Saturday, May 7, 2011

Goulburn Regional Art Gallery Workshops and Exhibition

GRAG will be running four fantastic jewellery making workshops in May/June 2011. The workshops will coincide with an upcoming touring exhibition excessory: Contemporary Australian Jewellery which will be showcasing some amazing contemporary Australian jewellery - all made from recycled items. 

Places on the workshops are limited so book early.

Tracy Hopkirk
Saturday 21 May: Workshop 1pm—4pm,   jewellery making  with artist Tracy Hopkirk (adults and teens)
Join local artist and jewellery designer Tracy Hopkirk in an exciting hands on jewellery making experience. The workshop will make use of recycled objects to create a unique wearable object. In this workshop you will have the opportunity to design your own piece of jewellery and  learn some amazing jewellery making techniques. Tracy will help you to create your piece and show you how to use Perspex, rubber, wire and found objects to create a ring, bracelet/bangle or a necklace.  

Fiona Hammond
Saturday 28 May: Workshop 1pm—4pm,    jewellery making  with artist Fiona Hammond (adults and teens)
Put the whimsy back into jewellery-making in this enjoyable workshop with local  artist Fiona Hammond. Combine items such as aluminium cans, op-shop-source textiles, bottle caps and ‘fishy’ soy sauce bottles to make one-of-a-kind jewellery pieces that make you smile!

Techniques incorporated in the workshop include pressing patterns into pieces of aluminium cans, steam set textile manipulation, and simple hand stitching. Some general jewellery making techniques will also be covered if required.  

Walter Brecely

Saturday 4 June: Workshop 1pm—4pm,   jewellery making  with artist Walter Brecely (adults and teens)
In this class you will use found objects either in their original state or cut and formed to create a personalised and unique chain necklace. Walter will help you create your necklace and teach you various techniques that will emphasise your found objects as the ‘jewels’ of your piece.  

Saturday 18 June: Workshop 1pm—4pm,   jewellery making  with artist Emma Kidson (adults and teens)
The workshop begins by learning how to make a gorgeous floral brooch from recyclables that everyone has around  their home. Emma will guide you in using your new skills to create your own necklace or earrings to take home. 

More info on the gallery's website: or contact 48 234 442 to make a booking

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