Creative Workshops

@ Ephemeral 2020

 

Ephemeral 2020 has an exciting line-up of artists to deliver a wonderful program of  creative workshops. 

 

Botanical Artist Ge Warburton

Artist and educator Terri Tuckwell

Author Gabbie Stroud

 

 

Author Gabbie Stroud will inspire young writers in a day-long workshop.

 

And four of the Bega Valley's most creative professional talents - spoonsmith Jeff Donne, textile artist Lorna Crane, screenprinter Julie Krone, and artist Hilary Peterson - will lead morning and afternoon sessions.  Participants in their workshops will have a unique opportunity to learn and try the techniques of these artists' respective crafts.

Phone Michelle 0400341282 for festival enquiries. 

workshops

$80
10am-2pm
Sat 11 April
suitable for ages 16+ 

Botanical Drawing

with Ge Warburton

 

As a trained arborist, and with an appreciation for the work of May Gibbs and Margaret Presto, Ge Warburton is an artist with a unique eye inspired by Australian native Flora. The time she has spent time climbing and pruning trees gives her invaluable knowledge to draw upon capturing the character and beauty of foliage and flowers with ink and paper.

Ge's subjects for her exquisite works are found during her finds her coastal roamings. Her drawings shine with her delight and admirings of flowering gums and banksia seed pods.  

During Ephemeral Ge will be leading workshops in botanical drawing. Participants can expect to learn an approach and process to tackling botanical drawing,   

 

As an introduction to botany and botanical art,  you will be guided through a process of observing plants and learning to draw them accurately. The basic steps Ge takes when drawing botanical subjects will be demonstrated.

 

and be able to take away skills which will give them confidence to continue honing their technique, and experience the pleasure of drawing the beauty of flora.  

nature illustrator

‘The Delicious World of Writing’

Youth Writers Workshop with Gabbie Stroud

$65
9.30am - 2pm
Sat 13 April
lunch provided
suitable for ages 10+ 

 A unique and inspiring creative writing and literature workshop within the beautiful landscape of Panboola wetlands.  

Young writers can expect to spread their wings and take some risks with their writing.  We will be playing with words and ideas and having a ridiculous amount of fun.  Secrets to good writing will be revealed and participants will come away from the workshop feeling empowered and ready to write more!

Gabbie Stroud is an experienced teacher and writer.  She has a Masters in children's literacy and literature and is passionate about empowering young people with the gifts of reading, writing and speaking.

Create your own beautiful set of brushes from native plant fibre that will make a series of unique marks on paper and cloth.

 

Lorna Crane is a local contemporary fibre artist known internationally as a brush maker. Her contemporary work explores the landscape of place using natural and found materials to create a visual narrative about the places she inhabits.

Mark Making with Nature

with Lorna Crane

 

Morning Workshop
$32
9-11am
Sat 13 April
suitable for ages 16+ 
Afternoon Workshop
$32
12-2pm
Sat 13 April
suitable for ages 16+ 

Postcards from Panboola

with Hilary Peterson

 

Morning Workshop
$32
9-11am
Sat 13 April
suitable for ages 16+ 
Afternoon Workshop
$32
12-2pm
Sat 13 April
suitable for ages 16+ 

Create a postcard book that reflects the plants and wildlife of Panboola using frottage, paint and stencilling. A beautiful way to create a memory of visiting a place. 

Hilary is an experienced visual artist taking many approaches to interpret the natural world which is the focus of her work. She works in textiles, book making, printing, painting and dyeing.

Panboola Tea Towels

with Julie Krone

 

Morning Workshop
$32
9-11am
Sat 13 April
suitable for ages 16+ 
Afternoon Workshop
$32
12-2pm
Sat 13 April
suitable for ages 16+ 

Create a stunning locally inspired teatowel. Playing with a choice of colours and background shapes, each participant will have the opportunity to screenprint artist designed images of kangaroos and swamphens onto natural fabrics.

Julie has 12 years teaching experience in visual arts at NSW TAFE and has been a practicing artist for 30 years.

Afternoon Workshop
Carve a Bird
$32
12-2pm
Sat 13 April
suitable for ages 16+ 
Morning Workshop
Make a Spoon
$32
9-11am
Sat 13 April
suitable for ages 16+ 

Shaping Wood by Hand

with Spoonsmith Jeff Donne

 

Discover the soulful feeling of shaping sustainably sourced tree using only simple hand tools and make your very own spoon. Or fancy indulging in some Snitte sculpting? Create a simple but stunning little snitte bird sculpture using the Danish art of wood whittling.

Jeff Donne will demonstrate his skills of shaping wood by hand and participants will enjoy giving the lost craft a go themselves. 

 

Some 20 years ago, Jeff began working with wood by hand, and shares his wood wisdom through his Spoonsmith workshops all over the country. 

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This project is supported by Create NSW’s Country Arts Support Program, a devolved funding program administered by Regional Arts NSW and South East Arts on behalf of the NSW Government

The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative that supports sustainable cultural development in regional, remote and very remote Australia. This project was made possible by the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund, provided through Regional Arts Australia and in NSW through Regional Arts NSW.