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Art Workshops 

Our Workshop Schedule for Jumpers & Jazz in July 2019

Joining one of our skill development workshops is the perfect way to enhance your festival experience. It is also an excellent way to make new friends and start a new artistic pathway.

Our workshops are held in the Warwick Art Gallery studio. It is a fully air conditioned space with easy access located close to all of the Jumpers & Jazz in July festival action.

Bec Andersen

TileWe are delighted to welcome special guest tutor Bec Andersen to her first Jumpers & Jazz in July festival. Bec Andersen is a practising artist/designer who lives and works on Tamborine Mountain. She specialises in the design and production of hand tufted rugs. Her rugs are made from 100% wool, which she dyes using both natural and synthetic dyes. Her designs are stylised, contemporary reflections of what she sees in her environment. Her rugs are found in homes throughout Australia and even Canada.

Come try this Rug Making Technique that mimics Bec’s own process of hand tufting without all the infrastructure. A simple hand-held tool, a backing cloth stretched tight onto a frame and some hand dyed wool, is all you need to catch the bug. It is Rug Making for the modern maker, it is simple, fast and addictive.

Bec’s Workshop A: Punch Needle Rug Taste Tester Fri 19th July 9 am - 12 noon PLACES AVAILABLE
This 3-hour workshop teaches you the basics of punch needle and allows time to explore the technique, without the pressure of having to complete a piece. Wool and backing fabric for practice rug making provided, please note there will be no take home projects.
GALLERY MEMBERS $60 NON-MEMBERS $70 OPTIONAL KIT $40

Bec’s Workshop B: Punch Needle Rug Taste Tester Fri 19th July 1 pm - 4 pm 7 PLACES LEFT
This 3-hour workshop teaches you the basics of punch needle and allows time to explore the technique, without the pressure of having to complete a piece. Wool and backing fabric for practice rug making provided, please note there will be no take home projects.
GALLERY MEMBERS $60 NON-MEMBERS $70 OPTIONAL KIT $40

Bec’s Workshop C: Punch Needle Rug Full Day Sat 20th July 9 am - 3 pm 8 PLACES LEFT
In this full day workshop, you will learn how to create a 35 cm by 35 cm chair pad. You will learn how to apply a design onto the cloth, stretch the cloth onto the frame and Bec’s punch needle rug making technique. This is a small group class - only 8 places
GALLERY MEMBERS $110 NON-MEMBERS $130 KIT $90

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT BEC’S WORKSHOPS
Workshops A & B are short classes for you to learn Bec’s technique.  You will not create a “take home” piece in these classes.  Bec will provide hand dyed wool, a punch needle rug making tool (for use during workshop), wooden frames and backing fabric. You may purchase the tools for $40. After Workshop C you will be well on your way to completing your chair pad.  As part of the kit cost you will have continued use of the frame for one month after the workshop.  These need to be returned to the Gallery after the month. Once you have completed a chair pad, you will have the skills to start making bigger and better rugs of your own.  You may like to book some time with Bec in her studio to expand your skills and start a larger piece when you are ready.  Bec’s workshops are suitable for beginners. It is recommended that children Age 10 and under attend the taste tester half day workshop and will require a participating adult to accompany them.


Robyn Dennis

Tiled imageRobyn Dennis performed the difficult job of judge of our yarn bombed tree jumper exhibition in 2018. She has a passion for handmade products and is the owner of the The Art and Craft Cottage at Ipswich where the handmade community comes together and creates magic. Robyn is a talented crafter who had designed many patterns and kits.

Robyn’s Workshop A: Felt Needle Mushrooms Thu 18th July 10 am to 1 pm WORKSHOP FULL - ENQUIRE ABOUT WAITING LIST
Unleash your creativity and discover a different form of art with needle felting while creating your own little whimsical world with these adorable mushrooms. No prior skills are required.
GALLERY MEMBERS $40 NON-MEMBERS $55 KIT $50

Robyn’s Workshop B: Crochet Basket  Fri 26th July 9 am - 12 noon 6 PLACES AVAILABLE
In this workshop you will be create a stylish modern crochet basket that is perfect for your home. The basket will have a timber base which makes it sturdy and functional. Basic crochet skills are required.
GALLERY MEMBERS $40 NON-MEMBERS $55 KIT $50


Alison McDonald

TiledTownsville artist Alison McDonald’s is renowned for creating extraordinary artwork from recycled plastics. Her exhibition Wanton, Wild and Unimaginged will feature in Warwick Art Gallery’s Main Gallery during the Jumpers and Jazz in July festival.

Wanton, Wild and Unimagined is a playful exhibition of sculptured recycled plastics that stirs the imagination and evokes environmental reflection. Alison has spent many hours manipulating the humble plastic bottle, and collecting thousands of lids to make a variety of unimagined and impossible creations inspired by plants, oceans and by John Wyndham’s book, The Day of the Triffids.

Alison’s Workshop: Weaving with Recycled Materials Sun 21st July 9 am - 4 pm 8 PLACES AVAILABLE
Participants in this one-day workshop will learn the simple endless knot weave around recycled materials like sushi fish, pebbles or glass or material of their choice, which can become a piece of keepsake jewellery. Once you have mastered the technique the possibilities are endless!
GALLERY MEMBERS $110 NON-MEMBERS $130 


 

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Post it to Warwick Art Gallery PO Box 775 Warwick or email Sue Jacobsen Gallery Assistant This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PHONE US ON 07 4661 0434 FOR MORE INFORMATION

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