Workshops

Note: All workshops, unless otherwise stated, are held at:

Primrose Park Art & Craft Centre
Matora Lane, off lower Young Street
Cremorne, NSW

It is a condition of entry to all workshops that closed in shoes are worn and any specific safety issues identified prior to, or during, the individual workshops is observed.

This page is split into two sections:
First are the ADULT workshops, followed by CHILDREN’S workshops.

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News update:

We are currently exploring the idea of regular Beginners Paper-making workshops 4 times a year, essentially once a quarter.  In addition, due to membership suggestions, we will be offering occasional Extension Paper-making workshops covering more complex techniques.

Watch this space for future updates and your chance to participate.

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Adult: Encaustic on paper
with Lee Bethel
Saturday 28th September, 2019

For Lee Bethel, elegant constraints are the foundation of her workings, manipulating the fold and cutting intricate designs within the grid. In her hands, paper reveals its capacity for resilience and malleability. It is both a tangible folding of paper and a metaphorical folding of time and memory.

Left: Star, rust on hand-cut and folded paper; Right: Lattice, graphite, encaustic on hand-cut and folded paper

Her use of encaustic shows a restrained palette with contemplative and material-rich surfaces.

Lee Bethel, Komon, watercolour on hand-cut paper, 2018

In this one day workshop Lee will demonstrate a variety of cutting and folding techniques, with each participant constructing a concertina artist’s panel incorporating their own artworks. She will also demonstrate encaustic techniques and show how this can extend an artwork.

Click here to visit Lee’s website and see more of her fabulous works.

Time:  10am – 4pm
Cost:  $75 members $85 non-members
Material fee:  Nil

Click here to download booking form

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Adult: Making small vessels
with Louise Gilchrist
 Coming in March 2020 – Exact date TBC

Louise creates the most amazing paper sculptures, both large and small-scale.  Her exhibition work is highly admired and sought after.  This is a rare opportunity to attend a workshop with her and learn how to turn your paper-making skills into dimensional art pieces.

Check out more about the tutor (and PPA member), Louise Gilchrist, and her stunning work on her member gallery page here.

Time:  10am – 4pm
Cost:  $75 members $85 non-members
Material fee:  Nil

Click here to download booking form

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Children: Paper Art Workshops

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Our expert paper artists will explain how to make fabulous new paper from recycled paper and mountboard.  The children make their own unique pieces to take home.

We are currently offering children’s paper-making workshops on request to groups, organisations or individuals who have a minimum of 5 children attending.

These workshops are extremely popular and the children always go home with the thrill of having made their own paper from start to finish.  They enjoy making the sheets, texturing and adding inclusions to form their own unique pieces.  It’s a great day and we look forward to helping them learn the basics of this art.

Click here to contact us and arrange a children’s paper-making day.

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WHEN:   On request – Click here to contact us with your request.
TIME:      3 hours
SUITS:     Children ages 4 – 12 years
COST:      $30 per child
GROUP:  min 5 – max 10

Note:  Children should bring lunch, an apron, some cardboard (eg. cereal boxes, manila folders) to carry the papers home.  Wear closed in shoes.  No experience necessary.

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Click here to see recent past workshops

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