Mix It Up - AM

Mix It Up // a variety of inspiring daily workshops

Individual, sequential or repeating workshops that provide opportunities to up-skill and broaden your thinking.

Also available to those registered for Retreat Mode AM.  Choose one per day.

See what stands out to you…!

AM

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Thursday

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Mon

Project Planning

Creative Output Crash Course & Coaching 1

CREATIVE OUTPUT CRASH COURSE
As creatives we often have heaps of ideas, but lack the structure to support our creative practice and make it sustainable. This series of workshops will teach you how to bring order and strategy to your practice and boost your output. You'll learn practical skills and processes that will build your project management toolbox. Anyone is welcome, regardless of experience. Each session will include practical coaching that will workshop your own situation and help you bring your art project to fruition.

PROJECT PLANNING
So you have a great idea for a project, but you're not sure how to make it happen. No need to stress - we'll discuss all you need to do from Go to Whoa: vision, planning, resources, budgeting, timelines, risk management, workflow, evaluations and more... It'll help you to be methodical and thorough, so you can minimise the risk of being caught off-guard by unexpected challenges.

This session is part of a series - you can participate in whichever sessions appeal to you - whether one or more of them.

YOU WILL BE PROVIDED with worksheets.

YOU CAN BRING your FATA journal and something to write with.

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Eugene Wong coaches people and organisations to live out their purpose, connect strategically with their audiences and increase their impact.

He was the founder of Candlelight Productions, introduced Squeaky Clean Comedy to the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and is the leader of the Melbourne Creative Professionals network.

Eugene consults on strategic engagement for ministries, arts organisations, and businesses nationally and abroad. He mentors a range of artists and leaders and serves on several culture-shaping organisations’ boards, including Melbourne Magic Festival, Suicide Safer Communities and The Elysian Sanctuary (USA).

Check out more about what he does at AStrongerNarrative.com

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Mon

Thriving as Artists

Thriving as Career Artists

Thriving as a career artist - mentally, spiritually, physically, and emotionally - what we have learned living in the arts markets of London, Melbourne, and now the USA.

This workshop will have a focus area on performers across the showbiz spectrum but will be relevant to career creatives in other arts genres. The workshop will focus on the professional world of performers who are aspiring to or pursuing arts industry careers in dance, musical theatre, and acting. Lara and Andrew will host this session live from Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Due to the nature of this Mix It Up, it is available to participants aged 18 and over.

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Andrew and Lara Pilcher have gone after their dreams in the arts industry for over 20 years. Lara, as a performer, and Andrew, working in Physiotherapy for performers and other career creatives.

There have been many adventures and many challenges.
They have pastored many artists along the way and heard many stories.
They have a podcast for artists and hearts to share what they have discovered about this brave and adventurous career path.

Most recently Andrew and Lara were working at Bethel Conservatory of the Arts in Redding California and have now moved to the major film and TV market of Atlanta, USA. You can read more at their websites. www.larabiancapilcher.com and www.performerspt.com

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Tue

MarkMaking Collage 2

Intuitive Mark Making and Collage 2

Make a little book using a simple stitching method. Collage your book with painted and found papers. Finish your book with mark making and drawing. Work intuitively with a playful attitude to begin discovering your own voice in a visual format. This little book becomes a reference of your exploration into your own mark making and can be used for anything you choose.

No prior knowledge needed.

This session is part of a series - you can participate in whichever sessions appeal to you - whether one or more of them.

YOU WILL BE PROVIDED with all necessary materials.

YOU CAN BRING anything you'd like to use for collaging, or any favourite art equipment.

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Tania Vrancic is a contemporary ceramic artist and emerging mixed media artist working from her sunny little studio in Canberra. Drawing her inspiration from landscape and childhood memories Tania creates a sense of freedom and whimsy mixed with a Scandinavian design aesthetic.

Making art is often a journey of self-discovery. Tania enjoys creating intuitively with the subtle meaning behind her work unfolding over time. She uses collage as a means to facilitate this journey.

As a ceramicist Tania uses various printing on clay techniques, hand building and slip casting to make each item unique. Details are added with sgraffito, ceramic pencil and slip trailing creating multiple layers which are enhanced by the translucency of high fired porcelain.

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Wed

Studio Photography 1

In this Mix It Up we're going to focus on using flash photography. Setting up a studio in Poatina, we'll explore different lighting techniques.

You can choose to focus on portraiture (people) or still life (things). Creating a series of images for the showcase on the final evening of FATA23.

You should walk away with a deeper appreciation of light, an understanding of how studio strobe lights work and a handful of images to take home with you.

Due to the nature of this Mix It Up, it is available to participants aged 14 and over.

This session is part of a sequential series - attend each session as they build on each other.

YOU WILL BE PROVIDED with cameras and studio equipment.

YOU CAN BRING any items or props you'd like to photograph.

Each session in this Elective is 1.5 hours long

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Lachlan Scallion has been practicing photography as his primary art form since the age of 16. He runs his photography business, Really Good Wedding Photography, from the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. His energy for image-making is matched by his eagerness to share and to encourage others in their creative pursuits.

Lachlan always prioritises play and experimentation over perfection and believes that creative expression can change lives.

Fundamental to his practice he believes that we are all vessels of creativity and that as we engage with our creativity, we engage with God.

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Thu

Studio Photography 2

In this Mix It Up we're going to focus on using flash photography. Setting up a studio in Poatina, we'll explore different lighting techniques.

You can choose to focus on portraiture (people) or still life (things). Creating a series of images for the showcase on the final evening of FATA23.

