I had a great day yesterday in the ladies interest pavilion. It was great to have a chat with the people and show what can be achieved in a workshop. I will be running another workshop in Dubbo in June due to the amount of interest on the day.
New inspiration March 30, 2011
Be sure to check out Lex Sorrentino’s work at http://www.originalartdollsbylex.com
You will see some wonderful work using Paverpol and different types of clay such as Polymer and Precious Metal Clay.
I did my first class with Lex in February to gain Certificate 1 towards becoming accredited to teach clay workshops.
Parkes adults workshop. March 26, 2011
Sunday March 20th at the Red Cross rooms in Parkes NSW. We held a mixed adults workshop where we were teaching to create a chhok, beginners seated lady and 3 ladies were creating their Waste To Art pieces to exhibit in the Parkes exhibition.
There were some great works created on the day, a few laughs and all in all a fun day had by all.
Saturday 19th March 2011 was the first of 3 Waste to Art workshops proposed for Parkes.
The children had a great time searching through the numerous ‘waste’ items Wendi and I had collected prior to the workshop. We had cardboard, bed springs, foam, chicken wire, fabric and bits and pieces of this and that the kids’ imagination started to run wild.
Joseph created the biggest sculpture of the day with a man fishing. He created the body using cardboard boxes and dressed it with an old shirt. his feet were bed springs and he had a stick fishing rod with a paper hook on the end.
A ballerina was created with wire for the tutu and numerous pieces of scrap fabric made the bodice. with foam as the body.
An old coke bottle became a doll, whilst cardboard sheets were decorated with collaged pieces of cloth, tiny boxes and reeds.
The kids were all quite pleased with themselves and their creations at the end of the workshop and asked when they can do it again.
Fresh Paint February 15, 2011
Im currently working on something Big and pink for the upcoming group show Fresh Paint. To be held at the Red Door Gallery, Darling Street Dubbo.
But it’s still ‘under Wraps’ until the opening of the exhibition- March 4th at 6pm.
Parkes workshops booking in for March. February 2, 2011
Following on from the success as the Artist in Residence at the Elvis Festival in January this year, plans are in place for two full weekends of workshops.
Saturday 19th Kids Waste to Art workshop
Sunday 20th Beginners sitting sculpture workshop and adults Waste to Art.
Saturday 26th Chicken sculpture or Beginners sitting sculpture.
Sunday 27th Kids Waste to Art workshop.
It’s very exciting to be able to offer such a variety of workshop especially the Waste to Art workshops as the works created can be entered into the Parkes Shire Waste to Art competition.