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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

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

Make your Own Plush Toy with Cat Rabbit

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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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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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Collage & Image-Making workshop with Maximillian Malone
Aug
24
12:00 PM12:00

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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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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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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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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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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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

@araratgallerytama

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

My Piñata Heart with Kitiya Palaskas

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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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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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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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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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Collage & Image-Making workshop with Maximillian Malone
Aug
17
12:00 PM12:00

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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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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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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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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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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