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Here are two linocuts I proofed today, part of a new series I am making to exhibit at the Fire Station Print Studio in Melbourne later in the year. I am also planning a large piece for the Gippsland Print Award, and The Fremantle Print Award and as you can see still building my website just a bit at a time……..and loving it (Get Smart)
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This is just to let you know I am in the process of building a new website which this blog will be a part of.
This new website will bring all my websites under one roof so to speak. Cant wait to get it all up and running, please bare with me in the meantime.
Generalist primary teachers are expected to know a lot about a lot of subjects and not all schools have specialist Art Teachers.
This workshop is very hands on and designed to demystify the New National Arts Curriculum for the visual arts for those who don’t have an art background.
I have over 20 years experience teaching art to adults and I promise you this will be the most fun you have had at a PD workshop. Classes are relaxed friendly and relevant to the problems teachers face in the classroom teaching art. for more info about Shana and her workshops for teachers go to https://artupskill.wordpress.com
As you are aware Visual Arts is a compulsory part of the New National Curriculum in Primary Education. Yet many teachers have not been adequately taught how to teach this subject area.
This workshop is for generalist primary teachers and is designed to:
I have put together a one day workshop to be held at the Melville Rec Centre on Saturday the 7th of March.
$165 per person includes all art materials, notes and lunch, tea and coffee
Art has the capacity to engage the disengaged student and ignite a spark in the unmotivated. For some students it can even be the catalyst to global change in their entire attitude to school.
My letter to all Primary Teachers, teaching art is fun, come and do my one day workshop and learn the skills you need to program effective and engaging lessons in the visual arts. If you are in Perth come and join me at the Melville Rec Centre.
Dear Primary Teacher,
Teaching visual arts in primary school is a compulsory part of the new Australian National Curriculum.
Are you interested in a PD workshop that gives teachers the practical, hands on skills they need to teach effective and engaging lessons in visual art?
This workshop is a prerequisite for Shana’s more advanced workshops in printmaking and making books. For more information go to the Art Upskill website
I’d love to see you at my one day workshop 🙂
Thank you Carolyn for this lovely description of our 2015 workshop in Ubud…
As you sketch and carve your image in the garden of ARMA Resort, the beauty of this magnificently
landscaped tropical paradise is an inspiration.
There are multi levels and layers of lush vegetation incorporating rice fields, lotus ponds, statues, streams and fountains. Beautiful vistas and the sound of running water wherever you wander. A very peaceful setting with a pool nearby where you can
cool off and enjoy afternoon tea in the shade.
We used an area attached to the ARMA Gallery for traditional Balinese arts. On Sunday morning, groups of children rehearse their Balinese dances nearby with parents watching on the sidelines …
just like ballet classes at home. Excellent planning meant that everything ran smoothly.
I learnt handburnishing and chine colle techniques as well as getting lots of tips from Shana on design and composition. A very supportive environment with flexibility to do your own thing each day, eg cooking class, traditional Balinese painting or the temple tour at dawn with Agung Rai himself, the
founder of the Agung Rai Museum of Arts (ARMA) and creator of the heavenly garden.
Comfortable, spacious air-conditioned rooms with wide porches plus delicious meals and friendly staff make this workshop a real delight. Highly recommended!
Carolyn Vanderplank, January 2015
For more information about workshops in January 2016 go to http://www.ubudartworkshops.com
Dates for 2016 will be released shortly.
Yes, I’ve been planning this trip and blogging about it for a while now,
We are finally here in Ubud making linocuts at the Arma Resort.
The water gardens and fountains here mean that you can hear water wherever you go, it has such a
Yesterday we talked about different approaches to linocut and and about different artists and how they had approached the medium.
People started planning ideas and drawing drawing in their sketchbooks from all around the gardens and from their imagination. In the afternoon we went to the Arma Art Museum.
Today some people were continuing with their drawings and ideas while others were ready to draw directly onto the Lino. While two people got up to carving and printing! We have a great group sharing and discussing ideas. Tomorrow is the free day some people are doing a cooking class with the Chef at the Arma Resort others are doing the Ubud downhill bike ride where you get bused to the top of the mountain and then go on a leisurely down hill cycle through the Ubud countryside I will let you know how it all goes.
