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Jun
25
Tue
2019
Richard McVetis: Embroidery, A Stitch Drawn @ The Studio
Jun 25 @ 9:30 am – Jun 26 @ 4:00 pm
Richard McVetis: Embroidery, A Stitch Drawn @ The Studio

The workshop will explore a combination of traditional hand embroidery techniques, how you do it and why you do it. We will explore the tenderness; the slowness and rhythms of hand stitching; the versatility and strengths of embroidery for drawing and mark making; and the pleasure in having time to make.

This is an experimental approach to stitch and draws on the imagination of each participant. Create textures and patterns, work a stitch in different threads changing its scale and spacing, work freely, and combine stitches to mark make and draw. Practical help will be given by demonstrating the many ways in which this can be achieved using the most simple of hand embroidery techniques, no knowledge of particular and precise embroidery techniques are needed. The emphasis will be on both group and individual tuition.

Aug
31
Sat
2019
Kath Caddy: Shoe Making @ The Studio
Aug 31 @ 9:30 am – Sep 2 @ 4:00 pm
Kath Caddy: Shoe Making @ The Studio

Learn to make your own personally fitted shoes with Kath. Over three days she will lead you through the simple, but exciting process of designing, fitting, sewing and lasting your shoes. Shoes can be made of leather or fabric with leather or rubber soling.

Kath has a number of different shapes and sizes of shoe lasts (shoe moulds) that students can use whilst making their shoes. They can be modified to allow for bunions and other foot issues.

This workshop is all about the art of shoe making and the processes involved; however, Kath will do her best to ensure that each student can walk away with new shoes that are comfortable and beautiful.

Sep
21
Sat
2019
Susannah Blaxill: Graphite Drawing Workshop 21-22 September @ The Studio
Sep 21 @ 9:30 am – Sep 22 @ 4:00 pm
Susannah Blaxill: Graphite Drawing Workshop 21-22 September @ The Studio

The Drawing Workshop will focus on fine drawing skills and the methods and materials used to build up tone, form and fine detail to complete a work using graphite dust and graphite pencils.

Susannah Blaxill established her career as a painter in London in the mid 1980’s, where she had 2 sell out solo exhibitions before returning to live in Australia in 1992. She has paintings in public and private collections around the world and has been exhibited widely through England, Europe, America, Asia and Australia. Amongst many publications, her work has been featured on the front page of the Arts section of the New York Times.

Oct
19
Sat
2019
Vicki Taylor: Larrikin Lace Bobbin Lace @ The Studio, Go Create
Oct 19 @ 9:30 am – Oct 20 @ 4:00 pm
Vicki Taylor: Larrikin Lace Bobbin Lace @ The Studio, Go Create

If your interest is learning bobbin lace that has a contemporary element, then this class will be for you. This is not a set and repeatable class and will be tailored to meet each students’ talents and interests.

All lace materials and equipment will be provided for beginners. Please bring paper, pencil, scissors, ruler and pins. Some glass headed pins and some dress making pins will be sufficient.

For skilled lace makers, please bring your usual lace making equipment including up to two large, flat pillows. Materials will depend on the individual and will need to be discussed with Vicki (email: larrikinlace@gmail.com).

Equipment can be purchased at the end of the workshop depending on availability.

Oct
26
Sat
2019
Susie Spencer: Introduction to Screen Printing @ The Studio
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – Oct 27 @ 4:00 pm
Susie Spencer: Introduction to Screen Printing @ The Studio

In this workshop we will create a simple two colour and three colour print on paper using a variety of techniques for combining colour and images, such as layering and reduction printing. You will have the opportunity to create stencils using paper, easy cut plastic and screen filler. Registration processes will be minimal which will allow for a free and intuitive printing process.

Materials will be provided for printing on paper but if you would like to print on fabric such as a fat quarter please bring that with you, material washed to remove any filler

Oct
30
Wed
2019
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ The Studio
Oct 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ The Studio

A series of five drawing workshops on Wednesday mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm. (30th October and 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th November)

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. Suitable for beginners or more experienced artists.

