Workshops

May to October, 2024

Please book your place at our workshops here.

New workshops are now available for bookings!

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

Abstract Photography– 17/8/24, 10am-2pm
Flip La K Patchwork Designs– 21/9/24, 9.30am-3.30pm
Easy Freeform Crochet- 19/10/24, 10am-2pm

    Abstract Photography

    Saturday 17th August, 10am-2pm

    Book your place for Abstract Photography here.

    Explore the artistic possibilities of photography, using unconventional techniques to capture emotion and narrative in non-representational forms in this fun experimental workshop by award-winning Hunter artist, Roger Skinner.

    This class will cover:

    • Techniques for Creating Abstract Images
    • Understanding of Visual Elements
    • Artistic Expression through Photography

    Class size: up to 15 persons

    Cost:
    Members- $45 per person
    Non members- $60 per person

    Materials:
    Participants can bring digital cameras or use their camera phones.

    Teacher Bio:
    Roger Skinner is a prolific Hunter Valley artist, image maker, photobook creator, and poet, renowned for winning numerous Australian art photography awards and actively engaging in the camera club movement.

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

    Book your place for Abstract Photography here.

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    Flip La K Creative Patchwork Designs

    Saturday 21st September, 9.30am-3.30pm

    Book your place at the Flip La K Creative Patchwork workshop here.

    Join our workshop to learn about Flip La K, a creative patchwork method that uses specialised templates and Applifix fusible web to help sewers of all skill levels achieve intricate designs and professional finishes.

    This class will cover:

    • Introduction to Flip La K templates
    • Creation of a Laced Star design
    • How to use acrylic template revolutionising paper piecing by eliminating the paper

    Class size: up to 12 persons

    Cost:
    Members- $45 per person
    Non members- $60 per person

    Materials:

    A complete list of supplies will be provided after registration. These include fabric, sewing machine, threads, cutting mat and rotary cutter.

    Brenda will have some beautiful fabrics available for anyone wanting additional colours.

    Templates will be available (free) for participants’ use throughout the workshop.

    Teacher Bio:
    Brenda lives in Dungog Shire. She has been designing and manufacturing patchwork, applique and reverse applique templates for around 10 years. She exhibits at craft shows, and runs workshops Australia wide. Her workshop tours to Bali include visits to batik factories where participants design and make their own batik to use in their quilts.

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

    Workshop- Flip La K Creative Patchwork Designs

    Workshop- Flip La K Creative Patchwork Designs- Laced Star

    Book your place at the Flip La K Creative Patchwork workshop here.

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    Easy Freeform Crochet

    19th October 2024, 10am-2pm

    Book your place at the Easy Freeform Crochet Workshop here.

    This is the easy way to begin crocheting, and can easily lead to a lifetime dedication! Always wanted to learn to crochet without having to read patterns, use or even count traditional stitches? In this workshop, participants will learn how to make their own Freeform crochet garments, accessories, homewares and sculptures, using an original and unique method devised by the tutors.

    This class will cover:

    • Yarns and hooks- types, sizes, fibres/materials and uses
    • How to crochet- Easy Freeform techniques
    • Holding yarn and hook- tension and grip
    • Planning a project- how to make a garment fit
    • Useful Stuff- padding, lining, boning and wiring or how to make 3D crochet stand up, bend or fold
    • Joining and adding to crochet pieces
    • Assembling and finishing a garment- how to avoid sewing, and ‘to block or not to block?’
    • Care of different fibre types- washing instructions

    Class size: up to 15 persons- junior artists from age ten upwards are welcome.

    Cost:
    Members- $45 per person
    Non members- $60 per person

    Materials;
    Yarns and hooks will be supplied, but if you prefer ergonomic hooks or a particular fibre, please BYO.

    Teacher Bio;
    Lisa and Lorraine Wiseman are both known for their textile artworks, and most particularly for their crochet. They occasionally collaborate on artworks and presenting workshops.

    Lisa makes wild, whimsical, fun and functional, colourful crochet Art garments, accessories and sculptures. Her Freeform crochet works have been shown internationally, including on the runway of the Crocheters’ Guild of America, and have won many awards at exhibitions and shows, including Sydney Royal Easter Show. During 2023-24 she was one of the Liddell WORKS Project artists in residence, and produced 14 crochet hats for the Project exhibitions. Lisa has a current Working With Children Check- junior artists from age ten upwards are welcome at this Workshop.

    Lorraine has extensive experience presenting textile-related topics, including teaching crochet to complete beginner crocheters. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of crochet stitches, garment construction, fibre types etc. Her crochet is finely detailed, beautifully made and often features complex high-relief stitches and multicolour work.

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

    The Conflagration Cape, a Freeform crochet Art garment by Lisa Wiseman

    The Conflagration Cape, a Freeform crochet Art garment by Lisa Wiseman

    Book your place at the Easy Freeform Crochet Workshop 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 us, follow this link to our contact page or the use form below.