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MARCH/APRIL - children's workshops 1 & 2;  
April - PRINTMAKING, see below for details of these... Register your interest at the Gallery desk or contact Marcia Wakeman, Workshop co-ordinator by email. Address:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Children's SATURDAY Workshop 1
“Funkie Selfies”
Facilitator: Donna Ling
Date: Saturday 16th of March
Time: 11am -1pm
Cost: $20
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What the workshop will cover:
Children's Educational Class
Children will learn the creative application of tonal colour using watercolour pencils
How to make an interesting composition and the dynamics of placement.
How to draw a self portrait
Requirements:
paint shirt to protect clothing
a favourite selfie picture of themselves printed out
Supplied: All equipment supplied by Donna
Evaluation Sheet: Please complete at the end of the workshop
 
Children's SATURDAY Workshop 2
“Deep Sea Jellyfish”
Facilitator : Donna Ling
Date : Saturday 13th of April
Time: 11am -1pm
Children's Educational Class
Children will learn the creative application of tonal colour using watercolour pencils, acrylics (background)and chalk pastel (jellyfish)
How to make an interesting composition and the dynamics of placement.
How to draw a jellyfish.
Requirements:
paint shirt to protect clothing
drinking water
Supplied: All equipment supplied by Donna
Evaluation Sheet: Please complete at the end of the workshop
 

2 Day Workshop - Printmaking
Facilitator: Annette Simpson
Date: 6th & 7th of April 2019
Time: 10.00 - 3.00 both days
Cost: $75 for weekend.

Venue: Lemon Tree Passage Old School Centre, 14 Kenneth Parade Lemon Tree Passage, Room 3.
Payment can be made by Direct Deposit....... please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to set up your payment.

What the workshop will cover:
Outcomes - The aim is for participants to achieve a working knowledge and appreciation of printmaking in its many forms and possibilities, as well basic skills to print and add printmaking to other forms of visual arts and expression
Programme - Introductions: self, participants, printmaking (and handouts), conveners own work and possibilities (portfolio), proposed workshop outcomes and expectations (of everyone), question and answer session.

Introduction to: press, tools, papers, inks (water based), materials for printing - cloth, patterns, lace, string and assorted other (bag lady style), resources - books, visual diary etc
ohs - use of press and tools (safety)

Demonstration of process and possibility,
dispersed with participation (and continuing Q&A)
cutting - lino
printing - lino, lace (collagraph), stencils
hand-printing – lino, lace etc
gluing - rice paper, patterns
hand colouring - watercolour
box making, card-making

Participants to bring/wear
lunch and drinking water
covered (enclosed) shoes
work apron, shirt and work clothes (can be messy)
paper, pad, pencil, pen for notes and sketches
a willingness to learn and a sense of fun

Convener and TAG gallery will supply
Morning tea
all neck inks (water based), tools, paper, patterns, lace and other materials and as in intro (including small press)
gloves
impart as much knowledge and skill as is possible in the allocated time

An artist rambling.....
Printmaking for the risk takers and makers
Printmaking is as old as the print business itself but to be an artistic print-maker you have to be willing to bow to your tools, meaning work collaboratively with your tools. You tell your tools what you want and your tools will tell you what they will give you. These tools can be anything from zinc and aluminium plates, perspex, lino, wood, paper, cutters, scribes and any mark makers you want including rollers, inks, hand printers and, best of all, presses. These can be large or small but no matter what, you have to know them and you have to plan and have to be willing to work with them all, no control freaks here.
This is their world and you are just the artisan. It’s as much an artisan culture as it is an art making venture and the journey can be amazing. If you love working with tools, working in a workshop/studio and generally getting dirty this can be your medium. Nothing precious about this process but the results can be amazing, diverse, delicate and as hard edged as you want your statement to be and it does take time and did I mention planning…. Lots of planning and a good bit of knowledge but the learning is the best… That old saying “the arriving is all about the journey” is very true of printmaking.
I print a lot with texture, fabric and old clothes including lace but that is just where I am now. These are all inked up and put through presses, the results are amazing. I also print onto fabric and rice paper so, as I have said, it can be as delicate or as hard edged as you like and to make my statement, I do love to combine them all.

Annette Simpson
Printmaker

ADULTS ACTIVITIES AT THE GALLERY
 
A CRAFT group for adults has been a flow on result from the 2018 workshops, with Leonie Tidey volunteering her time to facilitate a fortnightly group, to be held on 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of the month 10.00-12.30, to commence 6th February 2019 during school terms.
This group is designed to provide a venue for crafty people to meet and "do their thing" whether it be papercraft, crochet, knitting, beadwork, macrame, embroidery, weaving, or whatever other crafty thing you like to do, with like minded people. It will be self directed and open to those who are members /non-members alike.
Tea/coffee will be available - bring a treat to share! Come along and use this wonderful Gallery - it's for the community to enjoy. All are welcome. 
 

Postponed BOTANICAL WATERCOLOUR Workshop, awaiting new date.

 10.30am – 1.30pm   Cost $50

Facilitator Jan Freeman. 

This two day Workshop provides the opportunity to focus thoughtfully and closely upon flowers, fruits and features of plants.  Botanical painting is all about layering colours. An initial wash of paint will be put on paper:  Then paints are mixed.

Support will be given about where to start and when to stop, drying parts with hair dryer then stretching the painting once it is finished to remove “cockling” of the paper.

Jan is a member of BASA (Botanical Art Society of Australia), who have previously accepted her prints for sale at the Bi-annual exhibition at the Royal Botanical Gardens Melbourne.   She produces Botanical illustration of Flora and Fauna, all painted in non-toxic watercolour and/or Gouache, on Archival quality paper, using the finest artist quality “light fast” paints.

 

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES at the GALLERY.

School holiday children's art workshops will be run each school holidays, watch for details as the time comes.

The last workshops were held on 2 Tuesdays, 8th and 15th January 2019. 10.30 - 12.30 Cost $20.00

Art Teacher, Donna Ling, presented a fun and challenging programme.
Workshop 1- Acrylic painting of "jelly fish" or "spooky sky".
Workshop 2 - Watercolour pencil of Mermaids, Fairies, or Monsters. 

All equipment is provided, just bring a paint shirt for future workshops, and own water bottle.

Children's Papercraft Group will be return next school holidays, watch for dates on this site and/or the TAG Inc facebook page.

Facilitator, Leonie Tidey, has many years experience in papercrafts, groups and classes and has taught calligraphy.
The activities are suitable for primary age children. Last holidays, parents and carers assisted which made it possible for children of different ages to participate.
TAG Gallery would like a $2 donation towards overhead costs. Also a small donation for materials would be appreciated.