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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Adult: Relief Mono-printing
with Robert Ives
Saturday March 23, 2019

The day will start with an initial creative exercise demonstrating how to print in many colours from one block, using mono-printing techniques to develop an image.  The resulting prints from this activity make wonderful cards or gifts.

Using these skills and techniques, participants will then produce a new print block based on idea(s) from either their sketchbook, photos or magazine cuttings. This image will then be used to create a range of multi-coloured prints.

Overview: This workshop explores how to develop a simple image into a multi-layered design through the process of printing using the reduction relief print method.  Water based inks will be used throughout and are suitable for both commercial and handmade paper.  Printing through the etching press and by hand – using a baren – will be also be taught.

Suitable for: Beginners and those who already have some printing experience wishing to explore colour mixing and multi-layer designing.

Check out more about the tutor (and PPA member), Robert Ives, and his printing experience on his member gallery page here.

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

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Adult: Exploring dyes, pigments, paints and more
with Lynne Britton
May, 2019 – Date TBC

Details coming soon for this fabulous opportunity to explore how and what to apply to paper surfaces to get the results you’re looking for!

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

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Adult: Colour, Composition & Collage
with Claire Brach
June, 2019 – Date TBC

Claire will lead us into the wonderful world of colour first, where we will discover what we like, what we don’t like and how colours react together.

We will explore how colours affect perceptions of art and how to pick what works and what doesn’t in our own practice.

So how do we put colour and shape into prints, drawings, paintings and even paper pulp painting and paper making?  We will take a look at composition and what it is that attracts the eye.  Think about this; what type of things pique your interest?  Are they sculptural or flat, full of colour, black and white, quirky or serious, textural or smooth?  Do you prefer images with a focal point or an all over pattern?  What is it that draws and holds your attention and how can you use that successfully in your own work?

Finally we will look at collage, a very subjective design tool.  Everyone sees something different in collage and all members are encouraged to bring their own ideas, what they have done with collage, what they would like to do and how they see it fitting into their own projects.

Claire will cover a range of collage techniques and participants will experiment with different ideas by working on small samples to create individual visual outcomes.

This is an excellent opportunity to attend a fun day, to share your ideas with others and leave with new skills, ideas and ways to use colour, composition and collage in a way that enhances your own creativity and opens new avenues for exploration.

Check out more about the tutor (and PPA member), Claire Brach, and her experience 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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Adult: Photographing your work
with Primrose Park Photographers
July, 2019 – Date TBC

It’s all well and good being able to create fabulous art pieces but how is the best way to photograph them?  Entering your work into exhibitions and competitions often requires visual images of either work in progress or finished pieces to be submitted and this is the area where many of us feel uncertain.

Our very experienced friends at Primrose Park Photographers will take us through what it takes to produce quality images for a variety of purposes.  Whether it be for your on-line blog, a large printed poster, a gallery submission or perhaps even a coffee table book, you will get all the advice you need during this one day workshop.

It might be an idea to bring your camera, smart phone and (definitely) all your questions to this workshop!

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

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Adult: Encaustic on paper
with Lee Bethel
September, 2019 – TBC

Further details and images coming soon.

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

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Adult: Small vessels
with Louise Gilchrist
October, 2019 – Date TBC

Further details and images coming soon.

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

 We expect to be offering new opportunities in early 2019.

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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.

WHEN:    We will be planning new workshop dates for 2019
TIME:
       10am – 2pm
SUITS:     Children ages 6 – 12 years
COST:       $30 per child
APPLICATION FORM FOR BOOKING: childrens-workshop-application

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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 pulp,  forming 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.

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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