Every year, the Workshops team identify and offer opportunities for Festival-goers to stretch their creative muscles.
is an artist and arts educator whose practice involves illustration, natural fibres, sculpture and conservation. These merge beautifully to create a wondrous world of exploration, creativity and discovery of all things artistic. Her nature inspired watercolour workshop will show you how to create watercolour effects using straws, sticks and brushes over hand drawn illustrations of native animals and plants.
Workshop: Painted Pebbles / Pet Rocks
Two workshops run by Melissa Harvey
1. Friendship Flags
2. Hand Sewn Mandalas
Come and try your hand at some ‘Slow Stitching’. We’ll work on traditional wooden embroidery hoops to create some striking, colourful and unique hand sewn mandalas.
There will be a pottery workshop for children, canvas for the tables and various accessories that the children can use to create their masterpieces. There will be some ready-made examples to help them chose what they would like to make.
The workshop teams will be on hand to provide guidance during the workshop and help the children with various aspects of using clay as a medium. The children then get to take home the things they make.
Nita is a veteran Arts and Craft Educator, experienced with Junior and Senior school students as well as having conducted numerous workshops for adults and children.
Batik is a traditional craft where wax is applied to cloth which is then dyed to create complex images. Nita has adapted this method to suit all ages* and talents. Wax is applied to calico squares using a wide variety of cookie cutters and then the pictures are completed with fabric dyes applied by brush.
*Note children under 5 years need to be supervised by an adult.