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Tuesday PM ExplorARTive with Sallie Saunders

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Date Tuesday 2 November – Tuesday 21 December
Time Tuesday afternoon, 1.00pm–4.00pm
Location CAW Studio B, 21 Blaxland Crescent, Griffith ACT
Convenor Sallie Saunders
Fee $10.00 per session. Note: There will be additional costs weeks 4-7.
Notes Maximum of 12 participants per session.
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ExplorARTive is designed for emerging artists to explore, share and critique various media and methods of making art. The aim is to build confidence in developing, critiquing and resolving our art work. The emphasis is on "seriously playful” exploration. The program includes a mix of skilled tutoring by established artists as mentors as well as peer led sessions, plus an occasional field trip.

Please bring your own art materials (when you have them), a drink and a snack if required plus cleaning gear for your area. The CAW room is equipped with tables, easels, donkeys, small tables and chairs. Please arrive at least 10 minutes early to set up. We hope to see you there.

Week 1 - 8

Date / Week Price / Session Topic Art Mentor Materials
2 Nov / wk 1 $10 Stamp and stencil making Ilona Lasmamis Stamps – Commercial easy carve block; erasers; commercial stamps; found material stamps; lino cutting tools; water based or oil based lino block inks; hand made foam rubber ink pads – plus ruler, scissors, pencil, glue stick, cartridge paper, rubber gloves, paper clip
Stencils – manilla folder weight cardboard; stencil paper (not essential); stencil knife; Stanley knife; small sharp scissors; inks brushes, rollers and stubs.
9 Nov / wk 2 $10

Oil and cold wax medium

Part 1

Diane McWhirter

Special materials will be provided for a cost of $20 ($10 per workshop) and, while ALL of the following will be available, it please bring any of these materials, if you have them:

  • Oil paints (NOT water soluble oil paints)

  • Palette knives and/or spatulas

  • Silicone dough and/or bowl scrapers

  • Bamboo skewers, chopsticks – or any other mark makers

  • Painters tape

  • Paper towels

  • Baby wipes

16 Nov / Wk 3 $10

Oil and cold wax medium

Part 2

  • Disposable gloves

  • Acrylic paint, posca pens etc

  • Soft pastels

  • Charcoal, crayons etc

  • Collage materials

23 Nov / Wk 4 $40

Kuntsvoll Memento

Craft, art and decorative techniques to create an assemblage

Michele England

Over 4 weeks, participants will create a memory or themed assemblage box using a pre-made wooden box with a hinged or separate lid.

Techniques may include painting, gilding, decoupage, stamping, stitching, stencilling, pyrography and drawing.

30 Nov / Wk 5 $40

Kunstvoll memento

Part 2 of 4

Michele England

Materials for Week 1 – the box plus acrylic paints; PVA glue; jars; palette; scissors, ruler, eraser, pencils and preferred drawing tools.

Additional materials after week 1 will be individually decided.

7 Dec / Wk 6 $40

Kunstvoll memento

Part 3 of 4

Michele England

The tutor will bring a variety of materials each week. – such as old wallpapers, gold gilt and size; old books and magazines; rhinestones; faux fur; knobs; beads; found objects; cardboard; embroidery floss etc.

14 Dec / Wk 7 $40

Kunstvoll memento

Part 4 of 4

Michele England

Information about where to find suitable boxes will be sent on request. Please email convenor.

21 Dec / WK 8 $10

Show and Tell Xmas Party



Group to share work and celebrate end of year – BYO refreshments to share

Box examples

Cancellation / Refund Policy

Cancellation/Refund policy can be found HERE