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Back into the Swing of Things

What a relief that things are slowly getting back to normal post covid! We are still mindful of social distancing, checking in and hand sanitising in all our workshops, but its great that restrictions have relaxed and we can now sit back and enjoy some creative time.

We have some fantastic workshops coming up, the next one is Bird Illustration with Peter Marsack. Peter is a biologist and artist and really knows his stuff! He was one of the artists chosen for the recent Australian Bird Guide, published by CSIRO. Using gouache, he will teach you how to capture the structure and form of a beautiful bird with hands on exercises supported by demonstrations. Perfect for beginners, gouache is a beautiful paint to use - for those who have never tried gouache it is somewhere between watercolours and acrylics. I'm sure Peter will also be happy to share some of his bird-watching knowledge along the way as well! This workshop will be run on Saturday 1st May in Kiama, click here for more information and booking, but be quick as there are only 3 spots left.

Following our Bird Illustration workshop, on Saturday 22nd May we have the return of textile artist Michele Elliot for our Shibori 2 class. Shibori is the Japanese art of resist dyeing, and this workshop is a little bit different to our Shibori 1 class in that you will use stitching to create some intricate patterns, ready to dye with indigo. The results are stunning and you will go home with your own uniquely designed silk scarf. Suitable for beginners and experienced alike, this is a truly relaxing and enjoyable workshop guided by the lovely Michele. Click here for further information and bookings.

We are very excited to welcome back Magdalena Pillai from Vspora Art for our Sculptural Silver Jewellery Workshop on Saturday 5th June. Come along and learn silver jewellery making with a twist! You will learn how to make simple sculptural designs by hand, using recycled silver, copper and brass. This workshop is suitable for beginners and please note there will be no soldering as you will be too busy carving and mark making! For bookings and more information click here.

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