Mix It Up - PM

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 PM.  Choose one per day.

See what stands out to you…!

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

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Mon

Life Drawing

Life drawing is an important skill for artists who want to develop their observational drawing as well as being a way to express the beauty and explore the depths of human nature.

This Mix It Up is for both beginners and experienced artists who want to have a go at drawing the human form.

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

YOU WILL BE PROVIDED with all necessary materials.

YOU CAN BRING your own arts supplies if you like.

Additional Fee: $60

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Chris Beck is a former art and history/humanities teacher who has facilitated life drawing groups for years.

He has lived in Poatina and been a part of the arts community here since 2004. Chris has been involved in a number of Faith and the Arts Summer Schools.

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Tue

Creative Reflection

Bee Inspired

Bee inspired as we reflect on the theme of HIVE using scripture, images, and activities. Spend time tasting and seeing the goodness of God’s heart, then respond with creative expression (eg collage, writing a poem or letter, painting, drawing). Time will be spent individually and together. There is opportunity to start in the space then head outdoors to spend time alone with the Lord utilising one of the Poatina Reflection Trails or enjoying the Labyrinth.

This session is repeated on various days so you can choose the one that suits you best.

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

Each session in this Elective is 2 hours long

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Peter & Kathryn Yaxley love living in Poatina, surrounded by God's beauty - inspiration for life and ministry. They've been engaged in different facets of Kingdom life and ministry for over 3 decades. This has included youth work, men's and women's ministry, leading retreats, mentoring, itinerancy, writing and now teaching online as well as face to face, under the banner of Kingdom Presence Ministries.

They have a heart to equip and encourage God's people to live life to the full. Peter and Kathryn find pleasure in marrying a passion for rich Biblical word pictures, reflective time with God, and the creative space to respond to an encounter with God.

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Wed

Creative Reflection

Bee Inspired

Bee inspired as we reflect on the theme of HIVE using scripture, images, and activities. Spend time tasting and seeing the goodness of God’s heart then respond with creative expression (eg collage, writing a poem or letter, painting, drawing). Time will be spent individually and together. There is opportunity to start in the space then head outdoors to spend time alone with the Lord utilising one of the Poatina Reflection Trails or enjoying the Labyrinth.

This session is repeated on various days so you can choose the one that suits you best.

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

Each session in this Elective is 2 hours long

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Peter & Kathryn Yaxley love living in Poatina, surrounded by God's beauty - inspiration for life and ministry. They've been engaged in different facets of Kingdom life and ministry for over 3 decades. This has included youth work, men's and women's ministry, leading retreats, mentoring, itinerancy, writing and now teaching online as well as face to face, under the banner of Kingdom Presence Ministries.

They have a heart to equip and encourage God's people to live life to the full. Peter and Kathryn find pleasure in marrying a passion for rich Biblical word pictures, reflective time with God, and the creative space to respond to an encounter with God.

Tim Bowles headshot.jpeg

Mon

Your Next Chapter

Embracing Your Next Chapter

What better time than at the start of a new year to consider where we are at, where we have come from, and where to from here.

John has created a question series to help people do some strengths assessment and intention setting, or if you'd prefer, "a gentle reconnaissance of the inner landscape". This takes the form of a fun, safe, and thought-provoking writing activity without any pressure to share what's written - it's just between you and the page. Join us if you'd like to find some words and phrases to hold as 'hope signposts' heading into the year ahead, or even further in your future! John will host this session live from Melbourne.

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

This session is repeated on various days so you can choose the one that suits you best.

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

Each session in this Elective is 2 hours long

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John Englezos is a freelance photographer, spoken word poet and Melbourne's 2015 Poetry Slam Champion. His work has been described as “Pixar in poetry” with his first book “If The World Were Upside Down" centring around notions of Hope, Identity, and Wonder.

He was on the first team to represent Australia at the National Poetry Slam Championships in Denver, Colorado USA in 2017.

John has been a presenter, speaker, coach and host for TedX, runs workshops and one-on-one sessions around poetry and performance, is an uncle to five amazing kids and a brother to many.

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Wed

Glass Landscape

Cook a Landscape in Glass

Glass landscape recipe - Start with a white or clear glass piece and a memory of a favourite location. Begin depicting your memory by gently adding coloured glass, frits and powders, rearranging as necessary. Abstract to your taste. You may choose to add paint to fill out the image. Cook in the kiln then allow to cool. Collect later, ready to frame in a small photo frame (provided).

FOR SAFETY, closed shoes must be worn and long hair must be tied back.

Additional Fee: $40

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Merinda Young has worked as a glass maker / designer for over thirty years, focusing on stained and kiln-formed glass for architectural settings. She has travelled to study with some amazing glass artists from around the world and loves to pass on her skills and knowledge through teaching workshops and mentoring.

When not making or thinking about glass, or chilling with other glassies, Merinda loves nothing better than quiet time with a book, a chat and a cuppa with friends or a walk on the beach with her dog, Holly.

Rose Hamilton is a multi-disciplinary artist with many years experience making art with found objects. Her experiments in kiln-formed glass capture the character of the Poatina village and natural surrounds and sell at the Poatina Tree Gallery.

She has spent many years basketmaking, weaving and willow furniture-making, among other art forms and expressions.

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Thu

Your Next Chapter

Embracing Your Next Chapter

What better time than at the start of a new year to consider where we are at, where we have come from, and where to from here.

John has created a question series to help people do some strengths assessment and intention setting, or if you'd prefer, "a gentle reconnaissance of the inner landscape". This takes the form of a fun, safe, and thought-provoking writing activity without any pressure to share what's written - it's just between you and the page. Join us if you'd like to find some words and phrases to hold as 'hope signposts' heading into the year ahead, or even further in your future! John will host this session live from Melbourne.

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

This session is repeated on various days so you can choose the one that suits you best.

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

Each session in this Elective is 2 hours long

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John Englezos is a freelance photographer, spoken word poet and Melbourne's 2015 Poetry Slam Champion. His work has been described as “Pixar in poetry” with his first book “If The World Were Upside Down" centring around notions of Hope, Identity, and Wonder.

He was on the first team to represent Australia at the National Poetry Slam Championships in Denver, Colorado USA in 2017.

John has been a presenter, speaker, coach and host for TedX, runs workshops and one-on-one sessions around poetry and performance, is an uncle to five amazing kids and a brother to many.