour, texture.

A hot glue gun with glue sticks if you have one.

A roll of Baking paper to share.

You may want to bring some small fabric scraps to add texture to your pieces.

Some small needle nosed squeeze bottles.  These can be found in $2 shops in the Craft section.

Gather a manilla folder of various papers to use. E.g. book pages, magazine pages etc.The manilla folder will also be used.

Gather and press plant material that appeals to you.  This can be leaves, grasses, reeds etc. Nothing sharp

Rubber Gloves or barrier cream to protect your hands if you are inclined and baby wipes for cleaning the plate.

Water container and palette (recycled items will do)

Baby wipes.

Sticky backed craft foam (Tutor will bring)

Black ink (Tutor will bring)

Also an iron to be shared with everyone would be helpful to fix the paint in the fabric.

Several spray bottles (can be recycled) for use by the whole class. 

Newspaper, recycled cardboard.  (One newspaper per student)

A jar of cheap, strong coffee. (Tutor will bring)

A hairdryer.

A bottle of baby oil (cheapest).

Scissors.

THIS IS A TWO DAY COURSE 


MY PERMANENT GELLI PLATE RECIPE

 

8 tablespoons gelatine (one full container of McCormacks Gelatine) 2 tablespoons per cup liquid

mixed into 1 cup glycerine and 1 cup rubbing alcohol (Isopropyl is available at Supermarket)

Add 1 cup boiling water and stir to combine, then add 1 cup cold water and stir. Microwave until clear in a glass bowl (30 secs at a time, do not boil as this will make a huge sticky mess). It will become very hot, so take care. Pour into a flat based plastic container and leave uncovered on a flat surface until set. Make sure the plate is at least 1cm deep. Measure out the liquid into the container before you start to make sure.

DO NOT PUT RESIDUE DOWN THE SINK.

When set, remove by running your finger over the corner of the plate and lift to slide your other hand underneath.  Place the plate on the upturned lid of the container, then place the container over the top to protect it.

 Mine is in a lidded plastic container.  About 12cm square or two smaller plates.

PLAYFUL PAINTING, INTUITIVE ART

WITH MELANIE DILDAY

Do you ever feel like there's an artist within you just waiting to come out, but you've always been too afraid to even try? Or maybe you've dabbled in painting before, but lack the confidence to really express yourself on the canvas.

I understand how daunting it can be to approach a blank canvas, which is why the Playful Painting Workshop was created - a safe, encouraging, and super supportive environment for people just like you. 

Join me for a day of dancing, splashing, spraying, scraping, dripping, mark making and laughing as we unlock your creative flow and ignite your passion for painting. Our intuitive, playful process is perfect for beginners and those wishing to breathe new life into their painting. You'll be amazed at the talents you uncover within yourself. 
 

Please note. These paintings are examples of what is achieved through this process. You are each going to create your own meaningful imagery. This process helps coax your own creativity and so your imagery will be unique and meaningful to you.

For examples of previous participants work:  https://m.facebook.com/PlayfulPainting/







KIT DETAILS:-

COST :  $20 included in the class fee.

INCLUDES :use of Matisse paints, brushes and stencils.

PLEASE BRING:-

*Easel if you have one, otherwise ok to lean canvas painting on table.
*Glass or plastic jar for brush water
*Large sheet/drop cloth
*Hairdryer
*Plastic/paper/bamboo plates or a paint palette
*Chux superwipe
*Paper towel roll

*40 x 50 cm stretched canvas, single thick. Can get at discount stores for about $11 or Temu has a deal for 3 at around $26. Try Amazon too !!

POLYMER CLAY .... CANES, CANES AND MORE CANES!! 

WITH LEX SORRENTINO

Pic updated soon 

Embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of Polymer Clay Crafting! Unleash your artistic spirit as you master the art of crafting mesmerising patterns with polymer clay. Dive into the intricate techniques of creating at least 4 captivating designs to take home and play with at your leisure.

You may cut slices and bake these to use in my mixed Media Wall hanging Workshop on Sunday or the Wall totem Workshop on Monday.


Example showing use of canes.

A sculpture covered with Polymer Clay slices.

.... or you may like to make beads!!

Example showing Canes used in the Mixed Media wall hanging Workshop on Sunday. 

KIT DETAILS

COST: $50

INCLUDES:-
8 blocks of Sculpey Premo
plus bits and pieces

PLEASE BRING:-

*Blade
*Roller
*Snake Roller (perspex)
*Pasta Machine if you have one



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WITH SARA FEENY-MARKS 

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