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Introduction to Raku Pottery and Firing - La PasseggARTa, Vincenza Fazzalori
Jul
30
to Aug 17

Introduction to Raku Pottery and Firing - La PasseggARTa, Vincenza Fazzalori

  • Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre (map)
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Award winning La PasseggARTa is 'bringing art and people to the streets' of Altona for Craft Victoria's annual Craft Cubed Festival celebrating the handmade. In collaboration with La PasseggARTa, Louis Joel Arts and Community Centre is proudly hosting an exciting new hands-on artist-led ceramics workshop. Over three sessions participants will learn about the traditional and contemporary practices associated with Raku pottery. You’ll get to glaze your bisque fired works in preparation for the spectacular outdoor weekend raku firings and have the opportunity to get up close and involved.

Witness the combination of rapid gas firing, temperature, flame, glaze and smoke, and how it transforms your work to produce glorious lustres, crackle glazes and smoky black clay bodies. Work will be ready to take home at the end of the day. Suitable for all skill levels.

La PasseggARTa - Category Winner, National Mainstreet Awards, 2012

$160

@louisjoelartscommunitycentre

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Think Thornbury: Think, Make and Do August Events
Aug
1
to Aug 31

Think Thornbury: Think, Make and Do August Events

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Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed! From ceramics to watercolour, Macrame, and even a creatives workshop development class, there are a range of classes to suit all Thinkers (That’s you!).

Events include:

Mindful Weaving Workshop

Introduction to Botanical Art

Macrame Rainbows

Make Your Own Natural Home Cleaning Products

Introduction to Ceramic Hand Building

Creative Journaling

@thinkthornbury



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Needle Felting Workshop Presented by Rhiannon Thomas
Aug
3
1:00 PM13:00

Needle Felting Workshop Presented by Rhiannon Thomas

  • Abbotsford Convent - Sacred Heart Packing Room (map)
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Learn the art of needle felting!

Preview this unique slow craft and learn the basics of dry felting. Explore felting as mindfulness or add a new technique to your arts practice. This workshop will be instructed by the felting artist, Rhiannon Thomas.

Materials supplied.

$90

@cloud_hand_pro

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Artist Talk | See You in the Soup
Aug
3
1:00 PM13:00

Artist Talk | See You in the Soup

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SEE YOU IN THE SOUP
ARTIST TALK
Saturday 3 August, 1pm


Join artists Cat Rabbit and Isobel Knowles as they take you behind the scenes of their latest project combining soft sculpture, stop motion animation, crafted narrative, immersive installation and character development.

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See You in the Soup is a surreal narrative exploration of the Melbourne epicurean landscape, seen through the eyes of a small and curious duck. In a city constructed from cardboard and fluffy fabrics, a cast of urban birds share a food adventure in this short stop motion film. With food exploration as a central theme, the film will screen in an immersive, soft, food-laden installation which encourages playful thinking and tempts you to consider your culinary comfort zone. See You in the Soup will bring together audiences of all ages and encourage interaction between generations through a shared appreciation of food and entertainment.

See You in the Soup is supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program

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Mindful Weaving Workshop with Mindfully Woven
Aug
3
1:45 PM13:45

Mindful Weaving Workshop with Mindfully Woven

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Come and immerse yourself in the creative slow craft of weaving while you explore some self care and mindfulness approaches.

In this four-hour workshop, Lauren will teach several weaving techniques and show you how to create your own beautiful and custom woven wall hanging! Sarah, a registered psychologist, will help you bring mindful moments into your weaving, which you can later implement into other areas of your life. 

Even if you already know a little about mindfulness, Sarah will introduce you to a model of self-awareness that you can take home and use to make sure you're pursuing the things that matter to you most.


We'll provide you with everything you need to start your weaving journey – a loom, weaving tool kit, ethical and sustainable yarn and roving, as well as afternoon tea.

This class is perfect for beginners and anyone curious about weaving and how to start this beautiful craft.

What you will learn

  • Basic weaving techniques to create your own woven wall hanging

  • Mindfulness skills that can be applied to weaving and other areas of life

  • To create whilst noticing the voice of comparison and expectation, and defying it

What you will get

  • A loom with weaving tools kit

  • Oodles of yarn and roving

  • A completed woven wall hanging

$180 or $164**

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

**Discount offers apply if customers purchase 2 or more tickets at once.

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Certificate of 4 shaft Weaving with Ilka White– Starting 4 August 9.30am- 4.30pm
Aug
4
to Oct 20

Certificate of 4 shaft Weaving with Ilka White– Starting 4 August 9.30am- 4.30pm

  • Handweavers & Spinners Guild (map)
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Take your weaving to the next level!

Run over 12 x Monthly Sundays, this long-established course with Ilka White provides an excellent grounding in 4 shaft weaving for students with some 4 shaft weaving experience. The program combines thorough weave theory with practical design skills with experimental approaches. Includes materials and the use of a 4 shaft table loom to take home between classes for the duration of the course.

2019/20 Course outline:
August 4 Project 1 - Weaving Overview, Tools, Yarn choice
Plain / Hopsack variations, Double-cloth & related structures
Sept. 15 Twills and Finger manipulated weaves
October 6 Project 2 - Colour Theory for Weave - blending yarns
November 3 Exploring Rosepath structures, Drafting
December 1 Project 3 - Designing Kinetic Block Weave
February 2 Block Weave theory, Monksbelt
March 1 Extending Blockweave, Honeycomb, Turned Monksbelt
April 5 Project 4 - Lace Weaves
May 3 Exploring Lace Structures: Blocks/Figuring
June 28 Round Robin – Warp Faced On Opposites
July 26 Colour & Weave, Summer & Winter
August 30 Overshot, M’s & O’s
Sept 27 Marking/Assessment (TBC)

Cost: General $1900 / Members $1800 (Enquire at the guild to become a member)
Payable by deposit ($700 general / $600 members) to secure your place and then complete 8 monthly instalments of $150.00 commencing in August 2019 through the Hand Weavers & Spinners Guild office.

Further Info: https://handweaversandspinnersguildofvictoria.weteachme.com/classes/1031546-certificate-of-4-shaft-weaving-1-year-course

$1,900

@spinweavevic

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Lay Flat Journal, Presented by Papermakers of Victoria with Gail Stiffe
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Lay Flat Journal, Presented by Papermakers of Victoria with Gail Stiffe

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Coptic Binding plus variations.

