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Jan
11
Fri
2019
Kath Caddy: Shoe Making 11-13th January @ The Studio
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – Jan 13 @ 5:00 pm
Kath Caddy: Shoe Making 11-13th January @ 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.

Feb
2
Sat
2019
Erica Gray: Sculptured Wearables @ Go Create! New England
Feb 2 @ 9:30 am – Feb 3 @ 4:00 pm
Erica Gray: Sculptured Wearables @ Go Create! New England

Join me in utilising some of my favourite techniques to explore sculptured wearables. Incorporating new techniques from which to stitch, thread and entwine your woolen materials into 3D structured forms. Techniques include soft sculpture, wire manipulation & a 3D printer pen as well as some down to basics sewing tricks.
Together we will create a 3d wearable item to add to your wardrobe, while also adding to your skill base.
Workshop is suitable for a creative beginner through to someone wanting to refresh or try a new technique.

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.

Mar
2
Sat
2019
Judy Wilford: Embroidered Escarpments 2-3 March @ The Studio
Mar 2 @ 9:30 am – Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm
Judy Wilford: Embroidered Escarpments 2-3 March @ The Studio

The Escarpment

The distant blues of range after range combine with the greens of forest clad ridges and valleys light up the contrasting colours of seasonal change.

On a clear day you can see the sea from Point Lookout.

This workshop combines Layered Fabric Backgrounds with Layered Surface Stitched Foregrounds. It is the layering of stitches that give the appearance of complexity when in fact the stitches used are simple.

Will suit all levels of experience.

Fabric Kits, Notes and Designs are available – Cost $25.

If you need any help please contact me at cjm_wilford1@iinet.net.au Judy W.

Mar
9
Sat
2019
Jiliian Culey: Basketry/Weaving @ Go Create! New England
Mar 9 @ 9:30 am – Mar 10 @ 4:00 pm
Jiliian Culey: Basketry/Weaving @ Go Create! New England

In this workshop participants will learn how to create baskets, trays or sculptural pieces using ribbed construction techniques.

On the first day participants will have the opportunity to create two small rib baskets using different weaving and construction techniques. The second day will focus on a larger piece, with the opportunity to incorporate random weave and string making.  

All the materials are supplied and these will include natural vines, rushes  and other long leafed plants. 

Mar
16
Sat
2019
Anne Leon: Screen Printing and Gold Leaf @ Go Create! New England
Mar 16 @ 9:30 am – Mar 17 @ 4:00 pm
Anne Leon: Screen Printing and Gold Leaf @ Go Create! New England

This two day workshop is the fusion of screen-printing images onto paper, cloth or board, and embellishing with Gold/silver leaf, to create artworks of refined beauty!
We will begin with simple images of nature from our immediate surrounds as inspiration for the print imagery, which will be the basis for the screen-printed design.
Once transferred onto screen and printed onto your choice of substrate (textile, paper or ply-board) you will be shown the delicate addition of Gold and silver leaf to augment the design, and make it “pop”! This workshop is suitable for students of all levels of experience.
Materials fee: $50 (includes A4 screen, inks and gold/silver leaf)

Mar
30
Sat
2019
Seasons of New England Market Day Uralla @ Hampden Park
Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Producers, Makers & Creators Expo 

Saturday 30th March 2019
9am – 4pm

followed by more live music, meals, full bar facility, the Uralla Lantern Parade & Evening Entertainment, Food & Drinks

Entry – FREE for children, $2 for adults

Held at Hampden Park, cnr King and Maitland Sts, Uralla 
Turning east off the New England Hwy on to King St, Hampden Park is 1 block in on the right.

We have a great line up of stallholders ready to showcase some of the New England’s finest local produce, wine, food, art and hand made products, for our Producers, Makers & Creators Expo on Saturday 30th March 2019. For a growing list visit our stallholders page – there are some really talented people out there and bringing them all together in one place is a great excuse for a day out and some pretty special retail therapy. Think hand poured candles, handmade clothing for the entire family, beautiful creations for the home and garden, unique jewelry, gift cards gourmet food ingredients and many more special creations reflective of the New England.

Starting at 9am and making it a day with lots to do and see we have pony rides, face painting, a sand wizard, a shady tent with sandwich trays and local fruit for the little ones, a line up of talented musicians, wine and beer tasting – as well as the option to purchase a glass with lunch from one of our fabulous food stalls – some retro games and old fashioned fun – to name just a few things to put on your list.

Some tasty things for lunch include New England sausages made with local beer, home made sausage rolls, Thai cuisine, gourmet burgers, hand cut chips, smoked trout, mushrooms, curries, graze plates, vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options, BBQ corn on the cob, amazing paella and more. There will also be sweet treats galore, rocky road, home made marshmallow, jams, cordials, organic home made doughnuts, jelly cups, pastries, handmade confectionery, gorgeous cakes … the list is endless. Altitude Coffee Roastery will also be there with their wonderful coffees, teas, chai and hot chocolate, all served out of their converted vintage caravan.

The Seasons Bar will be open from 10am – 10pm, so you can relax and enjoy the day, as well as the festivities of the evening.

A special line up for a relaxed afternoon as well as a fun filled and family friendly evening is being finalised, so check back to see what is developed and keep an eye on our Facebook Page for updates.

Entry is FREE for children and $2 for adults.

Apr
3
Wed
2019
Neha Puri Dhir: Shibori – A Celebration of Creativity and Tradition @ Go Create! New England Studio
Apr 3 @ 9:30 am – Apr 4 @ 4:00 pm
Neha Puri Dhir: Shibori - A Celebration of Creativity and Tradition @ Go Create! New England Studio

Shibori- the ancient Japanese technique of resist dyeing on fabric, is not just an art but is a fascinating story in itself. Shibori is a platform where you challenge your creativity to unravel a bold interplay of colours and textures. It involves different types of folding, stitching, twisting and compressing of fabric followed by multiple levels of dyeing to unfold alluring patterns on the fabric.
The explorative workshop by Neha Puri Dhir, a textile artist from India, will involve learning and working on two different resist dyeing techniques such as stitch resist and clamp resist. The workshop will leave you with endless creative possibilities to explore further.

Apr
27
Sat
2019
Fiona Pfennigwerth: “On the Farm” Watercolour Painting @ Go Create! New England
Apr 27 @ 9:30 am – Apr 28 @ 4:00 pm
Fiona Pfennigwerth: "On the Farm" Watercolour Painting @ Go Create! New England

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.

May
18
Sat
2019
Pam de Groot: Nuno Felting 18-19 May @ The Studio
May 18 @ 9:30 am – May 19 @ 4:00 pm
Pam de Groot: Nuno Felting 18-19 May @ The Studio

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.

May
25
Sat
2019
Pam Docherty: Introduction to Precious Metal Clay @ Go Create! New England
May 25 @ 9:30 am – May 26 @ 4:00 pm
Pam Docherty: Introduction to Precious Metal Clay @ Go Create! New England

Pam will teach an amazing method of silver jewellery making using a kiln. She will also demonstrate Dichroic glass making. Each student will take home three pendants made from 99% silver.

More information coming soon…

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.

Nov
23
Sat
2019
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.