Take your art practice to the next level and learn new skills and techniques in ceramics, printmaking and jewellery making at our 3-day Creative Summer School designed for 12-25-year-olds.
When: 3 days - Mon 22nd & Tues 23rd & Weds 24th January 2024
Time: 09:30 am to 3 pm
Location: Tactile Arts, 19 Conacher Street, The Gardens
Attendees are asked to attend all 3-days. Attendees must wear closed-toed shoes.
Please bring a packed lunch (alternatively lunch can be purchased from Saltwater @ Bundilla - MAGNT's Cafe).
On booking please confirm the size of the T-Shirt required for the Printmaking Workshop.
Day 1: Monday 22nd January - Printmaking
Students will learn printmaking with Lino during Day 1 of the course. The class will commence with a blank piece of lino, students will be asked to draw an image onto the lino before learning techniques for carving and tips for testing the image with graphite rubbings prior to printing.
Attendees will work with a variety of different inks printing their lino carving onto a tea towel, tote bag and t-shirt. Items that can be taken home at the end of the course.
This workshop is an introduction to printmaking and will give students the knowledge and experience to explore other areas of printmaking in their own time.
Day 2: Tuesday 23rd January - Ceramics
The course will continue on Day 2 by providing students with experience in ceramics. Participants will learn hand-building techniques to create a functional or decorative item (e.g. vase, cup).
Working with clay students will learn the basics of ceramics, explore different hand-building techniques (methods and practices they can use at home), tips for manipulating clay, as well as procedures for painting.
This is an opportunity for young people to try a new something new, experimenting with a different medium.
Day 2: Wednesday 24th January - Jewellery Making
Explore the art of jewellery making during the final day. Students will work with premium materials such as bronze, silver or copper to create hammered earrings.
Attendees will learn techniques such as texturing, punching, doming, polishing, and finishing. The class will finish by making French-style earring hooks by hand.
Suitable for individuals between ages 12 and 25.
The event is supported by the Northern Territory Government.