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Sun, Dec 08


Blarney Books and Art

Workshop: Making Your Mark with Peta Lloyd

'Making Your Mark' is a workshop exploring the joy of experimental mark making using non-traditional and traditional mark making tools.

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Workshop: Making Your Mark with Peta Lloyd
Workshop: Making Your Mark with Peta Lloyd

Time & Location

Dec 08, 2019, 11:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia

About the event

This workshop is for anyone who would like to create freely, without that sometimes dreaded ‘fear of the blank page’.  We will explore gestural and autographic mark making, collage and using stitch as a mark making, drawn images will also be incorporated.  We will be using natural materials found from the surrounding environment to create our handmade brushes, the marks resulting from these tools create a connection to place.  These marks will be combined with traditional mark making implements and media.

What you will be doing

Creating your own handmade brush and Cola pen, under the guidance of Peta.  You will produce a handful of sample works, including small collages and hand stitched pieces.  You will be playing with inks, gesso, jumbo charcoal blocks, chalks, crayons, collage, found objects and stitch, to build up layers of meaning within your sample pieces.

This experimental workshop may create jumping off points for further explorations and experimentation within your arts practice.

Here’s what will be supplied

Water colour paper, Brown kraft papers, some embroidery threads, a variety of wrapping materials, inks, luggage tags, a selection of found/repurposed textiles, gesso, matt gel medium & other bits and bobs.

About your Tutor

Peta Lloyd is a visual artist who incorporates printmaking, assemblage, encaustic and collage, into her shrines, artist books, assemblages, box diaries and wall narratives.  

Peta describes herself as a Bricoleur, creating artworks from a diverse range of treasures. Incorporating old and new materials, Peta recycles, remakes, reuses, restores and re-stories as part of her creative process.  

Born in Mildura, Victoria Peta grew up in the Melbourne suburbs of Heidelberg and Glen Waverley, moving to Central Victoria in the 1980’s.  Peta has resided in Central Queensland since 1990.

Peta inspires others to unleash their creativity, through teaching printmaking techniques, book arts, assemblage, mark making and encaustic art, locally, interstate and internationally.  

Her artworks are held in collections of the State Library Qld, Mackay Regional Gallery, Central Queensland University and Rockhampton Art Gallery.  Peta enjoys coordinating international and national collaborations of altered books, artists’ books and postcards.  

Peta exhibits her works throughout Australia.

Full price: $150 per person    Full payment due on or before: 21.11.2019

Concession price: $140.00

(student/pension card holder/Senior)    Full payment due on or before 21.11.2019 

Early bird price: $140 per person  Full payment due on or before 27.10.2019

Early bird with concession price: $130.00

(student/pension card holder/Senior)    Full payment due on or before 27.10.2019

Late enrollments will be accepted at the full price of $150 per person ($140 concession) up to the morning of the workshop if places are available.  

Prices include some materials (as above).  There is a small list of materials for participants to bring to the workshop.

Tea and coffee will be supplied throughout the day.  

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