School holidays at Joan | Blue Mountain Gazette



Penrith Regional Gallery offers six art workshops during school holidays for ages 3 to 15 and Penrith Conservatorium offers a fantastic day of piano and violin masterclass.

Inspired by the current exhibition – Oiseau Petyarre and Middlebrook, as well as art by Gerald Lewers in the beautiful heritage garden of the Penrith Regional Gallery, the workshops include opportunities to explore painting, collage, clay and ink drawing. Workshops are held at Sonia Farley Studios, include all art materials and all skill levels are welcome. Please wear old clothes and bring a snack. Some workshops that are scheduled for the morning, may have afternoon sessions if there is a high demand.

Drip painting Tuesday June 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Suitable for ages 6-8, $ 35. Create colorful linear landscapes inspired by the gallery’s current exhibition. Kids will explore mixing their own color combinations before indulging in a fun drip painting technique.

Desert landscape painting Wednesday June 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Suitable for ages 9-12, $ 35. Learn how to design and mix a color palette and explore paint application techniques inspired by artist David Middlebrook. Then put these new skills to the test by painting a desert landscape on canvas.

Ink drawing of the game world Thursday July 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Suitable for ages 13-15, $ 35, Design and draw landscapes inspired by everything from Minecraft at Dungeons and Dragons. Learn tips and tricks for using artist ink and markers by viewing David Middlebrook’s monochrome ink drawings and paintings.

Family visit and workshop Saturday July 3 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Suitable for families ages 3 and up, $ 12 per child. A family and friendly visit of the current exhibition, Oiseau Petyarre and Middlebrook, monitoring of artistic creation in the studio. Create a collaborative work of art as a family by exploring the creation of brands, patterns and colors, then putting the pieces together. Adults do not pay but must stay.

Clay animal bowls Tuesday July 6 and Wednesday July 7 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am.

Suitable for ages 9-12 (Tuesday) and 6-8 (Wednesday), $ 35. Take inspiration from Gerald Lewers’ pelican bird bath by sculpting your own clay bowl and decorating it with your favorite animal.

Music day. Penrith Conservatorium will host a multi-part musical project, featuring masterclasses for piano and violin with acclaimed musicians, pianist Andrea Lam and violinist Emily Sun. The workshop on Wednesday July 7 is a half-day full of music. Tickets $ 40, afternoon tea is included. See thejoan.com.au. Tickets $ 40.


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