Creative Workshops

@ Ephemeral 2020

 

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

 

Botanical Artist Ge Warburton

Artist and educator Terri Tuckwell

Author Gabbie Stroud

Spoonsmith Jeff Donne

Textile artist Lorna Crane

Screenprinter Julie Krone

Artist Hilary Peterson

 

Participants in their workshops will have a unique opportunity to learn and try the techniques of these artists' respective crafts.

Phone Michelle 0400 341 282 for festival enquiries. 

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. Three of our workshops lead by local artists are supported by Bega Valley Shire Council through Bega Valley Regional Gallery. 

workshops

 
$65
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 Preston, Ge Warburton is an artist with a unique eye inspired by Australian native Flora. The time she has spent 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 coastal roamings. Her drawings shine with her admiring and delight 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, 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.

 

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.

Botanical Drawing

for Young People

with Terri Tuckwell

 

 

Morning Workshop
$32
9-11am
Sat 11 April
suitable for ages 5-9yrs 
Afternoon Workshop
$32
12-2pm
Sat 11 April
suitable for ages 10+ 

With drawing the cornerstone of her creative ventures, Terri Tuckwell has used her passion for ‘all things pencil’ throughout her varied career. Her formal studies include a Bachelor in Design (Visual Communication) UTS, followed by an animation traineeship (the old-fashioned hand drawn cells!) with Walt Disney Australian Television Animation Studios. Terri has done extensive illustration work from musical backdrops to children’s books and CDs.

 

Moving back to the beautiful, natural surrounds of the Far South Coast and completing a Graduate Diploma in Primary Teaching, Terri spent 10 years teaching children at a Merimbula Public School with a major focus on the visual arts.

 

Terri will be leading children’s workshops in botanical drawing. She will be inspiring children to explore and appreciate their natural environment whilst gaining skills in observation and drawing techniques. Encouraging children to stop and think miniscule! – to find the hidden patterns, textures and details that are often overlooked. They will learn ways to transfer their discoveries to paper with a focus on creating texture and form.

 
 

‘The Delicious World of Writing’

Youth Writers Workshop with Gabbie Stroud

$32
9.30am - 11.30am
Sat 11 April
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.

Postcards from Panboola

with Hilary Peterson

 

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

 
 

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

 

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.

This workshop is supported by Bega Valley Shire Council through Bega Valley Regional Gallery. 

Mark Making with Nature

with Lorna Crane

 

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

Wood and Lino

Blockprinting on fabric

with Julie Krone

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

Create a stunning blockprinted length of fabric. Using wood, lino, stone and found objects create your own stamps to print repeat designs onto natural fabrics. 

This is an experimental workshop, full of fun, playing with pattern, colour and block making.

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

This workshop is supported by Bega Valley Shire Council through Bega Valley Regional Gallery. 

 
Afternoon Workshop
Kikezuri Carving
$32
12-2pm
Sat 11 April
suitable for ages 16+ 
Morning Workshop
Make a Spoon
$32
9-11am
Sat 11 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 carving in a Japanese freestyle for the purpose of relaxation? Learn Kikezuri carving - an ancient and wooden stress reliever.

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.

This workshop is supported by Bega Valley Shire Council through Bega Valley Regional Gallery.