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July 2019

HOLIDAY FUN! Art activities for kids aged 4-9

July 10 @ 10:00 am - July 17 @ 5:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Sprouts children’s art sessions never fail to delight our budding young artists! We LOVE kids at the Glasshouse. While their bodies might still be growing, their imaginations are already gigantic. We are always amazed and inspired by their energy and enthusiasm for all things creative. Bring your kids and come along to one of our Glasshouse Sprouts activities. Glasshouse Sprouts provides art activities in the Regional Gallery for our Glasshouse ‘sprouts’ – helping them grow their creativity, learn new skills…

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Helen Goldsmith Still Life Interiors Workshop

July 17
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

Another workshop with local renowned artist Helen Goldsmith. Exploring your creation of your own “Still Life“.

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$49

Smart Portraits – A smartphone photography workshop

July 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
The Seed Creative,
Unit 2/44 Gordon St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444,

Presented by Ronnie Grammatica, the artist behind #facesofthehastings, as part of the Art Walk 2019. A workshop designed for anyone seeking to better understand how to use their smartphone camera to capture great portrait pictures in everyday situations. WORKSHOP SUMMARY Ronnie will show that expensive and complicated equipment and programs are not essential for capturing and creating unique and powerful images. Everything you need is at hand in a smartphone. Coupled with a basic understanding of the key photography rules,…

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Christine Wilson Portraiture Workshop

July 23
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

A great chance to learn techniques from renowned local artist Christine Wilson.

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August 2019

Sandra’s After School Art Classes: Crescent Head/ Kempsey

August 1 @ 3:00 pm - September 26 @ 6:00 pm
Crescent Head Public School and Kempsey Adventist School,
Crescent Head,

I will be running Group Art Classes for primary and high school students. These classes will include, visualisation, art history and a variety of art skills to enhance your child’s creativity. After school at Crescent Head Public School starting 7th August Primary School Students Wednesdays 2.55–4.30pm After school at Kempsey Adventist School starting 1st Aug Primary School Students Thursdays 3.10-4.40pm High School Students Thursdays 4.40-6.10pm Cost: $200 for 8-week course or only $100 if you use your voucher. ‘creative kids’…

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Valla Beach Ukulele Camp and Beach Party

August 2 - 4
Valla Beach Tourist Park,
1 Regatta Drive, Valla Beach,

The Valla Beach Ukulele Camp focuses on developing your ukulele skills in workshops, learning together through playing in ensembles, and making new friends in a laid-back beach party atmosphere. It also showcases talented local groups, accomplished camp tutors and dazzling special guest artists in twilight concerts that will thrill and delight.

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Craft Spot August 2019

August 3
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Craft Spot Are you inspired by craft and design? Is quirky craft your thing? Have you ever wondered how artists create their work? This workshop is for you! Craft Spots are hands on creative workshops inspired by the current Gallery exhibitions. Each workshop will feature a technique, process or material that will inspire you to create your own creative projects. Come and be inspired by Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis’ exhibition Elsewhere. In this fun afternoon you will be working…

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Drawing fundamentals with Jill Cairns – four week course.

August 3 - 24
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Why learn to draw? Drawing is the most basic way to access ideas, feelings and beliefs about the world we live in. In this four week course you will be taken through a series of practical exercises using a range of basic drawing mediums, graphite, charcoal and ink. These classes are ideal for complete beginners to experienced artists wishing to refresh their drawing skills. “Free up, relax that tight left hand brain, focus and allow the self to dance in…

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Namuru: Art Practice

August 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Teacher professional development workshop presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. This program aims to build confidence in the delivery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander content in the classroom. Namuru means ‘path’ or ‘compass’ in the language of the Gadigal people, the traditional owners of the land and waters that the MCA is situated upon. This workshop will provide a foundation for the development of learning experiences in response to the exhibition John Mawurndjul: I am the old…

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$15

Unpacking Unseen: A Workshop for Senior Visual Arts Students

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. In a small group program based on dialogue and exchange, students will critically engage with artworks in the exhibition John Mawurndjul: I am the old and the new to build a tool-kit of strategies for responding to contemporary art. Year 11 & 12 students will focus on preparing for Section 1 of the HSC Visual Arts exam paper with starting points for creative and critical writing about art. The workshop will examine…

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Adult Masterclass with artist Laura Jones

August 17
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Artists are invited to join Sydney artist Laura Jones in a painting masterclass on the art of still life. Come and play with flowers and paint for a fun day of painting with a contemporary approach. Participants will learn how to best set up a floral arrangement to paint from, with a strong focus on colour and observation. Bring in some objects from your own collection to add your own personal touch to painting a still life, using your choice…

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2-Day Abstract Art Workshop

August 17 @ 10:00 am - August 18 @ 4:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

Abstracts in Acrylics & Mixed Media A two-day workshop with Ros Robertson Saturday & Sunday 17 & 18 August, 2019 10 am to 4 pm Dive in confidently like a pre-schooler with a fistful of crayons, or tease the canvas to life with subtle layers. Take objects from the real world, distort and change them to suit your purpose, or paint entirely from your imagination. The exciting thing about abstract art is the unique and unlimited scope for expression. Cost…

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Glasshouse Community Open House

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

To celebrate our 10th Birthday we are throwing open our doors and everyone is invited! The Glasshouse will be a wonder of fun, colour and creativity on Saturday August 24, 10am – 3pm. Family fun community day jam-packed with vibrant activities for all ages. They will be fun activities for all ages, including art for kids, Gallery exhibitions, tours of the Glasshouse, creative workshops for children and adults. Face painting, virtual reality, jumping castles, performances and much more. Free fun…

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September 2019

Paint the Rocks

September 2 - 5
Sunshine Resort,
161 Phillip Drive, South West Rocks,

Relax, learn from the best, & paint some of the most beautiful areas of the NSW Coast South West Rocks on the Mid North Coast of NSW offers a rich landscape of National Parks, Smokey Cape lighthouse and beautiful beaches along with the historic Trial Bay Gaol, built over 100 years ago. Choose from 5 internationally renowned artists for this 4-day open air & in studio workshop & sleep in luxury in the award-winning Sunshine Resort. Call 6566 6142 to…

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