Upcoming Workshops and Events

Botanical Flowers Ink Painting Workshop with Sofie Dieu

Sofie Dieu, Untitled, Ink on Paper

Botanical Flowers Ink Painting Workshop with Sofie Dieu
Saturday 30th March 2019 10am – 4pm
Arnold Street Gallery
Suitable for all levels, this workshop has a strong emphasise on Australian native plants or succulents. This workshop is ideal for artists interested to approach floral painting in a detailed, yet creative way that leaves room for personal interpretation.
The Workshop 
In this floral workshop, you will develop your own visual lexicon to create your personal vision of Australian native flowers or succulents. In the morning, you will be introduced to the subtle art of layering, playing with light and darkness as well as texture, to create stunning backgrounds, on which you will later paint the flowers of your choice. You will also discover how to build a personal way of rendering flowers by analysing the architecture of the plants you will have chosen.
In the afternoon, you will experiment with white ink detailing, using brushes and pen, to add depth and contrast to your paintings. A short exhibition will be organised by the end of the workshop, for everyone to enjoy each others’ work.
This workshop also includes tips for composition, archival arts, and how to create in series while remaining creative and avoiding repetitiveness
By the end of the 6 hours workshop you will have produced:
  •  one A4 painting, on watercolour paper with your own floral art
  • one A4 experimental painting on a different paper quality and surface than watercolour paper
  • one or two practice sketch pages to keep preciously as a reminder of the creative process for future reference
  • one A3 painting (or more if you are prolific!)
Born in France, Sofie Dieu is a culturally and linguistically diverse artist. Sensitive to cultural cliches, she has developed from it a penchant for the non-obvious and what makes us unique.Multi-art prizes and award finalist, Sofie Dieu’s work was recently included in Hornsby Art Prize, Sydney North Art Prize, Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize, among others. In 2016, she was one of the four artists who worked on the Camperdown Cemetery installation for the Sydney Biennale. She also co-curated « Keeping the body in mind » as part of The Big Anxiety Festival, in Sydney.
When: Saturday 30th March 2019 10 – 4 pm
Where: Arnold Street Gallery
What to Bring:
– 1 x A4 and 1 x A3 watercolour paper sheets for final works, 3x A4 photocopy paper sheets for
practice. Please bring more if you feel productive!
– 2x brushes size 2 or 3 (1 for ink, 1 for white ink), 2 large brushes (1 for water, 1 for glue)
– liquid craft glue (25ml)
– apron, rags, absorbant towel paper, newspaper to protect the table
– 2 x large containers for water and glue, 2 x as small as you can find containers for ink
– plants or flowers of your choice
– notebook + pen + HB or 2B pencil
– lunch
Included: Chinese ink, bamboo pen, 2x A4 silk paper, white ink and white ink pen, tea and coffee
Cost: $135 Incl GST. Seniors Discount: $121.50 Early Bird Discount (ends 13th March) $121.50
Booking fees apply.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking can be found on Michelson Street, heading away from the Bendigo Hospital, turn left off Arnold Street at the North Bendigo Post Office. Or take Bus 52 

Mosaic Workshop with Kirsten Asche | 28th April to 5th May 2019

Mosaic Workshop with Kirsten Asche
2 x Sunday afternoons 1-4pm
28th April and 5th May 2019
Working over 2 Sunday afternoons, create a gorgeous mosaic angel or bird – or build on your mosaic skills by creating a larger work with artisan Kristen Asche. Join in just for fun!
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.
What we supply
All equipment, materials, tea, coffee and nibbles
Cost: $220.00 Early Bird Tickets $209.00 (ends 15th April 2019 ) Seniors Discount Ticket $209
Price inclusive of GST.  Ticketing fees apply
Location: Arnold Street Gallery
Spaces Limited

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