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MARCH 21 + 22 @SeedArtLab

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Join Visual Artist Sophie Munns THIS MARCH on the Northside of BRISBANE

WHEN + WHERE:

SeedArtLab, 48 Meemar St, Chermside in Brisbane

MARCH 21 + 22, 2020 from 10am - 4pm both days.

Arrive from 9.45am onwards & help yourself to tea or coffee ahead of the 10am sharp start.

WHO
WHAT
WHY
HOW

Exploring SEED DIVERSITY through ART welcomes the curious, whether highly experienced or finding your way with visual exploration.

If you're keen to dig deep into the extraordinary world of seeds you'll soon be travelling through a sequence of stimulating visual processes and ideas that highlights seeds in both their biological diversity and potency as a symbol throughout the ages over the course of 2 days.

You may bring along samples of native seeds & pods from your local area if you enjoy collecting and all you need bring is a small kit of useful things from home.

SEE LISTS BELOW - WHAT YOU MAY BRING AND WHAT IS PROVIDED.

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1. We'll focus on visual experimentation & exploration of seed diversity.
2. We start with examining seeds with a camera then move onto ink on paper.
3. The artist's studio is filled with collections from nature.
4. Artist books, concertina books and working with varieties of paper is key.
5. Experimentation with colour, texture, finding/abstracting form ... looking at motif, symbol, patterning , geometry, seeds under through various lenses.

WHAT WE WILL GET UP TO:

Mixed media supplies and a range of papers will be put to use in a program of lively exercises for wide-ranging experimentation both mornings.
Expect to be very busy testing approaches.

Afternoon sessions slow down to focus on generating colour panels for development as concertina books and artist. books that also include all the experiments from morning sessions.

You'll be encouraged to make 2 or more books ... ... taking home work for finishing at your pace at home. Processes like stitching, collaging, adding furthering layering to your work allow your book projects to take on a life of their own. Individuals work at different paces ... and the day is designed to give you lively, varied approaches that lead to new & rewarding directions for your own particular art practice.

Over the weekend many stories and concepts around seeds will be touched on & you'll be given a change to respond visually to some key themes that hold interest for you.

WHERE: 48 Meemar St, Chermside (near the Inga St corner) ... down the road from Burnie Brae park.

BOOKINGS NOW OPEN:

Two Day Workshop is $250 which includes the fee of $25 for materials..
ONE DAY ONLY: $135 ask about doing a bank transfer if doing one day only.

BYO Lunch can be popped in the fridge when you arrive.
NB: Light refreshments will be offered with Teas and Coffee both morning and afternoon.

Email sophiemunns@iinet.net.au for further information.

MATERIALS SUPPLIED BY THE ARTIST:

+ A large variety of quality mixed media supplies for use of two days.

+ A generous range of beautiful papers for experiments + making concertina and artist books

+ A table of seed material

+ A variety of stimulus ... books, art journals & seed-related material.

+ Samples of the artist's artwork

BRING A SMALL KIT FROM HOME:

+ Journal / visual diary - one you have already in use is fine.
+ smartphone/digital camera is a necessity.
+ artline (or similar) pens are great for journal notes & quick drawings.
+ seeds /pods if you are a collector.

+ IF on the 2nd day you wish to add a textile element bring a needle, thread and small samples of a natural weave fabric. Sometimes we simply run out of time for this but ideas can followed up in your own time.

+ IF you have a FAVOURITE mixed media item - inks, coloured pencils, watercolours bring something BUT plenty of media is provided.

REFUNDS: Cancellations of one or more weeks in advance will be supplied with a refund minus 15% admin fee.

NB: REFUNDS are not issued for last minute cancellations i.e. within 7 days of the workshop! KEEP IN MIND: Your place can be offered to a friend or we will find another date.

Please dont hesitate to contact SOPHIE on 0430 599 344
or here: sophiemunns@iinet.net.au if you have any questions about the workshop...

If you can only manage to attend one day of this weekend workshop please write & discuss if there's opportunity this time for you to do so.

Really looking forward to a wonderful intensive weekend of discovery!

Sophie Munns