You should walk away with a deeper appreciation of light, an understanding of how studio strobe lights work and a handful of images to take home with you.

Due to the nature of this Mix It Up, it is available to participants aged 14 and over.

This session is part of a sequential series - attend each session as they build on each other.

YOU WILL BE PROVIDED with cameras and studio equipment.

YOU CAN BRING any items or props you'd like to photograph.

Each session in this Elective is 1.5 hours long

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Lachlan Scallion has been practicing photography as his primary art form since the age of 16. He runs his photography business, Really Good Wedding Photography, from the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. His energy for image-making is matched by his eagerness to share and encourage others in their creative pursuits.

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Mon

MarkMaking Collage 1

Intuitive Mark Making and Collage 1

Paint your own collage papers using simple painting, mark making and mono printing techniques. Mark making is simply the creation of pattern, lines, textures and shapes using paint, pencils or crayons. Mono printing takes mark making with paints or ink one step further by pressing a piece of paper over the top to transfer an image. Lots of play and experimenting can lead to interesting and unexpected results.

No prior knowledge needed.

This session is part of a series - you can participate in whichever sessions appeal to you - whether one or more.

YOU WILL BE PROVIDED with all necessary materials.

YOU CAN BRING anything you'd like to use for collaging, or any favourite art equipment.

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Tania Vrancic is a contemporary ceramic artist and emerging mixed media artist working from her sunny little studio in Canberra. Drawing her inspiration from landscape and childhood memories Tania creates a sense of freedom and whimsy mixed with a Scandinavian design aesthetic.

Making art is often a journey of self-discovery. Tania enjoys creating intuitively with the subtle meaning behind her work unfolding over time. She uses collage as a means to facilitate this journey.

As a ceramicist Tania uses various printing on clay techniques, hand building and slip casting to make each item unique. Details are added with sgraffito, ceramic pencil and slip trailing creating multiple layers which are enhanced by the translucency of high fired porcelain.

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Tue

Connect > Audience!

Creative Output Crash Course & Coaching 2

CREATIVE OUTPUT CRASH COURSE
As creatives we often have heaps of ideas, but lack the structure to support our creative practice and make it sustainable. This series of workshops will teach you how to bring order and strategy to your practice and boost your output. You'll learn practical skills and processes that will build your project management toolbox. Anyone is welcome, regardless of experience. Each session will include practical coaching that will workshop your own situation and help you bring your art project to fruition.

CONNECTING WITH YOUR AUDIENCE
Your art is fantastic. Its potential is immense, but until other people experience it, its impact will be limited. So how do we connect with our audience? We'll discuss how to find and understand your audience and speak their language so they remember and are inspired by you. You already communicate wonderfully through your art, but this is an opportunity to also sell tickets, increase the price of what you produce and maintain relationship with your audience so they become repeat customers. You'll also learn how to formulate pitches and grant applications.

This session is part of a series - you can participate in whichever sessions appeal to you - whether one or more of them.

YOU WILL BE PROVIDED with worksheets.

YOU CAN BRING your FATA journal and something to write with.

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Eugene Wong coaches people and organisations to live out their purpose, connect strategically with their audiences and increase their impact.

More info above.

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Wed

Effective Partnering

Creative Output Crash Course & Coaching 3

CREATIVE OUTPUT CRASH COURSE
As creatives we often have heaps of ideas, but lack the structure to support our creative practice and make it sustainable. This series of workshops will teach you how to bring order and strategy to your practice and boost your output. You'll learn practical skills and processes that will build your project management toolbox. Anyone is welcome, regardless of experience. Each session will include practical coaching that will workshop your own situation and help you bring your art project to fruition.

EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS
Producing art by yourself can be hard and lonely. Forming partnerships enables you to draw on more resources so you produce a better outcome. Whether it's working with other creatives, an organisation, the media, a funding body or even in choosing the people you spend time with, it's important to choose your partners well, set healthy boundaries and expectations, and maintain those partnerships well. In this workshop we'll discuss all of these and more.

This session is part of a series - you can participate in whichever sessions appeal to you - whether one or more of them.

YOU WILL BE PROVIDED with worksheets.

YOU CAN BRING your FATA journal and something to write with.

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Eugene Wong coaches people and organisations to live out their purpose, connect strategically with their audiences and increase their impact.

More info above.

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Thu

Get Stuff Done

Creative Output Crash Course & Coaching 4

CREATIVE OUTPUT CRASH COURSE
As creatives we often have heaps of ideas, but lack the structure to support our creative practice and make it sustainable. This series of workshops will teach you how to bring order and strategy to your practice and boost your output. You'll learn practical skills and processes that will build your project management toolbox. Anyone is welcome, regardless of experience. Each session will include practical coaching that will workshop your own situation and help you bring your art project to fruition.

HOW TO GET STUFF DONE
Maybe it's procrastination, or maybe you just struggle with admin. Some people struggle to start a project; others struggle to complete it. Sometimes it feels too big and overwhelming, or there are so many things to think about that your brain goes to mush.

Well, there are ways to reduce the overwhelm. In this workshop we'll explore practical ways to streamline your processes to make the most of your time, minimise stress, and free up headspace so you can be creative, rather than anxious. We'll also discuss mindsets and how they can undermine your efforts or boost your confidence. It will all help you to be much more effective in your creative practice.

This session is part of a series - you can participate in whichever sessions appeal to you - whether one or more of them.

YOU WILL BE PROVIDED with worksheets.

YOU CAN BRING your FATA journal and something to write with.

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FATA 23 bio.png

Eugene Wong coaches people and organisations to live out their purpose, connect strategically with their audiences and increase their impact.

More info above.