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Mar
3
Sat
2018
Cathy Moon: Shibori Dyeing 3-4th March @ The Studio, Go Create! New England
Mar 3 @ 9:30 am – Mar 4 @ 4:00 pm

Come along and discover the exciting art of Shibori using different strength Indigo vats. You will learn the traditional Shibori techniques of arashi, bomaki, itajime and a variety of shibori stitching techniques. You will be able to dye your pieces in an Indigo wash vat, a medium strength vat or a dark Indigo vat or you can layer your pieces from pale blue through to dark blue. The possibilities are endless!

You will have the choice of making scarves, placemats cushion covers, t-shirts/tops.

You can bring your own 100% silk or 100% cotton fabrics, cotton t-shirts or cotton tops. 100% Linen can also be dyed.

Cathy will have silk scarves, cushion covers and place mats for sale. A material fee of $40 per student will cover the cost of Indigo, a set of comprehensive notes and use of all equipment.

Apr
7
Sat
2018
Michael Taylor: Photography in the Field @ The Studio, Go Create! New England
Apr 7 @ 9:30 am – Apr 8 @ 4:00 pm
Michael Taylor: Photography in the Field @ The Studio, Go Create! New England

This workshop is designed to get you out and about taking photos in an unfamiliar setting with an experienced and friendly tutor. The level of tuition is for raw beginners to advanced participants just looking for that edge.

The two day photography course will aim to provide a maximum amount of practical time shooting images with your camera of choice. You will get an essential set of skills to shoot on the run in the field and capture those fleeting moments that often get by before we’re ready. Create photos that require not only technical skills but open up your creativity to convey ideas and emotions that you may not normally consider possible.

Apr
21
Sat
2018
Seraphina Martin: Solar Plate Etching 21-22 April @ Go Create! New England Studio
Apr 21 @ 9:30 am – Apr 22 @ 4:00 pm
Seraphina Martin at Go Create! New England

Seraphina Martin at Go Create! New England

SOLAR PLATE ETCHING: is a quick, simple and safe alternative to traditional etching. Rather than acids, all that is needed is the UV rays of the sun to etch a plate. Your image is applied onto transparent film, then exposed to the sun for 2.30 min.  A built in photo sensitive emulsion hardens the image in the sun. The plate is then washed in water revealing your image ready for printing on the etching press. Emphasis will be on creating images using elements from the natural world. Existing illustrations from nature on clear film will be used with natural elements such as leaves, flowers, feathers, lace. Many applications of colour rolled onto the plate will result in a stunning portfolio of prints.

May
12
Sat
2018
Jan Clark: Colour my Textile World 12-13 May @ Go Create New England
May 12 @ 9:30 am – May 13 @ 4:00 pm
Jan Clark: Colour my Textile World 12-13 May @ Go Create New England

Learn simple, but exciting ways to colour up fabric in this fun workshop. Over two days Jan will cover a multitude of techniques that can be easily recreated at home, including mono-printing, no rules screen-printing, using transfers, inks and acrylic paints. You will walk away with a stack of unique fabrics ready to be used in any of your textile projects.

May
31
Thu
2018
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ Go Create! New England
May 31 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

These workshops will use the environment around the Studio as inspiration for learning the basic techniques of drawing. This series will lay the groundwork for skills that you can take further at home. Full of hints and tips to achieving a realistic finish, how to tone and shade, aspects of composition, and experience handling different dry media are only some of the topics covered by this course.

Jun
7
Thu
2018
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ Go Create! New England
Jun 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

These workshops will use the environment around the Studio as inspiration for learning the basic techniques of drawing. This series will lay the groundwork for skills that you can take further at home. Full of hints and tips to achieving a realistic finish, how to tone and shade, aspects of composition, and experience handling different dry media are only some of the topics covered by this course.

Jun
14
Thu
2018
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ Go Create! New England
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

These workshops will use the environment around the Studio as inspiration for learning the basic techniques of drawing. This series will lay the groundwork for skills that you can take further at home. Full of hints and tips to achieving a realistic finish, how to tone and shade, aspects of composition, and experience handling different dry media are only some of the topics covered by this course.

Jun
21
Thu
2018
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ Go Create! New England
Jun 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

These workshops will use the environment around the Studio as inspiration for learning the basic techniques of drawing. This series will lay the groundwork for skills that you can take further at home. Full of hints and tips to achieving a realistic finish, how to tone and shade, aspects of composition, and experience handling different dry media are only some of the topics covered by this course.

Jun
28
Thu
2018
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ Go Create! New England
Jun 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature at Go Create! New England

These workshops will use the environment around the Studio as inspiration for learning the basic techniques of drawing. This series will lay the groundwork for skills that you can take further at home. Full of hints and tips to achieving a realistic finish, how to tone and shade, aspects of composition, and experience handling different dry media are only some of the topics covered by this course.

