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Rag String Vessel Construction with Ilka White

There’s something lovely about a vessel for holding things.

This hands-on workshop begins with string making, then introduces Looping and Coiling as ways to construct vessels from humble rags.


Date: Sunday 22nd Oct, 9.30am-4.30pm
Cost:$120
For bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/279804
Places are limited to 12 people and bookings are open now – please share with friends who you think might be interested

Experiment and cross-pollination are central to the process, with approaches to shaping addressed as we go along. These techniques lend themselves to sculptural outcomes and a plethora of designs and applications begin to suggest themselves the more broadly we think!

Other workshops Ilka will be holding at the Arts Hub:
Natural dyeing & tablet weaving workshop
August 12th & 13th from 9.30am – 4.30pm
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/279798

Braided Rag Rug workshop
Date: Saturday 2nd Sept, 10am-4pm
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/279802

For more information:
Sarah Koschak 0419 322 681
Julie Patey 0408 528 536
newsteadartshub@gmail.com
http://www.ilkawhite.com.au

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Braided Rag Rug workshop with Ilka White

A great way to recycle old clothes and fabric!

In our second workshop with visual artists Ilka White, we will learn to make fantastic rag rugs using an off-loom, spiral-woven braiding technique, in this one day workshop. We share an inspiring range of colour and design possibilities in these workshops, as well as covering cloth and fibre types.

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Date: Saturday 2nd Sept, 10am-4pm
Cost: $120 per person
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/279802
Places are limited to 12 people and bookings are open now – please share with friends who you think might be interested


Beautiful and unique floor coverings are possible using contrasting colours, or you can blend patterned rags for a ‘carpet of flowers’. This braiding technique weaves in as we go so there is no stitching up required afterward.

Bring your own material to recycle and find out what riches can come from rags…

Most people’s work by the end of the class is about the size of a dinner plate. The completed size is up to you, and could range from a small mat to a room-sized rug. This workshop gives you all the skills you need to finish off the rug at home.

Other workshops Ilka will be holding at the Arts Hub:
Natural dyeing and tablet weaving
Date: August 12th & 13th from 9.30am – 4.30pm
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/279798

String vessel construction workshop
Date: Sunday 22nd Oct, 9.30am-4.40pm
Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/279804

For more information:
Sarah Koschak 0419 322 681
Julie Patey 0408 528 536
newsteadartshub@gmail.com
http://www.ilkawhite.com.au

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Zen Brush Painting (Sumie) workshop with Gerard Menzel

Gerard Menzel will be holding his Zen brush painting workshop at the Railway Arts Hub on Sun 25th Oct 2015, 11am – 4.30pm.
Earlybird $65 (before 18/10), full fee $75 or $65 concession
Numbers are limited to 8 people

Sumie (black ink on rice paper) is a beautiful way to paint nature and the world in all its beauty and grace as we see the world in a different Zen light, where the subjects essence or “kami” spirit is depicted. Zen painting is an art form, a way of living and breathing through the world.

The class will cover Zen insights, Sumie as meditation and art practice, the Zen way of painting and observation, and Zen as philosophy.

Tibet Plateau, by Gerard Menzel
Tibet Plateau, by Gerard Menzel

The origin of Sumie date back to the Southern School of Chinese Zen painting and it was transplanted to Japan by Esai and Dogen. Used to train the mind, it is one of the “Zen arts” including ikebana and shodo. The practice of painting is akin to Zen training of the mind body and senses.

Gerard Menzel studied with Andre Sollier and taught and exhibited in Australia and overseas. He has lived Japan where he also studied aikido.

A quiet corner: sculptural work by Chris Johnston, with Richard Sullivan's art books and hanging works by (L-R) Maritsa Gronda & Gerard Menzel
Gerard’s works from the inaugural exhibition hanging (center and right)

For more information and to book in call Gerard 0407 734 479
www.wildlotus-arts.blogspot.com

Materials $7 or BYO materials. To order a sumie kit before class phone Gerard.

Sumie Kit
Sumie kit
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Rocket Science at the Arts Hub with potter Phil Elson

Phil Elson will be giving a demonstration and talk at the Arts Hub on Saturday 24th of October at 3.30pm.

This is an opportunity to see a master potter at work. Phil will be bringing his pottery wheel along, so we will get a chance to watch him throw pots and talk about his craft and art. This is an opportunity to see lumps of clay be transformed into elegant forms – alchemy at work.

All welcome, gold coin donation

Phil Elson’s ceramics practice over the past 30 years has been strongly informed by the ceramics of South East Asia; in particular the art of Japan, China and Korea. His practice specializes in the thrown form with a particular emphasis on the use of fine translucent porcelain.

Phil Elson at the wheel
Phil Elson in the studio

In 2008 Phil was awarded an Australia Council studio residency in Barcelona where he traveled to the Basque country to investigate the traditional ceramics of northern Spain.

'In the Shadow of Gehry's Golden Fish'
‘In the Shadow of Gehry’s Golden Fish’

In more recent times he has traveled to Berlin and then further travel took him into the rural areas of India and Nepal.

Phil has given a number a glaze and throwing workshops both locally and around the country.

Phil’s work has been represented in a number of galleries and exhibitions nationally and in Virginia USA. He is highly regarded for his fine throwing in porcelain and his exquisite glazes. Phil works from his studio in the central Victorian town of Castlemaine.

for more info contact David Stratton 0428 310 825