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Term 4 2019

Children’s art class

Young artists will experiment with a variety of new techniques and mediums such as drawing, painting, collage, stenciling, stamping and photography to construct a personal visual journal. A balance between direction and freedom, these classes are a rare opportunity for our children to express themselves creatively, become comfortable with their own abilities, skills and style and perhaps even develop valuable skills they need to feel comfortable to become more like their unique selves instead of always trying be like everyone else.
$30 for journal and materials. Pay directly to the tutor.
Time & Date Mondays 4pm from 14th October or Fridays 3.45pm from 18th October
Fees 8x1.5 hour sessions - $130
Tutor Adie McDermott

Evening Drawing and Painting Classes

Have you ever dreamed of being able to draw, paint or live a more creative life? We welcome anyone of any age, skill level or ability to our classes where we will combine drawing 101 with painting in different mediums, and techniques to encourage creative thinking. Learn to feel comfortable in your own individual ability, improve your observation skills, allow yourself to be creative and develop new, professional painting techniques such as acrylic painting, watercolour, pastel painting, pen and ink and mixed media to use in your private art making practice. $20 for materials. Pay directly to the tutor.
Time & Date Mondays 6pm from 14th October
Fees 8x 2hr sessions - $173
Materials Extra (pay direct to tutor please) - $20
Tutor Adie McDermott

Drawing and Painting Classes

In our class we are continuously discovering new mediums and learning new professional drawing and painting techniques. We see developments in each other’s work every single week. Class members enjoy hanging out within a group of like-minded creative people, whist exploring mediums such as watercolour, acrylic painting, pastel painting, pen and ink and mixed media. It is encouraged from the start that you learn to feel comfortable in your own individual artistic ability and that you allow yourself to be creative. Prior experience in drawing is an advantage in these classes, but not essential.
$20 for materials. Pay directly to the tutor.
Time & Date Mondays 12.30pm from 14th October
Fees 8x 3hr sessions - $259
Materials Extra (pay direct to tutor please) - $20
Tutor Adie McDermott

Beginners drawing and painting classes

You don’t need to be a highly skilled artist to use art to bring more joy, healing, stress relief or connection into our community. These classes will introduce you to mediums such as watercolour, acrylic painting, pastel painting, pen and ink and mixed media and are designed to nurture your own ability no matter what level you are at, whilst connecting you with a group of like-minded interesting and fun creative people.
$20 for materials. Pay directly to the tutor.
Time & Date Mondays 10am from 14th October
Fees 8x 2hr sessions - $173
Materials Extra (pay direct to tutor please) - $20
Tutor Adie McDermott

Reclaim your creative self -NEW!

This is a gentle introduction to mixed media and art journaling for adults. Do you have a longing to be more creative but don’t think you are good enough?
This is your invitation to ignore perfectionism, ignore your feelings of not being good enough, ignore all the other jobs on your to do list and indulge in some serious fun with other adults, who just like you, are returning to art making. You will be gently guided by introductory exercises that explore techniques and mediums such as stencilling and acrylics, inks, paint pens, text, water colour and collage; creating layered mixed-media artworks and whimsical characters; taking cues from the process, but carrying each one in your own direction.
$30 for art materials to be paid directly to tutor.
Time & Date Fridays 10.30am from 18th October
Fees 8x 2hr sessions - $173
Materials Extra (pay direct to tutor please) - $30
Tutor Adie McDermott

Paint yourself happy!

