Beginners Knitting Class

What do you get if you cross a kangaroo with a sheep? A woolly jumper! (Thanks Noel) And what do you get if you cross a Beginners Knitting Class with sculptor/textile artist extraordinaire Mimi Dennett? A beanie and a scarf if you do your homework! Which is to say, that due to popular demand and…

Knit One, Pearl One….

Last winter it came to our attention that if  anyone from Byron needed  knitting needles or a humble crochet hook they were out of luck and had to travel to either Ballina or Lismore, so due to popular demand (and having a dedicated ‘knitter’ on staff) Still @ the Centre has branched out into a…

Colour in the making… pigments & binders

This month we are giving place of honour to our delightful -if temperamental- friends, the pigments… after all we owe them every single colour tool in our studios! Pigments are much much more complex than I first thought but after quite a few years of researching them, I think I know enough now to share…

By popular demand… this month, it’s high flow again!

Dear all, Our demo day last month was so successful, were repeating it this month (fully booked though… sorry!) but I’m sending you this email to let you know… 1) There’s a new blog post on my site where you can learn all about how acrylic paints are made at the Golden factory (if you…

Happy Easter everyone!

We shall be closed from Thursday 5.50pm to Tuesday 9.30am…. but you know what to do… paint some eggs, have fun at the Blues Fest and… don’t eat too much chocolate!

Coming full circle in acrylics

At some stage last year, the full circle of acrylics was completed. For the first time ever, one could play with anything from a heavy body paint all the way to an acrylic ink, staying in the same range of professional artist quality paint, just as highly pigmented one from another… simply, well, totally different!…

Love, freedom. peace…

… during our sweet colouring in day those three words appeared as if by magic on the very very big Xmas card Maria Wilson designed for us so I’ll borrow them to wish the same to you, yours and to all!SEE YOU NEXT YEAR Shop closed until Monday 4th, same times, same place…

Doodles, zentangles and other colour pencils delights

Be silly and join our mad colouring-in Xmas tea party! Hello everyone, we thought this time of year called for a not too serious approach to art materials and since we’ve sold more coloured pencils in the last months than we have since we’ve opened the shop, we decided to invite you to a CrazyColouringTeaParty…

In November… become a little bit waxy!

Hi everyone, another month, another medium… In November we will concentrate on these beautiful lipstick-like drawing tools, the divine pigment stick! Read all about my visit to R&F, one of the two brands we carry by clicking here. Discover them for yourself during our demo day with Michelle Dawson on Saturday 21st November (11am till…

A graphite putty? really?

To all of you out there who like quick sketching, life drawing, big marks… check out the new baby we have just received at the centre… See you soon!!! (even bigger size available in November) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42fLa_9rBiY&feature=youtu.be