The Copts, a group of early Christians based in Egypt as early as the 2nd century CE, developed the distinctive style of book known as the Coptic binding.

In this class students will learn how to create the trademark Coptic spine stitch that resembles a chain stitch as used in embroidery. They will also be given the opportunity to explore variations on the stitch such as the crossover Celtic Binding.

Some advantages of these types of binding are that the cover material doesn’t need to be flexible so timber, metal and clay can all be used for covers along with the usual covered card. Another advantage is that the book can lay flat very well so is extremely suitable for a sketch book, it can also open right out and form a circle making it a very suitable binding for sculptural books.

The presenter Gail Stiffe has extensive experience as a tutor and as a bookbinder, having taught both papermaking and bookbinding for over thirty years and made hundreds of these bindings.

$120

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Introduction to Botanical Art with Jessie Rose Ford
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Botanical Art with Jessie Rose Ford

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In this watercolour art workshop, Jessie (Jessie Rose Ford) will guide you through her step-by-step process to create your own botanical painting.

You will gain an understanding in:

- How to draw your subject accurately

- Transferring your drawing onto watercolour paper

- Observing light, shade and form

- Basic colour theory

- Matching and mixing the correct colour

- Watercolour techniques including wet-in-wet, blending and dry brush

- An appreciation for the minutiae of nature!

This workshop welcomes students of all experience levels, from beginners to advanced.

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Jessie Rose Ford is a Melbourne-based artist and tutor specialising in botanical art and pet portraits. You can find out more and see some of her work here:
IG: @jessieroseford
Web: https://www.jessieroseford.com/

What you will learn

  • Drawing and observational skills

  • Watercolour painting techniques

  • Colour mixing and matching with watercolour

What you will get

  • Your own beautiful painting to take home

  • Knowledge in how to create your own botanical artworks

  • Confidence in painting with watercolour

$195 or $175**

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

**Discount offers apply if customers purchase 2 or more tickets at once.

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Hawthorn Makers Market
Aug
4
10:00 AM10:00

Hawthorn Makers Market

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The Hawthorn Makers Market is a re-imagined, curated, designer market held at the Hawthorn Arts Centre.

The market sells a wide range of individually designed and handcrafted items, including:

  • jewellery

  • cards

  • accessories

  • homewares

  • toys

  • beauty products

  • food

  • fashion

  • plants

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Mindful Creativity - Presented by Create Wander and Jazmine Bradley
Aug
4
10:30 AM10:30

Mindful Creativity - Presented by Create Wander and Jazmine Bradley

  • Private Studio in the Grand Hotel (Meet at the Central Glass Doors) (map)
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Create Wander is here to enrich and encourage your creative spark! Through creative-wellness and art focused workshops, retreats and tours, you’ll learn to unlock your creativity, find inspiration and keep your creative calm! During the Create Wander workshop, you’ll learn how to use the art of collage and doodling as methods for mindfulness. Disconnecting and taking time out to enjoy a simple creative activity is relaxing for the brain and allows your mind to wander, stimulating those creative thoughts and ideas. No prior artistic skills are required, so we hope to see you in the workshop, ready to experience a new art-led wellness workshop for the creative soul.

$35

@create.wander

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Paper art activity: How does your garden grow?
Aug
4
11:30 AM11:30

Paper art activity: How does your garden grow?

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Join artist Sai-Wai Foo to help create some beautiful butterflies and leaves for the How does your garden grow? Installation at Hawthorn Arts Centre. You will learn some easy techniques to use paper to create additions for the garden installation.

All materials provided. No booking required.

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Cultural Collage with Katherine Marmaras
Aug
6
to Aug 27

Cultural Collage with Katherine Marmaras

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Everyone is welcome to join Boroondara Arts Artist in Residence Katherine Marmaras at the Hawthorn Library for an afternoon of craft. Use collage techniques to create a work inspired by objects and surroundings of Hawthorn.

Bookings not required. 

  • Tue 6 August 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

  • Tue 13 August 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

  • Tue 20 August 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

  • Tue 27 August 2019 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Macramé for Beginners Workshop
Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

Macramé for Beginners Workshop

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Learn the basics of this popular 70s craft which has made a huge, unwavering comeback. If you can tie a knot, you can make macramé. At the end of this workshop you'll have fashioned a classic pot plant holder.

All materials provided.

Suitable for ages 16 years +.

Cost $40/ $35 Concession

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Polymer Clay Slabs presented by Kyneton Craftery
Aug
8
10:00 AM10:00

Polymer Clay Slabs presented by Kyneton Craftery

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Build polymer clay slabs to create patterns for jewellery, artworks, and to use as veneers on your creations.

No prior experience required, and all tools and materials provided.

$30

Part of Kyneton Craftery’s “Thursday Craftspiration sessions” is session is being run out of The Old Auction House, Kyneton, an independently run regional arts space with art galleries, working studios and Australian handmade giftwares.

@theoldauctionhouse

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Basic sewing workshop: How does your garden grow?
Aug
9
10:30 AM10:30

Basic sewing workshop: How does your garden grow?

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Come along to create some pin-cushion mushrooms to be planted in the How does your garden grow? installation for the Craft Cubed Festival at the Hawthorn Arts Centre. You will be shown some basic sewing skills to create the mushrooms from upcycled materials. All materials provided. Suitable for ages 16 years +.

FREE, but bookings essential

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Japanese Stitching Cloth Sampler Book Presented by Leanne O'Sullivan
Aug
10
10:00 AM10:00

Japanese Stitching Cloth Sampler Book Presented by Leanne O'Sullivan

  • Kimono House at Ross House (Level 3) (map)
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This workshop project has been inspired by vintage textiles & craft collected by Leanne O'Sullivan of Kimono House Japanese Textiles & Craft. The collection includes kimono, boro, sashiko & samplers hand-stitched by generations across Japan.

Using several Japanese stitching techniques class participants will make a cloth sampler book to keep as a personal resource and guide for future reference in their own hand-stitched craft.

Instruction will include traditional Japanese stitched bookbinding technique & exploration of other Japanese hand-stitching used in kimono piecing, sashiko stitching and Boro style mending.

An informative half-day suitable for all skill levels as an introduction to Japanese hand-stitching methods. Class fee includes all materials.

