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Watercolour Solar System Artwork (Aug 2019)

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ITS BACK!! - The Windsor Workshop is entering previously unexplored territory!  Buckle yourself in, as you are about to witness one of the greatest workshops in history - when art and science collide… are you ready for the ride?

Introducing a “Watercolour Solar System".  A watercolour / painting workshop like no other.  A science lesson with a twist.  

On Saturday 10th August, as part of Australia’s National Science Week, you will have an out-of-this-universe opportunity to create a watercolour solar system poster (complete with custom made wooden hanging rails).  Join us and Artist Kate Rijs as she explores a series of techniques designed specifically to replicate the planets in our solar system.  Alongside this creative wonder, will be Dr Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway, lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy (Monash University), and creator of the popular massive open online course “How to Survive on Mars”, as she guides you through a science lesson comparable to nothing on this good earth.  The result - a supernova of the creative kind….

Dr Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway is a lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy, Monash University.  Her research expertise includes high-energy astrophysics and science education. She coordinates the First Year Astronomy program and Science Future Leaders program at Monash. 

Jasmina enjoys exploring criss-crossings of science, art and society. She is passionate science communicator and has appeared in the ABC’s Catalyst programs and various radio shows. She has written popular science articles for the Australasian Science and runs a popular massive open online course (MOOC) “How to Survive on Mars: the Science Behind the Human Exploration of Mars”. 

Important info

The Windsor Workshop is located on level 1 of 115 Chapel Street, Windsor.  Windsor train station is a 4 minute walk, or jump off at Duke Street stop on Tram 78.  All day parking is available behind Paint Spot, Windsor (opposite the station) for around $7/day.

Our workshops are suitable for persons 16 years or older.

It is likely you will be photographed at the workshop, so please let us know if you do not want to be published.

Terms and Conditions / Cancellations

The Windsor Workshop reserves the right to cancel any scheduled workshop.  The reasons this may occur are (a) if a workshop does not reach the minimum number of students or (b) an Artist or Workshop Facilitator falls ill.  In the unfortunate circumstance of a workshop being cancelled, students will be notified at least 2 days before the commencement of the workshop and a credit note will be issued to be used at a later date.  Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds if the class is cancelled. 

If you are unable to attend your workshop, please let us know within four days of your workshop and we will give you a credit note to be used at a later date, or transfers are available upon request. No credit notes will be issued for cancellations when less than four working days' notice is given. Due to the nature of limited places, working with artists and purchase of materials, we cannot offer refunds.

Purchase of your ticket indicates acceptance to these terms

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What you will learn
  • the fundamentals of watercolour application, as well as some other mixed media art techniques
  • techniques including blending / saturation / salt application / dry brush technique and more
  • a crash course in the solar system by renowned Monash University lecturer, Jasmina Lazendic-Galloway
What you will get
  • All the materials you need to create a solar system watercolour poster, including 2 x wooden rails to hang your poster
  • Notes to take home to continue your watercolour journey
  • An unrivalled science lesson from one of Australia’s leading Astrophysicists
  • You will be treated to an array of fine food / coffee / tea / wine to feed your creative energies

What to bring
  • Please bring bucket loads of enthusiasm - you will be unleashing your unfounded creativity.
What to wear

Please wear clothes that you don’t mind getting all ‘painterly’ and Gorman-like

Appropriate for

This class is for all skill levels, and colour enthusiasts.


The Windsor Workshop

Vendor since 2015

We are a creative hub for the arts / crafts / design movement providing workshops and events to inspire.

We seek out and promote local Melbourne based Artists.

We unleash the unexplored creativity in people.

We provide a social gathering for people to slow down and team up.

We create a sensory experience that will get people talking.

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