Upcoming Workshops

Upcoming workshops on the Peninsula and Central Coast – created for women to meet others and share their stories through theatre and art.

Sadly due to COVID restrictions all workshop numbers are limited. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook and Instagram, or subscribe to our monthly newsletter to keep up to date on workshops throughout the year.

Allyson Hoft

CERAMICS WORKSHOP

with Allyson Hoft

4 x 6hr workshops
In May at Centred Ceramics, Umina

  1. Monday 2nd May 9:30am to 1pm
  2. Monday 9th May  9:30am to 1pm
  3. Monday 16th May 9:30am to 1pm
    The week of 23rd May will be skipped to allow for bisque firing
  4. Monday 30th May 9:30am to 1pm. This day will be glazing and finishing techniques

In our class we will be hand building starting with a pinch pot, coil or slab making. Learning the process in a fun and constructive way, carving or adding on your personal decoration.

I will explain the make up of clay and why /how it works, which helps to keep your building form and you will understand the reasons why it might not hold together / collapse.

Let’s enjoy the process of making a piece of your creativity.

Exact dates for these will be in our March newsletter and social media, so keep an eye out.

Jutta Stone

BAG SEWING WORKSHOP

with Jutta Stone in Kincumber

Wednesday and/or Fridays
(Approx 2 x 2hrs sessions to complete a bag)

Have you ever seen something and thought “I should be able to make that!” Is sewing something you would like to aspire to? Well, ladies, how about making a tote bag?

I am a self taught sewer and aspire to making quilts one day, but for now, I am making bags for a registered charity called Escabags which provides emergency provisions for those who have escaped domestic violence.

Believe me, these bags are easy to make and, who knows, perhaps you might gain a love of sewing?

I will be holding this workshop in my own home. Little or no experience necessary or expected. Nothing required of you except your enthusiasm and a donation of $5.00 towards the cost of materials etc. which will be donated to Escabags.

You will be able to take your bag home with you, or if not, you can also donate it.

N.B. Tea/coffee & snacks will be provided.

To register your interest or find out more information contact Jutta 0413 380 142 or juttastn@gmail.com

SYMBOLIC MIXED MEDIA ANIMAL WORKSHOP with Therese Gabriel Wilkins (Trees)

SYMBOLIC MIXED MEDIA ANIMAL WORKSHOP

with Therese Gabriel Wilkins (Trees)

DATES: 14 & 15 May, 2022
TIME: 10am – 4pm
Peninsula Women’s Health Centre,
McMasters Road, Woy Woy

In this two-day workshop, we will be exploring the notion of your symbolic animal. It may be that you were born under a particular animal sign, you have always had an affinity with creatures from the sea, land or air. It is your art, your symbol and what that means for you will be unique and very different to anyone else.

You decide what your animal is and start thinking how you wish to represent that animal. Do you want it to stand out alone, head shot, put it in a landscape?

Mixed media means that you can use a whole lot of different materials to create your art piece which will be A3 size. Materials such as collage, paint, pencils, ink, pastels, coloured paper, stencils can be combined to create a piece.
With this in mind start thinking about your image, its form and the types of materials you would like to use to create your piece. To assist with your work, you can start sorting and finding pictures, magazine cut outs of animals, pictures from old books, photocopies or photographs of animals, pictures from old calendars of animals you like to represent and create in mixed media. If you have any things at home that you would like to use then please feel free to bring along.

Please note we will be creating a group mixed media animal art work as well that will be donated to Art Full Women.

STITCHED SCULPTURAL FORMS with Lisa McArthur-Edwards

STITCHED SCULPTURAL FORMS

with Lisa McArthur-Edwards

DATES: Sunday 14 August, 202
TIME: 10am – 3pm

Taking inspiration from nature and natural objects and creating stitched forms with threads and twines.

We will be using a variety of twines and threads of all colours and textures and learning how to stitch them into 3D forms. Looking at construction, stitches and various techniques to create 3D form, texture and pattern. You will go home with one or many objects, and a good knowledge and confidence to keep creating at home after the workshop.  Handouts will be provided on the day along with some reference images.

All materials are included, but if you have something you would like to incorporate, a special yarn, fabric, an object, a feather etc bring it along with you.

What to bring on the day – an apron, any foods or drinks, some images or objects for inspiration or inclusion in your sculptural form.

Nicole de Mestre

RAG BAG WORKSHOP

with Nicole de Mestre

DATES: 10 September, 2022

Australia is the second highest consumer of textiles per person in the world. Each Australian consumes an average of 27 kilograms of new clothing per year and disposes an average 23 kilograms of clothing to landfill each year, or 93 per cent of the textile waste we generate. These statistics have inspired this workshop.

Using minimal equipment, participants will learn to select, prepare and crochet unwanted fabric and yarns into bags or baskets. Scissors, fabric, yarn and a large crochet hook required-some of which will be provided. Some basic crochet knowledge is useful, but not essential.

Each participant will need one or two full shopping bags of light weight fabrics and clothing to shred, so it might be a good idea to start collecting now!

FRIENDSHIP SEAT WORKSHOP

with Emma Ward (to be confirmed)

July, 2022

In 4x3hr workshops we will work together to design, plan and decorate an outdoor seat/table to be situated in the Peninsula Women’s Health Centre which will celebrate the friendship between our organisations.

Participants will learn how to budget for and purchase the materials required, clear and prepare the area, as well as receive tuition in the safe use and maintenance of power tools.