Sep
28
Fri
2018
Lauran Sundin: Wire Bobbin Lace for Contemporary & Traditional Lace Makers @ Go Create! New England
Sep 28 @ 9:30 am – Sep 30 @ 4:00 pm
Lauran Sundin: Wire Bobbin Lace for Contemporary & Traditional Lace Makers @ Go Create! New England

Although Lauran is a contemporary lace maker and will concentrate primarily on contemporary bobbin lace, the techniques, covered in the class, would benefit the traditional lace maker who wishes to make traditional pieces using wire. These techniques can also be used for larger dimensional sculptural pieces although she will cover small-scale jewellery applications. Lauran will explore two important aspects; focusing on the special methods of working with wire will help the student understand the structural integrity inherent to metal and its potential for dimensional design, emphasis on proper tensioning and the technique of working the wire around the pins, in a systematic manner to achieve precise stitches will be covered in detail. Additional she will cover methods for making all those wire ends “disappear”.

Oct
13
Sat
2018
Kirsten Ingemar: Explorations of Sense of Place with Plant Dyeing, Imprints and Stitch 13-14 October @ Go Create! New England
Oct 13 @ 9:30 am – Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm
Kirsten Ingemar - Plant dyeing at Go Create! New England

Kirsten Ingemar – Plant dyeing at Go Create! New England

Through collected and found objects, plant material and internal processes we will explore the natural environment where we are. I will invite you to be drawn to places and things in nature and use these sensations as starting points to the mark making with natural dyes, and rust dyeing.

We will explore leaf imprints and other mark making with natural materials to integrate with hand stitching and collage. While the dye pots keeps simmering we will explore the possibilities in each sample as the pieces of cloth emerge. Let the marks and colours become starting points for the next step of the creative process.

Let yourself be stirred for more.

Nov
3
Sat
2018
Vicki Taylor: Beginner Lace Making 3-4 November @ Go Create New England
Nov 3 @ 9:30 am – Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm
Vicki Taylor: Beginner Lace Making

Vicki Taylor: Beginner Lace Making

Come and learn the intricate art of bobbin lace making. Traditionally bobbin lace making was used to decorate fashion for the aristocracy of Europe from the 16th Century, later to become a form of currency worth more than gold.
Nowadays, lace can be made from all sorts of fibres including wire, crazy yarns and paper. Vicki teaches bobbin lace making in a contemporary and accessible way. This workshop will teach you some of the basics and will open your eyes to the possibilities of this intriguing art form.

Nov
17
Sat
2018
Judy Wilford: Deep in the Green Forest 17th-18th November @ The Studio
Nov 17 @ 9:30 am – Nov 18 @ 4:00 pm
Judy Wilford: Deep in the Green Forest 17th-18th November @ The Studio

Have you ever walked in a forest where giant trees are encrusted, and the floor carpeted, with the luminous greens of moss and experienced the hushed stillness where noise is absorbed and the juxtaposition of trunks hold a sense of mystery?

This workshop revolves around exploring in stitch the mystery of such a place.

The workshop can involve painted elements: layered fabric backgrounds with intensely stitched foregrounds giving depth to the work.

The design for this workshop will be based on the forests of the Escarpments of the Great Dividing Range near Point Lookout, New England National Park.

Suitable for all levels of experience.

A fabric kit, notes and designs will be available $25.

Please contact me at cjm_wilford1@iinet.net.au if you need any help. Judy W.

Feb
9
Sat
2019
Liz Powell: Paper and Stitch 9-10th February @ The Studio
Feb 9 @ 9:30 am – Feb 10 @ 4:00 pm
Liz Powell: Paper and Stitch 9-10th February @ The Studio

This 2 day workshop is all about experimenting with the interaction of paper and stitch. We’ll be including elements and working from the lovely New England environment such as grasses, leaves, found objects, and incorporating stitched elements into a variety of paper manipulations. We will also play with the traditional Korean technique of Joomchi (a type of paper felting best done with the feet and power tools I’ve found) where paper layering and stitch creates new voids and shapes.

You can jump into joomchi with both feet, literally, but I will also be demonstrating and making a piece for everyone so all participants will end up with a piece of joomchi with personal inclusions that you may have brought or collected in the landscape, but if you want to dive in and give it a whirl that will be great! You can bind up a diary of the weekend using an age old binding technique that dates to medieval times using book stitching frames that I will provide. The frames are available for purchase after the workshop if you become addicted.

All joomchi equipment will be provided and all levels of experience catered for.