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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”.

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
7
Wed
2018
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ Go Create! New England
Nov 7 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ 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. Suitable for beginners or more experienced drawers.

Nov
14
Wed
2018
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ Go Create! New England
Nov 14 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ 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. Suitable for beginners or more experienced drawers.

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.

Nov
21
Wed
2018
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ Go Create! New England
Nov 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ 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. Suitable for beginners or more experienced drawers.

Nov
28
Wed
2018
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ Go Create! New England
Nov 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ 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. Suitable for beginners or more experienced drawers.

Dec
5
Wed
2018
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ Go Create! New England
Dec 5 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jan Clark: Drawn from Nature @ 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. Suitable for beginners or more experienced drawers.

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.

Apr
13
Sat
2019
Fiona Pfennigwerth: “On the Farm” Watercolour Painting @ Go Create! New England
Apr 13 @ 9:30 am – Apr 14 @ 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.

Oct
5
Sat
2019
Susannah Blaxill: Graphite Drawing Workshop 5-6 October @ The Studio
Oct 5 @ 9:30 am – Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm
Susannah Blaxill: Graphite Drawing Workshop 5-6 October @ 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.