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Annual Art Exhibition 2019

Images from our annual exhibition.

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Workshop: Printmaking with Collagraph Plates

Sunday 13th Oct 2019 — In this workshop Jo will introduce you to the non toxic Printmaking technique known as Collagraph. A Collagraph is a collage of recycled materials with texture, that has been glued to a matrix or plate. eg are Fabrics, textured papers, lace, ribbons & string. Jo also likes to use dried natural elements like leaves & feathers in building up plates.

Collagraph Printmaking with Jo Horswill
EAS Workshop: Collagraph Printmaking with Jo Horswill.

You will cover the basics of building a plate, discussion on materials, choosing collage elements, collage plate making and sealing of plates. You will learn how to apply etching inks to your Collagraph plates and using an etching press, you will print your collagraph plates.

TIME: 10am–4pm
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
COST: $75 Members; or $110 Non-members (which includes Membership)

SKILLS: Open to beginners to advanced. Jo is an experienced teacher who will meet you at your level.
PROVIDED: Morning & afternoon tea, some materials.
BRING: Own lunch and some materials (a list will be sent once you’ve paid). Also any images, specimens, photographs or sketches for inspiration.

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
email workshops@emeraldartssociety.com.au
or phone GINA on 0400 598 059

To secure your booking please pay in advance
Pay by Direct Deposit: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Acct name: Emerald Art Society
BSB : # 063 842 A/C : 1003 6074
In the ref put your initials and the title, eg. GM collagraph

 

THE TEACHER:
Jo Horswill’s practice is mainly influenced by the natural environment of the Dandenong Ranges, where she has lived for more than 30 years. Collagraph, screen printing and mono printing are just some of the techniques she uses to tell her story. It may be a simple story of going for walks through the forests of giant Mountain Ash, that surround her home, collecting leaf matter and other organic elements, being in touch with the earth, the forest and feeling totally connected to that moment in time. Once back in the studio, these natural elements help direct her art practice.
Jo owns Paper Cloth Studio in Sassafras.
https://paperclothstudio.com.au

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Kids Workshop — Big Fun Art Day

Thursday 3rd October 2019, 9am-3.30pm — For budding artists aged 6-12, a day filled with a range of art experiences, take home projects and fun activities!

What is Big Fun Art Day?
Big Fun Art Day is a hands-on workshop for kids aged 6-12. Children
will explore a range of art techniques and media as they learn
through experimentation, direct instruction and collaboration. Each
child will have the opportunity to develop their own style, enjoy the
process of making art and produce finished pieces to bring home.
Forms of art covered will include drawing, painting, printmaking,
construction and more. Games and group activities
will provide breaks throughout the day to give creative minds a rest.

The Details
No particular skill level is required but a keen interest in art and a
good attention span are expected. In order to have plenty of oneon-
one attention, maximum enrollment for the day is 10 students.
Qualified teacher, Sonia Morison, will co-ordinate and manage the
day.

Where: Emerald Art Society, Church Street, Emerald
When: Thursday October 3rd 2019, 9am – 3.30pm
Cost: $50 (includes all materials)
What to bring: art smock or old clothes, lunch, drink bottle

How do I sign up?
Contact Sonia Morison for further details.
0408 371 704
soniaintheworld@yahoo.com.au

 

Big Fun Art DayBig Fun Art Day Details

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Read more about the article EAS Annual Art Exhibition 2019 – Details and Entry Form
EAS Art Exhibition 2018

EAS Annual Art Exhibition 2019 – Details and Entry Form

Over $4000 in prizes! Our Annual Art Exhibition 2019 is open to Adult Members and NextGen (under 20) Artists.

Major Prizes:

Adult Members — First Prize $1000, Seven (7) $250 prizes awarded to the best artwork in each of the following categories: Oils/Acrylics, Watercolour, Photography, Printmaking, Drawing, Pastels, Other Media.

NextGen (under 20 years of age) — First Prize $500, Three (3) $200 prizes awarded to the best artwork in each of the following age groups: Under 19, Under 15 and Under 10.