$75

@kimono.house

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Macrame Rainbows with The Middle Aisle
Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Macrame Rainbows with The Middle Aisle

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In this class, Maggie guides you how to make beautiful rainbows out of rope, colourful yarn and a few of her handy tricks!

This is a really fun class to make your own macrame rainbow and experiment with colour. There will be a big selection of colours available in the class to play with and Maggie will show you how to pick the perfect combination for whatever space you're wanting to brighten up with a little bit of handmade joy.

You'll also get a huge dose of creative confidence from an experienced and encouraging teacher. This is an empowering class designed to help you get started on a creative journey that will last a lifetime. If you're after a premium Melbourne Macrame workshop class this is the place for you!

This workshop has strictly limited places so that every one gets lots of help and guidance throughout the class.

This class is suitable for beginners. Never fear if you think you are lacking in creativity, Macramé is a wonderful craft for expressing a vision you never knew you had and practicing mindfulness and meditation. This is a creative and fun class that will give you the basic skills to create a Macramé work of art whilst getting inspiration from Maggie and your fellow classmates. 

Enjoy a cup of tea and make something special in this new class from Middle Aisle.

Who is The Middle Aisle? 

Maggie May is a master Macramé artist, graphic designer, and stylist for her business, The Middle Aisle. She is passionate about working with Australian made materials and supporting local makers and craftspeople.After discovering Macrame she immediately fell in love with the craft because of Macrame’s versatility for expression and creativity. Maggie creates modern ‘improvised’ macrame pieces inspired by Melbourne and her life. She regularly posts on her Instagram @middleaisle about her life and being creative in Melbourne. 

Maggie is also one-half of the creative duo behind 'Think Thornbury'

What you will learn

  • How to select the perfect rope colour palette

  • Wrap and sew an original macrame rainbow

  • Basic skills to create more rainbows and shapes at home!

What you will get

  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!

  • You'll also get a huge dose of creative confidence.

  • Your own macrame rainbow!

$129

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

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Visible Mending Workshop Presented by Tamara Russell
Aug
11
to Aug 18

Visible Mending Workshop Presented by Tamara Russell

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Come along to a relaxing and fun series of two workshops and learn how to make the clothes you love last. You will learn to repair and embellish your clothing making them a delight to wear again.

Week one you will learn how to use embroidery, appliqué and patching. Week two we will cover darning and needle felting.

Stitching is a great life skill which can save you money, save your clothes and reduce your impact on the environment! You will learn some hand stitching techniques that offer lots of creative possibilities for repairing & enhancing your clothes and household textiles.

Join the sustainable fashion revolution – We need to buy less, buy better and keep asking questions about the realities behind what we’re purchasing. We need to love the clothes we already own more and work harder to make them last.

Your Grandparents would have known how to make things around the home and their clothes last by repairing and remaking. In this workshop you will be shown traditional repair skills which enable you to add contemporary flair to patching and darning your clothes. Mending can become an opportunity for wonderful decoration as well as saving money and reducing the amount of clothing going to landfill.

The two workshops run Sunday 11 and Sunday 18 August from 2.00pm – 5.30pm – you can come along for one or both. Workshops are $95.00 each or $180 for both.

The workshops are suitable for both beginners and more experienced stitchers and are running as part of the Craft Cubed Festival of Handmade.

Some tools and materials will be provided along with a handout for further repair projects.

Workshop dates:
Sunday 11 August. Sunday 18 August.
Time:
2:00pm - 5:30pm






What to bring:

* Garments (jeans, shirts, jumpers) or home textiles (tea towel or tablecloth) that have rips or holes that needs repairing,

* Any fabrics for reconstruction, applique or patching,

* Embellishments (buttons, patches, etc),

* Any thread you would like to use (embroidery thread, yarn, wool, etc),

* Personal sewing kit (scissors, pins and needles)

* Your imagination and enthusiasm

$95

@karhina03

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Macrame plant hanger for beginners - Amy Osbourne
Aug
11
2:30 PM14:30

Macrame plant hanger for beginners - Amy Osbourne

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Beginners’ macramé workshop – create a plant hanger Amy Osbourne, founder and designer of the label “Forget Me Knot”, creates stunning, modern plant hangers with her signature use of colourful materials. Join Amy for three hours of creative fun, learning all the basic techniques used in the art of macramé. Macramé dates back to the 13th century, but is most well known for its popularity in the 70s. Now it’s made a comeback and is being transformed and creatively expressed in a whole new way. In this workshop you will learn about the origins and history of macramé, as well as get to practise tying all the basic knots to create a stylish and modern plant hanger all of your own.

During the workshop, Amy will introduce you to:
· Materials used in macramé
· Basic knot tying
· How to create a plant hanger using macramé

All materials are included in the worskhop fee, and at the end of the workshop you will have a stunning plant hanger to take home. Classes will be restricted to about 10 places to ensure one-on-one tuition.

Workshop fee: $85 per person including all materials

Workshop length: 3 hours



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August Advice Clinic: Instagram Check Up
Aug
13
11:30 AM11:30

August Advice Clinic: Instagram Check Up

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ADVICE CLINIC: INSTAGRAM CHECK UP

Tuesday, 13 August
1 - 4pm


Craft Victoria have proudly been running this specially tailored form of professional development for our members we call Advice Clinics.

For Craft Cubed, we are opening up this members-only service, for anyone interested in a taster of just-for-you advice and recommendations. Come along and grab a 10 minute slice of off-the-cuff professional critical engagement around your maker Instagram profile with Anthea Riskas - Full Tilt Mumma - content, copy and strategy for creatives, and Craft staff.  Plus, take the time to meet other members and browse our amazing Craft Library and enjoy afternoon tea

Members FREE
Non-Members $15

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In conversation with Lisa Roet - Presented by Pieces of Eight Gallery
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

In conversation with Lisa Roet - Presented by Pieces of Eight Gallery

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“Transpiration” is a range of jewellery and functional objects reflecting the fragile eco system of Borneo , one of the worlds greatest rainforest systems and home to the Orangutan. UNESCO has just called for the preservation of Great apes, seeing them as the Umbrella species for the global rainforest systems. Deforestation recognised as one of Global Warming’s greatest threats. Addressing her ongoing theme in art and jewellery, Roet’s work utilises orangutan palm prints, skin texture and reflections of landscape to create her own eco system titled “Transpiration” being the scientific term for the release of water from rainforest plants into the environment. Roet will be 'in conversation' with Alice Blackwood to discuss the issues she tackles within her work.

