Enjoy this lovely pastoral country in all its autumn glory. Capture aspects of it from life, in watercolour. Come away with your visual record of meeting it personally, and an increased understanding of watercolour painting.
For over 30 years Fiona has loved depicting aspects of nature in watercolour, from the patterns of bark and leaf litter to landscapes, and from quick sketches from life to botanical art and decorative illustration. She has studied from fine Art at TAFE to a PhD in Natural History Illustration at the University of Newcastle. Currently she is working on her 3 rd volume of illuminated manuscripts.
Come and see us at Toowoomba Lost Trades Fair along with loads of other exciting makers! Vicki will be demonstrating bobbin lace making and Kath will be demonstrating shoe making. Lots to see and do here!!
This photography workshop is designed to get you out and about 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.
Nuno felting is the integration of fabric and wool. Each of these have their own unique properties and together they can make the most beautiful medium to create scarves, wraps and garments.
In this 2 day class we will experiment with some of the variety of techniques available to create surface design and ultimately create a beautiful scarf.
From a background of Studio Ceramics Pam has worked now in the field of Textile Art for 16 years. Primarily a felt maker she explores, through innovation, the many ways wool can be formed and coaxed into new and interesting forms. Pam is also a natural dye and printmaker, using her home of the Blue Mountains as a constant source of inspiration and colour. Organic forms and texture are a common theme throughout her work, with the various properties of wool and the colours of nature influencing each piece.
Bookings need to be made before the end of February as we will only run this class if there are enough students. The tutor needs to book flights etc., so please book early, so we can run this class!
Natalya is an accomplished feltmaker who lives in Cyprus. She creates her own amazing bags, clothes and boots from felt. This 3 day sandal making workshop will teach you felting skills as well as sandal making with real soles. This is an exciting opportunity for anybody wanting to try a new skill in a unique, but functional way.
I love to create outerwear. I also felt bags and cloths . I am glad to share my own knowledge and best practices. My main direction is accessories, bags, and most importantly – boots. When I started felting, my goal was to create not just beautiful shoes but resistant to wear as well. For this purpose, I developed my own technique. It is balance of classic shoemaker craftsmanship and felting. With my technique, you will be able to perform all the steps of creating shoe without shoemaker. Moreover, in result we will get orthopedic shoes.
Students choose from sandal styles and soles as shown.
Handmade felt upper with coloured felt decoration, and applied, embroidered or beaded decoration.
Open or closed toe.
Closed heel, heel strap, or ankle strap.
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.
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.
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: email@example.com).
Equipment can be purchased at the end of the workshop depending on availability.
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
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.
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.