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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
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
13
Sat
2019
Vicki Taylor: Larrikin Lace Bobbin Lace @ The Studio, Go Create
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am – Apr 14 @ 4:00 pm

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.

Apr
23
Tue
2019
Seraphina Martin: Solar Plate Etching @ The Studio
Apr 23 @ 9:30 am – Apr 24 @ 4:00 pm
Seraphina Martin: Solar Plate Etching @ The Studio

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.

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
4
Sat
2019
Lost Trades Fair – Toowoomba @ Cobb+Co Museum & grounds,
May 4 @ 8:00 am – May 5 @ 4:00 pm

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!!

May
11
Sat
2019
Michael Taylor: Photography in the Field @ The Studio, Go Create
May 11 @ 9:30 am – May 12 @ 4:00 pm
Michael Taylor: Photography in the Field @ The Studio,  Go Create

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.

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.

Natalya Brashovetska: Felted Sandals @ Go Create
May 18 @ 9:30 pm – May 20 @ 4:00 pm
Natalya Brashovetska: Felted Sandals @ Go Create

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.

Natalya says:

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.

Variations include:

 Handmade felt upper with coloured felt decoration, and applied, embroidered or beaded decoration.

 Open or closed toe.

 Closed heel, heel strap, or ankle strap.

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.