Mixed media and journalling for adults.
Loosen up, overcome creative blocks, express yourself and find your own unique creative voice without the fear of perfection and getting things wrong. Explore different mixed media techniques and mediums such as stencilling and acrylics, inks, paint pens, text, watercolour and collage; create multi-layered mixed media backgrounds and whimsical characters.
Most importantly, have fun with your art!!! No experience is necessary for this class. People of all abilities and ages over 18 are welcome.
Time & Date Fridays 1pm from 18th October
Fees 8x 2hr sessions - $173
Materials Extra (pay direct to tutor please) - $30
Tutor Adie McDermott

Permission to patch and Quilt

Join Jenni who has an infectious enthusiasm for patchwork and a desire to share the joy of quilting with others. In this workshop she will demonstrate how quickly and easily beautiful quilts can come together. She shares little tips and tricks to help simplify the patching process and encourages participants to play with colour and pattern. Most importantly Jenni gives participants permission to laugh, relax and enjoy the process of creating and she will not allow anyone to get bogged down with perfectionism.
BYO sewing machine.
Time & Date Thursdays 10am from 24th October
Fees 6x 2hr sessions - $130
Materials Kit available for $70 (pay direct to tutor please) - or materials list available.
Tutor Jenni Farrar

Permission to patch at Christmas

Join Jenni for this enjoyable Christmas patchwork class. Learn how to create a lovely table runner which looks complicated but is actually very simple to make. This workshop will be relaxing, entertaining and informative as Jenni shares hints and creative tips to help make your Christmas table beautiful.
Time & Date Wednesdays 6.30pm from 30th October
Fees 3x 2hr sessions - $65
Materials Kit available for $40 (pay direct to tutor please)
Tutor Jenni Farrar

Kids Beginner Sewing class -NEW!

This class is perfect for children aged between 8-15 who would love to learn to sew. With The Kids Beginner Sewing class we teach students to thread a machine, pin and cut fabric as well as all the sewing techniques needed to complete the 2 projects the students will take home. This class teaches all the basics from scratch learning one step at a time. Over the 3 weeks students
will complete 2 projects:

  • Week 1 Learning about the sewing machine and how to thread and sew
  • Week 2-Scrunchies
  • Week 3- A crossbody bag

All sewing machines, and equipment to use will be provided. However we encourage you to bring your own machine if you have one.
Time & Date Fridays 4pm from 8th November
Fees 3x 2hr sessions - $65
Materials cost of $20 to be paid directly to tutor
Tutor Donna Mineo

Learn to Sew - (Basic Beginner Sewing) NEW!

This class is perfect for complete beginners and people who have sewn in the past but need a refresher. With the Basics Beginner Sewing class we are going back to the basics, starting from scratch, and taking you step by step through all the essentials to create beautiful sewing projects in the future. Over the 3 weeks we will complete 3 projects;

  • Week 1 -Enviro bag in a pouch
  • Week 2-Cushion with a zip
  • Week 3- Apron

All sewing machines, and equipment to use will be provided, although we encourage you to bring your own machine if you have one. (With over 25 years of professional sewing experience, Donna began her career by studying Fashion in her hometown of Geelong.
Amongst other endeavours, Donna has worked as a lecturer specialising in Patternmaking, Garment Construction and Styling and Couture for Melbourne School of Fashion for 12 years. )
Time & Date Fridays 12noon from 8th November
Fees 3x 3hr sessions - $97
Materials cost of $30 to be paid directly to tutor
Tutor Donna Mineo

Copy a Pattern From a Garment

Would you like to make an exact copy of an existing garment you own or maybe you have a vintage blouse and would like to make it in other colors and fabrics?......well this is the perfect workshop for you! There are 2 parts to the day:

  • Part 1- Demonstrations and learning all the necessary skills
  • Part 2 -Students work on their own copy pattern from the garment they bring to class (must not be stretch fabric)

This class is perfect for anyone who has garments they love and just don't want to buy patterns that are "something like it”. What you will get :

  • Detailed notes and all equipment provided, just bring a garment with you
  • The skill to copy garments to make a replica pattern

What to bring :
Just bring along your garment that you would like to copy , everything else is provided for you on the day.
Time & Date Saturday 10am on 9th November or Tuesday 10.30am on 26th November
Fees 1x 4 hr sessions - $45
Materials cost of $10 to be paid directly to tutor
Tutor Donna Mineo