Past Workshops

ZOOM WORKSHOP

Writing Your Story with Alyson Evans

TIME: 10.30am -12noon
DATE: Wednesday 18 August, 2021

LOCATION: You will receive a Zoom invitation once you register closer to the day.
COST: Free

Explore the world of storytelling through a workshop that focuses on telling your own story, and how to use our personal experiences to generate creative content.

In this Zoom workshop we will look at story structure, storytelling tips, and you’ll be led through a series of simple writing prompts that will get your creative juices flowing. So don’t forget your pen and paper!

Mingaletta Culture, Art & Stories

Art & Culture Workshop

Mingaletta Sisters sharing their Culture, Art & Stories

TIME: 9.30am – 4pm
DATE:  Saturday 19 June, 2021

LOCATION: Mingaletta Aboriginal Corporation, Sydney Ave. Umina Beach
COST: BYO lunch, morning & afternoon tea provided.

Join the Mingaletta Sisters – Aunty Lee, Aunty Elaine and others – as they share their Culture, Art & Stories.

‘Weaving our Stories’ Using basketry techniques to weave our stories.

WEAVING WORKSHOPS

‘Weaving our Stories’

Using basketry techniques to weave our stories.

DATES: 8 x Fridays – 16th April – 4th June
TIMES: 12-3pm
ARTIST: Lisa McArthur-Edwards
LOCATION: The Makers Studio,
8 Russell Drysdale Street, East Gosford.
(Workshop at the rear of the Lions Hall)

Over a series of 8 workshops, we will learn different basketry techniques, you can then apply these to create a final woven form that we will exhibit as part of the grant project.

Maximum number of participants: 6
What to bring: Bring an apron, some afternoon tea and a gold coin donation for tea and coffee.

‘Plate Stores’ Ceramic sWorkshops

CERMICS WORKSHOP SERIES

‘Plate Stories’ –  A Series of 8 Ceramics Workshops

TIME: Tuesdays 10am – 1pm / 8 sessions
DATES:  20, 27 April  •  4, 11, 18, 25 May •  1, 8 June
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Kim Vredeveld
LOCATION: Centered Ceramics, 246 West St, Umina Beach

Using simple hand building techniques, Kim will guide you on a rewarding clay journey, uncovering and exploring your personal style in a series of useful tableware creations, of which you will be proud to share with your family and friends.

During this series of 8 workshops we will be covering all the basics of ceramic design, various hand building techniques, decorative applications, glazing and firing of work. Workshops will be taking place in a friendly, fully- equipped ceramic studio. Beginners are most welcome, no previous experience required.

FULL LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP

LIFE DRAWING WORKSHOP SERIES

Women of creation and imagination mark making and exploring the art of life drawing.

TIME: Each Monday 10am-1pm
DATES: 15, 22, 29 March & 19, 26 April
ARTIST: Sunny Wood
LOCATION: Peninsula Women’s Health Centre, Woy Woy

Held each Monday over 5 weeks, this workshop series is about traversing the female form in all her beauty and celebrating our diversity through the ancient art of life drawing.

Throughout history women’s figures have been adored, worshipped and applauded. We birth, we dance, we grow, we teach, we build and we live through these incredible vessels. Our bodies are amazing strong homes for our souls, they do so much for us in life. This course is a body positive exploration, enjoying different mediums and having fun on the journey of learning more about ourselves and appreciating how remarkable our bodies are.

This series of 5 classes will enhance your appreciation for your own body and have fun exploring different ways of expressing the female form in art.

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MIXED MEDIA WORKSHOP

‘This Is Me’ Self Portrait

DATES: 3 days – 27 & 28 Feb + 1 March

ARTIST: Therese Gabriel Wilkins

Share your story through art. Explore who you are in this full day workshop where you will create a mixed media portrait with Therese Gabriel Wilkins.

CLAY WORKING WORKSHOP

‘Out of the box – out of the ordinary…’

There are 2 workshops available – each workshop is 2 DAYS long

WORKSHOP 1:

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm on both days
Dates: Sat 20th & Sun 21st March
Venue: Wamberal – We will confirm address once you are registered
Cost: Free

WORKSHOP 2:

Time: 10:30am-12:30pm on both days
Dates: Tues 23rd & Thurs  25th March
Venue: Wamberal – We will confirm address once you are registered
Cost: Free

Come and explore the world of clay with Jody. Get your hands in the dirt and just play. With no intended outcome. Your work will be hidden from view from others. Including you!

Share with the beautiful women you will get to know as you move around the room adding on to each other’s work- all unseen. Completely blind, apart from looking into laughing eyes across the workshop table.

It’s all about the journey. Not the destination. That’s just where we end up. Assume your results will make you smile.

The Happiness Doll Project

Doll Making Workshop

The Happiness Doll Project

TIME: 9.30 am – 3.30 pm
DATES: Thursday 27th May
(24th May fully booked)
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Rachel Bunney
LOCATION: Niagara Park
COST: Free
(Donations towards materials gratefully accepted)

The Happiness Doll Project – Create a doll that reflects your happiness with Rachel Bunney.

In this workshop you will be creating a doll that reflects your happiness, spreads joy and brings a smile to your face and the face of others.

You will be busy choosing from the coloured and patterned fabrics and coloured wools that are provided and you are invited to bring adornments if you wish. A Pattern and sewing equipment will be available for loan on the day.

A fun, insightful and comfortable space will be provided at my home/gallery and studio at Niagara Park. You will be able to connect and converse with other women whilst creating a reflection of your sense of happiness through your doll.

There are 2 workshops to choose from  – please select your preference when booking your place.

Workshop: A Repository of Treasures

Mixed Media 2 Day Workshop

‘A Repository of Treasures’

TIME: 10am – 4 pm
DATES:  8 & 9 May, 2021
WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Therese Gabriel Wilkins – Trees
LOCATION: Peninsula Women’s Health Centre, Woy Woy
COST: Free (Donations towards materials gratefully accepted)

Creating your own book: A repository of your stories, images, drawings, poems, words of inspiration, recipes.

Take time out to create a book that will contain your words, treasures and things meaningful to you.

Bring a favourite piece of poetry, inspirational words, favourite recipes to start including in a book, small photos, treasures e.g., a piece of grandma’s doilies, cut outs from old books, magazines.

You will then work with Therese to create and complete an A5 book and then add their inspirational words, drawings, reflections, poems, recipes in your special book. These books can be displayed sculpturally on plinths as installation.