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January 2017
$5

Glasshouse Sprouts 2017

January 14 @ 11:00 am - December 9 @ 12:00 am
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

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 and make new friends! The activities are just $5 per child –…

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$10

Craft Spots at the Glasshouse 2017

January 14 @ 1:30 pm - December 9 @ 3:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Are you inspired by art, craft and design? Is quirky craft your thing? Have you ever wonder 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. Workshops are designed for all skill levels and can be a great way to learn something new or brush up on…

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April 2017

Sawtell Ukulele Group – Term 2 (revised) Timetable

April 24 - June 26
CWA Hall Sawtell,
Elizabeth Street, Sawtell, New South Wales Australia
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Whether you’ve never played a musical instrument before or you just like to have a strum and a sing-along, Sawtell Ukulele Group offers a range of options for getting your joy on with the ukulele.  Come with an open mind and a sense of humour and within no time you will experience the joy and connection that comes through playing music together. Mondays: 4.30-5.30pm: Sawtell Ukulele Group One hour of power as we rock out our favourite ukulele songs lovingly curated…

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May 2017
$15

Dead Flowers Society

May 10 @ 12:00 am - June 28 @ 11:00 pm
Big Fig Arts - The Bellingen Brewery & Co.,
Up Church Street Lane, Bellingen,

‘Dead Flowers Society’ is a regular, sociable and inspiring drawing session hosted by Big Fig Arts. The relaxed drawing class focuses on changing arrangements of resourceful and found subjects. Sessions are suitable for all skill levels, including absolute beginner and you can choose to self direct or be guided. ‘Dead Flowers Society’ is held in the courtyard of The Bellingen Brewery & Co., up Church Street Lane, Bellingen, every Wednesday 6-7.30pm. $15 covers all materials, no booking required. Come along,…

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Art Classes @THE ART SPACE

May 15 - June 5
The Art Space,
13 Bonville St., Urunga,

ART CLASSES Urunga. Mondays: General Drawing 9.30am – 12.30pm 15th May – 5th June $100 Life Drawing 1pm – 4pm 15th May – 5th June $140 Life Drawing 6pm – 8.30pm 15th May – 5th June $120 Thursdays: General Drawing 6pm – 8.30pm 18th May – 8th June $80 General Drawing: This class focuses on fundamental drawing principals of line, shape, form, proportion and perspective whilst experimenting with a range of mediums and applications. Life Drawing: Working from the model,…

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Workshops at the Gloucester Gallery

May 25 @ 6:00 pm - September 15 @ 6:00 pm
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,
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Thursday evening art group sessions. The untutored sessions are open to anyone to come along and share their passion. $10per session for GACCI members. $15 for non members. You can join in at any time, just come along with your enthusiasm. Enquiries: 0425 203 877 or see Judy in the Gallery each Thursday.

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June 2017

Publishing Workshop with Michael Davies

June 3 @ 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Not A Cafe,
41 Ingham Street, Wingham, NSW Australia

So you’ve written the book – now what? Naturally, you want to see it published but how do you go about it? There are two different approaches… get it published by a publishing company or self publishing. Michael Davies has many published works & in this workshop you will learn from him about the pros & cons of both. You’ll gain an understanding of the best way for you to move forward to get your work published. Michael explains below…

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LIFE DRAWING with Pavel Lankas

June 7 - 28
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Get Creative - LIFE DRAWING with Pavel Lankas Why not celebrate our exhibition: Bare: Degrees of undress with a month of life drawing classes? This adult’s only class will be lead by local artist Paval Lankas and is open to all skill levels. Basic paper & drawing materials will be supplied. Limited easels will be available. BYO: easel if you have one and your own specific preferred drawing materials.   BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL. To reserve your place please call (02) 6581 8888…

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Drawing & Watercolour Workshop with Ron Hindmarsh

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Gloucester Gallery,
Denison St, Gloucester, NSW,
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A second one day Drawing & Watercolour Workshop Basics with Ron Hindmarsh Thursday 8th June 10am – 3:30pm at Gloucester Gallery.

