Jul
18
10:30 AM10:30

Busy Hands Arty Crafts Children's Workshop

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2 Workshops available on this date:
10:30am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 3:30pm


Get creative using threads, fabrics and fancy bits to create your own fantastic works of art to take home!

Gaynor Hartvigsen is a contemporary artist and experienced, qualified educator who has worked extensively with children of all ages, in many community art projects and workshops at her Strathalbyn studio.

Cost: $25.00
Materials supplied

Ages 8-18 years

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
08 8539 1420

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Jul
29
10:00 AM10:00

Drypoint etching workshop

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Join DebTwining to learn the process and techniques of drypoint etching, an easy, safe and non-acid form of intaglio printing.

Images are transferred, drawn, scratched and burnished into the plate before being inked, wiped and printed through a press. Take home a small edition of your own beautiful prints.

Deb is a community artist and educator with a background in visual arts. Creativity continues to be a daily pursuit, always with a natural affinity with the natural world. Deb’s energy for life is sure to inspire!

Sunday 29 July
10am - 1pm

Cost: $60

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Call 08 8539 1420

Materials and refreshments provided. 

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Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Cartooning for Beginners

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Remember how much fun it was drawing cartoons as a kid? Perhaps you are a kid and already know it's super fun!

Come and try Cartooning for Beginners with local children's book illustrator Dave Atze.

Join Dave, who has a wealth of experience in cartooning including creating cartoons for books, apps, toys and games.

FOR AGES 8 - 18 YEARS

Saturday 25 August
10am - 3pm


Cost: $50(concession $40)
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Call 08 8539 1420

Materials and refreshments provided. Please bring your own lunch.

 

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Aug
30
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy

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This one day course offers you the opportunity to learn the basics of the new free style of writing known as Modern Calligraphy in a fun and  comfortable environment. You don't need to be a calligrapher to learn this fun and funky style of writing, you just need to enjoy being creative with pen and ink.

Try out black, white, and coloured inks to write on both white and black card. Handouts will be provided for you to take home to help keep you inspired.

Thursday 30 August 2018
10am to 3pm

Cost $70 ($60 concession)

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
08 8539 1420

Materials and refreshments provided. Please bring your own lunch.

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Sep
29
10:30 AM10:30

Papermaking with Jeninda

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2 workshops available on this date.

Join Jeninda from Deckle Studio and discover the world of paper making.  Using a traditional European style, we will make paper by hand in two ways: using a mould and deckle, and with a pour mould.  The paper will be made using high quality pulp made from recycled fabrics and other materials.

The finished size will be small rectangles and circles perfect for making note paper or gift tags.  Bring along any favourite pressed petals, leaves or flowers to add to the pulp. 

All materials are supplied, and ways to make paper at home will be discussed. 

(Workshops suitable for adults and children aged 10 and above).

Session 1:  10.30am to 12.30pm

Session 2: 1pm to 3pm

Cost $40 / Concession $35
Materials provided

Morning / afternoon tea provided

 

 

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SIXTH STREET HANDMADE artist market
Nov
10
9:30 AM09:30

SIXTH STREET HANDMADE artist market

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A haven for the handmade. Join us as we fill the street with artists, musicians, scrumptious food, creative activities, games and cubby building.

 

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Find the local blokes in the market's back yard, cooking up a storm with their quirky, woodfired bbqs and sharing tastings of their shed crafted brews.

Relax in the pop up bar and enjoy the stomping acoustic blues of Mick Kidd.

 

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Jul
11
10:30 AM10:30

Busy Hands Arty Crafts Children's Workshop

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2 Workshops available on this date:
10:30am - 12:30pm
1:30pm - 3:30pm


Get creative using threads, fabrics and fancy bits to create your own fantastic works of art to take home!

Gaynor Hartvigsen is a contemporary artist and experienced, qualified educator who has worked extensively with children of all ages, in many community art projects and workshops at her Strathalbyn studio.

