Workshops and Events

MARCH
Let’s loosen up with Artist / Teacher Merrian Dennis

Collage Portraiture Workshop with Joan Harris

Sunday 11th March, 2018, 10am – 4pm
Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo

Workshop Outline

The day will be spent creating art through experimentation and the exploration of ideas, materials and equipment.  As well as learning new skills and techniques, this workshop will enable you to tap into your creativity and see things a little differently.  All abilities welcome.

What to Bring 

Lunch

What we supply

Materials and afternoon tea.

Cost:

$137 – [Early Bird Tickets – $127 Register by the 1st March, 2018

Merrian Dennis
Merrian Dennis is a visual artist and teacher living in country Victoria. Merrian gained formal qualifications in Ceramics and the Visual Arts from Ballarat University. Her work is described as expressionistic with a strong use of line and form; clearly influenced by her background working in clay.  Her studio is situated at Lake Gnotuk in Western Victoria.

FEBRUARY
Collage Portraiture Workshop with Joan Harris

Joan Harris, Collage Portraiture, 2017, Hand Painted Paper

Collage Portraiture Workshop with Joan Harris

Sunday 18th February, 2018, 10am – 4pm
Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo

Workshop Outline

This workshop will focus on various head studies worked from the model as well as photographic references. Planes of tone and form will be investigated initially through charcoal the medium of collage. Participants will prepare their own paper for the collage using a limited range of warm and cool colours.

What to Bring 

Lunch

What we supply

Materials and afternoon tea.

Cost: $138 – [Early Bird Tickets – $128 Register by the 20th January, 2018]

Joan Harris
Joan Harris is a practicing artist and arts educator. She completed a Ph.D. at Monash University, Caufield. Her work centres on transcription, a genre of art devoted to reinventing and recasting works of art that already exists. She draws on the Italian Masters works including Pollaiuolo. One painting of particular interst to Harris is his depiction Faith in a series of The Seven Virtues which is housed in the Uffizi Museum in Florence. Utilising photography and collage, Harris’ response to Pollaiuolo’s Faith reflects her interst in representations of mythological archetypes and symbolism in an historic  context and ways in which this imagery may be represented in contemporary culture. Harris has experience in teaching life drawing, portraiture and working with artists with a disability.

Please book on the Bendigo Tourism Website

FEBRUARY

6 Week Mosaic Workshop with Kirsten Asche

 Mosaic Workshop with Kirsten Asche 

Thursday evenings –  Starting on 22 February, 2018 6-9pm
Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo

Workshop Outline

During this 6-week Mosaic course, students will create a sustained artwork such as decorating a mirror casing or creating a beautiful decoration on board whilst exploring the unique craft of mosaic. An exploration of colour and design will be covered as well as techniques such as cutting, assembling and grouting.

What we supply

All equipment, materials, tea, coffee and nibbles
Cost:  $322.00 [Early Bird Tickets $302 before 16th February, 2018]
Please book on the Eventbrite Website

Kirsten Asche

Kirsten Asche considers herself to be a modern artisan. Her path towards her current practice has been through various forms of study and mentoring, interwoven with other pursuits, and honed by years of visual observation and response. Mosaic is her current focus, using glass tiles, recycled crockery and beads as well semi-precious stones in order to create rich patterns and capture narrative. Her teaching experience includes working with a variety of students in community Arts programs, teaching children at Art Encounters in Melbourne as well as running her own “Mosaic of Paradise” workshops for the post five and half years from her St. Kilda studio.

FEBRUARY

Paint & Sip at the Cambrian Hotel with Joan Harris

Paint & Sip at the Cambrian Hotel with  Joan Harris

Thursday 22nd February, 2018, 6pm – 9pm

This is a fun event where you will paint a take home masterpiece over a glass of wine and finger food.  Led by experience artist, Joan Harris, you will be guided step by step through the painting process.  Held in the friendly atmosphere of the Cambrian Hotel outdoor undercover veranda area – this event promises to be lots of fun!!

Location: Cambrian Hotel, 200 Arnold Street, North Bendigo VIC 3550

Cost: $75  – [Early Bird Tickets – $65 Register by the 15th February, 2018]

What We Supply

Art Materials, 2 glasses of Wine or Beer and Fingerfood included

Joan Harris

Joan Harris is a practicing artist and arts educator. Harris has experience in teaching life drawing, portraiture.

Please book on the Bendigo Tourism Website

APRIL

KIDS HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Costume Design Workshop for Children with Alice Adams 

Costume Design Workshop for Children with Alice Adams 

11th April, 2018, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Arnold Street Gallery | 189 Arnold Street| Bendigo

Workshop Outline

Students will explore the many themes created by Edith Head and in turn create their own imaginative designs using paper. Students will be taught appropriate skills in manipulating and sculpting paper to create clothing for their designs. Students will be able to explore personal ideas as they delve into the imaginative world of costumes!

What we supply: All equipment, materials

Cost: $40.00  [Sibling Discount $5 ]