OCT 26 + 27 SeedArtLab Workshop

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We're delighted to offer another 2 DAY WORKSHOP at SeedArtLab after the success of the AUGUST 2 DAY weekend workshop. One day workshops are always a brilliant & intensive introduction to the artist's exploration of seed diversity ... the extra day means a more comprehensive program will concentrate on developing processes further with a chance to realise some larger artistbooks.

Join visual artist Sophie Munns at SeedArtLab, 48 Meemar St, Chermside in Brisbane for a special 2 DAY workshop OCTOBER 26 + 27, 2019 from 10am - 4pm both days.

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


Whether you’re a highly experienced visual artist keen to think more about the extraordinary world of seeds or in fact quite new to Art-making you'll be offered stimulating ways to explore a wonderful diversity of Seed material, dipping in to rich visual processes and ideas that celebrate seeds in both their biological diversity and potency as a symbol throughout the ages.

Bring along examples of native seeds and pods from your local area if you enjoy collecting and a tiny kit of useful things from home IF YOU WISH. There's a list below for this.

IMAGES ABOVE: click to see all 5.

1. Workshop images
2. SeedArtLab Postcard
3. SeedArtLab vignette
4. Workshop exercise ... tiny seed diversity books
5. interpreting pandanus seedpods (fruit) in watercolour


Mixed media supplies and a range of papers will be put to use in a program of lively exercises designed to guide and prompt wide-ranging experimentation both mornings. Expect to be very busy, try loads of different approaches and spend no time worrying over whether you're getting it right. Its all about using out of the familiar... and getting some new thoughts happening around seeds.

AFTERNOON SESSIONS allow time for slowing down to focus on the making of simple artist books, using processes discovered & enjoyed during the busy morning sessions. You'll be encouraged to make several books ... ... with the possibility of taking home any work to finish off later if necessary. Processes like stitching or adding furthering layering to your work can be completed later at your leisure. Individuals work at different paces ... the TWO days are designed to give you a varied approach to try out numerous approaches.

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


Two Day Workshop is $250 which includes the $30 materials fee.

BYO Lunch can be popped in the fridge when you arrive.

NB: Light refreshments will be offered with Teas and Coffee;

Email for further information.


+ A large variety of mixed media supplies

+ A 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


+ Journal / visual diary - one you have already in use is fine.
+ smartphone/digital camera is a necessity.
+ small scissors, glue, sticky tape, pencil - ONLY IF you want your own on hand. Sophie will have these available.
+ artline pens are great for journal notes & quick drawings.
+ seeds /pods if you are a collector.

+ IF you wish to add a textile element bring a stitching needle, embroidery or natural thread and you'll be given a small sample of a natural weave fabric. Sometimes we simply run out of time for this but you will be shown how you can work on this back home in your own time.

+ IF you have a favourite mixed media item - inks, coloured pencils, watercolours you can bring something BUT all these things are provided.

REMEMBER ... art materials are supplied ... no need to bring much from home... the list includes several IMPORTANT items PLUS extra things that could be useful but aren't compulsory.

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 could find another date.

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

If you can only manage to attend one day of this weekend workshop please write and discuss this with us.

I'm really looking forward to a wonderful intensive weekend of discovery!

IF YOU CAN ONLY DO ONE DAY please writers to Sophie and we can discuss options.

Sophie Munns