I regulary conduct workshops at my studio in Mt Kembla on the Illawarra Coast as well at other venues around Australia.
To join one of the workshops please contact me by email
• 2012 workshops
Classes are small (8-10) so places fill quickly.
To secure a place email Liz Jeneid.
Please indicate which course you would like to do.
A material list will be sent nearer to the time of the course.
A deposit of $20 will be required. Deposits can be only be refunded up to two weeks before the course.
*Tea and coffee are supplied for all workshops – participants are asked to bring lunch to be shared.
August 11 & 12, 2012 (Mt Kembla)
Introduction to non-toxic etching using aluminium printing plates
Winner of the Country Energy Prize for Landscape Painting and the Central West Regional Artists Award.
Forthcoming projects include ‘Island to Island’; a series of large scale prints completed as International Visiting Artist, Peacock Visual Arts, Aberdeen, Scotland, together with new works created in Australia, to be shown at Cowra Regional Art Gallery in 2012.
Recent projects have included ‘Place’, an exhibition of paintings at Artsite, Sydney in 201l; and ‘Artist at Work’, a studio installation and exhibition of drawings and paintings at Western Plains Cultural Centre / Dubbo Regional Gallery in 2010.
Works in the collections of: Artbank, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, Dubbo Regional Gallery, Orange Regional Gallery, Print Council of Australia, Western Institute of TAFE, Australia/Japan Society, and Australia ICOMOS.
Introduction to non-toxic etching using aluminium printing plates and a copper sulphate solution.
Learn how to prepare the aluminium plate and paper, apply and wipe the ink, set up the printing press for printing, including how to print multiple plates for colour.
Explore your own image making skills using line, tone and colour.
Times: 10am – 4pm each day
Cost: $180.00 plus $20 for materials
August 25 & 26, 2012 (Mt Kembla)
More dyeing using natural materials, and a book!
Paper will be dyed using a variety of plant based dyes. We will then change the surface of the paper, using the marks made during the dye process to guide the stitching, cutting or embossing of the pages.
A book will be made using the simple concertina form with added pages or small objects stitched into the folds.
It will be a weekend of exploring possibilities using simple materials that you can use at home.
Times: 10am – 4pm each day
Cost: $180.00 plus a small fee for materials
November 17 & 18, 2012 (Mt Kembla)
Anita Larkin graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Sydney College of The Arts in 1993, and has since exhibited extensively around Australia and internationally. She is represented by Defiance Gallery in Sydney. The unique sculpture Larkin creates has featured in numerous exhibitions including Sculpture by the Sea, The Wynne Prize, The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, The Art Gallery of NSW, Wollongong City Gallery, and internationally in Germany, Italy, Hungary, Mexico and the UK. Her work is represented in private and public collections.
Assemblages of collected objects are a large part of her studio practice as well as making felted works, bronze casting and working on public art commissions. Transforming the collected object into sculptures evoking a human narrative, Larkin reveals a strange beauty within the forgotten and discarded.
Larkin has taught art workshops for 18 years.
Anita Larkin has a special interest in the narrative associations that can be made from the found object and uses this as a beginning to develop sculptures. A small-scale sculpture provides an opportunity to gather a viewer in close to an artwork, providing an intimate personal experience, drawing attention to small surface details. This workshop will explore various simple mechanical methods of joining found objects together and skills needed in working with diverse materials. This will include basic assemblage techniques, riveting, and using fillers.
This is a weekend of alchemy, of animating the inanimate, of creating story and sculpture out of discarded objects.
Cost: $180.00 plus a $20 fee for materials
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