DRAWING & OTHER ARTS PRACTICES
at the THE COLAC BAND PREMISES (above the Rowing Club on the Lake foreshore)
Saturday September 18th
MORNING SESSION 10-1pm - CHARCOAL LAKE LANDSCAPES
AFTERNOON SESSION 2-5pm - MEDIUM OF YOUR CHOICE
What to bring:
IMPORTANT - PLEASE verify your booking - email@example.com
Cost: Session 1: Members & concession - $25.
Non-members - $50 (includes $25 quarterly membership).
Session 2: Members - Free
Non-members - $10 (afternoon tea provided).
** PAYMENTS ONLINE to the Makers’ Space are preferred.
NOTE: Three further Saturday events at this venue are planned and will be announced each week.
LEARN HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR ARTWORK (2D & 3D)
SAT 4 September at Colac Makers Space
A workshop with Master Photographer, David Simmonds
AIPP Double Master & Life Member, B. Arts (photog.) RMIT (with distinction)
Award winning professional photographer for over 40 years
Previously taught at the Australian Academy of Design
Making professional standard photographs (files or prints) of your artwork is so important. Many hours, months and even years have gone into creating your work before you are ready to show it to the world.
But you still have one last challenge - sending high quality photos (files) of your work in submissions for curated exhibitions, competitions, publications and looking great on social media. These days the technical conditions of entry are demanding. Your photography must do your artwork justice and have impact to cut through. And your files meet exact specifications.
Photographer and tutor, David Simmonds, will show you how it can be done with whatever lighting you have available, simply and inexpensively. Even if all you have is your mobile phone camera.
In this hands-on workshop you will learn:
(a) Capturing your image
1. Types of light – not all light is white or neutral
2. Setting up for success - getting your work level, vertical, parallel & evenly lit
3. Different light set ups for 3D vs 2D works
4. Controlling your light – simply reflectors and backgrounds
5. Understanding your artwork’s medium and how it reflects light
(b) File processing for submissions & publication
7. Colour accuracy - technical vs emotional
8. Sharpening - what is it and when to use it
9. Cropping – for maximum impact
10. File sizes, types and resolution – what do I need?
11. Files for web or print - what’s the difference?
You’ll take home professional quality image files of up to 3 of your works, a comprehensive set of notes. On registration you will receive a full list of what to bring to the workshop. All participants will receive a special gift offer from Tim Lucas Natural Digital of an A3 Hahnemuhle fine art print of your work.
All prints to be collected from Tim’s studio just minutes out of Colac.
Date: Saturday 4th September
Time: 10 am to 4pm (BYO lunch, tea & coffee provided)
Cost: $50 Makers Space member / $75 Non Members (Includes Makers Space membership)
Venue: Colac Makers Space, 99a Gellibrand St, Colac 3250
To register please email your details to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text on 0418 328 710
Numbers are strictly limited to 9 (due to Covid restrictions)
All questions are welcome: call or text David on 0418328710
Created by SW TAFE Visual Arts – Textiles, Cert 3 and Diploma Students and Members of Colac Makers’ Space lead by Sue Ferrari from a design by Sue Tate
The Makers' Space, Moveable Feast, being a metaphor for woman's creativity, will fast become an icon for all artisans in the shire. She displays her well-worn exterior to the world while protecting and nurturing the creativity taking place within.
She is currently on display at the Makers Space but will hopefully have a showing at Brush UP in Barwon Downs on 11 July.
The Moveable Feast is a 3m x 3m marquee and can be installed inside or outdoors in fine, calm weather. She may be hired for events and workshops for a small fee to members.
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Don’t keep your talents hidden at home
Come to Colac Makers’ Space Craft Group. We meet on Fridays at the Colac Makers’ Space, 1-3.30pm. All welcome
Enquires: Phone 0418315795,
As the latest outbreak of COVID has closed the Makers Space until further notice you may like to join our collaboration with the SW TAFE Visual Art students and make a panel for the internal walls of our Moveable Feast. The document below describes what the panels should look like.
We have extended the delivery date for the panels to 1 July 2021 and, fingers crossed, we plan a Moveable Feast Working Bee on the weekend 3 and 4 July 2021 to complete the internal walls and erect our completed feast for the very first time. More details on the working bee will be posted out soon.
In days of constantly being busy take some time out to hand stitch your own project. Enjoy a day with like minded people to create a needle book where you can store embroidery needles and pins.
Use vintage and reclaimed fabrics, lace, ribbon and threads to hand stitch a needle book. Learn basic embroidery stitches to construct and decorate the cover. Use reclaimed buttons to attach the pages and create a decorative spine.
A curated kit of all supplies required for the needle book will be provided for each participant.
Date: Saturday 26th June 2021
Time: 10am to 3:30pm
Location: Colac Makers Space
Cost: $55 members, $80 non-members which includes the kit
Great cleaning bee yesterday at the space and we are now all set for the new year. Thank you to all who were available to contribute. Our Space looks freshened up, and we ordered 2 steel bench worktop tables to go on the north wall near the art sink. These were funded from the SWFoundation grant and will be the paint station for Youth Arts mural and a wet prep area for printing and dyeing etc, in the future.
Our 2021 SWEET Calendars have arrived and each contributing young artist has received their own copy. To see all the art works visit our SWEET GALLERY
A few were left over and are available for purchase at the Colac Makers' Space for $10. All revenue will be used for youth art programmes in 2021.
Proudly supported by the Colac Otway Shire Council
Now COVID restrictions are lifted and the Makers’ Space is open, we can bring self taught printing techniques together in our printing sessions that run on a Thursday afternoon and frequently, also on Monday morning.
All the components of the printing kit will be investigated in what techniques they are used, as we begin the journey technique by technique into the world of printing. We will watch demonstrations of the printing press by our experienced print makers and share our experiences in the different etching methods.
Also, during lockdown, Judith ran Sunday drawing sessions via Zoom. We will learn how to take our drawings to an etching and print our plates on the press under the guidance of one of our experts.
Next year, after some experience and upon a successful completion of our printing press training course we can obtain a license to use the Makers’ Space printing press unsupervised.
All made possible by the hard work of our committee and funding from Victorian Government's Sustaining Creative Workers grant, through Regional Arts Victoria.
Bookings are essential and may be made via BOOKING HERE.
During the 2020 COVID lockdowns Judith's monthly drawing classes moved online and above are a sample of the drawings created during those sessions of Botanicals (Aug 16th); Trees (Sept 13th); Pen and wash (Sept 27th); Super fast sketching (Oct 11th) and Doodles.
It was a great way to catch up and join in a friendly chat at the same time being gently tutored in the fine art of drawing. Our practice in these new skills were transferred into creating printing plates as you will see in our next post.
Colac Makers' Space Inc. aims to engage and encourage the community to participate in the arts through demonstrations, exhibitions, special events and classes and workshops