Winter Weekend Workshop Retreat
Winter Weekend Workshop Retreat
SATURDAY JUNE 15 & SUNDAY JUNE 16, 2019
Relax, unwind, meet new friends, learn new skills, and enjoy the tranquil sights and sounds of the Australian bush. Participants will have time to really work on their creations, to ask questions, to get to know their fellow participants and to contemplate their beautiful surroundings.
With one intensive workshop spaced over each day, participants have the option of booking for one workshop only, or for both workshops in a discounted package. We are also partnering with our neighbour Noble River Estates to offer a two-night accommodation package at a special rate for participants looking to make a full weekend of it.
Each workshop includes homemade morning tea and lunch using produce from the property’s vegetable garden and orchard.
About each workshop:
RANDOM WEAVING - Saturday June 15th 11am-5pm (lunch & afternoon tea provided)
Make your own sculptural woven basket. In this workshop, Anna Macoboy will teach you the contemporary technique of random weaving and initially take you through creating a basic basket form using natural or dyed cane. In this extended workshop we will also take a bushwalk through the property to forage for wild materials to add into our baskets. Using these materials you will build upon your basket base to create a beautiful and unique sculptural basket, which can be used as a hanging basket for a plant, a practical piece for holding household items, or a decorative piece for display. Additional elements such as chain for hanging and coconut fibre will also be provided.
POTTERY - Sunday June 16th 11am-5pm (lunch & afternoon tea provided)
Learn pottery hand building & slab work techniques in a fun, relaxed environment. In this workshop, Lucy Aboagye will introduce you to hand building and take you through the pottery & design process. In this extended class you’ll have a chance to build more complex items such as serving bowls, mugs and tumblers. Lucy will also demonstrate design and decoration techniques before you have a chance to finish your pieces using clay transfer prints, painting and design. There are no previous skills required, simply bring your authentic self. All works will be glazed and fired for you with a white glaze (Lucy's signature). This is included in the cost of your class. All works will be available for collection within 4 weeks of the class date at a location to be advised.
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
Anna is a plant and floral designer and educator who is passionate about creating wild and beautiful designs with nature. Her work is influenced by the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, which can be described as an appreciation of the imperfections and transience of natural beauty. Anna is dedicated to spreading plant knowledge and design techniques and has taught workshops at dozens of locations in Australia and the USA, including the New York Botanical Garden, Chelsea Garden Center and the Japan Society of New York. She has been experimenting with various techniques for making hand-woven baskets for ten years.
Lucy started pottery after leaving the fashion industry to pursue working with at risk youth. She found the pottery studio quickly became somewhat like a sanctuary amidst the chaos and challenges she was faced with in her new work environment. Not Yet Perfect was created as a space to explore a new creative venture in a way that took away the pressure to be perfect before sharing creations with others. Not Yet Perfect has also become a platform to cultivate a creative community, and connect with other individuals who may also be on a similar journey, to find creative freedom, or a place of rest where they can come and create.
ABOUT NOBLE RIVER ESTATE
Just down the road from the workshop location, Noble River Estate is situated in a tranquil bush setting on the edge of the forest. Visitors enjoy peaceful surroundings amongst the natural bushland. Our friends at Noble River have offered us a special rate accommodation package in their chalets for workshop participants. Please contact us if you would like further details about the accommodation or visit http://www.dwellingupchalets.com.au/home.