Crafts to Inspire You

Flic Pascoe, Lianne Wood & Sophie Terrassin

Mon 9.30am –12.30pm

March 18, 25  April 1

This is a series of workshops in which three different artists will explain their work and teach you the basic techniques of their art forms. At each workshop you will have an opportunity to take home a unique product.

Workshop One: Express yourself with Encaustic Wax Painting (March 18)
Encaustic Wax Painting is a fascinating and versatile art activity. A simple-to-use technique, it allows you freedom to create a painting with your favourite colours using molten wax. This technique, also known as hot wax painting, involves using heated beeswax to which coloured pigments are added. The liquid or paste is then applied to MDF boards with brushes and blended using a heat gun. Metal tools can be used to etch patterns and designs into the blended wax colours. Boards, wax and tools are supplied, but if you wish to embed other materials such as photos or other printed papers and fabrics, shells, beads, jewels, dried flowers etc., please bring them with you. Cost for supplied items will be $30. Please pay Flic cash on the day.

Workshop Two:  Merino Wool and Silk Fabric Nuno Felting (March 25)
Nuno means cloth in Japanese and felting is a technique developed in Australia to create a light-weight, versatile felt using merino wool and silk fabric. At Lianne’s workshop you will make a scarf to take home. This can be to your own design and in your favourite colours. All the materials you need will be supplied by Lianne and you will need to pay her up to $25 for these items when you attend the workshop.

Workshop Three: Wear Upcycled Art Paper Beads (April 1)
Sophie will teach you how to turn your paper waste (junk mail, calendars etc.) into unique handmade beads.  Use your paper beads to make your ownjewellery, gifts, decorations etc. and you will leave the workshop with a finished product of your choice. Please bring your own scissors and rulers and old coloured papers, such as magazines. All other resources including a selection of papers and a leather cord will be supplied and there may be an additional charge of up to $10 payable to Sophie.

Min 2- Max 8

Cost $10

Venue: Art Room, St Thomas More School, Wallcliffe Road, Margaret River (opposite Shire offices)

See above for additional costs to be paid, in CASH please, to session leaders. A list of any other items needed will be provided on enrolment.