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May 2018

Flying Books & Giant Pens – Sculpture Workshops

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Bellingen Memorial Hall,
Hyde Street, Bellingen,

Flying Books and Giant Pens for the Readers & Writers Festival – Sculpture Workshops Be involved in some large scale and creative art making in preparation for the Readers & Writers Festival with two upcoming sculpture workshops. Use paper pulp, cutting tools, cardboard and wire as old books and other materials are re-purposed into large literary themed sculptures and a flock of flying book birds. Learn skills, sculptural techniques, connect with other creatives and be involved in this exciting project…

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April 2018
$25

Absolute Beginners Ukulele Workshop

April 28 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Uniting Church,
24 Elizabeth Street, Sawtell, New South Wales 2452 Australia
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Saturday 28 April, 2.30-4.30pm Uniting Church Hall, 25 Elizabeth Street, Sawtell Have you always wanted to learn a musical instrument? Well come and feel the joy and let me teach you the ukulele! This two-hour ukulele crash-course will get you rocking out a tune before the session is over. Learn the basics: how to hold a ukulele, basic chords and strumming patterns, and what you need to get started. This is the perfect introduction to the Sawtell Ukulele Beginners Group…

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$60 non-members, $50 members

When I Am 50 Art Journal Workshop

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Woolgoolga Art and Craft Gallery,
73 Turon Parade, Woolgoolga,

Woolgoolga Art Group is pleased to offer an art workshop led by Kim Price. Kim is a professional mixed-media artist with a unique, colourful and whimsical style. She teaches popular workshops throughout the country and this offering focuses on painting people in acrylics and incorporating these images into a personal art journal. If you wish to attend the workshop, please call into the Woolgoolga Art and Craft Gallery, 73 Turon Parade, Woolgoolga to register and for further details. Places are…

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$5 per child

Glasshouse Sprouts Road Show at Wauchope Library

April 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Wauchope Library,
51 High St, Wauchope, Australia

Awesome Fun! The Glasshouse Sprouts program is on the move! Kids and their grownups will have fun creating art together! The artworks are inspired by Glasshouse Regional Gallery exhibitions and are a great way to learn creatively. Bring your kids and come along to one of our Glasshouse Sprouts Road Show activities these school holidays. Glasshouse ‘sprouts’ – helping them grow their creativity, learn new skills and make new friends! The activities are just $5 per child – places are…

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$69

Smart Portraits – A smartphone photography workshop

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dark Alley,
Shop 3 24 High Street, Wauchope, NSW 2446,

Presented by Ronnie Grammatica, the artist behind #facesofthehastings, as part of the Creative Wauchope initiative. 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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$90

Experimental Watercolour

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Port Macquarie Creative,
Belgrave Place, Port Macquarie,

Come and Try Watercolour! In this ‘experimental watercolour’ class, we will learn the basics of using the watercolour medium, including paint transparency, colour-mixing, watercolour techniques and watercolour textures. We’ll also look at using guoache to create textures. Once we’ve mastered the basics, we’ll move on to create some fun and cute feather paintings (like the one pictured). And at the end of the class, you’ll be able to pop your painting into a cute frame so you can hang it…

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$250 members $270 Non Members

Splash a line with Peter Griffen

April 21 - 22
Sawtell ARt Group,
Cnr Lyons and Bayldon Rds, Sawtell,

For all artists who wish to let go and become loose and impulsive this workshop is for you. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet one of Australia’s best modern expressionists and be inspired. Peter will demonstrate and encourage you to go beyond the boundaries and comfort zones. An enlightening weekend is guaranteed.

