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New Workshops - something for everyone!

Have you been suffering from Creative Block lately? So many people have mentioned that they have found it hard to do anything creative during these Covid restrictive times. One of the best ways to kick-start your creativity and get that inspiration back is to surround yourself with creative people. Or better still, join a workshop and learn a new skill!

For people who don't think they can draw, we are here to prove you wrong! Drawing is a skill that can be learnt by anyone, and Hettie Rowley is just the person to teach you. Hettie will be taking a weekend workshop on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September in Drawing Portraits using charcoal and graphite. You will be amazed by how much you learn under Hettie's gentle guidance. Once you learn how to draw a portrait, you can draw anything!

If you are interested in textiles, we have the lovely Helena Geiger returning to teach her Contemporary Batik workshop on Saturday 17th October. Helena will introduce you to this beautiful ancient art form which has been practised for centuries in many parts of the world. You will take home a gorgeous Batik hand painted silk scarf as well as cotton fabric to frame or sew in any creative sewing project. This workshop was very popular last year, so be quick to book!

Sarah Cole returns with a new workshop - Contemporary Watercolour Compositions on Saturday 31st October. This workshop is designed to move away from traditional representational forms and into experimenting with semi abstract art making techniques. Using a combination of traditional and contemporary watercolour styles, you will learn how to layer organic forms, manipulate shapes and work with a select colour palette to form a final composition. Suitable for beginners to intermediate, you will create a finished artwork that will be framed at the end of session.

All of our workshops are run in accordance with NSW Health guidelines to ensure the safety of our teachers and attendees. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or concerns regarding Covid safety. We are already planning new workshops for next year so keep your eye on our website for regular updates.

A fantastic exhibition worth checking out at Wollongong Art Gallery is Anita Johnson Larkin's Come to me without a word from 29th August to 11th October. Anita is an amazing Australian artist who works with salvaged objects, felt, and direct casts of the human body in porcelain, bronze and beeswax. On 11th October Anita will be talking about her work and exhibition at the gallery, giving a first hand insight into her art practice.

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