Creative Summer School

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Wine, Cheese and Art

Join the us for a glass of wine and a really good cheese to celebrate the start of our Creative Summer School.  

Talk to some of the tutors and check out the great program we have planned.

Celebrate all things creative!  

Friday 3 January, 7pm – 9pm

No Charge | Get Tickets ONLINE

Crafternoon with Cocktails or Mocktails

Join Carol for an afternoon (or evening) of crafting and a cocktail or two (or a mocktail).

Learn to make a simple purse or a keyring fob in this hands on, handmade class. Materials are supplied so just bring yourself.

Lots of laughter guaranteed!

Saturday 4 January, 1pm – 4pm

Cost: $35 | Get tickets ONLINE

Papermaking

This Paper Making Workshop with Michelle from Paperazzi Design Studio is 3 hours of hands-on, creative fun! She will encourage you to reuse, reinvent and recycle and turn your paper scraps, veggie waste and garden cuts into your own handmade paper.

You will learn the ancient art of paper making from start to finish!  From basic pulp paper making techniques, to pulp production, forming, couching and drying, you will make beautiful finished handmade paper you can take home. You will get all materials supplied to make your own paper! Notes and paper making recipes to continue your learning. Feel free to bring along a selection of flora from your garden and an apron if you like.

Saturday 4 January, 10am – 1pm

Cost: $55 | Get tickets ONLINE

Paper Marbling

You’ve probably seen paper marbling before; you may even have tried your hand at it. Let us take you beyond the basic to create stunning designs with beautiful colours and patterns.

In this workshop you will master traditional marbling techniques, free-form techniques, different marbling mixtures and material marbling. Have fun creating your own marbled paper, material marbling and see demonstrations of more advanced techniques. Marbled paper is great for children and adults alike and can be used to create beautiful gifts…or to keep for yourself!

Saturday 4 January, 2pm – 5pm

Cost: $75 | Get Tickets ONLINE

 

Macramé Soap on a Rope

Sick of having slimy soap that runs out quickly? Put your favourite soap into your macramé bag and watch it last longer, as it doesn't get waterlogged & literally melt away!

Learn how to make your own rope macramé bag and take home a bar of locally made cold pressed soap (made with organic coconut oil) for your new bag. Great for hanging in the shower or next to the tap outside.  

Sunday 5 January, 11am – 12.30pm

Cost: $22 | Get tickets ONLINE

Macramé Pot Hanger

Create your own macramé pot hanger, with your choice of matching pot. Learn a variety of knots so you can make another one... or even design your own hanger!

The pot hanger will give participants a great taste of macramé and is great for both beginners and those who wish to rejuvenate their love for knots!

Sunday 5 January, 1pm –3pm

Cost: $25 | Get tickets ONLINE

Patchwork – Quilt Top in a Day!

Have you always wanted to make a quilt but didn’t know where to start? Or think that you don’t have the time to make one? Join Carol for this one-day speed sewing class that will have you walking away with a lap size quilt top ready for the next stage! We can provide a limited number of sewing machines if you don’t have one. We will send you a materials list, you bring your sewing machine (if you have one) and your lunch and we’ll put on morning and afternoon tea!

Monday 6 January, 10am – 4pm

Cost: $35 | Get tickets ONLINE

 

1. Arashi Shibori Fabric Dyeing

The first of our series of fabric dyeing workshops is Arashi Shibori dyeing. The cloth is subjected to twisting and scrunching onto a long pipe and secured with bands, so that portions of it resist the dye when the whole piece of cloth is immersed in a dye bath. The result leaves a beautiful random coloured texture on the cloth.

Watch the magic happen after you wash out the fabric. No previous experience is necessary.

You can do each workshop individually or the whole series for a complete dyeing experience!       

Monday 6 January, 10am – 1pm 

Cost: $40 | Get tickets ONLINE

 

Macramé Pot Hanger

Create your own macramé pot hanger, with your choice of matching pot. Learn a variety of knots so you can make another one... or even design your own hanger! 

The pot hanger will give participants a great taste of macramé and is great for both beginners and those who wish to rejuvenate their love for knots!

Tuesday 7 January, 1pm –3pm

Cost: $25 | Get Tickets ONLINE

2. Procion Fabric Dyeing

Join textile artist, Lorraine Rogers in the second of the three workshops she is presenting on fabric dyeing.

In this workshop, Lorraine will show you how to dye cotton fabric using a low water method. The instructions on how to achieve gradations of colour.  Getting the values right leads to a strong and interesting design in your work.  Participants will be working with six basic colours that will be premixed. Instructions will be given for safely mixing your own dyes at home to use.

Wednesday 8 January, 10am – 1pm

Cost: $40 | Get Tickets ONLINE

Macramé Wall Hanger

Create a unique masterpiece! Macramé; the art of tying knots to create beautiful artwork.

Learn a variety of macramé knots to complete a modern wall hanging. Once you’ve mastered these basic knots, you can design your own!

Pattern and all materials supplied. Finished piece is approx. 30cm wide x 50cm long.                     

Wednesday 8 January, 1pm –4pm

Cost: $50 | Get Tickets ONLINE

Creative Community Morning Tea

Join us for a Creative Morning Tea! Just because we can.

Come and talk about creativity in general – what workshops and classes you would like to see happen at the Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre. Or just come for a cuppa and a piece of cake!

Thursday 9 January, 11am

Cost: FREE | Get Tickets ONLINE

Crafternoon with Cocktails or Mocktails

Join Carol for an afternoon (or evening) of crafting and a cocktail or two (or a mocktail). Learn to make a simple purse or a keyring fob in this hands on, handmade class. Materials are supplied so just bring yourself. Lots of laughter guaranteed!   

Friday 10 January, 7pm – 10pm

Cost: $35 | Get Tickets ONLINE

 

Zip Wrangling – Bag Making

Our talented Carol is back again and this time it’s to teach two different techniques on how to put a zip into a bag. The skills learned here can be translated into all other things needing zips – clothing, cushion covers, other bags.

A list of materials needed will be supplied. Bring your sewing machine - a limited number of sewing machines are available to use if you don’t have one.  

Saturday 11 January, 11am – 2pm

Cost: $20 | Get Tickets ONLINE

Midnight Magic

Have you ever been to a Midnight Magic? If this is your first time at a Midnight Magic, this is how it works. A group of crafting enthusiast bring their sewing machines (or hand sewing, knitting or whatever craft they like) and their projects and they sew and craft from 4pm until midnight! Everyone brings something to share for dinner, some bring wine or something to drink with dinner and then it’s sew, chat, laugh, eat, sew and repeat! If that sounds like fun to you – come along and join fellow enthusiasts for a great night out.

Saturday 11 January, 4pm – Midnight

Cost: $20 | Get Tickets ONLINE

 

3. Procion Fabric Dyeing

Lorraine Rogers is presenting the final in the series of three dyeing workshops.

You can join any of these workshops or this is a continuation of the previous workshops as Lorraine discusses further the process of dyeing fabric and basic colour recipes.

Monday 13 January, 10am – 1pm

Cost: $40 | Get tickets ONLINE

Movie Food

In this hands-on workshop, you will be part of the action as you help create a Movie Food menu.

Lynda will provide the recipes and we will bake, make and create a delicious grazing menu to eat while watching a romantic movie.

Monday 13 January, 4pm – 8pm

Cost: $30 | Get Tickets ONLINE