Arts Exchange is a program for artists and members of the community interested in the creative arts to come together and learn new skills, share knowledge and gain inspiration from each other’s work. The workshops are designed to be accessible for the community and cost only $2 to attend. Bookings are essential; please complete the booking form below to reserve your place. For all enquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Using art for expression on February 18th 2017 from 10am-noon (arrive at 9.50 for 10am start).
In this workshop, led by artists Margaret Kalms and Susan Hey, participants will explore ideas and feelings through art. Following mindfulness and brainstorming activities, Susan will work with participants to explore mark making, drawing styles and painting, while Margaret will facilitate creative photo manipulation using layer styles and masking techniques in PhotoShop.
Requirements for participants:
Those interested in painting and drawing do not need to bring anything. Participants exploring photo manipulation need to bring their own laptops with image manipulation software loaded and some photos to practice manipulation with. Margaret will demonstrate using Photoshop. GIMP is similar software and can be downloaded free here: https://www.gimp.org
About the tutors Both Margaret and Susan are members of art groups in the community including, Belconnen Artists’ Network, PhotoAccess, and The Marsden Group and they regularly participate in group exhibitions and workshops in Canberra, in Australia and overseas. Both Susan and Margaret are experienced artists who have hosted several solo exhibitions. They have worked together in a joint exhibition, group exhibitions and in workshops with Belconnen Artists Network. Margaret is a photographer and skilled photo editor. In addition to her exhibiting in galleries, Margaret’s photo art has been displayed at health functions in Canberra and the UK. Susan is a mixed media artist with skills in painting, encaustic, textiles, pastels and drawing. She has worked creating art with people with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s which she notices has a calming effect on these people. She is currently studying a Fine Arts degree.