Cost: $25.00
Materials supplied

Ages 8-18 years

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
08 8539 1420

 

 

 

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Jun
23
10:30 AM10:30

Japanese Ceremonial Bowls

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"Clay is a wonderful and absorbing material. I can't wait to share my stories and techniques" Tania Kunze

Tania Kunze, inspired by a recent ceramic tour to Japan, will help you make a Japanese-style pot, using a traditional style of hand building. 

Learn to join, shape, smooth, texturize and carve your own unique bowl, choosing from one of three glazes to apply the finishing touches.

Tania, a clay and mixed media artist, specialises in making art accessible to all walks of life through teaching pottery, music, precious metal clay and experimental art.

Saturday June 23
10.30am - 3.30pm

Cost: $40 (concession $35)

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Call 08 8539 1420

Refreshments and materials provided. Please bring your own lunch.

It's fun and only a little bit messy, but please wear old clothes.

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Jun
16
10:00 AM10:00

Silver Clay Workshop

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Join Rei MinoHara Starke on a wonderful creative journey to create your own silver clay piece to take home.

Rei is a certified instructor from the Precious Metal Clay Guild of Japan, as well as a trained jewellery and object designer. Learn the steps involved in working with precious metal clay, a revolutionary new medium from Japan which allows the creation of objects from 99% pure silver.

Saturday 16 June
10am - 3pm

Cost: $65 (concession $55)

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
Call 08 8539 1420

Materials and refreshments provided. Please bring your own lunch.

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May
20
10:30 AM10:30

LITTLE ART FEST

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SUNDAY 20 MAY
10.30AM - 3PM
SIXTH ST, MURRAY BRIDGE

It's our first "Little Art Fest" event! 

Get ready for an amazing day with creative options for all - this one is not just for the kids (although they'll love it too). Join us for a dozen different art workshops, fabulous foodies, artists, entertainers, and art demonstrations. 

See you at 10:30am: grab a coffee and a warm strawberry croissant, take a wander through the marquees and simply pop your name down at the workshops you would like to attend.  Enjoy some authentic Spanish paella or gourmet hot dogs (vegetarian options available) for lunch and relax with a glass of wine or a local gin & tonic.  We have all day musical entertainment, including an African drumming display as well as our local favourites.  There's heaps of activities to tick off the list for the kids as well, have a look below for the complete line up. 

Here's to learning and sharing new life skills!

CLICK HERE for workshop details and times

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Apr
28
10:00 AM10:00

DRAWING WITH PRECIOUS METALS - WORKSHOP WITH CAROLE BANN

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Cost: $45 ($35 concession)
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - call 08 8539 1420
Morning tea provided

Join Carole to learn and create artwork using Metal Point with silver, gold and copper.

Metal Point does lend itself to detailed work, however it does not have to be. So bring your imagination along with: a reference photo, paper, cotton gloves, metal bits and pieces such as gold or silver jewellery (something you wont mind getting scratched), padlocks or cutlery to explore this truly unique art form and be amazed.

A great opportunity to nourish your creativity and develop the truly distinctive skills involved with Metal Point.

Carole brings with her a strong belief in the value of drawing as part of the creative process and usually works in graphite, coloured pencil and/or Metal Point. Drawing for a long time, Carole has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions along with facilitating art classes for TAFE and occasional workshops in graphite and Metal Point.

 

 

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MAKING POTTERY FOR BEGINNERS
Apr
8
10:30 AM10:30

MAKING POTTERY FOR BEGINNERS

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Cost: $70pp ($65 Concession)
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - call 08 8539 1420

Tea and coffee provided
Please bring your own lunch.

Limited places available

Join Adelaide Hills Potter, Tania Kunze for a taste of wheel throwing and hand building techniques for beginners. Try your hand at creating two wheel thrown pots, plus make some hand pinched pots, learn how to carve, join, decorate and more!

It’s fun, it’s messy and you will end up with some cute functional pots. All materials and tools provided however, please bring an old towel and wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

Tania, a clay and mixed media artist, specialises in making art accessible to all walks of life.

