Short courses

Short courses

Workshops

Short, low-cost workshops that provide an introduction to the range of programs on offer at Pine Street Creative Arts.

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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 8 February 2019

    Join skilled textile artist Natalie Miller for this fun introduction to contemporary tapestry weaving.

    Whether you’re a beginner or already have some weaving skills, this is a great way to learn traditional and contemporary weaving techniques. In just 1 day you’ll design and create your own beautiful woven wall hanging.

    Begin by learning how to warp up onto a timber loom, adding the vertical threads that hold the tension while you weave. Then experiment with a range of weaving techniques using different materials including hand-dyed wools, roving, silk and raffia.

    As you craft your tapestry Natalie will share her expertise on basic colour theory. She’ll also show you how to implement elements of colour, line, tone shape, form and texture into your weaving.

    At the end of the day you’ll have created a small tapestry wall hanging. You’ll also receive a loom and a roll of tapestry warp, so you can continue practicing your new skills at home.

    Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures.

    Class size: maximum 16 students.
    Level: designed for beginner – intermediate level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: yourself and lunch – all materials provided.

    We use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    Natalie Miller
    Natalie Miller has been practicing as an architect and interior designer for the last 25 year. She has worked extensively with textiles, carpet and fabric design throughout her career. Natalie studied tapestry weaving at Sturt Art and Craft centre and at Kawashima textile school in Japan. She now focuses primarily on hand dyeing, tapestry weaving and macramé at her studio in Moss Vale in NSW. Natalie has been involved with numerous art and craft exhibitions and publications.

    Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
    Cost: Full Price: $300.00
    Address: East Sydney Community and Arts Centre, 34–40 Burton Street, Darlinghurst
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    A current trend in fashion and homewares, shibori is an ancient Japanese dyeing technique that involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it before dyeing it in indigo to create beautiful textile designs.

    In this 2-day introductory workshop with artist and textile maker Micaela Christie, you’ll develop an understanding of shibori techniques and surface design procedures to create your own fabrics.

    You’ll get hands-on experience in preparing and using an indigo vat, selecting suitable fabrics as well as techniques to create a different patterns including using wood blocks, rubber bands and folding.

    Create unique fabric samples that you can take home and make into cushions, clothing or other homewares.

    Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures.

    Intimate class size: maximum 8 students
    Level: designed for beginner level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: yourself – all materials provided

    We use non-toxic inks and non-toxic cleaning products and methods wherever possible.

    Tutor: Micaela Christie
    Since 2010, Micaela has been the creative director of Atomic Fox, a studio that produces hand printed textiles and artwork for interiors, homewares and costumery. Her work can be found in private collections in Australia and the UK. Based in the Blue Mountains, Micaela’s multidisciplinary practice incorporates printmaking, painting, graphic design, fibre and lighting installations. She is a graduate of the University of NSW College of Fine Arts (now UNSW Art & Design). Her work is handcrafted with love and passion.

    Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $312 Concession: $264
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 8 March 2019

    This fun 1-day Saturday workshop for beginner and intermediate students is a fantastic opportunity to learn from award-winning artist Justine Muller.

    It’s ideal for both beginner students and those with some observational drawing and painting skills.

    Working from a live model, you’ll make preliminary sketches to explore the basic anatomy of the head and face. Justine will introduce you to the concepts of background and composition and show you how to capture proportions, poses and facial expressions.
    You’ll be guided through the art of choosing a palette and mixing your colours. Justine will then show you how use shape, form, light and contrast to create the illusion of three-dimensional form.

    By the end of the day, you’ll have finished your unique acrylic portrait painted from your own observations of the live model.

    Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools, equipment and studio procedures.

    Intimate class size: maximum 10 students.
    Level: designed for beginner to intermediate level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: snacks and lunch. All materials provided.

    We use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials wherever possible.

    Justine Muller
    Justine Muller was born in Sydney and completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Art School in Sydney. Her work is represented in both state and private collections, including the Macquarie Bank Group Collection and Sydney City Archives State Library. She has also been featured in group and solo exhibitions across the country. These include the Art Gallery of New South Wales Dobell Drawing Prize, Portia Geach Memorial Prize, Paddington Art Prize and The Moran Photographic Prize. Her solo exhibition Understanding my Country was a feature of HeadOn Festival 2017. She was also recognised in The Guardian Australia’s list of best and most important photos.

    See more of Justine’s work here: justinemuller.com.au/

    Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
    Cost: Full Price: $204.00 Concession: $144.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 16 March 2019

    If you’re fascinated by street art and printmaking, this exciting 1-day workshop is for you.

    You won’t need any experience to enjoy this course, which is designed for beginners.
    In a fun-packed day you’ll design and create your own multi-layered stencil poster under the guidance of acclaimed stencil artist Tiera Boo.

    Using a range of source imagery for inspiration, you’ll begin to sketch out your design, working with Tiera to develop your ideas. As you work, Tiera will introduce you to the stunning work of local and international street artists.

    Next, you’ll print and hand-cut your stencil, then spray paint your base design onto high quality art paper. Learning from Tiera’s expertise, you’ll add dimension to your poster design by layering text, pattern and render.

    By the end of the day, you’ll have your own unique street-art inspired poster to take home.

