Term 4 dates are out and the M&Ms are in!

All the infos are already on the website so please go to art classes if you might want to join one and… good news, we are adding a drawing class on Tuesday afternoon!! Also, since both of us are away (and there is already enough to learn in the framing and art supplies department without the large format printer!) there will be no fine art printing until mid October, sorry for any inconvenience. Meanwhile the new M&M team -the beautiful Michelle and delightful Moana- will be holding the fort.

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Thank you for your love and support in the last months…

Sabine

PS Am going to France via the USA where I shall visit Natural Pigments, Daniel Smith, R and F and Golden (am so excited and will have no doubt plenty of tales to tell on my return!).

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Term 3 begins in a few days

Menu of art classes

need more infos?

Check our Art class page or call (02) 6685 5808

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2 winter holidays workshops for young creatives… book now!

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By popular demand… one more Gelli workshop!

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By popular demand, Turiya Bruce’s workshop: Gelli Plates + Open Acrylics = Monotype Magic… will run again on Sunday June 15th.

Based on the original gelatine plate and hectograph this flexible plate will constantly surprise and mesmerise with its unique capabilities. The sensitivity of the plate is such that it gives optimal paint release onto paper without the need of a press. Stencilling and layers of acrylic paint will engage and inspire you , as Turiya guides and demonstrates many facets  of this delightful form of artist printing.

As a participant you will have the use of a Gelli plate and a limited range of Golden Open acrylics with which to make your own monotypes. It is also advised to bring a selection of your own favourite acrylic paints and acrylic inks, stencils and soft found natural objects that you can use to impress upon the plate. Bring paper too if you have some… however other paints or products are available from the art shop to purchase.

BYO lunch to share, morning tea provided. Places limited to 10 participants.

10am till 4pm $120 all materials provided. Please book soon if you don’t want to miss out this time round!

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In the mood for a creative sea change?

Then, maybe, Still @ the centre is just the place you are looking for!

We have been the happy owners of Still @ the centre these last eight years but now is the time to return to France, our parents, and take over a little art residency in Provence. We are looking forward to passing on all the trade secrets and giving full support and training in all the activities of the centre to the new owners… if you might have an interest and want more information please go here, you can also browse through this website of course or pop in the shop for a chat! Looking forward to hearing from you…

Sabine and Vianney

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Sharpen your pencils, open your eyes…

Term 2 classes resume this coming week for young (at heart) creatives and next week for young (in years) ones!

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This term again we are please to offer 4 on going morning classes for adults (10am-1pm)

Painting on Tuesday with Bernadette Curtin, Creativity through art journaling on Wednesday with Zom Osborne, Watercolour painting on Thursday with Harry Westera and Mixed media on Friday with Turiya Bruce.

Open to all, these classes are given by local artists, all wonderful teachers. They are relaxed and professional at once… giving you encouragement, inspiration and companionship on your creative journey. Treat yourself to one and you might really want to keep going (which is a good thing because you get a discount if you pay 5 classes at a time and even more for the whole term!).

For younger creatives, classes are held on Wednesday (4pm-5.30pm) and this is the term’s program…. 1. Foil embossed painting / 2. Georgia O’Keeffe watercolour flowers / 3. Sgraffito silhouette / 4. Tone dropout selfie with words / 5. Clay bowl making /6. Collagraph making and printing / 7. Art mask making / 8. Gelli printing gift tags with foam textures

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For more info on these classes and the teachers giving them please go here

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Come and try “the paint that flies off your brush”

Please join artist Margaret Kirman for a free Demo this Saturday 5th of April – from 10.30am till 12 free_flow_glider2

Come and discover ( and play with ) the new Atelier Free Flow Acrylic Paint. This is a free flowing, very versatile Professional Artists Quality Paint, with really intense colour and excellent coverage. It can be used as a Watercolour, Ink, Gouache or Acrylic. This paint “just flies off the brush” and is delicious to paint with. Come and see a presentation of some Atelier mediums and the Free Flow paint and try them for yourself. (Bring some brushes and enjoy !)

1. Frogs Home PageThis Atelier Free Flow Paint Demonstration will be given by Brisbane artist, Margaret Kirman who has been giving workshops for Chroma Australia since 1999.

Limited seating… please give us a call to book: 6685 5808

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Repeat workshops

Hello everyone,

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the three workshops we had here in January were such a success that we are repeating immediately both Turiya’s Gelli Plates + Open Acrylics = Monotype Magic (above tags were made with that technique) and Zom’s The Secrets of Creativity, the secrets I wish I had known 25 years ago. Zom’s is this coming Wednesday 29th already and Turiya on 23rd February… all details below. Please book soon if you don’t want to miss out this time round.

Wednesday 29th January

the Secrets of Creativity, the secrets I wish I had known 25 years ago

with Zom Osborne

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10am till 4.30pm – $95

In this workshop I will share the secrets of creativity that I have learned from 23 years as a practicing artist. From complete beginners who want to explore their creativity to experienced creatives feeling stuck or wanting to expand, these secrets are for everyone.

“I share how creativity works, how to call in inspiration, what slows creativity and what stops it completely. I call it ‘the Secrets of Creativity’ because much of what I reveal is counter to how we have been taught to do things. My creativity expanded exponentially since I discovered these ‘rules’.”