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$220 non members $200 Members

Funky Felting Workshop

April 21 - 22
Sawtell ARt Group,
Cnr Lyons and Bayldon Rds, Sawtell,

Design and create a fun, colourful and unique sculptural vessel using pure merino wool. Textile artist Denise Lithgow will teach the process of making and moulding felt into innovative forms and shapes. You will learn how to mould felt into shapes, then translate these into 3-dimensional non-functional vessels. Enthusiasm and imagination are the best ingredients to bring along to this workshop.  In this workshop, a progressive range of skills will be developed, so that the participate feels confident designing their…

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Grassroots Writers Weekend, Dorrigo

April 20 - 22
Dorrigo High School,
Waterfall Way, Dorrigo,

The Grassroots Writers Weekend offers hands-on, practical, inspiring writing workshops for writers across all skill levels – from never having put ‘pen to paper’ to experienced writers. Take the opportunity to discover, develop and hone your writing skills, to experience and share with others the thrills (and torments) of writing, to encourage collaboration and build networks between writers and writers groups across the region. If you are interested in sharing your skills and passion in hands-on, grassroots sessions or to…

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Child $5 Carer free

Glasshouse Sprouts Road Show at Laurieton Library

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Laurieton Library,
9 Laurie Street, Laurieton, NSW 2443,

Awesome Fun! The Glasshouse Sprouts program is on the move! Kids and their grownups will have fun creating art together! The artworks are inspired by Glasshouse Regional Gallery exhibitions and are a great way to learn creatively. Bring your kids and come along to one of our Glasshouse Sprouts Road Show activities these school holidays. Glasshouse ‘sprouts’ – helping them grow their creativity, learn new skills and make new friends! The activities are just $5 per child – places are…

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Cartoon Workshops at the Bunker

April 19 - 20
The Bunker Cartoon Gallery,
John Champion Way (off City Hill Drive), Coffs Harbour,

They’re back! Cartooning Workshops at the Bunker Cartoon Gallery with Phil Judd, a full-time cartoonist, illustrator and animator from Comic Express. Three classes on Thursday, 19 April 10 am – 11.30 am “Cute & Crazy Pets”, 12.30 pm – 2.00 pm “Create Your Own Dragon” & 2.30 pm – 4.00 pm “Create Your Own Cartoon Characters”).   Two classes on Friday, 20 April 10.30 am – 12.00 noon “Cute Manga Monsters” & 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm “Fun Cartoon African…

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Botanic Garden Children’s holiday Activity

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
North Coast Regional Botanic Garden,
Hardacre Street, Coffs Harbour,

Our Feathered Friends. Enjoy an explorative short walk looking at garden birds and create something feathery. Tuesday l6the April. 10am-11am Bookings are essential to sue.mcentyre@chcc.nsw.gov.au or 66484881

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10 a workshop

Short Film Workshops

April 14 @ 2:00 pm - May 19 @ 2:00 pm
CHSS Office,
Scarba Street, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2450 Australia
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Held every Saturday from 14th April for 6 weeks 2 pm to 5:30 pm

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Let’s Make Creative Ageing Magic

April 13 @ 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sawtell Catholic Care of the Aged,
Marian Place, Toormina,

To mark the 60th year of NSW Seniors Festival, we’re “Making Magic” at Sawtell Catholic Care of the Aged – Creative Ageing Magic that is! Learn how to be a PD Warrior with movement 9.30 – 10.00am. Sing along with our Marian Grove Groovers Choir for a special open rehearsal session 10.00 – 11.00am. Enjoy music from our very own Marian Grove Ukulele Group and delicious specials in the Café (Morning Tea Is On Us- buy a coffee and get…

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$110

Workshop – Create your own Fabulous Artistic Journal with Suzanne Archer

April 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Coffs harbour Creative Arts Gallery,
Coffs Harbour Showground Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen”. Benjamin Disraeli Join in and create a fabulous, memorable artist book of your own. You could use your handmade book as an Art Object, sketch or travel book, journal or diary. Let’s see where your creative spirit takes you under the expert guidance of master artist Suzanne Archer. The day will begin with the construction of your own book for you to…

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Single $45

Arm Knitting with Michaela Swan

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Join artist Michaela Swan for an arm knitting workshop with recycled fabric. In this workshop, Swan will take you through the arm knitting technique and participants will create a scarf. Image credit: Michaela Swan Untitled (knitted installation), 2018, knitted torn quilt covers, variable. A Glasshouse Regional Gallery Artist in Residency Project Please note the Glasshouse Regional Gallery is closed on Mondays.

