Creative Workshops

@ Ephemeral 2021

 

Ephemeral 2021 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 Sharon Stevens

Author Gabbie Stroud

Screenprinter Julie Krone

Artist Hilary Peterson

Textile Artist Tabitha Bilaniwskyj-Zarins

 

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 17 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 Sharon Stevens

 

 

Morning Workshop
$32
9-11am
Sat 17 April
suitable for ages 5-9yrs 
Afternoon Workshop
$32
12-2pm
Sat 17 April
suitable for ages 10+ 

Sharon 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 17 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 17 April
suitable for ages 16+ 
Afternoon Workshop
$32
12-2pm
Sat 17 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.

 

Wood and Lino

Blockprinting on fabric

with Julie Krone

Morning Workshop
$32
9-11am
Sat 17 April
suitable for ages 16+ 
Afternoon Workshop
$32
12-2pm
Sat 17 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. 

 
 

Wool and its Tale: Spin a Yarn with Tabitha Bilaniwskyj-Zarins of Tabandy Farm

Morning Workshop
$32
9-11am
Sat 17 April
suitable for ages 16+
Afternoon Workshop
$32
12-2pm
Sat 17 April
suitable for ages 16+ 

Spinning is all about finding your rhythm and your inner calm. Spinning wool takes you to that instant happy place of relaxation.

 

This workshop presents an opportunity to learn the basics of spinning a yarn from wool on a traditional spinning wheel. Participants will learn about wool types, how to draft wool, and how to spin yarn on a wheel. There will be the opportunity to spin greasy (straight off the sheep’s back) wool as well as Tabandy Farm's commercially prepared wool rovings. Tabitha guarantees you will be a spinner by the end of the workshop.

Tabitha has nearly thirty-years’ experience spinning wool and other fibres including camel, rabbit, silk, and cotton. She grows her own wool from her 86 mixed breeds of assorted coloured, rescued and pre-loved sheep on Tabandy Farm in Candelo NSW. Tabitha sends her wool away for processing to Victoria and is a member of the Australian Fibre Collective which gives guarantee that her wool is 100% grown, processed, and manufactured in Australia.

 

There will be an opportunity to purchase a second-hand wheel at a special price on the day to take home to continue your spinning journey.

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