FREE

@po8gallery

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Make your own Natural Home Cleaning Products
Aug
14
6:30 PM18:30

Make your own Natural Home Cleaning Products

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This hands-on workshop is an introduction to using essential oils, and other plant-based ingredients, to make your own chemical-free household cleaning products. Many essential oils have antibacterial and antimicrobial qualities, which can be the foundation for products to clean your home - and make it smell amazing! You’ll learn how to make surface spray, laundry detergent, linen spray and dishwasher powder, plus many more. You’ll leave with three beautifully-packaged products scented with oils of your choice, and the recipes to refill them and do your bit to save the planet in the process.


We’re increasingly aware of the toxins that pollute the modern environment we share, from exhaust fumes, to pesticides and industrial chemicals. But, perhaps we’re less aware of the invisible pollutants we’re exposed to in our own homes. The products we buy from the supermarket to keep our homes clean, and germs at bay, can cause respiratory issues and skin irritations, and interfere with our hormones. Making your own products means you can banish these commercial concoctions from your cleaning cupboard and safeguard your family’s health.

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What you will learn

  • How to use essentials oils to make your own low-tox cleaning products

  • The basics of using essential oils safely to clean and purify the air in your home

  • Why it’s vital for your health to ditch commercial cleaning products

What you will get

  • The knowledge to go home and overhaul your cleaning cupboard with low-tox DIY alternatives

  • A 10 page booklet of my favourite green cleaning recipes

  • 3 products (surface spray, linen spray and laundry liquid) to take home in glass bottles to refill over and over again

$47

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

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Memory Wire Keepsake Jewellery presented by Kyneton Craftery
Aug
15
10:00 AM10:00

Memory Wire Keepsake Jewellery presented by Kyneton Craftery

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Tame the bend of memory wire to create unique bracelets and necklaces.

No prior experience required, and all tools and materials provided.

$30

Part of Kyneton Craftery’s “Thursday Craftspiration sessions” is session is being run out of The Old Auction House, Kyneton, an independently run regional arts space with art galleries, working studios and Australian handmade giftwares.

@theoldauctionhouse

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Dye Group Monthly with Amanda Ho & Heather Thomas
Aug
15
10:15 AM10:15

Dye Group Monthly with Amanda Ho & Heather Thomas

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 If you are interested in learning about natural dyeing, come along to the popular Dye Group.

In August, we will be experimenting with walnut husks. Run by Amanda Ho and Heather Thomas and members of the dye group. Please bring along 6 x skeins of wool, at 5g each. Email the guild at info@hwsgv.org.au for further details.

Featuring the following makers / artists:
Amanda Ho
Ilka White
Ruth Mitchell
Muhubo Sulieman
Aunty Ambra
Dye Group members of the Guild
Members of the Guild that Spin

$4

@spinweavevic

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Craft & Design as a Career 2019
Aug
16
9:00 AM09:00

Craft & Design as a Career 2019

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Craft & Design as a Career

Our annual conference presents the journeys of innovative creatives and industry experts. Hear their stories, philosophies and perspectives on what it means to practice in today’s craft and design community.

Our speakers include hand-picked luminaries presenting fresh reflections on their own lives in the creative realm.

Speakers include:

  • Ana Petidis - weaver, analog cloth + concepts

  • Annette Wagner - multi disciplined creative

  • Anthea Riskas - content, copy and strategy for creatives

  • Gerry Wedd - potter

  • Ilka White - textiles and sculpture

  • Honor Freeman - ceramic artist

  • Maree Clarke - artist and curator

  • Maryanne Moodie - weaver

  • Zaiba Khan - Fijian-Indian artist

Limited tickets available
$75 members
$95 non-members

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Introduction to Ceramic Hand Building with Rara Studio
Aug
17
10:00 AM10:00

Introduction to Ceramic Hand Building with Rara Studio

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In this beginners hand-building workshop you will have the chance to get your hands dirty and make something lovely for yourself or for a friend! You will learn different hand-building techniques like pinching and slabbing to make pieces such as cups, planters, or spoons. You will have the opportunity to work with different stoneware clays and the option of using coloured underglaze to make simple patterns.

Tea and a special homemade treat will be provided. 

Your finished pieces will be fired and glazed for you, ready for collection at Think Thornbury.

Who is Aliça?

Aliça runs RARA Studio (@hellorarastudio), a Melbourne-based ceramics business.

She makes unique, hand-built objects for the home and to wear.

Aliça has a background in fine art and has a love for natural materials and objects, especially the look and feel of handmade work. She originally studied ceramics with a Japanese ceramicist but is primarily self-taught. Each piece she makes is one of a kind, with the marks of the maker celebrated, forming the texture of the work.

She sells her ceramics online, with stockists across Australia and overseas. You can also find her at markets like Big Design Market and the Melbourne Ceramics Market. Her work has been featured in Frankie, Yen and Country Style Magazine.

Aliça works locally from her studio in Thornbury, with her three studio helpers, Teti (dog), Claudia and Sybil (cats).

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What you will learn

  • A range of hand-building techniques including pinching and slabbing

  • About different stoneware clays and how to work with them

  • How clays and glazes can be combined to achieve different looks

What you will get

  • 3-6 hand-built pieces that you can keep or give as gifts

  • Personalised guidance and support while you build

  • All the skills you need to be able to go home and keep making!

    $156 or $142**

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

**Discount offers apply if customers purchase 2 or more tickets at once.

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Collage & Image-Making workshop with Maximillian Malone
Aug
17
to Aug 24

Collage & Image-Making workshop with Maximillian Malone

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Max invites you to his art studio for an afternoon of Collage, Conversation & Coffee. All materials are provided. Limited spaces, so booking is essential.

A unique opportunity to visit this converted mechanics yard, now art-studio, and to explore a variety of image-making techniques with collage specialist Maximillian Malone. The artist will provide all the materials, including access to his vast cut-out library for you to experiment with. The session will combine both hands-on methods along with digital editing. Participants will learn a number of the processes within a laid back and creative environment.