This is an experiential workshop, there will be lots of doing and experiencing and play. No need to know how to draw or paint.

Bring your lunch or walk a little stroll away to find shops and cafés.

 

Sunday 23rd February

Gelli Plates + Open Acrylics = Monotype Magic

with Golden Artist Educator Turiya Bruce

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 10am till 4 pm – $120

A day of exploring the unlimited fun and beauty with the latest innovation of Monotyping: the Gelli plate.

Based on the original gelatine plate and hectograph this flexible plate will constantly surprise and mesmerise with its unique capabilities. The sensitivity of the plate is such that it gives optimal paint release onto paper without the need of a press.

Stencilling and layers of acrylic paint will engage and inspire you , as Turiya guides and demonstrates many facets  of this delightful form of artist printing.

As a participant you will have the use of a Gelli plate and a limited range of Golden Open acrylics with which to make your own monotypes. It is also advised to bring a selection of your own favourite acrylic paints and acrylic inks, stencils and soft found natural objects that you can use to impress upon the plate. Bring paper too if you have some… however other paints or products are available from the art shop to purchase.

BYO lunch to share, morning tea provided.

Places limited to 8 participants.

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Creative summer days…

Hello everyone,

now that you’ve cooked on the beach, read The book and listened to The CD five times… are you ready for some fun and creativity… yes? then we have 3 workshops to choose from… one strictly for younger creatives (7 to 12) and two open to all including of course younger (and motivated) artists-to-be…

Wednesday 15th January

A Klimt cat, a spotty dog or a wise owl…which animal will you paint?

Kids workshjpp10am till 1pm – Tuition + a healthy morning tea + all materials  = $35

Using a mixed media approach your child will have fun making a beautiful piece of art that the whole family will cherish!

Experienced teacher Turiya Bruce will gently guide and inspire your budding artist to explore and play with fine art techniques over an easy 3 hour session.

Places limited to 10 children ages 7- 12.

 

Sunday 19th January (fully booked) & Sunday 23rd February

Gelli Plates + Open Acrylics = Monotype Magic

With Golden Artist Educator Turiya Bruce

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 10am till 4 pm – $120

A day of exploring the unlimited fun and beauty with the latest innovation of Monotyping: the Gelli plate.

Based on the original gelatine plate and hectograph this flexible plate will constantly surprise and mesmerise with its unique capabilities. The sensitivity of the plate is such that it gives optimal paint release onto paper without the need of a press.

Stencilling and layers of acrylic paint will engage and inspire you , as Turiya guides and demonstrates many facets  of this delightful form of artist printing.

As a participant you will have the use of a Gelli plate and a limited range of Golden Open acrylics with which to make your own monotypes. It is also advised to bring a selection of your own favourite acrylic paints and acrylic inks, stencils and soft found natural objects that you can use to impress upon the plate. Bring paper too if you have some… however other paints or products are available from the art shop to purchase.

BYO lunch to share, morning tea provided.

Places limited to 8 participants.

 

Thursday 23rd January (fully booked) & Wednesday 29th January

the Secrets of Creativity, the secrets I wish I had known 25 years ago

with Zom Osborne

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10am till 4.30pm – $95

In this workshop I will share the secrets of creativity that I have learned from 23 years as a practicing artist. From complete beginners who want to explore their creativity to experienced creatives feeling stuck or wanting to expand, these secrets are for everyone.

“I share how creativity works, how to call in inspiration, what slows creativity and what stops it completely. I call it ‘the Secrets of Creativity’ because much of what I reveal is counter to how we have been taught to do things. My creativity expanded exponentially since I discovered these ‘rules’.”

This is an experiential workshop, there will be lots of doing and experiencing and play. No need to know how to draw or paint.

Bring your lunch or walk a little stroll away to find shops and cafés.

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Still not a clue?

How is that possible… personally I want to take the whole shop home!

In my twelve days before Xmas I would like (and I’ve been an extremely good girl so….)

1) a field easel

(for some reason simply owning one of these sounds terribly romantic)

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2) a Bellini frame

(I’ll worry about what to put in it later or maybe just admire it as is)

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my only problem is which one??

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3) that encaustic book

(feeling like going a bit waxy over the holidays)

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4) + a bar of Langridge’s encaustic medium of course

(not edible but nearly!)

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5) a beautiful fountain pen

(to replace the one I’ve had for 40 years but is now leaking really tooooo much)

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6) a black carbon disc from Portugal

(super black, super intense drawing tool)

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7) beautiful blank cards and envelopes to make and send some truly personal wishes

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8) a travel set of watercolours

(to sit and paint in cafés in terribly far away places and look interesting)

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9) a little suitcase of beautiful paint brushes

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10) a very big brush

(a must-have-one-at-least-for-bold-days)

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11) a few of the crazy, not quite sure yet what for, Catalyst blades and wedges

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12) and last but not least, I’m still debating between a full set of Sennelier oil pastels

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12/2) or a complete range of Golden fluids

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but maybe that’s pushing it, maybe I wasn’t such a good girl after all??!!

Hope you’ve all been really good to and deserving of all you will get and more… have a fun and peaceful end to this year…

Our very best wishes from us all here @ the centre

Noel, Sabine and Vianney

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