Past Art Workshops
1. Printmaking Workshops: Collagraph - Colour Burst
with Bernhardine Mueller at Centrehouse Arts Centre
178 Longueville Road, Lane Cove
2 days – Friday, 9 May & Friday, 16 May 2014
from 10am – 2pm
download an enrolment form here
download a materials list here
2. Taking Photos with your Ipad and Iphone with Jennifer polixenni Brankin
When: Wednesday 28 May, 10:30—12:00pm
Where: Gallery Lane Cove, Upper Level, 164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove
Contact: To make a booking call Gallery Manager on 9428 4898
Council in partnership with Gallery Lane is running a photography hands on workshop for people who would like to learn how to use their Smartphone and iPad to take wonderful photos. If you really want to make your pictures pop, it's about more than just point and shoot. In the workshop you will be given tips and practical ideas on how to get a great photo when using your Smartphone and iPad. Australian/American photographer Jennifer Polixenni Brankin will be the tutor for the morning. Jennifer is an experienced tutor and has broad experience photographing fashion and editorial assignments. Her work has been published in magazines and newspapers all over the globe, coffee table books, billboards, national marketing campaigns and lookbooks.
When: Wednesday 28 May, 10:30—12:00pmWhere: Gallery Lane Cove, Upper Level, 164 Longueville Road, Lane CoveCost: $10Contact: To make a booking call Gallery Manager on 9428 4898 This will be a workshop not to be missed. Anyone who wants to learn more about how to use their Smartphone and iPad are welcome to attend.
POSSUM SKIN CLOAK WORKSHOP
with The Aboriginal Heritage Trust and Custodians of the Batemans Bay Possum Skin Cloak
Wednesday 19 February
from 10am – 2pm
Gallery Lane Cove
Run as part of the Home On Country exhibition, this workshop was a unique experience to engage with the Aboriginal culture and learn more about the possum skin cloak tradition.
Karen Smith from the Aboriginal Heritage Office gave an insightful talk about the local Aboriginal history and significant art sites across the North Sydney region.
Lane Cove Council invited Custodians of the Batemans Bay Possum Skin Cloak to showcase their cloak and share it's significance and stories of language, country and kin. Vikki Parsley had a small possum skin cloak that was made for her daughters, who will add to it over their life, telling the stories of their country and family.
Participants also had an opportunity to make a collaborative work inspired by their country and surroundings.
Margaret Vickers is an award winning exhibiting artist, teacher and printmaker. She will introduce the tactile qualities embossing can make to you rprintmaking process. Encouraging experimentation and curiosity, this workshop will give you ideas and skills to add to your print making process. Bring along at least three small items that reflect a passion of yours. Concepts of embossing and debossing will be covered. Prepared printing surfaces will be supplied but you will be asked to bring along standard materials such as scissors, brushes, apron etc. Numbers are limited to 7 so please book.
Interview with Student....
What did you do today in the workshop?
We learned how to use found materials to enhance a print by either embossing and debossing. Students experimented with paper clips, rubber bands and even a garden glove that produced amazing results that were both tactile and visually stimulating.
We learned that anyone interested in printmaking can use embossing as part of their kit bag, that can enhance and provide movement and the play of light, on an otherwise flat work.
What did you achieve in the workshop?
We walked away with a number of experiemental pieces that will help us to apply embossing techniques on more complex printing projects.
What would you say about the way the class was run?
The class was extremely well organised. Every member of the class received a packet that included two types of pre-torn paper (200 and 300gsm) and a full set of instructions and notes in the class. Marg (the tutor) took each of the workshop members through their completed works and critiqued them providing suggestions on how the techniques could be used further.
What would you say made it different?
The small number of attendees allowed personal attention and Margs enthusiasm for print making was evident. She shared some personal tips from her experiences exhibiting embossed works which was useful.