Major Sponsor: The Shire of Cardinia

Timeline:
Friday 11th October, 5pm — Entries close
Thursday 31st October, 3pm-6pm — Deliver artworks to Emerald Arts Society, Cnr Church & Anne Sts, Emerald
Saturday 2nd November, 12 noon — OFFICIAL OPENING, Emerald Arts Society. Open until 4pm.
Sunday 3rd & Monday 4th November — Exhibition open 10am–4pm
Monday 4th November — Collection of Artworks 4pm–6pm

>> DOWNLOAD the Entry Form (PDF)

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
*All adult entrants must be current members of the Emerald Arts Society
*All exhibits must be the original work of the exhibitor.
*All works must be for sale, except artwork from NextGen (under 20) artists.
*All works must remain on display for the duration of the exhibition.
*All works are displayed at the discretion of the Emerald Arts Society Committee, which reserves the right not to hang exhibits if they are deemed inappropriate.
***All artworks must be secure and ready to hang, Flat screws are to be inserted in the back with wire or strong cord sufficient to support the weight of the artwork. No protruding screws.
*Name of entrant, telephone number, title of work, medium and price must be displayed on the back of each work. (Labels are attached)
*For Adults the total number of entries is limited to SIX (6) per entrant, with a maximum of FOUR (4) artworks in any one medium. For NextGen total number of works is limited to Four (4)
*The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence regarding judging or awards will be entered into.
*The judge does not have to make an award if it is deemed that art work is not up to standard.
*The Emerald Arts Society will exercise reasonable care with exhibits but it is not responsible for loss or damage to works while they are in transit or during the exhibition.
*The entry fee per work is $6.00. Pairs are treated as separate entries.
*Payment can be made by Cheque, Cash, or EFT. Please specify type of payment on your entry form.
*Maximum size of exhibits: No work to exceed one (1) metre along any one side.
*The Emerald Arts Society will deduct 25% commission for all works sold during or as a result of the exhibition.
*No substitutes will be accepted after the closing date.
*All entered artworks are to be delivered to the exhibition venue, the EAS Studio, corner of Anne & Church
*Streets, Emerald on Thursday 31st October 2019 between 3.00 and 6.00pm.
*Unsold artworks must be collected from the exhibition venue on Monday 4th of November between 4.00 pm and 6.00 pm. Artworks not collected by 30th November 2019 become the property of Emerald Arts Society
and may be sold.
*These conditions are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Emerald Arts Society Committee.

If you have any queries you may contact the organisers via email
artshow@emeraldartssociety.com.au
or by phone on 0408 553 325 (Wendy)

 

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Kenny Chan — Super Heroes Workshop

This workshop concentrates on drawing techniques, developing your characters and comic book illustrations. Suitable for beginners and for those with previous experience who want to hone their skills.

Kenny Chan is a registered teacher with the Victorian Institute of Education and has been running workshops for over 10 years. He is based in Melbourne and has had many bookings throughout Victoria and interstate, teaching the techniques of drawing in Manga Art, comic illustrations, and more recently Super Hero art.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, you need to contact Wendy by the 6th September 2019.
Ph: 0408 553325
Email: eas.wendyl@gmail.com

DATE: Sunday 15th September 2019

TIME: 1pm – 4pm
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
SKILLS: All levels, incl. beginners, age 12+

COST: $45 Members; or $55 Non-members

Pay by Direct Deposit: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Acct Name: Emerald Arts Society
BSB No: 063 842 A/C No: 1003 6074
Please use ref: Your surname followed by SH — For example : JonesSH

BRING: Sketching paper, drawing pencils and erasers, and a black marker pen or texta.

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Janet Hayes with her work titled 'Self Portrait' — winner of the inaugural John Dudley Portrait Prize

The John Dudley Portrait Prize 2019

This inaugural exhibition which is to become a permanent fixture on the Emerald Arts Society’s calendar for many years to come was held over the 27th and 28th of July. The exhibition celebrated the life of John Dudley, a former president of the society, a spirited supporter of the arts and a valued member of the community who passed away in 2018.

The First Prize of $1000 was generously donated by the Dudley family and the Shire of Cardinia have pledged their support for future exhibitions. It was appropriate that the art society are running this event for the first time this year as the Emerald Arts Society celebrates its 50th anniversary.

Councillor Brett Owen officially launched the exhibition, with other councillors Leticia Wilmot and Jeff Springfield in attendance, together with the Cardinia Shire’s Arts Manager James Fischer. The Emerald Arts Society were delighted with the response, receiving 60 entries and an enormous crowd at the opening. The judge was celebrated artist Lee Machelak, who was a close friend of John Dudley and a member of The Twenty Melbourne Painters Group. Lee is an experienced judge and tutor who has won countless awards.

This year’s winner was Janet Hayes with her work ‘Self Portrait’.

The other finalists in the top 10 were:
Ramak Bamzar —The Dark Beauty
Lois Bannister — The Glass Artist
Rodney Edelsten — Self Portrait
Merryn Emms — The Plumber
Inge Engelhardt — Karin
Paul Gallant — Self Portrait
Robert (Andy) Gordon — Andy
Janet Hayes — Self Portrait
Belinda Schroder — Camouflage
Kara Soccio — Raw

All of the finalists’ artworks will be on display at the Emerald Library for the month of August.

