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February 2019
$90-$95

Drawing Masterclass with Todd Fuller

February 17 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

This refresher in drawing skills is designed to offer students new techniques for conquering creative obstacles in the studio. This workshop will focus on gesture, observation and experimentation in order to expand an individual’s unique character and sensibilities. Participants will be guided through a series of exercises designed to create an understanding of drawing as more than just the creation of an image. Learn new approaches for liberated mark making, taking risks, felt perception, delving into imagination and developing new…

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John Perkins Two Day Oil Workshop

February 16 - 17
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

John Perkins is renowned for his marine, streetscapes and still life paintings. He has been a Tutor for over 35 years and is a Fellow of the Royal Art Society of NSW. John has been awarded over 70 first prizes along with the Lloyd Res, Waterford and Joshua Smith Art Awards. Further information on John can be found at www.johnperkins.com.au John will conduct his workshop in oils over two days. Please secure your place by email to sawtellartgallery@gmail.com. Confirmation of…

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January 2019

Bellingen Gospel Choir

January 28 @ 6:30 am - 7:00 pm
St Margarets Church Hall,
Oak Street, Bellingen, NSW 2454 Australia
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Do you enjoy singing? Are you nervous about singing in public or with other people? Are you an experienced singer? Do you like singing in 4-part harmonies with no accompaniment or instruments? Do you enjoy meeting new people and making new friends? Do you enjoy reconnecting with old friends? If you’ve answered Yes to any or all of these questions, then this is the choir for you.  Bellingen Gospel Choir is a non-auditioned community based choir singing 4 part a-Capella harmony…

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Free-$7.50

Glasshouse Sprouts Road Show 2019 @ Laurieton Library

January 24 @ 12:00 am - 11:00 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 $7.50 per child – places are…

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Experience Virtual Reality

January 22 @ 10:00 am - January 29 @ 12:00 pm
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Back by popular demand. Swim with sharks. Dangle over cliff edges. Get nauseous rocketing through space. All of these – we have! Virtual Reality is something that has to be experienced to be believed. The device tracks your head movements to simulate total immersion in a world; be it a video game, film, or even a 360 degree photo. Drop into the Glasshouse to experience this amazing technology – for FREE! A big thank you to the Port Macquarie-Hastings Library…

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Members $85.00 Non-members $95.00

“Stories from the Palette” Workshop

January 22 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

Learn how to nourish the artist within!! Create your art in a new way by bringing your life stories to your art practice in this one-day workshop at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery. In this workshop you will be painting a story about a special person in your life whilst learning how to enrich your art practice through a series of simple processes with two outstanding tutors. Lee Rickwood will guide you through the storytelling process and Artist Evelyn Dunning…

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Cartooning Workshops

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour,
1 John Champion Way, Coffs Harbour,

Join us at the National Cartoon Gallery @The Bunker, Coffs Harbour for our first ever Virtual Cartooning Workshop. One of Australia’s best cartoonists and illustrators, Phil Judd, will be hosting a Virtual Cartooning Workshop on Monday 21 January! There will be lots of fun to be had while learning the art of cartooning with Phil, a fulltime cartoonist, illustrator, and animator from Comic Express Cartoon Pets 10 am to 11 am, Cartoon Monsters 12noon to 1 pm, and Cartoon Dragons…

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Art Enrolment Day

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

Interested in art? Want to learn art techniques or brush up on your skills? Come along to the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery and check out what the Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group has on offer with their 2019 Term 1 classes and workshops.

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Sculptural Embroidery with Meredith Woolnough

January 19 - 20
Nesting Needles,
25 Gale Street, Coffs Harbour,

Inspired by embroidery and keen to learn a new technique? Join Meredith Woolnough for an artist tour of the Tamworth Triennial Textiles Exhibition at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery on Saturday morning from 10.30am – 11.30am. Meredith will then proceed to “Nesting Needles” at 25 Gale Street, Coramba where from 12.30pm – 4.30pm where she will introduce the students to the workshop techniques for “Sculptural Embroidery”. On Sunday Meredith will host a full-day workshop with students from 9.30am – 4.30pm to…

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Free - $5

Glasshouse Sprouts Road Show 2019 @ Wauchope Library

January 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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 $7.50 per child – places are…

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$50

Sue Barnes Painting with Acrylics

January 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

Sue will be taking participants through a range of techniques and styles using acrylic paint on a variety of surfaces. The workshop is for one day and participants will need their own acrylic paints, brushes, pencils, paper and a medium sized canvas. Some paper and extra materials will be supplied. Students will need their own lunch, but morning tea will be provided. Cost $50. Time 10:00- 4:00pm. To secure a place please email sawtellartgallery@gmail.com

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2019 Music Theatre Holiday Workshops – Theatre Oz & Coastal Dance

January 14 - 24
Theatre Oz Port Macquarie,
Unit 15 - 10 Bellbowrie Street, Port Macquarie,

Spend your holidays with us learning fun and exciting routines and songs leading up to a showstopping performance at the end of the week! With mentors from collaborative schools, we aim to grow confidence give your child a feeling of accomplishment when performing a high energy singing and dancing show. Spots are limited! WEEK 1 Ages between: 7-12 years. (NOTE: If you’re older we have another workshop for 12-19 years om 20th-24th January.) Students must be available for all of…

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Glasshouse Sprouts 2019

January 9 - 23
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

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 $7.50 per child –…

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$15 adults: $10 students/concession

Prayer for Peace Meditation

January 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Port Yoga,
172 Pacific Drive,, Port Macquarie 2444,

The Prayer for Peace meditation will share some of the most distinctive aspects of traditional Tibetan chanting and Chod practice, which is distinctive to the female practitioners. This fundraising event for the Kopan Khachoe Ghakyil Ling Nunnery in Nepal is a unique opportunity to experience the gift of traditional Tibet music and culture, while at the same time providing valuable humanitarian assistance. The Kopan nuns will share words of wisdom through beautiful mantras and Chod chants and invoke inner peace…

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$25* adult, $20 Member. All 4 package: $90 adult.