“Clay is a wonderful and absorbing material, I can't wait to share my stories and techniques” Tania Kunze.

 

 

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Mar
18
1:00 PM13:00

ALTERED BOOK ART JOURNAL WORKSHOP

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Cost:  $55; $45 concession
Materials, coffee & tea provided

Bookings essential

Altered book journals are a great way to explore different art media, experiment with ideas and to repurpose unwanted old books as personal creative journals.

It’s fun and therapeutic and you are only limited by your imagination.  There really are no rules and art experience or ability is not important at all.  This workshop is suitable for teens and adults

Learn new skills, and nourish your creativity.  Bring along a favourite hard back book with stitched spine (if you have one) and any special bits you may like to use in your journal, although  materials will be provided on the day.   

Janet Gallagher  is an Australian contemporary visual artist and maker. Janet creates works of collage, sculpture, digital image, textiles, mesh, print & mixed media.

“I love books and see this process as a way to give old & often unwanted books another rich creative incarnation.”

 

 

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Feb
25
12:00 PM12:00

LEGO ANIMATION WORKSHOP

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Sunday 25th February  2018
12pm—3.30pm
Cost:  $30 per person
Bookings essential
Ages 7-18yrs
 

GooRoo Lego Animation workshop teaches students how to create their very own "Brick Films".  The participants will get a "behind the scenes" glimpse of what goes into producing animation on a professional level.  They will then learn how to bring Lego to life using the Stop Motion Studio App available on mobile devices.  The finished videos will be screened to the group and uploaded to YouTube via the GooRoo Animation Workshops channel to be shared with friends and family.  The workshops are designed to inspire and provide the knowledge and tools to start making movies at home.  All Lego is provided but you are also welcome to bring your own favourite sets to work with.
 

Check out GooRoo Animation's creations on their website:
http://www.goorooanimation.com/animation.htm
 

Please have lunch prior to the workshop.  Fruit and water will be provided.

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL
 

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Nov
18
12:00 PM12:00

ANIMATION WORKSHOP WITH GOOROO ANIMATION

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FOR AGES 7-20

COST: $20

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
08 8539 1420

Let your imagination run wild and learn how to create your own claymation movie.

The GooRoo Animation introductory workshop teaches students how to create their own claymation movies. The participants will get a behind the scenes glimpse of what goes into producing animation on a professional level. They will then create their own plasticine characters and learn how to bring them to life using the Stop Motion Studio app available on mobile devices. The finished videos will be screened to the group and uploaded to YouTube via the GooRoo Animation Workshops channel to be shared with friends and family. The workshop is designed to inspire and provide the knowledge and inspiration to start making movies at home.

Check out Gooroo Animation creations on their website
http://www.goorooanimation.com/animation.htm

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Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

CERAMIC WORKSHOP WITH GERRY WEDD

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Beginning with an artist talk by renowned artist and ceramicist Gerry Wedd, this one-day workshop is suitable for all skill levels. Learn basic hand-building techniques, including slab building, pinching and coil building. The workshop will also cover slip decoration, sgraffito and drawing on clay.


$10 includes materials
BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL
08 8539 1420

Refreshments provided. Please bring your own lunch.

This exhibition is funded by Australia Council for the Arts.

Gerry Wedd enjoys a national reputation in Australia for his hand-built blue and white ceramics that brim with a dry wit, oscillating from the humorous to darkly disturbing. From his beginnings at the kitchen table, guided by his mother’s hobby-obsession through to formal training at the University of South Australia and his studio tenancy at JamFactory, Wedd draws his craft out of his own inspirations, interest and experiences.

Gerry's exhibition "JamFactory Icon Gerry Wedd : Kitschen Man"  is showing at the Murray Bridge Regional Gallery until 3 December.

JamFactory Icon Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man is a JamFactory touring exhibition. 

JamFactory Icon Gerry Wedd: Kitschen Man has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

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