Community Workshop - Wander Out Yonder Childrens Workshop.
In January 2024 Fi will be holding an exhibition at The HEART in Margaret River. As part of this several workshops will be offered.
Wander Out Yonder : A illustrated journey around WA.
Workshops for children.
We will create a ready to frame image which will be mounted and presented ready to fit easily into an off the shelf frame*
We will be looking at a range of birds and animals from our local environment.
We will also spend some time learning about making some of our own painted and printed papers to use in our designs.
Tuesday 9th January 2024 10 -12
Wednesday 10th January 2024 10 - 12
Thursday 11th January 2024 10-12
COST: $65 ea (or discount for 2 $55 each - $110)
LOCATION: The Margaret River HEART, Wallcliffe Road Margaret River.
WHO is this for:
For Arty or Non Arty kids alike in small group class maximum of 10 .
Suitable for ages 6-12.
The skills to use over and over.
Easy to find materials.
You just need to have the dexterity and eyesight to use scissors* and to follow instructions in English.
*If you believe your child might need some extra help or has any kind of needs please discuss with Fi before booking in.
TIME: 10 - 12.00 am (2 hours plus a little bit at the end).
Please arrive 15 mins early.
*All art materials.
*Presentation picture mat mounting and plastic sleeve to keep it looking great or for gifting.
*Use of apron
WHAT WE DO:
Painted paper collage is a great medium to develop our art skills.
Fully accessible for all levels, our workshops prime objective is to build creative confidence and learn some new useful skills for self expression. We will be painting, printing, cutting, and sticking.
If you are interested crafting, in telling visual stories or creating your own designs you will enjoy this.
ABOUT FI AND HER EXPERIENCE:
Fi is a Margaret River Artist who loves sharing, and developing creative thinking across communities both urban and rural . She has been teaching workshops in painting and collage for nearly 10 years. Her work is often used by primary school teachers as inspiration in art class.
This exhibition is all about looking at Western Australia’s unique environments and its animal inhabitants and illustrating the stories we find there. These children's workshop sessions are a unique opportunity to bring kids in contact with a professional artist and illustrator, to learn about character creation and illustration. Great for those interested in developing their own design ideas and illustration skills. Fi is currently working on a childrens picture book.
We are trialling this exhibition and workshop series as a travelling exhibition and hope to take it on the road around the regions. Learning about endemic species and communities as we go.
Her work has recently be acquired by the Hilton Hotel chain for exhibition in their new hotel in Busselton and John Sands Cards for use with the Variety Club. She is represented by Linton and Kay Galleries in Perth and has been a regular participant and past committee member of Margaret River Open Studios over the past 10 years.
Fi has also been proud to work with the the Art Gallery of Western Australia holiday education program.
These self funded workshops are being offered to the community with the assistance of Arts Margaret River, The HEART and The Augusta Margaret River Shire.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
Participants just need to bring their own snacks (cause snack time is great for kids to have a break) and water.
Parents will need to leave their mobile number and sign a drop off form before departing.
Kids will need to stay at the workshop until
They are collected by their caregiver.
A BIT OF HOUSE KEEPING:
**Please note our small group Cancellation Policy:
Due to small group logistics, advanced purchase of materials etc
there is a $25 admin fee for late cancellations - ie. less than 7 days prior to date.
Sorry no refund for cancellations less than 48 hours in advance.
*Please do not attend if you are unwell.
Masks may be requested to be worn depending on current health advice.
Please respect this request.
If the organiser needs to cancel a full refund will be given.
Fi's workshops are designed to be accessible for participants of various abilities and levels of experience.
If you have 4 people that would like to attend you can select a date to suit you. We usually need 2 - 4 weeks advance booking. If a date already exists, you are welcome to join the group if there is space available. If you would like to hear about workshop availability please join our mailing list and keep an eye out on social media channels.
For larger groups or groups in special locations, Fi is happy to design a workshop for your group, this might be suited to a theme or personal ability. Yes we can travel to you. Price on application.
Fi's art experiences are designed to give you a positive and confidence building outcome while introducing you to techniques that you will be able to continue to work with independently. Everything is included unless otherwise stated - no expensive materials lists or purchases to make. They are known for being low stress, joyful occasions and a great way to spend time with a group of friends or family.
We offer workshops for groups of 4 to 8 people at Toot Studio in Margaret River, or 16 people in larger spaces. The number of participants may affect the duration of the workshop. Larger school group sessions will require additional studio assistants to be present (class teachers).