The Boonah Organisation for a Sustainable Shire presents their 2011 Environmental Arts Program
ALTERED ART WITH KRIS AND MELINDA BELFIELD Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 July $50
Altered Art opens the program and involves turning something broken, old and useless into something new and exciting using the bare minimum of new materials. Turning junk into treasured pieces, Kris and Melinda Belfield will inspire participants to create wearable art, sculpture and ornaments using scrapbooking materials, stamps, stickers,old watches, fabric scraps, photos, bottle tops, old keys, coins and broken jewellery.
NATURAL FIBRE WEAVING WITH THERESE FLYNN-CLARK Saturday 6 August $30
Therese Flynn-Clarke is a primary school arts teacher whose passion is fibre art, producing creative pieces which are as much about beauty and looks as they are about practicality. Therese will present a weaving workshop working with natural fibres like leaves, reeds and grasses, and incorporating things like coloured plastic onion bags.
MOSAIC WITH MARCIA GIBBS Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August $50
Marcia Gibbs, a skilful community arts worker will present a mosaic workshop utlising old mirrors and broken crockery. Participants will create a beautiful mosaic piece from materials provided, or bring their own additional ‘tesserae’ such as jewellery, shells, broken crockery, glass beads or special tiles to add to their work. Old floral plates or those with other colourful designs would be appropriate.
FABRIC DYEING WITH PATENA MOESKER Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 August $50
Patena Moesker, local artist and teacher will share her skills and fascination with fabric dyeing methods with natural dyes. Patena has been attending workshops herself to learning new skills in fabric dyeing. Participants will be able to give a new lease of life to clothing with new colours in an environmentally friendly way.
LEADLIGHT STEPPING STONES WITH JULIE MADDOCKS Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 September $50
Julie Maddocks has explored many avenues of art including painting, leadlight, sculpture, and porcelain work. Participants will create colourful stepping stones for the garden, using discarded coloured glass and concrete.
All workshops will be held at the Outlook, catered and include all materials, except those where participants wish to incorporate their own special items into their own creations.
To register, phone Julie on 0435 992 798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The program was made possible thanks to funding from the Regional Arts Development Fund, a partnership between the Scenic Rim Regional Council and Arts Queensland to support local arts and culture; and with the support of the Department of Communities, the Outlook.