'Highly recommended for anyone wanting some grown-up creative exploration.'
'I learnt so much ... Also being with other who love creativity I came away feeling inspired to do more creative things.'
Art is good for you and is as important to your health as a balanced diet and exercise. It is not limited by age, physical health or art training, so make some time for yourself and join us.
You will be guided through various activities, and provided with many ideas and creative stimulus on anything from facing your fears and creating community, to finding beauty in the ordinary. Not every exercise turns into a finished piece, but that's part of the challenge. ArtPlay is quirky, colourful, exciting, frequently messy, sometimes silly, occasionally challenging, and nearly always fun.
After the course finishes, you have the option to join the ArtPlay Alumni, many of whom continue to meet monthly to play.
If you're intrigued but not converted, phone Robyn at Opendrawer to find out more.
Tutor: Robyn Steel-Stickland (aka "Mrs Opendrawer") is our joint founder, and the warm beating heart of our arty crafty makery goodness. An experienced tutor in various arts/crafts, Robyn has a particular gift for teaching techniques which encourage you to explore and expand your creative horizons.
Fee: Paid in automatic instalments - 25% deposit, 25% 3/3, 25% 17/3 & balance 31/3. If you wish to pay up-front, please call or visit Opendrawer.
Materials: Opendrawer will supply some of the art materials, which are included in the course fee. For some classes you may be asked to bring found objects, or items of personal meaning from home.
Semester 1, 2017 Fridays 10.00-3.30pm with half an hour for lunch 24 & Sat 25 Feb, 10 & 31 Mar, 21 Apr, 5 & 19 May, 2 16 & 30 June. 2nd class only is the day after the first class, to get the creativity going.
- There will be a lot of scope for you to work on individual themes of interest, as well as participating in group activities
- Explore art activities using many different media and starting points
- Explore creative writing and the use of language in art
- Discover - or rediscover - your creativity, and free yourself to apply it in all areas of your life
- Be inspired to learn, experiment, adapt and grow and to find out what it means to live a creative life.
- A folio & journal full of creative samples, ideas, and techniques to continue your creative journey after the class.
- An A5 artist's journal - blank pages
- Pens (2 colours or more if you have them, 2B & HB pencil, sharpener, eraser
- For some classes you may be asked to bring found objects, or items of personal meaning from home
Comfortable clothes for crafting, there may be painting, glueing & water at times.
Adults 15 years and over willing and ready to live more creative lives.
Vendor sincce 2015
Be enticed by the colour and texture of Opendrawer. Founded by Robyn Steel-Stickland (& co.) in 2010, we've been described as edgy, arty, elegant, unique and quirky. Part gallery shop for handmade artist product from all around Australia. Part vintage and textile art supply wonderland. Part workshop for people of all skill levels. All creativity hub.
At Opendrawer, you'll learn skills, techniques and ideas that encourage you to find your own creativity.
You can enrol in courses or workshops in felt, creativity, sewing, embroidery, book making, crochet, dyeing, drawing, jewellery making, paper sculpture, art & design, mixed media, and more.
We're open to expressions of interest, so let us know if there's something you want to learn.
If for any reason you decide that the workshop you have done or are doing does not suit you, then that is a personal decision and no refund will be given.
If Opendrawer cancels a workshop, you will be given a full refunds or can choose a replacement workshop to the same value as the workshop being cancelled. You will be notified at least 2 days before the due date of the workshop if cancellation is necessary due to insufficient enrolments.
A $10 admin fee applies to all changes of date/workshop bookings.
Cancellations made within two weeks of the booked workshop will forfeit 50% of the advertised fee - or you may find a replacement student.
Cancellations made within 24 hours of the workshop will forfeit the full advertised fee - or you may find a replacement student.
If for any reason you decide that the workshop you have done or are doing does not suit your, then that is a personal decision and no refund will be given.
A minimum of five people are required for a workshop to run. Opendrawer reserves the right to cancel a workshop if the minimum booking is not achieved. Full refunds will be given or a replacement workshop offered to the same value as the workshop being cancelled. You will be notified at least 2 days before the due date of the workshop if cancellation is deemed necessary.Unfortunately, due to the workshop timetable no makeup classes are avaiable.