Mix It Up

Mix It Up - pm // a series of unique creative workshops

This afternoon elective stream offers distinct 2.75hr workshops over four afternoons, each led by a different Arts professional and focusing on a different topic.  

Also available to those registered for afternoon Retreat Mode

Check out our two new workshops The Arts of Focus (photography) and Kiln-formed Glass

This photography workshop is an opportunity to dive into the power of observation.
 
In an age saturated by images, and with endless capacity to create them, we’ll be taking time to consider a thoughtful approach to image making.
 
All skill levels welcome - just bring your digital device. 

Lachlan Scallion has been practicing photography as his primary art form since the age of 16.

 

He runs a photography business from the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, where his energy for image-making is matched by his eagerness to share and encourage others in their creative pursuits.

 

Lachlan believes that creative expression can change lives, seeking play over perfection.

The Art of Focus

Sun

A live demonstration of how Carl helps creatives connect to the Great Creator in order to identify and achieve their unique goals. 
 
Carl will then unpack his choice of questions, techniques and principles.

Carl Noonan is a contemporary jewellery artist, Visual Arts teacher, creativity coach and three-time finalist in the National Contemporary Jewellery Award with work exhibited in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Launceston.

 

Carl has developed the ReCreate coaching program to see others thrive in their creative identity.

 

carlnoonan.com.au

Creative Coaching

Sun

Explore essential elements including message, lyrics, chord structure and arrangement. Participants will collaborate to write a group song on the FATA theme of "Return".
Bring instruments, voice or ability to contribute poetry, prose and ideas.
 
Accompaniment will be provided, so instrumental competency isn't required.

Melissa Saunders is a Singer/

Songwriter and Early Childhood Music Educator. Her music is a mixture of her joyful spirit and deep values; sunshine drenched in layers of pathos that are only uncovered by the careful listener.

Classically trained, Melissa has specialised in teaching modern technique singing and blends these styles in a unique way.

 

Melissa and husband Paul have years of experience in tuition, choirs and youth theatre.

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Intro to Songwriting

Mon

Poetry has traditionally been an oral art and meant to be performed.
Russell will guide you in how to format your work to bring maximum meaning and impact to your performance.
 
Bring work you have written or a favourite poem and discover classical techniques used by Shakespeare and TS Elliot to punctuate their writing for performance.

Russell McKane is a multifaceted artist and educator who was mentored and trained by one of Australia’s leading Shakespearean actors of the 1950’s and 60’s.

 

If you have been privileged to hear him perform you will know this training was not in vain.

He is also playwright, actor, and spoken word poet who loves musical theatre and is working on a novel.

Poetry for Performance

Wed

Make a beautiful pendant or coaster with this accessible, tactile process.
A great medium in which you can either keep your options simple or have unlimited creative potential with heaps of fun and encouragement.
 
Additional fee $30

Rose Hamilton has always had a love for Arts and Crafts and over the past 18 years.

 

After taking a kiln-formed glass class while studying Contemporary Art at UTAS, and the kiln-formed elective at FATA in 2019 Rose was inspired to take up a studio space at the Poatina Arts Centre focusing on kiln-formed glass. This has led to teaching kiln-formed glass at Capstone College.

Rose loves to encourage others to have a go.

Kiln-formed Glass

Thu

Learn a slip casting method and explore your own creativity through mono printing, stencilling and painting.
 
Make clay slabs from which you will make a selection of jewellery. We'll also spend about 30min after lunch on Tuesday sponging work for firing. Pt2 on Thurs.
Additional fee $50

Tania Vrancic discovered a passion for porcelain whilst undertaking classes at the Canberra Potters Society.

 

She is currently exploring the theme of Freedom. Letting go of inhibitions, preconceived ideas and expectations, taking risks to push the boundaries of her practice further.

 

She also dabbles in painting, printing and mixed media. 

Tania participates regularly in design markets in the Canberra Region and has been involved in several group and solo exhibitions. 

taniavrancic.com

Ceramic Jewellery pt1

Sun

In this workshop you will discover that in Mime, less is more... and you can create a scene with simple and clear moves. 
 
So come, play, and maybe discover a few moves of your own!

Steve Bell has been involved in performing since the early 80's, doing clowning, circus skills and later mime.

 

In 2004 Steve was left partly disabled after four months in hospital following a horrific accident.  However, Steve has remained fascinated with mime, and says that these days he teaches better than he can perform.

Mime

Mon

Great at being creative?  Not so great at making a splash? 
 
This session with design & marketing professional Amanda will cover the basics of establishing your arts-based business, with a focus on identifying marketing opportunities and establishing your brand.

Amanda Hallihan has years of experience in the marketing industry, establishing her

own design practice. 

She brings a passion for Christian arts as she helps artists communicate their value to potential buyers, galleries, publishers and the public. 

amandahallihan.com

Marketing Art Practice

Wed

Continuing from pt1 on Sunday, we will finish off our work with jewellery components, turning our pieces into jewellery including earrings, pendants, brooches, rings and hanging ornaments.
You can have them in your hands by the end of the week!

Tania Vrancic discovered a passion for porcelain whilst undertaking classes at the Canberra Potters Society.

 

She is currently exploring the theme of Freedom. Letting go of inhibitions, preconceived ideas and expectations, taking risks to push the boundaries of her practice further.

 

She also dabbles in painting, printing and mixed media. 

Tania participates regularly in design markets in the Canberra Region and has been involved in several group and solo exhibitions. 

taniavrancic.com

Ceramic Jewellery pt 2

Thu

Use RockSalt Arts' unique creative process to explore the FATA20 theme “Return” from Isaiah 51:1 through movement, sound, words, visuals and interactions (just choose one and bring any supplies/equipment you'd like to use!). 
 
Collaboratively piece together a short performance we can contribute to a Morning Gathering.
 
rocksaltarts.com/workshops

Steve and Hannah Cooper inspire people to engage with each other and the natural world through performance, workshops, education and mentoring.

 

They have expressed their vision for people to reconnect with creativity through collaboration with other artists throughout Australia and abroad.

Steve is a composer and music teacher.  Hannah has studied and lectured in Dance, Visual and Performing Arts.

rocksaltarts.com

Collaboration Process

Thu

 
 
 

© 2019 Poatina Arts.  Created by Biz Adams, Steve Cooper, Keith Dougall and Hannah Prior