There are two sessions:

  • Saturday, August 17, 2019 12:00 - 2:30 PM

  • Saturday, August 24, 2019 12:00 - 2:30 PM

$40

@maximillian.malone

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Learn to Dye Yarn with Raxor Yarns
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Learn to Dye Yarn with Raxor Yarns

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Ever wondered how indie dyers make all this beautiful yarn? Want to try it for yourself?

Spend a day with me and learn how to dye yarn like an indie dyer!

I'll teach you how to prepare and dye a variegated yarn using professional Landscapes Dyes. We'll be using Australian made yarn grown on the farm at Cloverleaf Corriedale Stud, an hour from Melbourne. You'll even have an opportunity to meet the sheep who grew the wool!

$130

@raxoryarns

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Creative Journaling with Babbling Books
Aug
18
2:00 PM14:00

Creative Journaling with Babbling Books

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Discover journaling and build confidence in your creativity. Nurture mindfulness through honest reflection, and dust off those notebooks and journals you’ve been saving for ‘one day’. 

This workshop is perfect for anyone who doubts their creativity, has trouble sticking to creative goals, or has felt intimidated by the huge range of ‘perfect’ journals online. Whether you want to finish a particular journal you’ve started (perhaps a well-intentioned travel journal), or want to kickstart that creative dream you’ve nurtured, this workshop is designed for you.

Unlock your creativity and spark your imagination with tailored activities and guided journaling sessions. We’ll provide you with a wide selection of supplies, so all you need to bring is an open mind.

The focus will be on collage journaling, combining written reflections with creative page spreads that reflect your experiences. Use a mixture of paper items, stamps and more to make creative collages to decorate your pages. You'll learn how to choose colour schemes, achieve visual balance, and see examples of different styles of collage journal for inspiration.

You’re welcome to bring any unfinished notebooks, or any paper ephemera with you (think photos/tickets/postcards), and we can work on developing your creative idea together. Otherwise, if you don’t have a project, we’ll supply you with all the materials you need to begin.

What you will learn

  • Techniques to build creative confidence and overcome First Page Fear

  • How to design creative page layouts using a variety of techniques

  • What to buy and where to find journaling ephemera and supplies

What you will get

  • 1 x Moleskin Soft Cover Cahier (80 pages, square ruled)

  • - An illustrated creative journaling workbook filled with activities and inspiration

  • Take home pack of mixed vintage and modern ephemera (book pages, stamps, music sheets etc) to get you started

$135 or 122 (discount offer)**

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

**Discount offers apply if customers purchase 2 or more tickets at once.

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Soft sculpture workshop: how does your garden grow?
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

Soft sculpture workshop: how does your garden grow?

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Join artist Sai-Wai Foo as she shows you the technique to create soft sculptures for the How does your garden grow? installation at the Hawthorn Arts Centre for Craft Cubed. All materials provided. Suitable for ages 16 years +.

FREE, but booking essential

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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My Piñata Heart with Kitiya Palaskas
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

My Piñata Heart with Kitiya Palaskas

  • Heritage Hill Museum & Historic Gardens (map)
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Join artist Kitiya Palaskas for a colourful piñata workshop! Participants will learn how to make a decorative heart or trophy piñata that can be filled with inspirational words, good vibes, and powerful messages! 

Cost: Full $20, Concession $17
Bookings: (03) 8571 1666

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Waribaar Somali Weaving a Bag - Muhubo Sulieman and Aunty Ambra
Aug
21
10:00 AM10:00

Waribaar Somali Weaving a Bag - Muhubo Sulieman and Aunty Ambra

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Join Muhubo Sulieman and Aunty Ambra to make a large useful bag using traditional Somali finger weaving techniques. No experience required. Material supplied for $15. Useful notes will be handed out so that you will be able to continue this craft at home.

$165
Discount for Guild members.

@spinweavevic

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Chain Mail Jewellery Fit for a Queen presented by Kyneton Craftery
Aug
22
10:00 AM10:00

Chain Mail Jewellery Fit for a Queen presented by Kyneton Craftery

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Discover how beautiful medieval chain-mail can be in jewellery form.

No prior experience required, and all tools and materials provided.

$30

Part of Kyneton Craftery’s “Thursday Craftspiration sessions” is session is being run out of The Old Auction House, Kyneton, an independently run regional arts space with art galleries, working studios and Australian handmade giftwares.

@theoldauctionhouse

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Kumihimo: Japanese Braiding
Aug
23
10:00 AM10:00

Kumihimo: Japanese Braiding

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Members of Melbourne Kumihimo Group will be at Hawthorn Arts Centre to demonstrate the Japanese art of braid-making. Discover how various wooden bobbins and leads weights are used to create complex bobbin braids on a traditional wooden marudais.

Bookings not required. 

FREE

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Upcycled Fashion Workshop - Hannah Gartside
Aug
23
to Aug 24

Upcycled Fashion Workshop - Hannah Gartside

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Through the support of Ararat Rural City Council and Creative Victoria’s Full House Program funding, the artist will deliver an Upcycled Fashion Workshop on 23 and 24 August 2019; one workshop is for school groups and the other will be for the general public.

Friday 23 August - Workshop for school groups Ages 9-12, 2 x 90 minute workshops (Max 25 kids per workshop)

Saturday 24 August - General Public Upcycled Fashion Workshop, ages 7 up, families welcome

FREE

@araratgallery

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Town Hall Gallery After Dark
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Town Hall Gallery After Dark

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Enjoy art served late on selected Friday nights at Town Hall Gallery After Dark. These pop-up events were a massive hit when premiered in 2018, so again the doors of Town Hall Gallery will be flung open for special after-hours access to the best art in the eastern region. These relaxed evenings provide a feast for the senses with fantastic live music and immersive activities for you to explore.

The Arts Bar will be open and the exhibition curators and artists will be close by to enlighten you on the works displayed. Entry is free and allows you access to the Town Hall Gallery exhibition spaces and live music, as well as The Emporium where you can purchase handmade gifts by local artisans.

Grab your friends and start your Friday night the best way possible at Town Hall Gallery After Dark.

FREE

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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Pattern Play - Block print a Tea-towel with Julia Raath
Aug
24
8:30 AM08:30

Pattern Play - Block print a Tea-towel with Julia Raath

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Sunshine Print Artspace (SPA) is a not for profit access printmaking and creative space based in Sunshine in Western Melbourne. At our interactive Open Studio weekend we have programmed a range of demonstrations and mini workshops on printmaking processes for textiles and paper. We will have information sessions on SPA memberships and on all the programs we offer.