Craft & Cocktails: with Rhiannon Simmonds

January 4 - 25
Glasshouse,
cnr Clarence and Hay St, Port Macquarie,

Recycled Mexican Lanterns Friday 4 January, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Using recycled cardboard, various coloured paper, you will create a stunning bright Mexican inspired lantern. Lino Prints Friday 11 January, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Using some of the stencils provided make a custom print for stationary, wrapping paper, wall hangings or clothing. Eco Dye Friday 18 January, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Learn how to use food and garden scraps to transform fabrics. A canvas tote will be supplied for your creative dying endeavours.…

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December 20182018
$85

Helen Goldsmith – Pen & Watercolour Techniques

December 11, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sawtell Art Group School and Gallery,
Cnr. Lyons & Bayldon Roads, Sawtell,
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$180 members; $200 non-members

2-day Art Workshop – Multimedia Landscape

December 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery,
Pacific Highway, Coffs Harbour,

Ignite your imagination!! Provoke new ways of experiencing creativity… This 2-day workshop with Angie Dunstan at the Coffs Harbour Showground Gallery will help you gain confidence with multimedia, using acrylic under-painting on canvas with a transparent overlay of voile fabric following the contours of an aerial landscape, with some overstitching in thread. A visit on Day 1 to the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery and The Triennial Textile Open House Exhibition to learn from and gain inspiration for your own major…

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$200 (Members $180) for 2 Days with Degree Qualified tutor

‘Tactile Textiles Overland’ An Aerial Textile/painted Landscape

December 1, 2018 @ 9:30 am - December 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Coffs Harbour Creative Arts Group,
Showground Gallery on Pacific Highway Coffs Harbour NSW, Coffs Harbour,

2 Day Art WORKSHOP with Angie Dunstan ‘Tactile Textiles Overland’ An Aerial Textile/painted Landscape All Skill Levels Welcome Day One: Learn art and design principles and apply them to your major work preparation. Exercises in mapping an Aerial landscape, using sketching from a reference and Visit the Third Tamworth Triennial Textile Open House at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery (only a 12 minute stroll from the studio). Create a charcoal aerial landscape under-drawing on canvas, add natural colour tones in acrylic…

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November 2018
$150 members and $170 non members

Drawing Portraits Made Easier

November 24, 2018 - November 25, 2018
Sawtell Art Group School and Gallery,
Cnr. Lyons & Bayldon Roads, Sawtell,
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George Partos Portraiture Workshop

November 24, 2018 - November 25, 2018
Sawtell Art Gallery,
Cr Lyons & Bayldon Roads, opp Sawtell Bowling Club, Sawtell, NSW 2452 Australia

This workshop is ideal for anyone wishing to improve their drawing skills in particular drawing portraits. We will be improving our observational skills by doing basic exercises to draw what we see not what we think we see and therefore move our minds into the creative right side of the brain. Each section will be demonstrated and individuality will be encouraged. Overall an enjoyable and constructive weekend is guaranteed. The cost is $150 members and $170 non-members for the 2…

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Bowra Regional Writers’ Expo

November 18, 2018
Pioneer Community Centre,
70 High Street, BOWRAVILLE,

More than a festival, this event is a market of authors, showcasing local and regional authors and their books, songs, poems, a play and more. Workshops, a panel: How to start writing a book, meet local authors and have your books signed. A second hand book sale. Raffles and refreshments – fundraising for the Bowraville Pioneer Community Centre, 70 High Street Bowraville.

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Embroider a Christmas decoration

November 17, 2018 - November 18, 2018
Nesting Needles,
25 Gale Street, Coffs Harbour,

Come and join Jeanette for some festive fun in a workshop creating a Christmas decoration with Handanger Embroidery! The workshop will involve making a small Christmas decoration based on the Norwegian embroidery technique called Handanger. You will be introduced to this technique, develop your own design and then create your own embroidery to take home. Traditional Handanger embroidery uses white thread on white linen, where the pattern rather than colour creates the intrigue. This workshop is suitable for beginners, as…

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Artist In Residence Izabela Pluta

November 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - November 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Glasshouse Regional Gallery,
Crn Clarence/Hat Sts, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444 Australia

Izabela Pluta – Artist In Residence Izabela Pluta is a Polish-born, Sydney-based artist working with photography as a way of interpreting and re-conceptualising the function that images have in the present. Negotiating the possibilities of how material forms come together, she draws largely on finding, fragmenting, translating and reconfiguring things that are both photographed and found. Izabela Pluta has exhibited widely in Australia. In 2012, she was commissioned to create Unset Typologies, a public artwork for the City of Melbourne.…

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October 2018
$240

The Writers Tool Box

October 30, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 4, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Port Macquarie Community College,
77 Hastings River Drive, Port Macquarie,

The Writers Tool Box six-week course is jam-packed with writing tools to help bring your knowledge and practice of writing up a notch or two. This course is for you if you want to build your skills as a writer and understand the literary devices available and learn how to use them to enhance your writing and the reader’s experience. This is an interactive course with plenty of activities to hone each learned skill, so you get to put it…

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