Demonstrations & Activity Nights
Activity Nights are held on the 4th Monday of each month from 7.00 - 9.00 pm at the Louis Joel Arts & Community Centre, 5 Sargood Street, Altona. Members and guests are all welcome.
March 26th : Art in Nature (Pen & Ink Pencil) with Chris Rockley
Chris Rockley is a professional Illustrator and designer with over 20 years experience. She has an honours degree in Natural History Illustration and Graduate Diploma in Graphic Design. Much of her work is in watercolour and pen and ink. She exhibits regularly and was part of the Eternal Order in Nature exhibition at the Melbourne Botanic Gardens showcasing Australia's Scientific illustrators.
She is an experienced tutor having taught illustration at both University and community level in Victoria, NSW and QLD. Specialising in scientific illustration, flora preservation and drawing in the field. She has a vast knowledge of plants and over the past three years she has been illustrating and coordinating botanical plates for a book called "Flora of the Hunter - Endemic Species" in NSW.
February 26th : Mirror Mosaics with Deborah Jenkin
I was born and raised in Altona and have lived here for most of my life.
I became interested in all things art from very early age although mostly with drawing and sketching. I became interested in mirror mosaics in 2009 after finding an old mirror and old round coffee table top.
I knew exactly what I wanted to make immediately and with some research I began to create my first piece for our garden which still hangs with pride above our rock fountain.
Since that firsf piece I became totally addicted and just couldn't stop.
I would welcome the opportunity to come along and demonstrate my methods on how to handle and cut mirror into shapes including gluing techniques, grouting and those finishing touches that makes this art form such a shining joy to create.
April 23rd : Pastels with Jill Shalless
May 28th : Silk Printing with Liz Milsom
June 25th : Eritrean Art - Acrylic with Michael Adoni
July 23rd : Multimedia Art with Amanda Krantz
August 27th : Portraits with Lee Machelak - to be confirmed
September 14th : Digital & Acrylic Art with Rosie Marshall
October 22nd : Mosaics Workshop with Amanda Neville
November 26th : Oil painting with Ray Hewitt