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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    Get creative during Art Month and join experienced artists Matt and Maurice from Goldberg Aberline Studio for a hands-on introduction to fabric design.

    If you’ve ever wanted to know how to get all those creative ideas from pencil or paintbrush to print, this workshop will give you the skills to get you started. In just 1-day you’ll design your own fabric ready to print.

    In the morning you’ll be busy getting all your design ideas down on paper. Matt and Maurice will introduce you to some fun techniques and processes to help you put colour on paper. By the end of the morning you’ll have a handful of first stage designs.

    After lunch you’ll learn how to transform your manual artwork into vibrant print ready designs using digital apps and other technology. You’ll use low Tech apps on your mobile or iPad so you can continue designing at home.

    By the end of the workshop you’ll have a design file ready to take to the the printers. Matt and Maurice will discuss the different printing options and techniques available. They’re also happy to assist with printing and then turning your fabric into cushions or wall hangings.

    No prior experience is necessary.

    Tutors: Matthew Aberline and Maurice Goldberg

    Class size: maximum 12
    What to bring: All materials provided – but please being your own smart device such as a mobile phone or I-pad
    What to wear: enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs) and comfortable clothing (aprons provided)

    About Goldberg Aberline Studio (GAS)
    Best known for their fantastic inflatable creations, GAS was founded by talented artists Matthew Aberline and Maurice Goldberg. Their sculptures have been featured at Taylor Square during Mardi Gras in 2018 (40 Years of Love) and Sculpture by the Sea (Microcosm).

    See more of Matt & Maurice’s work here: goldbergaberlinestudio.com

    Participants must be aged 15+ years old to attend this workshop

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: Full Price: $260.00
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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    Enjoy free artist talks and demonstrations on printmaking and wheel throwing, or book in for one of our fun, hands-on workshops:

    • 9am-5pm Design: Fabric design made easy
    Design and print your own fabric in this all day workshop led by Goldberg Aberline Studios (GAS). Places are limited. Cost $260. Ages 15+

    • 10am-12pm: Printmaking: Block print basics – SOLD OUT
    Learn to carve your own unique block designs and then make prints on card and paper. Cost $35. Ages 15+

    • 10am-12pm: Jewellery: Sterling silver roller print – SOLD OUT
    Design and craft your own beautiful sterling silver earrings or pendant using roller-printing techniques. Cost $45. Ages 15+

    • 10am-12pm: Ceramics: Native bee hotel – SOLD OUT
    Learn how to sculpt clay as you design and build an inviting home to bring native bees to your garden. Cost: $35. Ages 6+ Children under 15 must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

    • 2pm-4pm: Ceramics: Hanging planters – SOLD OUT
    Create a unique ceramic plant holder while learning clay sculpting skills with coloured inlay. Cost $35. Ages 15+

    • 2pm – 4pm: Printmaking: Fabric stamping – SOLD OUT
    Design and make your own foam stamps and then print your designs. Cost: $35. Ages 6+ Children under 15 must be accompanied by a ticket-holding adult.

    Bookings are essential for all workshops.

    Talks and demonstrations:

    • 12pm-1pm: Maurice Goldberg and Matthew Aberline from GAS will inflate their sculpture and chat about public art works and sustainability. Interact with their giant inflatable installation as featured in Sculpture by the Sea! All ages welcome.

    • 1pm–1.30pm: Reclaimed clay talk and wheel throwing demonstration with Jean McGhee. All ages welcome.

    • 1.30pm–1.45pm: Printmaking non-toxic processes with Rebecca Baird. All ages welcome.

    No bookings are required for free talks and demonstrations.

    Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Cost: Tickets: Free
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale
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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 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
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    In this fun 2-day workshop you’ll design and create a beautiful silk scarf inspired by the Australian natural environment.

    You don’t need any experience to enjoy this workshop, which is designed for both beginners and more experienced textile enthusiasts. With guidance from artist and printmaker Michaela Christie, you’ll combine traditional textile techniques with contemporary design to create your own unique textile art.

