Listening to Land workshops

Listening to Land, an installation in the Great Hall of the Civic Centre, invites us to reflect on the role of nature in our human experience. A program of creative workshops, intimate performances and cultural activities will be offered alongside this installation.

Collect and Collage

With Daniela Calcagno

School holiday workshop: Thursday 15 April, 1pm to 2pm

Join Daniela Calcagno to find your special leaf, and learn to draw it, then create a suncatcher from natural materials.

Age: 5 and up. Parents are invited/encouraged to participate with their child

Fee: Free

Participant limit: 20 people

Book Listening and Collage here

 

Mosaic Workshop

With Lucy Cleary 

School holiday workshop: Friday 16 April, 10:30am to 12pm

Come along and make a set of nature-themed coasters.

With Lucy Cleary, this year’s winner of the City of Whittlesea Art Award for her Mosaic and Glass entry in the 2021 New Futures Exhibition.

Parents are invited/encouraged to participate with their child and family groups welcome.

Age: Primary aged children

Skill level: Beginners to experienced

Fee: Free

Participant limit: 12 people

Book Mosaic Workshop here

 

Mosaic Workshop for Youth

With Lucy Cleary 

School holiday workshop: Friday 16 April, 1 to 2:30pm

Come along and make a set of nature-themed coasters

With Lucy Cleary, this year’s winner of the City of Whittlesea Art Award for her Mosaic and Glass entry in the 2021 New Futures Exhibition

Age: 7 upwards

Skill level: Beginners to experienced

Fee: Free

Participant limit: 12 people

Book Mosaic Workshop for Youth here

 

Drawing the Environment

With Catherine Blakey

Tuesday 20 April and Tuesday 27 April, 10am – 12pm 

Learn to see when you look, learn to draw what you see.

Drawing with conventional and non conventional materials you will explore extensive and exciting mark making opportunities, offering a new insight to creative ways to express imagery.

Age: Adults

Skill level: Beginners to experienced

Fee: Free

Recommended clothing: Wear something you are happy to get paint on

Participant limit: 10 people

Ticketing: You can attend either or both of these sessions, however, you will need to book for each session.

Book Drawing the Environment on 20 April here

Book Drawing the Environment on 27 April here

 

Landscape retreat

With Alexandra Leti

Thursday 22 April, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Are you ready for an enlightened three hour acrylic on canvas art session. If so come along and show us your painting skills and don’t worry if you are a beginner, I will guide you through all the steps so we all start at the same pace!

We will be using between a A3/A2 paper size canvases attached to a board with tape and we will be painting a landscape of beautiful white gum trees with a darker and colourful background.

I currently tutor art groups in my studio and look forward to showing you all some new techniques of painting in the 2021 way.

Age: Adults

Skill level: Beginners to experienced

Fee: Free

Recommended clothing: Wear something you are happy to get paint on

Participant limit: 10 people

Book Landscape retreat here

 

Fused Glass Flower Pendants

With Lucy Cleary 

Friday 30 April, 1 – 3pm

Lucy Cleary will teach you how to assemble a glass flower pendant.

She will fire them in her kiln and attach a bail and participants can collect their pieces after one week. Lucy was awarded the City of Whittlesea Art Award  for her Mosaic and Glass entry in the 2021 New Futures Exhibition

Age: Adults

Skill level: Beginners to experienced

Fee: Free

Participant limit: 12 people

Book Fused Glass Flower Pendants here

 

Nature Writing

With Sue Gunningham

Friday 7 May, 9:30am - 12:30pm

Join Sue Gunningham, local writer, to see the landscape using all your senses, to hear its whispered voice, to write its message.

The workshop will enable the participants to look at the world in different ways and challenge us to shift our perceptions to describe the landscape as more than background to a story.

Age: Adults

Skill level: No experience necessary

Fee: Free

Participant limit: 15 people

Book Nature Writing here

 

Digital Workshops

With Jason

After the success of last year’s Online 101 Workshops, we would like to offer you our next series, revisiting what you learned and expanding on it. This time, we’ll meet in person with your devices.

Come along with your questions, frustrations, hesitations and get advice and help from the fabulous Jason.

 

Using your phone to take great photos

Tuesday 4 May, 6:30pm - 8pm and Wednesday 5 May, 10am - 12pm

An introduction to lighting, framing, straightening and tweaking photographs on your phone so you have an excellent photography to use for your exhibition applications, social media posts, marketing and websites.

Book the Tuesday 4 May session here

Book the Wednesday 5 May session here

 

Facebook Refresher and Lab

Tuesday 11 May, 6:30pm - 8:30pm and Wednesday 12 May, 10:30am - 12pm

An absolute beginners guide to using Facebook to share, display, promote your work, connect with other artists, create community.

Book the Tuesday 11 May session here

Book the Wednesday 12 May session here

 

Instagram Refresher and Lab

Tuesday 18 May, 6:30pm - 8:30pm and Wednesday 19 May, 10:30am - 12pm

A beginners guide to using Instagram to share, display, promote your work, connect with other artists, create community.

Book the Tuesday 18 May session here

Book the Wednesday 19 May session here

 

Weaving a "vessel"

With Gay Chatfield

Date and time to be announced

Join Gay Chatfield, local artist, learn the art of random weaving to create your own scared vessels using locals materials.

The workshop will enable the participants to mindfully weave together an array of natural materials to create a unique sculptural form.

Gay recently won the Award of Excellence - Response to Theme Environmental Perspective at the City of Whittlesea New Futures Art Exhibition with her entry  “Weaving a sacred vessel

Age: Adults

Skill level: Beginners to experienced

Fee: Free

Participant limit: 10 people

Recommended clothing: Wear something comfortable

Book Weaving a "vessel" here