    Class size: maximum 10
    What to bring: yourself- all materials provided.
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons and personal protective equipment provided)
    You must be aged 15+ years to attend this workshop

    Where possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials, including safe aerosol application methods.

    Tiera Boo
    Tiera Boo is a painter obsessed with dynamic colour and timeless design. She has developed a reputation for her amazingly detailed stencil art works depicting pop culture icons. Using a delicate hand-cut stencil process, she achieves multi-layered paintings, spray painted carefully with vibrant colours. Her work incorporates the themes of identity, desire, emancipation, feminism and the hidden worlds of girls.
    She has 4 times been a finalist for the Stencil Art Prize and has exhibited widely in Australia and beyond.

    See more of Tiera’s work here: http://tieraboo.com/

    Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $204.00 Concession: $144.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 19 March 2019

    Get an introduction to wheel-throwing and the wonderful medium of clay in this fun evening workshop.

    You don’t need any prior knowledge of ceramics to enjoy this 2.5 hour session. Your experienced tutor will give you step-by-step introductions on how to create your very own hand-thrown vessel using the wheel.

    You’ll then get to decorate your creation using a variety of surface techniques, and apply tinted underglazes to give it colour, texture and dimension.

    Your fired work will be available for collection approximately 4 weeks after the workshop.

    This short affordable workshop is a great opportunity to try out ceramics before committing to one of our longer beginner term courses.

    • Class size: maximum 10
    • What to bring: yourself – all materials provided
    • What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    Participants must be aged 15 years and over to attend this workshop.

    Bookings are essential as places are limited.

    Where possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials. We use reclaimed clay.

    Tutor: Angus Gardner
    Angus Gardner is a Sydney-based artist who works across ceramics and painting. He uses clay as a way of documenting the immediate world around him, investigating our behaviours in social interactions. In his practice Angus uses hand building, wheel throwing and painterly glazing techniques. He creates sculptures that reference traditional ceramic wares whilst pushing the boundaries of functionality and form. Since 2014 Angus has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions around Sydney as well as interstate.

    Time: 6.00pm – 8.30pm
    Cost: Full Price: $62.50 Concession: $52.50
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 22 March 2019

    Join guest artist Nic Mason for an exciting day of plein air landscape painting in the stunning Royal National Park.

    En plein air, French for ‘in the open’, describes the art of painting directly from nature, capturing the landscape in natural light.

    Working with a range of materials, you’ll be introduced to the concepts of colour theory and mixing. Explore different painting techniques such as transparency, opacity, layering and staccato dry brushing. You’ll also learn about tone, light and shadow and perspective, and the basics of composition, balance and cropping.

    While you work, Nic will introduce you to the historical and contemporary plein air painting movements and artists, for inspiration.

    Full instruction is provided on materials, products, tools and equipment.
    Intimate class size: maximum 8 students.
    Level: designed for beginner to intermediate level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing, hat and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: An A4 Drawing pad or book, a favourite landscape art book (if you have one), camera, camping chair or blanket, sunscreen, water bottle, snacks and lunch.

    Acrylic paints, brushes and canvas pads are provided – you are welcome to bring your own watercolour or oil paints and canvas.

    Please park and meet at 9:45am at the Royal National Park Visitor Centre: 2 Lady Carrington Drive, Royal National Park, NSW, 2232. There is also a park Entry fee of $12 per vehicle per day.

    Nic Mason
    Nic Mason is an oil painter who thrives on painting the world around her. She has exhibited her work in solo exhibitions across the country. Several of her works have been selected for the Waterhouse Natural Science Award, Fleurieu Biennale and Calleen Art Award. Nic is currently immersed in the Art of Threatened Species project, a collaboration between Office of Environment and Heritage and Orana Arts.

    Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
    Cost: Full Price: $204.00 Concession: $144.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Bookings open 12 December 2018
    Bookings close 29 March 2019

    In this hands-on 1-day Saturday workshop you’ll have fun designing and casting 2 unique pieces of colourful resin jewellery.

    No experience is needed to enjoy this course, which is specifically designed for beginner level students. Experienced jeweller Susanna Strati will guide you through the process step-by-step.

    You’ll begin by learning how to mix resin, using opaque and translucent pigments, dyes and powders to create your own vibrant colours. Next, you’ll select from a wide range of easy-release silicon moulds and learn how to correctly pour and cast your resin.

    As you work, Susanna will introduce you to the work of different contemporary jewellery artists for additional inspiration.

    Once the resin dries in your moulds, you’ll turn out your pieces and finish them by hand using sandpaper and polishing pads.

    By the end of the day, you’ll have 2 unique handcrafted jewellery pieces – a ring and a bangle – ready to take home.

    Intimate class size: maximum 12 students.
    Level: designed for beginner level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: yourself and lunch – all materials provided.

    We use non-toxic cleaning products and methods wherever possible.

    Tutor: Susanna Strati
    Susanna is an award-winning jeweller and sculptor who has exhibited her work at galleries across Australia, Europe and Asia. Her major achievements include winning the Mayoral Award at inaugural Paramor Prize: Art and Innovation at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. She was also awarded an Australia Council Residency at the British School in Rome, Italy. Susanna’s work includes object, installation, video, photography and performance art. She often references funereal ritual, religious performance and devotional objects as a framework for creating new work.

    Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm
    Cost: Full Price: $170.00 Concession: $120.00
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington