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Neighbourhood House Week 2018

There lots happening at Hobsons Bay Neighbourhood Houses and Community Centres during Neighbourhood House Week! Download flyer

 

 

Book Launch 

Join us for the launch of Overcoming School Refusal: A practical guide for teachers, counsellors, caseworkers, and parents by psychologist Jo Garfi.

Free event at Louis Joel. RSVP via admin@ljac.com.au or phone 9398 2511

Spirit of Place - Glenn Murcutt and the Australian Islamic Centre

Filmmaker Catherine Hunter has produced a documentary about architect Glenn Murcutt and his work on the Australian Islamic Centre in Newport. Come along to watch this documentary and enrich your knowledge and understanding of the architect and the community story behind the Australian Islamic Centre mosque.

When: Thursday 22 March, 7.30pm-9pm
At: Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre

 

 

 Celebrate International Women's Day 2018

 

 

New Programs in 2018

We have some great new programs this February.

Introduction to Portraiture — Internationally acclaimed artist Garry Anderson is offering an introductory portraiture class over five weeks. The class will focus on a sensitive approach to capturing the essence of a sitter in line and colour. Fridays 1pm-3pm. Cost: $300 for 5 weeks. (early bird or concession $275). To Book: phone 0448354449 or email garryandersonart@gmail.com

Introduction to Figure/Life Drawing — An introduction to life drawing with artist Garry Anderson. The class will focus on a sensitive approach to capturing the essence of a model/subject. Fridays 10am-12pm. Cost: $300 for 5 weeks. (early bird or concession $275). To Book: phone 0448354449 or email garryandersonart@gmail.com

Introduction to Landscape — Artist Garry Anderson is also running a series of classes working outdoors. All mediums welcome. Focus will be on accurate observation and rendering. Mondays 12.30pm-2.30pm. Cost: $300 for 5 weeks. (early bird or concession $275). To Book: phone 0448354449 or email garryandersonart@gmail.com

Learn to Sew — A new program that will cover lots of practical sewing skills including using your sewing machine, different stitches & fabrics, zips, pattern reading and dressmaking using a basic pattern. Thursdays 10am-2pm. Cost: $80 for eight week term. To book phone 9398 2511.

Drawing for Adults with Rosie Marshall — Explore different drawing techniques with illustrator Rosie Marshall. All skill levels are welcome. Tuesdays 7pm-8.30pm

Painting for Kids  — A class that will help children build their painting skills through a range of creative activities.
Wednesdays 4pm-5.15pm

Drawing for Kids — A class that will help children build their painting skills through a range of creative activities.
Tuesdays 4pm-5.15pm

 

 

 

Meet the Artists: Lorraine Rogers & Enid Marshall

As part of their Textile Art Inspired by Nature exhibition, Lorraine Rogers and Enid Marshall will be in Joel Gallery each day to discuss and demonstrate their techniques for visitors.

Lorraine Rogers began quilting in 2005 and combines her passion for quilt making with her love of photography. The inspiration for her designs is drawn from the local scenery and the landscapes she has seen while travelling. She uses a variety of techniques depending on the subject matter, including working with her own dyed fabrics, Tsukineko inks and oil paintstiks.

Enid Marshall completed a Diploma of Creative Arts at Deakin in the early 1990s. She has been working with textiles for 40 years and appreciates their tactile nature and versatility. The core of Enid's work centres on nature and she collects fabric from a variety of sources — often finding interesting fabric in unexpected places.

The exhibition runs from Saturday 28 October to Monday 6 November.