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At Blacktown Arts we offer a range of engaging and creative workshops with artists for children, families and adults. 

 


 

February

Open studio workshops

Date:
Wednesday 5, 12, 19, 26 February
Saturday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 February
Time: 10 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 4 pm
Cost: $5

Children 12 years and under require a parent/caregiver present

These sessions are suitable for beginners through to experienced practitioners. Artist Patrice Wills facilitates the space and provides support and access for artists to work on their own projects. The open studio sessions provide professional facilities in a creative group environment for participants to undertake self-directed development and experimentation. Develop your skills in a social environment with like-minded creatives. Drop in for a short while or stay the whole day.

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Young artists club

The first and third Wednesday afternoon of each month after school 
Date: 19 February
Time: 3 – 5 pm
Cost: $5 per participant

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

The young artists club is the place for primary school children to discover the world of art; build confidence, and develop your creative skills and a unique voice. Students will experiment with a range of different art styles and media each week.

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For the family

The second Wednesday of each month

Date: Wednesday 12 February
Time:  2 – 4 pm
Cost: Free

For young children and their carers

Drop in with your young ones to participate in some art and craft.  A pop up activity table is provided for families to art and craft together in response to the current exhibition program.

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Painting on ceramic workshops

Date:
20 & 27 February
21 & 28 February
22 & 29 February
Time: 10.30 am – noon, 2 pm – 3.30 pm
Cost: Adults $30
Concession and students $25

Every picture tells a story, and we want to know yours.

You’re invited to share the story behind your favourite picture during this two-part workshop and you immortalise your memory into a ceramic tile artwork.

Part one of the workshop will see you work with local artists Mike Moore and Jeff Lees from Highlands Pottery to transfer your beloved image onto a ceramic tile. Part two will see you return one week later to bring the image to life with paint and colour.

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March

Open studio workshops

Date:
Wednesday 4, 11, 18, 25 March
Saturday 7, 14, 21, 28 March
Time: 10 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 4 pm
Cost: $5

Children 12 years and under require a parent/caregiver present

These sessions are suitable for beginners through to experienced practitioners.

Artist Patrice Wills facilitates the space and provides support and access for artists to work on their own projects. The open studio sessions provide professional facilities in a creative group environment for participants to undertake self-directed development and experimentation. Develop your skills in a social environment with like-minded creatives. Drop in for a short while or stay the whole day.

Click here to register

 

Charcoal workshop with Kristone Capistrano

Date: Saturday 14 MarchArtist working on a large scale charcoal drawing
Time: 
10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $30 per participant

Learn skills in handling charcoal as a drawing tool in a workshop that weaves story-telling and mark-making. Friends, family, and elders from local communities are invited to share memories of the sea, whilst participants trace these stories onto paper. This is a collaborative drawing workshop, where listening becomes drawing and remembering becomes mark-making.

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En plein air

Date: The last Saturday afternoon of each month
Time: 2 – 5 pm
Starting Saturday 28 March
Cost: $5 per participant

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

Enjoy working outdoors in local Blacktown locations. Meet us at nearby Blacktown venue (contact Blacktown Arts for location). Using drawing materials and/or paints, develop your skills in capturing atmosphere, light and distance unique to working outdoors. Bring whatever you need to be comfortable e.g. chair, mat etc. Blacktown Arts will provide a selection of materials and boards. If the weather is unsuitable we will work in the studio.

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Image: Patrice Wills

 

Young artists club

The first and third Wednesday afternoon of each month after school 3-5pm.

Date:  Wednesday 4, 18 March
Cost: $10 per participant . Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult

The young artists club is the place for primary school children to discover the world of art; build confidence, and develop your creative skills and a unique voice. Students will experiment with a range of different art styles and media each week.

Click here to register

Image: The Western

 

For the family

The second Wednesday of each month

Date: Wednesday 11 March 
Time:  2 – 4 pm
Cost: Free

For young children and their carers

Drop in with your young ones to participate in some art and craft.  A pop up activity table is provided for families to art and craft together in response to the current exhibition program.

Click here to register


April

Open studio workshops

Date:
Wednesday 1, 8 April
Saturday 4, 11 April
Time: 10 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 4 pm
Cost: $5 on the day to cover materials

Children 12 years and under require a parent/caregiver present

These sessions are suitable for beginners through to experienced practitioners.  Artist Patrice Wills facilitates the space and provides support and access for artists to work on their own projects.  The open studio sessions provide professional facilities in a creative group environment for participants to undertake self-directed development and experimentation. Develop your skills in a social environment with like-minded creatives.  Drop in for a short while or stay the whole day.

Click here to register

 

 

Header image: Joshua Morris