Creative Workshops 

My creative workshops are designed for all abilities and levels of experience. Each one is designed to allow participants to guide their own outcomes and work at their own pace within the timeframe provided.  Every workshop runs with a group size of no more than 8 or 10 (depending on the venue), to ensure that each participant gets one-to-one help and support during the session.  All of my workshops are available for individuals to attend, private group bookings, fun celebration parties, after-school programs, school holiday activities and regular learning sessions.  I can also provide a mobile workshop service - if you can't get to me......I can come to you (suitable venues required).

 

* Contact me to book a private group workshop..........    

 

*Creative Workshops are currently available to book through Terra Gallery, Kiama:  www.terraartgallery.com/workshops

Up-cycled hand- bound Art Journal / Notebook.  suitable for adults & children aged 8+.

 

Design & make your own bespoke hand-bound book.

The focus of this workshop to use recycled/repurposed materials with minimal wastage. 

Learn simple but beautiful Japanese Book Binding techniques. 

Design your book to suit a chosen purpose and include special elements to make it personal or uniquely functional.  

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Lino Printing For Beginners.  Suitable for teens & adults only.

 

Design & cut your own Lino relief tile and produce a set of limited edition prints on paper.

Start with drawing and developing a simple design to transfer onto a lino tile. 

Learn the basic cutting techniques using lino cutting tools.

Have fun with the printing process using a variety of coloured printing inks and paper.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners and those with some previous experience. 

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Expressive Painting & Drawing on Canvas.  suitable for adults & children.

Enjoy the freedom of expression and experimentation with drawing, then create a painting of your choice where you can go wild with colour and have fun playing with materials, techniques and tools.

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Mono & Block Printing on paper.  suitable for adults & children.

Create exciting imagery with drawing skills and printing techniques.  Produce a unique set of printed Artworks unsing Mono Printing and Block Printing methods.  Build layers with colour, texture and mark-making and enjoy experimenting with the processes.

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Driftwood Art.  suitable for adults & children.

 

Design and make a beautiful decoration using Natures treasures.  Learn how to use an electric hand drill and develop your knowledge of cutting, sanding and joining techniques.  Enjoy creating with driftwood, shells, pebbles and sand collected from local beaches around Kiama and embrace the characteristics of these natural materials.  

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Handmade Recycled Paper-Making.  suitable for adults & children.

 

Learn how to make individual pieces of handmade paper using a variety of recycled paper, natural dyes, paints, inks and other found materials. 

Create a selection of hand-decorated papers using paints, inks and other drawing media. Experiment with various applications to add colour and abstract mark-making. 

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Expressive Drawing & Painting.  suitable for children aged 8+

 

Enjoy the freedom of expression with a series of fun drawing exercises. 

Explore colour, texture, pattern and mark-making then experiment with paint & ink to produce a series of abstract images for you to take home. 

Your unique artworks could become ideas for a finished painting or you could choose to use them as decorative paper.  The choice is yours! 

Take away a fun experience and the confidence to be creative without rules.

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Origami Bird Garlands.  suitable for adults & children

Learn how to fold an origami crane bird using a variety of papers.  Challenge your folding skills to create different size birds.  Connect your birds together with threads, beads, knots and other decorative elements to produce a beautiful vertical or horizontal hanging garland.  Make and take home up to 2 handmade garlands.  

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Sculpture with Cardboard.  suitable for adults & children age 8+

Enjoy exploring this fantastic material to create a 3D structure.  Learn a selection of techniques to manipulate, bend, join and build using hot glue and experiment with surface texutre, form & shape.  Discover all the amazing things that cardboard can do!  

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Beginners Watercolour Painting.  Suitable for adults & children aged 8+.
 

Learn the basics of Watercolour painting through a series of painting exercises, experimenting with mark-making, colour mixing, building layers & brushwork techniques.  Produce two A4 sized paintings, working simultaneously to build layers and allow for drying time.  Enjoy working with this delicate painting technique and experimenting with a selection of different paper.

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Acrylic Painting on canvas.  Suitable for adults & children aged 8+.
 

Learn the basics of acrylic painting using the theme of Still Life.  Create your own unique still life composition with chosen objects and design your composition.  Experiment with colour, a range of brushes and other painting tools & techniques. Enjoy the freedom to let your imagination flow and the artwork develop without rules.    

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Pencil Drawing - Still Life.  Suitable for adults & children aged 8+.  
 

Learn the basics of pencil drawing to produce your own unique still life artwork.  Experience working with a variety of pencils, drawing tools & techniques to help you plan and build an individual composition.  Experiment with shading techniques and tonal application to add depth and 3-dimetional qualities to your drawing.

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Charcoal Drawing - Landscape.  Suitable for adults & children aged 8+.
 

Learn the basics of charcoal drawing. Explore a range of drawing tools and try a variety of techniques.  Experiment with mark-making, and develop an understanding of how to use the various forms of charcoal. Then, compose your own focussed drawing using “Landscape” as a theme.

Clay Sculpture - Portraits.  Suitable for adults & children aged 8+.

 

Learn the basics of clay sculpture, focussing on building & carving a clay head.  Bring a character to life by creating features and adding detail, working from a chosen photograph.  Explore the concepts of proportion and 3D design and enjoy working with this fun material.

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Clay Slab Building - Tea Light Holders & Quirky Houses.  

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