Janet Hayes with her work titled 'Self Portrait' — winner of the inaugural John Dudley Portrait Prize
Janet Hayes with her work titled 'Self Portrait' — winner of the inaugural John Dudley Portrait Prize

Some images from the Inaugural Exhibition for the John Dudley Portrait Prize

The John Dudley Portrait Prize Exhibition Flyer with dates
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Linocut: Concertina Book Workshop

In this hands on, small class workshop Trudy will introduce you to the bold printmaking process of linocut printmaking as well as how to make a concertina book.

Linocut printmaking and concertina book - by Trudy Rice www.trudyricecollection.com
Linocut printmaking and concertina books by Trudy Rice, www.trudyricecollection.com

Linocut is a non-toxic relief process. Be inspired over the weekend as you create a masterpiece from linoleum blocks.

Trudy has been teaching this medium for a number of years at Box Hill Institute of Visual Arts as well as from her studio.

DATE: Sat 21st & Sun 22nd September 2019

TIME: 10am–4pm each day
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
COST: $245 Members; or $275 Non-members (which includes Membership for 2019)

PROVIDED: Some materials, morning & afternoon tea
BRING: Own lunch and some materials (a list will be sent once you sign up). Also any images, specimens, photographs or sketches for inspiration.

SKILLS: All levels, open to beginners

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
workshops@emeraldartssociety.com.au
or phone GINA on 0400 598 059

THE TEACHER:
Australian Artist Trudy Rice has a deep connection to nature which creates an alliance that enables ease from eye to paper using the non-toxic print process of linocut printmaking; Her love and empathy for the natural environment enables her to engage the viewer directly through her delicate works on paper.
More Details: www.trudyricecollection.com

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Workshop: Landscapes In Watercolor

Having trouble painting convincing trees and showing depth in your landscapes?

Maxine will show you how to achieve this… with some small drawing and wash exercises first, followed by a more developed watercolour painting, selected from the images she will supply. With the Hans Heysen exhibition currently in Melbourne, we can all learn from his beautiful tree portraits.

Texture, Shape and Colour Values will be our focus, using the watercolour techniques of Wet In Wet, Drybrush and Lifting Off.

Maxine will also bring in some of her landscape paintings and drawings for you to view up close.

DATE: Saturday 29th June 2019
TIME: 10 am – 4 pm
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
COST: $60 Members; $95 Non-members, (includes membership for 2019)
Direct debit to EAS, CBA BSB: 063842  ACCT: 10036074  Ref: your name

PROVIDED: Morning and afternoon tea/coffee, Maxine will provide subject matter.
BRING:

  • Your lunch,
  • watercolour paints, brushes, palette,
  • pens & Blk Quink Ink (from Officeworks) and any other water soluble inks you have.
  • Paper: 300gsm medium surface cold pressed, A3 cut into 4.
  • Board to size & masking tape.
  • 2B pencil & tissues

SKILLS: All levels, open to beginners

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
WORKSHOPS@EMERALDARTSSOCIETY.COM.AU
or phone GINA on 0400 598 059

 

ABOUT THE TEACHER:

Maxine Wade has led her own painting tours to Italy & France as well as teaching adults in a number of artists societies including EAS! She has also taught art in a number of state & private schools in SE Melbourne along with running a framing business in Emerald.
www.maxinewade.com

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Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting

In this workshop with Junko Azukawa, you will prepare your own ink then learn to make and use different sumi ink tones and brush techniques to create traditional Japanese Sumi ink painting on Washi paper made from the mulberry tree.

Sumi-e Japanese Ink Painting by Junko Azukawa

You will learn to feel and capture the meaning of objects from nature with your interpretation then you will express the objects variously with the brush pressure, rhythm, tones and confidence in your strokes. You’ll not only learn brush stroke technique but also experience the whole process and understand yourself through your work.

DATE: Saturday 8th June 2019
TIME: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm
LOCATION: EAS Studio, Cnr Church & Anne Sts
COST: $60 Members; $95 Non-members, (includes membership for 2019)
PAYMENT: Direct debit to EAS, CBA BSB: 063842, ACCT: 10036074, REF: your name
PROVIDED: Morning and afternoon tea/coffee, rice paper, ink and brushes.
BRING: Own materials if you wish
SKILLS: All levels, open to beginners

BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW!
workshops@emeraldartssociety.com.au

THE TEACHER:
Junko Azukawa grew up in the Toyama region of Japan at the base of the central Japanese Alps. She started learning traditional Japanese calligraphy at the age of 5 and has experienced the vast possibilities that calligraphy and Japanese ink painting (Sumie) can express with just simple monotone brush strokes. Since becoming a resident of Melbourne she has brought her unique artistic talent and outlook to the Australian Art scene.
http://bhcac.com.au/tutors/junko-azukawa

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