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Looking for a creative outlet? Always busy and not sure you can make a commitment to a class for a term?

Linden New Art could have the answer. Linden is presenting a series of art and craft activities for adults and children during the year. The “Crafternoon” series is designed for those who have a yearning to be creative and are interested in learning a range of art and craft techniques to make new art. Held on Sunday afternoons once a month, these sessions introduce a variety of art and craft techniques from collage, drawing and sculpture to basket weaving.

Emma Matthews, Linden’s Public Programs Manager, is excited to be presenting this series of “Crafternoon” workshops and says “The workshops are suitable for beginners as well as those with more experience. They are tutored by practicing visual artists who share their knowledge and skills, in addition to some trade secrets, to assist participants in creating something from start to finish that they are able to take home and be proud of”.

The workshops offer participants opportunities to engage in social, fun, supportive and affordable group classes where new skills can be learnt, new friendships formed and beautiful art works created. In engaging with others in a common purpose to develop a new skill and create something, participants gain a sense of affirmation, satisfaction and achievement through their involvement.

Recent classes have been well received with participants creating beautiful hand cut artworks out of paper with Louise Seymour from Paperlab, collages with Melbourne based artist Jacqui Stockdale and cyanotype prints with artist Eleanor Louise Butt.

For Gallery Director, Melinda Martin, she is delighted that Elwood Community Bank has supported this initiative and says “In the fast-paced world in which we live, Linden’s “Crafternoon” workshops offer an opportunity to wind down, take some time out to be creative and get inspired. Engaging in creative activities promotes mindfulness and helps reduce stress by learning new things, engaging with ideas and meeting new people”.

What’s coming up?

> Children’s Crafternoon: Figurative Sculpture Workshop with artist Leonie Rhodes

Sunday 15 May, 2 – 4pm

Using modern materials, traditional sculpture techniques and clever tricks children will use modelling clay to make their own sculpture of a person to take home. Multidisciplinary artist Leonie Rhodes will facilitate this workshop in which children will use armature stands and be guided through the practical skills needed to create their own unique figurative sculpture. Leonie studied Fine Art Sculpture at Chelsea College of Arts, London and Figurative Sculpture at the New York Studio School.

$22 PER CHILD, includes all materials

BOOK ONLINE > www.trybooking.com/JZFY


> Adult’s Crafternoon: Introduction to drawing with artist Leith Maguire

Sunday 5 June 2016, 2 – 4pm

This workshop is aimed at beginners, and will cover the basics of observational drawing including the use of line to create tone and form. Participants will be encouraged to explore and experiment with different methods of (and approaches to) media application, and will then create their own compositional drawing – taking inspiration from objects found in nature.

$40 PER PERSON, includes all materials

BOOK ONLINE > www.trybooking.com/LBAV


> Children’s Crafternoon: Bush Toys                                                                                   Sunday 31 July 2016, 2 – 4pm
Using soft grass, colourful wool and some big buttons you can create anything from a small grass lizard to a mighty pair of buffalo horns, the possibilities are endless! Be ready for a fun and playful workshop with fibre-design artist, Adrienne Kneebone. In this class we will be using our hands, sitting and talking, sharing ideas and knowledge to create fun bush toys. We will be taught about the grass collecting and preparing process and a simple wrapping and sculpting technique. Add some stitched-on buttons for eyes and you’ll be done!                                                                                                                                                $22 PER CHILD, includes all materials
BOOK ONLINE > https://www.trybooking.com/LBZB


> Adult’s Crafternoon: Introduction to Indigenous Basketry

Sunday 28 August 2016, 1 – 4pm

Join fibre-design artist, Adrienne Kneebone for this hands-on workshop in which you will learn the ancient craft of twined basketry. You will learn how to harvest leaves, vines and grasses for weaving, how to prepare them and what traditional techniques to use. At the end of the session you will take home your own hand woven beautiful and functional basket/work of art.                                                                                                     $55 PER PERSON, includes all materials
BOOK ONLINE > https://www.trybooking.com/LBZF


For bookings or enquiries about Linden’s “Crafternoon” program of workshops contact:            Emma Matthews, Linden New Art                                                                          emma@lindenarts.org


Linden New Art
26 Acland Street, St Kilda Victoria 3182
Phone: 03 9534 0099
Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 4pm and until 8pm on Wednesdays

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