Workshops

January to June, 2024

Please book your place at our workshops here.

All workshops will be held at the Uniting Church Hall behind the Uniting Church at 246 Dowling Street, Dungog.

Creating Sculptures from Cardboard– 17/2/24, 10am- 1pm
Watercolour Animals– 16/3/24, 10am- 1pm
Paper Collage Portraiture– 20/4/24, 11am- 2pm
Making Vegan Leather from Paper– 18/5/24, 10am- 2pm
Monoprinting & Linocut Printmaking– 8/6/24, 10am- 2pm

 

Creating Sculptures from Cardboard

17th February, 10am- 1pm

Book your place for Cardboard Sculptures here.

This is a fun experimental workshop using recycled cardboard boxes to create interesting abstract sculptures. Participants will be taught how to mound, shape and manipulate the cardboard with various techniques.

Syann Williams Cardboard Sculpture Workshop Feb 24 DAS

This class will cover:

  • Properties and types of cardboard found in our everyday lives
  • Building strength through layering and lacquering
  • Cutting, constructing and moulding cardboard
  • Finishing and decorating cardboard sculptures through collage, colouring and varnishing
  • Presentation for cardboard sculptures (free standing, hanging)

Class size: up to 12 adults, over 18’s only, please

Cost:
Members-
$40 per person
Non members- $55 per person

Venue:
The Uniting Church Hall behind the Uniting Church at 246 Dowling Street, Dungog.

Please bring:

  • Discarded cardboard (not new)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Optional: found objects such as yarn, fabric or paper scraps and wire you might like to recycle into your artwork.

There will also be a range of various materials available to use on the day.

Artist bio:
Syann Williams is an award-winning Newcastle based mixed-media artist who has had her works exhibited at home (recently at The Lock-Up gallery in Newcastle) and abroad.

 

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Watercolour Animals

16th March, 10am- 1pm

Book your place for Watercolour Animals here.

Even if you’ve never worked with watercolour paints before, this workshop will provide you the skills and techniques  to create beautiful works of art inspired by the animal world.

This class will cover:

  • How to compose your picture & sketch up your image before painting.
  • A variety of different watercolour brush techniques.
  • Colour selection: how to manipulate colour & tone.
  • Various watercolour techniques including drybrush & glazing.

Class size: up to 12 adults, over 18’s only, please

Cost:
Members- $50 per person
Non members- $65 per person

Venue:
The Uniting Church Hall behind the Uniting Church at 246 Dowling Street, Dungog.

Please bring:

  • Round brushes: sizes 1, 8, 12 and 16
  • Watercolour paint set (minimum 12 colours)

Paper will be supplied.

Sharon Barker Watercolour Animals Workshop at DAS, March 24

*Note: if you don’t have paint or brushes, there will be some student paints and brushes available on the day to use, however if you would like to purchase your own, we recommend these products for beginners:

Mont Marte Premium Watercolour set  

Mont Marte 4pc Acrylic Paintbrush set  

Artist bio:
Sharon is a local artist who specialises in watercolour and acrylic painting, and draws inspiration from the natural world.

Book your place for Watercolour Animals here.

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Paper Collage Portraiture

20th April, 11am- 2pm

Book your place for Paper Collage Portraiture here.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant realm of paper collage as we explore and piece together dynamic portraits inspired by Johannes Vermeer’s masterpiece The Girl with the Pearl Earring, unveiling unique expressions in every snip and arrangement.

Paper Collage Portraiture Workshop DAS, 20 Apr 24

This class will cover:

  • Overview of Vermeer’s contribution to art
  • Exploration of colour theory
  • How to create different textures with paper
  • Layering and composition
  • Capturing personality in collage

Class size: up to 12 adults, over 18’s only, please

Cost:
Members- $40 per person
Non members- $55 per person

Venue:
The Uniting Church Hall behind the Uniting Church at 246 Dowling Street, Dungog.

Please bring:

  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Note: Paper will be provided.

About the teacher
Rowena Lloyd-Jones is a mixed media artist making waves for her unique abstract paintings and collages, and recently exhibited her work at the Museum of Art and Culture Lake Macquarie. Rowena was also awarded for her contribution to the Carol Duvall Memorial Award in 2022.

 

Book your place for Paper Collage Portraiture here.

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Making Vegan Leather from Paper

18th May, 10am- 2pm

Book your place for Vegan Leather from Paper here.

Learn how to create vegan ‘leather’ from the humble paper shopping bag and how to manipulate papers into a fabric-like material for use in your artwork or crafting.

Workshop Vegan Leather, with Sharon Barker, 18 May 24, DAS

This class will cover:

  • Techniques to change the texture and flexibility of papers
  • Exploring various materials like paint, pastels etc to add texture & interest
  • Creative ideas on how to use your final product in artworks or crafting.

Class size: up to 12 adults, over 18’s only, please

Cost:
Members $40 per person
Non members $55 per person

Venue:
The Uniting Church Hall behind the Uniting Church at 246 Dowling Street, Dungog.

Please bring:

  • Scissors
  • Glue stick

Note: Paper will be provided.

About the teacher
Sharon Barker is a local artist who loves to experiment with different materials in her artworks to create texture and interest.

Book your place for Vegan Leather from Paper here.

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Monoprinting & Linocut Printmaking

8th June, 10am- 2pm

Book your place in Monoprinting and Linocut Printmaking here.

If you don’t like to draw, don’t worry, you can still learn printmaking! In this class you’ll learn two basic techniques of printmaking to create unique artworks, or add interest to your mixed-media works.

Workshop with Alison Kirkman, June 24, DAS

This class will cover:

  • An overview of relief-printing
  • Techniques of mono-printing
  • Tool techniques for linocut printing
  • Basic registration for multiple colour printing
  • Reduction printing technique

Class size: up to 12 adults, over 18’s only please.

Cost:
Members- $60 per person
Non members- $75 per person

Venue:
The Uniting Church Hall behind the Uniting Church at 246 Dowling Street, Dungog.

Please bring:

An image that inspires you! All other materials will be supplied.

About the teacher
Alison Kirkman is a local artist who studied printmaking at the Warringah Printmaker Studio in Sydney before returning to the Hunter and settling in Dungog.

Book your place in Monoprinting and Linocut Printmaking here.

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Cancellations by Students:

  • Cancellations made 2 or more weeks prior to a booked workshop date will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations made within 7-13 days prior to a booked workshop date will be refunded 50% of the workshop cost.
  • Cancellations made within 6 days of a booked workshop date will not receive a refund.

Cancellation by Dungog Art Society:

  • A workshop may be cancelled by DAS due to insufficient student numbers or unforeseen circumstances. In this event, you will be offered a full refund.

If you would like more information about Dungog Arts Society or our workshops for 2024, please email our workshop convenor, Alison Kirkman, follow this link to our contact page or the use form below.