Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NEW: Seeds through an Artist's Lens WORKSHOPS start next week.

Scroll right down to see all photos taken at PLANTBANK during the May Workshop held while I was on Residency there. A lovely bunch of participants...  from the very experienced to newbies and everything in between.

I saw wonderful results, heard great comments and sighs of satisfaction. Excellent feedback and warm connections were generated over the two days.

We had so a unique range of seeds and pods to be inspired by. Now I am offering tis same chance for you to dive into the wonderful world of Seeds at my studio here in Brisbane Northside.... starting NEXT WEEK.


SeedArtLab Studio is an ideal space for between 3 to 6 people to be really comfortable ...  catering for beginners, the somewhat experienced,  seasoned artists and those practicing/exhibiting seriously. 

Costs for workshops at the studio are:

$115 per day including most art materials needed and light refreshments, tea, coffee, bickies!

$125 if you choose to have lunch provided as well. NB: Please be sure book & pay for a simple, fresh lunch.
Hours are 9.30am meet & chat over tea/coffee
 By 10am well be getting stuck in. Lunch is 12.30-ish & we’ll be working through till 4 to 4.30 for those who like to wind down. 

Most art materials needed will be provided with you fee. Do bring a journal/sketch book, any favourite art materials you love to use like coloured pencils, mixed media, watercolours ... and if you want to use high quality paper you can purchase something here if you would find that easier than getting to an art shop. Allow $5 or so if you want to buy quality watercolour paper. I’ll have some free for you to try! Most of the work we do will be on various kinds of paper …  or in your Journal!

Next MONDAY 29th, TUESDAY 30th or WEDNESDAY July 1 is available + the Weekend Saturday July 4th + Sunday 5th.

Anyone wanting the week after or later on …. please suggest dates and I’ll put that out to others.

Please ask me if you have any questions or concerns about what we will cover in this workshop… I’ve taught in schools, Uni & adult education in a huge variety of contexts so the starting point is always getting you oriented, making sure everyone relaxes, then entering into a kind of adventure where learning is absolutely enjoyable, one process after another is set up to get things rolling and by the time the afternoon sessions begin everyone is absolutely ready to get more focused on something you've particularly enjoyed discovering in the morning. 
I hover around but don’t intrude! I make suggestions that may extend ideas for you to explore and ofren others in the group will bounce off each other too, depending on the day. I like to do a few 'Show and tell’ interludes … there’s plenty in the studio to share and inspire. 

After you make the Workshop booking I will send out a practical check list too.

When weve confirmed dates you will then make the booking through DD bank account:

call studio: 07 3359 6849
mobile: 0430 599 344
Meemar St, Chermside, 4032 
(near the corner of Inga St)

Other events coming up:

I’ll be back At Plantbank, South West Sydney at the Australian Botanic Gardens doing another workshop mid September. Let me know if you want more info on that. Shelomi… will send you that info asap.

*MAYBE OF INTEREST: At the moment I’m in discussion with a lovely resident near Lamington National Park about a possible Art Retreat in Spring. If you wish to hear about that let me know. My friend is an organic grower, also producing fabulous coffee, growing Indigo plants for eco-friendly dye and is an amazing cook. Once we’ve put our heads together tomorrow night at her place up the mountain we will have more of an idea about offering Seeds through an Artists Lens as a 2 or 3 day retreat up there.  

In the coming months there’s likely to be some other regional workshop venues on the cards. For now however …  anyone who can make it along to the Brisbane Studio ... its definitely a great place to start from ...I run my project here and everything is on hand.

I look forward to seeing you before too long if in this region and keen to make deeper acquaintance with an enthralling diversity of seeds at our fingertips.