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$80

Come and Try Acrylic Pouring

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Port Macquarie Creative,
Belgrave Place, Port Macquarie,

During this fun workshop we will explore different techniques used in this abstract art style, including dirty pour flip cups, marbling, and swiping. You will create 3 amazing paintings (which can be collected a week later once dry). Everything you need to create your artwork will be supplied, along with morning tea. You’ll also get all the information on tools and materials used so you can continue creating at home. The class is suitable for both beginners and those more…

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Single $7.50

Art Chat in the Gallery

April 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Come and enjoy a fun, informal and friendly morning in the Gallery. Spend some time hearing about the current exhibitions and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat afterwards. The Glasshouse Regional Gallery supporting arts within our community. Please note: the Glasshouse Regional Gallery is closed on Mondays.

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March 2018
$50

Wish, dream, create! Art Therapy workshop

March 10 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Casuarina Steiner School,
Gentle St, Coffs Harbour,

With the arrival of Autumn the time is ripe for inner reflection and visioning. Resolve, dream, wish, plan, hope, desire, imagine. What does your year ahead hold? How you can you move towards creating the conditions for your wellbeing in the coming months? This workshop is an opportunity to consider what we want and how we hope for our lives to unfold this year. It offers a space to deeply explore these intentions, to bring them into the world with…

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Adult $45

Mixed Media Landscape Workshop

March 3 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Join Heartfelt artists, Jill Cairns and Jan Wilson for a landscape inspired mixed media workshop. In this workshop, participants will learn a number of techniques with charcoal, pastel, ink and mixed combinations, while exploring the traditions of expressing landscape. This workshop is open to all levels including complete beginners. Materials provided.

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February 2018
$30 (early bird) $35; $25 concession

SING THE CAMINO singing workshop

February 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wauchope Arts Hall,
Oxley Lane, Wauchope, NSW Australia

Jessie Vintila is a gifted choir director and arranger. She runs the 80-strong Raise the Roof Choir in Northern NSW, and travels widely sharing her love of vocal harmony via her singing workshops. On Saturday February 24, she will be sharing the bluegrass, gospel and folk songs from her Spanish travels at a singing workshop in Wauchope. Singers of every kind and experience-level are welcome to attend. Jessie’s workshops offer people an unique opportunity to express themselves, and apparently the…

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$220 non members $200 members

Funky Felting – Workshop

February 21
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia
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The Sawtell Art Group is privileged to have Denise Lithgow here for a Felting Workshop in April 20th to 21st. Denise Lithgow is one of Australia’s leading textile artists. Her 2-D felt pictures and sculptured felt vessels are colourful, vibrant semi abstracts which are inspired by her love of the landscape. She exhibits regularly in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, has won many prizes, is published regularly at home and abroad and continues to search for new forms of…

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Teachers Free

PRIMARY SCHOOL TASTER WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS

February 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Come in and experience our Primary School workshops. We will demonstrate our syllabus based workshops in our Glasshouse Artlab. This will be a hands-on workshop showcasing our Insects, Music and Bicycles, and the Heritage in a Box teaching resource. Tuesday 13 February, 4.30pm – 6pm, refreshments included. Cost Free. Bookings essential. Please use our Education Booking Form . Enquire at education@glasshouse.org.au or call 6581 8888. To book your education excursion and to plan your visit to the Glasshouse please click…

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8 sessions Adult $280

Drawing 101 with pavel Lankas

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - March 28 @ 8:30 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Start drawing now! Come along to our Drawing 101 workshops and draw upon your creativity. You will be introduced to the basic elements of drawing and composition with a variety of basic drawing materials that do not need to be costly yet bring about bountiful rewards. About the tutor: pavel Lankas is a well-respected teacher with a passion for making students realise their creative potential, something he believes we all have. All basic materials for the workshop will be provided,…

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