Nov
6
Wed
2019
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ The Studio
Nov 6 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ The Studio

A series of five drawing workshops on Wednesday mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm. (30th October and 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th November)

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. Suitable for beginners or more experienced artists.

Nov
13
Wed
2019
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ The Studio
Nov 13 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ The Studio

A series of five drawing workshops on Wednesday mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm. (30th October and 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th November)

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. Suitable for beginners or more experienced artists.

Nov
16
Sat
2019
Jette Clover: Layering and Lettering @ The Studio
Nov 16 @ 9:30 am – Nov 17 @ 10:15 pm
Jette Clover: Layering and Lettering @ The Studio

The history of art has predominantly seen paper as the support surface for art, but in the beginning of the 20th century Cubism and Dada liberated paper and other materials from everyday life and introduced collage as an art medium in its own right.
In this workshop you will discover a whole new world of artistic possibilities, when you combine collage with paint and printing techniques. We will explore layering visually and physically, use text as form and content and experiment with paper, textile and stitch.
We will be applying stenciling, masking, tracing, sanding, over-painting and transfer techniques and work with non-traditional ‘tools’ for writing and mark making.

Nov
20
Wed
2019
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ The Studio
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ The Studio

A series of five drawing workshops on Wednesday mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm. (30th October and 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th November)

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. Suitable for beginners or more experienced artists.

Nov
23
Sat
2019
Tara Axford: “ A Sense of Pace” Using a Gelli Plate + Mono Prints @ The Studio
Nov 23 @ 9:30 am – Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm
Tara Axford: “ A Sense of Pace” Using a Gelli Plate + Mono Prints @ The Studio

How to really see where you are, and use it in your work.

Using found objects, patterns and textures we will explore how they reflect a sense of place and create a connection to our surroundings.

We will find, document, edit, print, collage and create. Using mono prints with a gelli plate, and found specimens, we will use mixed media to ‘zoom in’ on our location and work with that. By abstracting the essence of a place we’ll create something inspired by our location. So the viewer can also experience something they may have previously overlooked, with fresh eyes.

The workshop will incorporate the principles of design in artwork, fail safe tricks and techniques to explore composition.

Participants will create a ‘field notes’  for a sketchbook, artist book, and a series of prints and collage works.

What to expect: Inspired by our surroundings we will collect, edit, print & create. Discover new ways of seeing, creating pieces that resonate with a sense of place. We will discuss the process of editing our source material so as to find a starting point.This workshop will have you learning the basics of working with stencils, both natural and man-made. Students will create a variety of prints which explore layering acrylics to achieve unique works. Monoprints are perfect for producing textural, patterned prints, these are beautiful on their own or can be used to create collages, wrapping papers, gift cards, artist books. Endless options!

Tara Axford: “ A SENSE OF PLACE” USING A GELLI PLATE + MONO PRINTS @ Go Create! New England
Nov 23 @ 9:30 am – Nov 24 @ 4:00 pm
Tara Axford: “ A SENSE OF PLACE” USING A GELLI PLATE + MONO PRINTS @ Go Create! New England

How to really see where you are, and use it in your work.

Using found objects, patterns and textures we will explore how they reflect a sense of place and create a connection to our surroundings.

We will find, document, edit, print, collage and create. Using mono prints with a gelli plate, and found specimens, we will use mixed media to ‘zoom in’ on our location and work with that. By abstracting the essence of a place we’ll create something inspired by our location. So the viewer can also experience something they may have previously overlooked, with fresh eyes.

The workshop will incorporate the principles of design in artwork, fail safe tricks and techniques to explore composition.

Participants will create a ‘field notes’  for a sketchbook, artist book, and a series of prints and collage works.

Nov
27
Wed
2019
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ The Studio
Nov 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ The Studio

A series of five drawing workshops on Wednesday mornings 9.30am to 12.30pm. (30th October and 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th November)

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. Suitable for beginners or more experienced artists.