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$225

Exciting Encaustic Workshop

June 10 - 11
Sawtell ARt Group,
Cnr Lyons and Bayldon Rds, Sawtell,

Encaustic Beginners In this class you will learn about the history of encaustic, studio safety and how to prepare your own encaustic medium and paints. Mo will go through board preparation, fusing, how to create smooth and textured surfaces, and layering to achieve amazing effects with beeswax and resin. There will also be discussion on how to set up a studio for working in encaustic, what things you will need and how to do it cheaply. You can expect to…

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Sculpture from the Model Workshop

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Stables,
Bellingen,

BELLINGEN LIFE SCULPTURE Self-directed Monday 19 June 10am – 1pm At the Stables, Bellingen Cost $25 (includes morning tea) Clay available at $2.00 per kg Bring your own sculpting tools and equipment. Call Anne on 0421856711 Limited spaces, booking essential.

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July 2017

Flora Fantastica Two Day Workshop with Sarah Mufford

July 3 - 4
Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

“ Flora Fantastica: Working from glorious flowers, foliage, fruits, vegetables, dried pods or botanical specimens; come and spend two days painting a large scale seductive work on canvas or paper, using layering with washes, glazes, tissue and rice papers, meld elements of drawing with watercolour, acrylic and gouache.”

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September 2017

Bellingen Fine Music Festival – Music-by-Youth Workshop

September 21 @ 1:10 pm - 3:10 pm
Bellingen Public School Hall,
Waterfall Way, Bellingen,

WORKSHOPS Music-By-Youth String Instruments Workshop 1 with the Acacia Quartet A workshop by the Acacia Quartet for primary school music students. Participation is arranged by local primary schools, however, out of area primary school students can attend if they Contact Us at least one month in advance to book in and get details. Music-By-Youth Workshop sponsored by Camp Creative in memory of Peter Nance http://www.bellingenmusicfestival.com.au Free for participants

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Bellingen Fine Music Festival – Music By Youth String Instrument Workshop 2

September 22 @ 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Bellingen Memorial Hall,
Hyde St, Bellingen 2454,

Music-By-Youth String Instruments Workshop 2 with the Acacia Quartet Get a backstage view of orchestra performance by sitting in on a workshop by the Acacia Quartet for string players in the Bellingen Youth Orchestra. For music lovers, whether you play an instrument or not, this will be a rare opportunity to see how string ensembles work towards performance and will enhance your concert experience. Free for participants and observers. Music-By-Youth Workshop sponsored by Camp Creative in memory of Peter Nance…

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$25 & $10

Bellingen Fine Music Festival – Piano Master Class

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Bellingen Memorial Hall,
Hyde St, Bellingen 2454,

Piano Master Class with Tamara-Anna Cislowska Tamara-Anna Cislowska has graced the great concert halls of the world, shared her innate sensitivity and interpretive powers with the finest orchestras and received critical acclaim for her numerous musical recordings. She is one of Australia’s foremost pianists, winner of many awards both here and overseas including the 2015 ARIA Award for ‘Best Classical Album’. Her recent recording of Peter Sculthorpe’s complete piano works which earned 5 star reviews in BBC Music Magazine, and…

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$20 & $10

Bellingen Fine Music Festival – Instrumental Workshop with Zoë Black

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
St Andrews,
Hyde St, Bellingen,

Instrumental Workshop with Zoë Black Zoë Black is known for her beautiful sound and natural virtuosity. She is currently a part-time violinist with the ACO and devotes her considerable gifts to her part-time role in the ACO and her duo with pianist/composer Joe Chindamo. Zoë Black and Joe Chindamo are the new kids on the classical block and are routinely described as edgy and a welcome new and unique voice to Australian Chamber music. Their commitment to new music displays…

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$20 & $10

Bellingen Fine Music Festival – Composition Workshop

September 23 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Bellingen Memorial Hall,
Hyde St, Bellingen 2454,

Composition Workshop with Elena Kats-Chernin Soviet-born Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin is perhaps best known for her ballet Wild Swans, which contains the popular vocal number for wordless soprano and orchestra, “Eliza Aria”. She is widely acknowledged and awarded around the world as one of Australia’s foremost contemporary composers, attracting commissions from the world’s leading opera, ballet, and theatre companies including Komische Oper Berlin, Nederlands Dans Theater and the San Francisco Ballet. For further information please go to our website www.bellingenmusicfestival.com.au

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