Members of the public will be able to book into workshop sessions and try their hand at block printing a tea towel using recycled printing blocks made from industrial and building waste. Participants in this workshop can explore pattern structures, colour and layering techniques and will produce their own linen tea towel. Workshops will be lead by artists, crafts people and educators who all experienced in their chosen disciplines and have been teaching in the higher education, vocational education and at high schools in Victoria. Demonstrations of paper printing and lithography will also be scheduled. Works created by members of SPA will be on exhibition during the weekend. Members will be available to talk about their work and the how they are involved with SPA. The studio is located on the same premises as the Fundere Foundry and visitors to the site will also be able to tour the foundry to learn about bronze casting.

$30

@sunshineprintartspace

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Ceramic Hand Building and Macrame Wall Hangings
Aug
24
10:00 AM10:00

Ceramic Hand Building and Macrame Wall Hangings

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Learn the techniques to craft a unique clay and cotton work of art for your wall. 

In this special collaboration class join Maggie May from Middle Aisle and Aliça from Rara Studio to learn Macrame and Ceramic Handbuilding. Combine these two interesting and beautiful skills and add a little magic to your world. 

In the first half of this class Maggie May will guide you through fundamental beginner macrame techniques to build an elegant macrame wallhanging. Macrame is a wonderful craft for meditation and mindfulness, it allows you to relax and let your creative ideas out into the world. Macrame might seem complicated at first glance but when explained by Maggie May you'll soon find yourself knotting with confidence and ease. 

In the second half of this class Aliça will bring out terracotta clay and show you how to transform it into charms, beads and ceramic treasures to complement your macrame wall hanging. You will learn different hand-building techniques like pinching, slabbing and mark making.

 Maggie May will demonstrate how to attach your ceramic treasures and your finished pieces will be fired for you, ready for collection at Think Thornbury or posted to if you require (for the price of postage).  

From cotton to clay, never fear if you think you are lacking in creativity or the necessary skills to achieve the class outcome, Maggie May and Aliça will be at hand to help you every step of the way. Both experts in their respective areas, they are also experienced teachers and passionate about creating a supportive and fun environment to explore and try your hand at this beautiful creative project.

Who is Aliça? 

Aliça runs RARA Studio (@hellorarastudio), a Melbourne-based ceramics business. She makes unique, hand-built objects for the home and to wear. 

Aliça has a background in fine art and has a love for natural materials and objects, especially the look and feel of handmade work. She originally studied ceramics with a Japanese ceramicist but is primarily self-taught. Each piece she makes is one of a kind, with the marks of the maker celebrated, forming the texture of the work. 

She sells her ceramics online, with stockists across Australia and overseas. You can also find her at markets like Big Design Market and the Melbourne Ceramics Market. Her work has been featured in Frankie, Yen and Country Style Magazine. Aliça works locally from her studio in Thornbury, with her three studio helpers, Teti (dog), Claudia and Sybil (cats).


Who is The Middle Aisle? 

Maggie May is a master Macramé artist, graphic designer, and stylist for her business, The Middle Aisle. She is passionate about working with Australian made materials and supporting local makers and craftspeople.

After discovering Macrame she immediately fell in love with the craft because of Macrame’s versatility for expression and creativity. Maggie creates modern ‘improvised’ macrame pieces inspired by Melbourne and her life. 

She regularly posts on her Instagram @middleaisle about her life and being creative in Melbourne. Maggie works from her studio in Thornbury with her baby Remy, Dog (Sylvia) and Cats (Mina & Kansas). 

Maggie is also one-half of the creative duo behind 'Think Thornbury'

What you will learn

  • Beginner Macrame Skills

  • A range of hand building techniques

  • How to combine clay and cotton rope to make magic

What you will get

  • A finished Macrame Wall Hanging with hand built ceramic charms and beads

  • All the skills you need to be able to go home and keep making

  • Expert tuition from TWO experienced teachers

$228

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

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Lace Taster - Presented by Australian Lace Guild (Victorian Branch)
Aug
24
10:30 AM10:30

Lace Taster - Presented by Australian Lace Guild (Victorian Branch)

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Lace Making Taster Day Hosted by the Australian Lace Guild Victorian Branch.

Ever wondered how lace is made or the difference between bobbin lace and crochet?

Try your hand at:

  • Bobbin lace Crocheted lace

  • Knitted lace (other lace types may be added)

  • No experience necessary

  • All equipment provided Cost: $10 per session

Saturday 24th August

Session 1: 10:30am-12:30pm

Session 2: 1:30pm-3:30pm

Attend one or both sessions.

This event coincides with our monthly lace making day so an array of lace will be being made by Guild members and our library will be open filled with traditional and contemporary lace books. If you are curious about lace come along and have a try and a chat.

Bookings essential as numbers are limited. Bookings via TryBooking https://www.trybooking.com/BCKJM or contact lacevictoria@gmail.com

Find us on Facebook - Victorian Branch Australian Lace Guild.

$10

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Amoebic Planter Workshop with Artist Zhu Ohmu
Aug
24
1:30 PM13:30

Amoebic Planter Workshop with Artist Zhu Ohmu

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Create your own amoebic pinch pot planter to take home in this workshop led by ceramicist Zhu Ohmu. Using hand-building techniques participants will learn how to create these organic forms to place in their home or garden. Adult Workshop.

Image: Zhu Ohmu

$45
Friends of SAM $40

@sam_shepparton

@zhu.ohmu

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Make your Own Plush Toy with Cat Rabbit
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Make your Own Plush Toy with Cat Rabbit

  • Heritage Hill Museum & Historic Gardens (map)
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In this workshop Cat Rabbit will take you through the process of making your own plush character, from drafting a design through to sewing.

24 & 25 August
2 - 6pm


Cost: Full $40 Concession $34
Bookings: (03) 8571 1666

Part of Cultural Threads hosted by City of Greater Dandenong.

Cultural Threads is an exciting, month long, celebration of textiles hosted by the City of Greater Dandenong.  Through the medium of textiles, people are encouraged to connect with one another, trade skills, share stories and interweave cultures.

Explore textiles through workshops, exhibitions, installations and events. 

