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See the art, make the art! – Summer Workshop Program

by Beth Sorensen

This summer we are offering a range of engaging and creative workshops with artists for children, families and adults. While you are at the Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre, you will have the opportunity to visit the Blacktown City Art Prize and the Young Artists Prize exhibitions, get to know our friendly staff, and learn new skills!

 


 December

Drop in workshops with Patrice Wills

Join experienced artist educator Patrice Wills for a series of drop in workshops throughout December and January at the Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre. Drop in to check out the Blacktown City Art Prize and stay to make your own masterpiece or work on that creative idea you’ve been stuck on for a while. Come for five minutes or three hours, it’s up to you!

Date: Wednesdays 4, 11, 18 December

Saturdays 7, 14, 21 December

Time: 10am -1pm

Cost: $5 on the day to cover materials

Children 12 years and under require a parent/caregiver present.

Wednesday 4 December: Drawing Portraits

Pitch in and contribute to the creation of a frieze of faces representing the many visitors to the art centre. All abilities welcome.

 

Sat 7 December: Young Artists Workshop

Painting the natural world: In line with the environmental theme of the Young Artists Prize, children are invited to paint mini boards inspired by natural elements; bugs, bees, and leaves.

 

Wednesday 11 December: Drawing Portraits

Pitch in and contribute to the creation of a frieze of faces of the many visitors to the art centre. All abilities welcome.

 

Saturday 14 December: Young Artists Workshop

Pastel Pets! Young artists can draw their own pet or a favourite animal and learn to use pastels.

 

Wednesday 18 December: Watercolour Christmas cards

Handmade cards are always a treasure. Join us and create your own beautiful cards to keep or gift.

 

Saturday 21 December: Painting Postcards Workshop

A painted postcard is the perfect gift or memento. Take home a few painted gems after a painting session at the art centre. All abilities welcome.

Children making art at a table 

Drop in workshops with Patrice Wills: Open studio

Date: Wednesdays 4, 11, 18 December

Saturdays 7, 14, 21 December

Time: 2 – 4 pm

Cost: $5 on the day to cover materials

Children 12 years and under require a parent/caregiver present

On Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, visitors are invited to join in on open studio sessions to realise their own artistic goals with the expertise of artist educator Patrice Wills. Continue something you have already begun in a prior workshop or start that new project you’ve been thinking about for too long! All levels are welcome: beginners to advanced.

2019 Blacktown City Art Prize Launch

Saturday 30 November

2 pm – 4 pm

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Click here to RSVP

 

Young Artists Prize Launch

Saturday 7 December

11 am – 12 pm

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

Click here to RSVP

Photo credit
Image 1: Joshua Morris

Image 2: Gerrie Mifsud

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre

78 Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown, 2148

Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm

(02) 9839 6558

artscentre@blacktown.nsw.gov.au

Everyone is welcome and attendance is free.

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