Art Play


Next Available: Fri, 23 Feb 10:00AM
5.5 hours x 10 classes

Description

'Highly recommended for anyone wanting some grown-up creative exploration.'

'I learnt so much ... Also being with others 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 stimuli 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 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 is an experienced tutor in various arts/crafts. She has a particular gift for teaching techniques which encourage you to explore and expand your creative horizons.

Dates: 10 sessions between 23 February and 29 June 2018  Times: 10am-3:30pm

Fee: $1,080, paid in 4 automatic instalments. If you wish to pay up-front, please call or visit Opendrawer directly.

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.

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Class Schedule

Semester 1, 2018, 10 sessions, 10am-3:30pm with 1/2 hour break, Fri 23 Feb & Sun 25 Feb; Fri 9 Mar; 13 & 27 Apr; 4 & 18 May; 1, 22 & 29 Jun.

What you will learn
  • 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
What you will get
  • 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

What to bring
  • 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
What to wear

Comfortable clothes for crafting; there may be painting, glueing & water at times.

Appropriate for

Adults 18 years and over willing and ready to live more creative lives.


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Opendrawer

Vendor sincce 2015

Be enticed by the colour and texture of Opendrawer. Founded by Robyn Steel-Stickland (& co.) in 2010, we are a retail gallery for handmade artist product from all around Australia, a vintage and textile art supply wonderland, and a workshop centre for people of all skill levels. At Opendrawer, you'll learn skills, techniques and ideas that encourage you to find your own creativity.

You can enrol in workshops in felt making, sewing, embroidery, book making, crochet, dyeing, drawing, jewellery making, paper sculpture, art & design, enhancing your creativity, mixed media, and more. We're open to expressions of interest too, so let us know if there's something you want to learn. 

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

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 refund 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.

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Terms & Conditions

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 you, 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 available.

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