This has to be the best place I have ever taught a linocut workshop 😊
I’m planning to come here again next January to teach another linocut workshop and also a workshop in mixed media drawing. Dates to be released soon check the website http://www.ubudartworkshops.com
At the Arma Resort
I bought Aprons for the Linocut Workshop in Ubud as part of the included materials kit,and I thought it would be nice to screen print them. Here they are before and after.
Working at the Fremantle Arts Centre has its perks, I was able to use the excellent screen printing studio there with a lovely long table. One more thing to tick off on my to do list before we go to Bali in January.
If you don’t know about my Art Workshops in Bali see the you tube video
It’s fully booked for 2015 but I’m taking expressions of interest for 2016.
Here is the video I have made about my January workshop, I have 7 people booked in so there are a few more places if you are interested, I’ll let the video speak for itself
For more information go to the Website www.ubudartworkshops.com
This was my first time making a video and I would like to express my thanks to Racheal Dadd the musican who allowed me to use her beautiful song I am your home http://www.rachaeldadd.com/
Now I know what I ‘m doing with the video thing I hope to be posting more videos both about my artwork and the process of making Watch this space. Please share the video on facebook and other social media at the time of writing this I am only up to 50 views:)
I’m in Ubud, Bali organising the Linocut Retreat for January 2015. I had a meeting with Arma Resort’s marketing manager to discuss the venue for our workshop, the area is great a roof without walls overlooking the water garden and the second area adjacent to the lobby of the Arma Museum, both beautiful. Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the workshop so we discussed that also. Have had nothing but good food here.
I have to tell you about the museum/gallery, the resort was built to fund the gallery, it is much larger and more extensive than I thought it would be. Housed in 2 traditional Balinese buildings one for traditional Balinese artwork and the other for contemporary work by Balinese artists and also paintings by foreign artists who drew inspiration from the Bali landscape and culture. The list includes Walter Spies, Donald Friend, and Rudolf Bonnet. The Gallery has free entry to all workshop participants which is great because I think you will need more than one visit there is so much to see.
For more information go to http://ubudartworkshops.com/
I’d love to see you there.
I’m in Bali to put everything in place for the Linocut workshop I will be running in January.
I am thoroughly impressed with the gardens at the Arma Resort and the staff here are extremely helpful and friendly, without being intrusive.
We arrived at 9am (Me my husband and 2 teenage daughters) of course too early to check in to our room so we had some delicious food in the Thai restaurant with the relaxing sound of the water fountain in the background. Fruit juice here is literally pureed fruit, (not sure if I will be able to go back to supermarket fruit juice after all the delicious juices I have had here). Then we wandered around exploring the grounds, around every corner is an unexpected delight, the flowers are gorgeous especially the orchids .Coming from Perth which doesn’t get a lot of rain, the tropical plants are amazing. There is plenty of inspiration here.
It was quite warm so when we found the pool we got changed had a swim and lay by the pool with a drink by the time our room was ready I felt I had already relaxed, surrounded by the tranquility of the garden.
To find out more about the linocut workshop I will be running in January go to http://ubudartworkshops.com/
Book now, I’d love to see you here.
Thank you to those people who have sent me an expression of interest in my Bali Linocut Holiday.
The good news is that I have been able to negotiate a better price for accommodation and I’m passing on the savings so 7 nights
twin share or double is $1900 per person including materials, art tuition accommodation, breakfast, lunch and welcome dinner. (airfares not included ) For a comprehensive list of what is included go to http://ubudartworkshops.com/cost/
I’m going to Bali in 5 weeks to finalise the plans and I can’t wait. I love Ubud its the perfect place to slow yourself down and concentrate on making. Although this time I will be spending more time planning than making.
Like many people who love making art, I like nothing more than rummaging through an art materials store, there is one in Ubud and one in Denpassar. Of course I will be visiting both, to see if there are any interesting extras I can add to the materials kit which is included as part of the workshop price.
For more information on the January Linocut Workshop go to http://ubudartworkshops.com/