    You’ll take inspiration from treasures of the natural world, including Australian native plants, driftwood, skulls, coral and crystals. Micaela will then guide you in capturing the subtleties of colour observed in nature as you create your own multi-layered design. Once your design is complete, you’ll learn the ancient arts of fabric block printing and botanical dyeing. You’ll carve your own printing blocks and use bundle dyeing and silk paints to create watercolour effects on the beautiful silk fibres.

    You’re welcome to bring additional items to print on. These must be prewashed and made of natural fibres (i.e. cotton, linen, silk).

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

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

    Wherever possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    Bookings open 13 March 2019.

    Micaela Christie

    Micaela is the creative director of Atomic Fox, a studio that produces hand-printed textiles and artwork for interiors, homewares and costumery. Her work, which is handcrafted with love and passion, can be found in private collections across 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).

    2 day workshop runs 4 and 5 May 2019
    Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
    Cost: Full price: $286 Concession: $242
    Address: Harry Burland Activity Centre, 132-134 Shepherd Street, Darlington
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    Bookings open 13 March 2019

    Join award-winning artist Zuza Zochowski for this exciting 2-day workshop, and create a unique contemporary streetscape based on Sydney’s historic Glebe.

    You don’t need any experience to enjoy this workshop for beginner to intermediate level students.

    You’ll spend the morning outside, observing and sketching the iconic streets, houses and buildings of Glebe and Forest Lodge. You’ll then return to the studio to compose a sustained art piece under Zuza’s expert guidance.

    First, Zuza will introduce you to the fundamental image-making concepts of line, measurement, perspective and composition. You’ll also learn about colour theory and how to use shadow and light to create the illusion of three-dimensional form.

    As you work you’ll investigate experimental methods and explore a range of traditional and contemporary watercolour techniques. You’ll use these in combination with pens, collage and pencils to create your unique, non-traditional urban streetscape.

    This workshop is in Harold Park Community Hall above the beautiful renovated Tramsheds in Forest Lodge. There will be some walking required around the surrounding streets.

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

    Intimate class size: maximum 12 students.
    Level: designed for beginner to intermediate level students.
    Wear: comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes (aprons provided).
    Bring: hat, water bottle, sunscreen, lunch and snacks, camp chair (optional). All materials provided.

    Wherever possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    Zuza Zochowski
    Zuza has exhibited professionally since graduating from Sydney College of Arts in 1999, and her work is held in numerous national and international private collections and in Art Bank. She has been a finalist in several prestigious awards including the Portia Geach Memorial Award, the Willoughby Art Prize (First Prize for Painting), the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award, the Wollongong Contemporary Watercolour Prize and the Parliament Plein Air Prize.

    2 day workshop runs 8 and 9 June
    Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm
    Cost: Full Price: $187 Concession: $132
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    Bookings open 13 March 2019

    This 1-day Saturday workshop is a rare opportunity to create a contemporary figurative clay artwork and learn from award-winning sculptor, Helen Leete.

    No experience is needed to enjoy this workshop, which is designed for beginner to intermediate level students.

    Working from a life model, you’ll begin by learning to analyse the shape, features, pose and expression of the human figure. You’ll explore the topics of anatomy, gesture and proportion and learn how to achieve a figurative likeness.

    Before you begin assembling your sculpture, Helen will teach you to prepare clay and use common raw materials, products, tools and equipment. Under her expert guidance you’ll then explore experimental approaches to building complex forms and learn to apply different surface treatments and techniques.

    As you work on your sculpture, Helen will introduce you to the work of several leading historical and contemporary figure sculpture artists.

    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: lunch and snacks – all materials provided.

    Wherever possible we use sustainable and non-toxic techniques and materials.

    Helen Leete
    Helen Leete has worked as a sculptor almost all her life and is an experienced teacher of HSC art and sculpture for adults. In her work she has developed a distinctive voice, and her landscape forms and tall, semi-figurative forms are instantly recognisable. Helen has exhibited widely in both solo and group shows, including 4 Sculpture by the Sea exhibitions. Her work has been short-listed for the Wynne Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW and the Art Gallery Society Prize.

    Time: 10.00am – 3.30pm
    Cost: Full Price: $170.5 Concession: $148.5
    Address: Pine Street Creative Arts Centre, 64 Pine Street, Chippendale