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Out of the Blue with Julia Boros
Aug
25
8:30 AM08:30

Out of the Blue with Julia Boros

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Sunshine Print Artspace (SPA) is a not for profit access printmaking and creative space based in Sunshine in Western Melbourne. At our interactive Open Studio weekend we have programmed a range of demonstrations and workshops on printmaking processes for textiles and paper. In this introductory workshop on Cyanotypes, Julia Boros will explain the process and what is required to create these beautiful blue mono prints. Each participant will leave with their own print created out of their own found objects.

We will have information sessions on SPA memberships and on all the programs we offer. Members of the public will be able to book into workshop sessions and try their hand at block printing a tea towel, participate in our collaborative textures print project. Workshops will be lead by artists, crafts people and educators who all experienced in their chosen disciplines and have been teaching in the higher education, vocational education and at high schools in Victoria. Demonstrations of paper printing and lithography will also be scheduled.

$30

@sunshineprintartspace

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Ceramic Hand Building and Macrame Plant Hangers
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Ceramic Hand Building and Macrame Plant Hangers

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  • Learn the techniques to craft a unique clay and cotton work of art for your wall. 

    In this special collaboration class join Maggie May from Middle Aisle and Aliça from Rara Studio to learn Macrame and Ceramic Handbuilding. Combine these two interesting and beautiful skills and add a little magic to your world. 

    In the first half of this class Maggie May will guide you through fundamental beginner macrame techniques to build an elegant macrame plant hanger. Macrame is a wonderful craft for meditation and mindfulness, it allows you to relax and let your creative ideas out into the world. Macrame might seem complicated at first glance but when explained by Maggie May you'll soon find yourself knotting with confidence and ease. 

    In the second half of this class Aliça will bring out terracotta clay and show you how to transform it into beads, charms and a terracotta plant pot that will sit beautifully in your macrame plant hanger! You will learn different hand-building techniques like pinching, slabbing and mark making.

    Maggie May will demonstrate how to attach your ceramic treasures and your finished pieces will be fired for you, and ready for collection at Think Thornbury or posted to if you require (for the price of postage). 

    From cotton to clay, never fear if you think you are lacking in creativity or the necessary skills to achieve the class outcome, Maggie May and Aliça will be at hand to help you every step of the way. Both experts in their respective areas, they are also experienced teachers and passionate about creating a supportive and fun environment to explore and try your hand at this beautiful creative project.


    Who is Aliça? 

    Aliça runs RARA Studio (@hellorarastudio), a Melbourne-based ceramics business. She makes unique, hand-built objects for the home and to wear. 

    Aliça has a background in fine art and has a love for natural materials and objects, especially the look and feel of handmade work. She originally studied ceramics with a Japanese ceramicist but is primarily self-taught. Each piece she makes is one of a kind, with the marks of the maker celebrated, forming the texture of the work. 

    She sells her ceramics online, with stockists across Australia and overseas. You can also find her at markets like Big Design Market and the Melbourne Ceramics Market. Her work has been featured in Frankie, Yen and Country Style Magazine. Aliça works locally from her studio in Thornbury, with her three studio helpers, Teti (dog), Claudia and Sybil (cats).


    Who is The Middle Aisle? 

    Maggie May is a master Macramé artist, graphic designer, and stylist for her business, The Middle Aisle. She is passionate about working with Australian made materials and supporting local makers and craftspeople.

    After discovering Macrame she immediately fell in love with the craft because of Macrame’s versatility for expression and creativity. Maggie creates modern ‘improvised’ macrame pieces inspired by Melbourne and her life. 

    She regularly posts on her Instagram @middleaisle about her life and being creative in Melbourne. Maggie works from her studio in Thornbury with her baby Remy, Dog (Sylvia) and Cats (Mina & Kansas). 

    Maggie is also one-half of the creative duo behind 'Think Thornbury'

    What you will learn

    • Beginner Macrame Skills

    • A range of hand building techniques

    • How to combine clay and cotton rope to make magic

    What you will get

    • A finished Macrame Plant Hanger with hand built ceramic charms and beads

    • All the skills you need to be able to go home and keep making

    • Expert tuition from TWO experienced teachers

$228

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

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Let’s Weave a Band on an Inkle Loom - Ruth Mitchell
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

Let’s Weave a Band on an Inkle Loom - Ruth Mitchell

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Join Ruth Mitchell, an experienced weaver who enjoys using the inkle loom to create unique woven items, to learn fast, creative weaving on an inkle loom. You will make a key fob and earrings with the beautiful woven band. No experience required.

$165
Discount for Guild members.

@spinweavevic

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A Workshop on Running Workshops by Think Thornbury
Aug
28
6:30 PM18:30

A Workshop on Running Workshops by Think Thornbury

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In this 2 hour class, you will learn everything you need to know about how to run a successful creative workshop. The team at Think Thornbury will unpack all the skills and techniques you need to delve into the field of teaching workshops. From forming an original workshop idea and developing good teaching skills, to marketing and pin pointing the perfect price point. Common questions that will be covered are: 

- How to navigate finding a venue that's right for you. 

- How to navigate the world of profit-splits and room hires.

- How much do I charge? 

- How will I know if people will come? 

- How to troubleshoot and foresee common problems before they arise. 

Want to start sharing your creativity with the world but don't know where to start? This is where you get armed with all the knowledge and tools to give yourself the highest chance of success.


$32

Think Thornbury is a community-focussed shop and creative workshop venue run by artist and musican team, Maggie May (Middle Aisle) and Josh Kelly. We exist to support Thinkers, Makers, and Do-ers! For Craft Cubed we are playing host to an exciting and diverse programme of premium art & craft workshops, including some workshops run just for Craft Cubed!

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Wire Wrapped Jewellery presented by Kyneton Craftery
Aug
29
10:00 AM10:00

Wire Wrapped Jewellery presented by Kyneton Craftery

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Bend and twist artist wires to create decorative embellishments and surrounds for cabochons.

No prior experience required, and all tools and materials provided.

$30

Part of Kyneton Craftery’s “Thursday Craftspiration sessions” is session is being run out of The Old Auction House, Kyneton, an independently run regional arts space with art galleries, working studios and Australian handmade giftwares.

@theoldauctionhouse

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Wheel in a Day - Presented by Wendy Jagger Studio
Aug
31
9:30 AM09:30

Wheel in a Day - Presented by Wendy Jagger Studio

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Escape to the High Country and experience the ancient craft of ceramics. Wendy Jagger Studio is situated on the edge of the pretty town of Mansfield, in North East Victoria and enjoys stunning views to Mt Buller.

This is a very hands-on workshop and Wendy takes care to ensure you quickly develop the basic skills to start creating. You will learn how to center clay on the potter’s wheel, pull up the clay into cylindrical forms to create your own collection of beakers, cylinders and bowls. You will also learn a range of decorating techniques to give your work an individual style.

No experience is necessary, but if you have thrown before, Wendy will help you extend your skills.

All work is made with fine white stoneware, which will be glazed in a selection of glazes, twice fired and will be available for collection 4 - 6 weeks after the workshop, or shipped to you via AusPost—C.O.D.

This workshop is perfect for anyone who:

· Wants to have a go on the wheel - no experience necessary!
· Wants to create lovely bowls and beakers
· Can’t make it to weekly classes
· Wants a fun filled, artistic experience
· Wants an experience to share with friends
· Wants an escape from the everyday

INCLUSIONS

· Professional tuition by Wendy Jagger, B.Ed., Dip Arts Ceramics
· Tuition, Clay, full use of studio equipment, sole use of potter's wheel, all glaze materials and firing.
· Exclusive embroidered apron
· Morning tea and a delicious lunch served in the artist’s art-filled home.

* Purchase before 20th July 2019 to receive the EARLYBIRD 5% discount!

LIMITED TO 7 PARTICIPANTS (minimum of 3)

WARNING - Places fill fast! Other dates may be available on the website.

$260

@wendy_jagger

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King Houndekpinkou Artist Talk & Demo
Aug
31
1:00 PM13:00

King Houndekpinkou Artist Talk & Demo

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Presented by HEIDE x SLOW CLAY CENTRE

In celebration of the exhibition An Idea Needing to be Made: Contemporary Ceramics Heide is thrilled to partner with Slow Clay Centre. As part of Craft Cubed Festival, Heide will present a talk and demonstration with exhibiting French artist King Houndekpinkou facilitated by Jane Sawyer from Slow Clay Centre.

Born in Montreuil, France, in 1987, King Houndekpinkou is a Franco-Beninese ceramicist who works and lives in Paris. King blends clays and other materials from all continents to create experimental works that combine craftsmanship, cross-cultural understanding and spirituality. He cultivates an attraction for the “beauty of imperfection” and purposely scratches, tears and repairs clay bodies often disfigured by texture overload. Once fired, glazes reveal cracks, grains and flux that often emulate the aesthetics of the Voodoo altars from Benin.

His work has been exhibited internationally at biennials, art fairs, group and solo shows including Dak’Art OFF 2016 (Dakar, Senegal), World Cultures Festival (Hong Kong), Art Paris Art Fair (Paris, France), The Salon: Art + Design (New York, USA), Time on Earth (New York, USA), Terre de Mémoire (Cotonou, Benin) and Thank you for the Clay (Shigaraki, Japan). In 2017, King was part of the major tribute exhibition to American art potter George Ohr [1857-1918] Regarding George Ohr: Contemporary Ceramics in the Spirit of the Mad Potter at Boca Raton Museum of Art (Florida, U.S), curated by ceramics expert Garth Clark.

King will present an artist talk and demonstration in facilitation with Jane Sawyer, a Melbourne ceramic artist, educator and director of Slow Clay Centre. Jane is a member of The International Academy of Ceramics and brings experience, consideration and open enquiry to the event.

This Artist talk and demonstration is being held in conjunction with the exhibition at Heide Museum of Modern Art titled An Idea Needing to Be Made: Contemporary Ceramics (27 July 20 October 2019). It is an exhibition centred predominantly around the idea of the vessel form and its continued use and reinvention by contemporary artists working with clay.

It is foregrounded historically by the work of the Australian artist Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, whose interest in and interrogation of the vessel and the still life tradition ushered in a new way of thinking for ceramicists about function, display and purpose.

Most of the artists in the exhibition deal with one or more of the enquiries and ideas explored by Pigott: how can a vessel function as both something to be used but also about use; in what ways can an artwork be understood as a collection or suite of objects; and why is the past an eternal present in ceramic practice?

The exhibition features the work of artists from Australia and overseas, including:
Alison Britton (UK)
Kathy Butterly (US)
Kirsten Coehlo (AUS)
Pippin Drysdale (AUS)
Ernebella Arts (AUS)
Simone Fraser (AUS)
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott (AUS)
King Houndekpinkou (FRA)
Nicolette Johnson (AUS)
Kate Malone (UK)
Kang Hyo Lee (KOR)
Wi Te Tau Pirika Taepa (NZ)

Slow Clay Centre is a ceramics education centre based in Collingwood, Melbourne. Lead by Jane Sawyer, one of her passions is to support visiting national and international guest artists through offering a program of one-off workshops, talks and panel discussions. These events offer a unique opportunity to engage with professionals and be inspired by some of the world's most respected and innovative artists.

$45-55


@heidemoma @slowclaycentre



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Drawing on Photos with Katherine Marmaras
Aug
31
2:00 PM14:00

Drawing on Photos with Katherine Marmaras

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A two-hour workshop to be held at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre where participants will be introduced to and guided through the process of using a gel pen to alter printed photographic images.

Through the process of photo drawing, the intention is to draw each participant’s attention to the less obvious in order to see things differently and to shift the focus from the main subject.

Participants are welcome to bring their own printed photographs to the workshop or work with photographic images provided.

To see the images created by participants at the workshop please follow @katherinemarmarasartist and @doodleonyourown on Instagram.

For bookings and more information please visit Katherine’s website: www.katherinemarmaras.com

$30

@katherinemarmarasartist

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Beginners Weaving Workshop with WunderWeave (repeat)
Sep
3
6:00 PM18:00

Beginners Weaving Workshop with WunderWeave (repeat)

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Get creative with the age-old craft of weaving. Learn the basic steps in preparing a loom, as well as various weaving techniques and knot styles. You'll be given the chance to explore colour and texture to create a beautiful woven wall hanging with a modern twist.

All materials (including loom) provided.

Suitable for ages 16 years +.

Full $40 / Concession $35

This event is part of “Craft Cubed in Boroondara” presented by Boroondara Arts

For more information about the program and how you can take part, please visit www.boroondara.vic.gov.au/craft-cubed or phone 9278 4770.

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