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Published October 6th 2015
Colour Box Studios presents a series of Creative Workshops
Wyndham City Council in collaboration with Colour Box Studio, present a series of hands-on workshops this October and November; the Special Workshop Showcase.

Special Workshop Showcase
Special Workshop Showcase

Creative workshops designed to satisfy your creative needs, will begin on the weekend of 10 October 2015 with a Clay Figurine workshop in Point Cook:

Make a Pit-Fired Clay Figurine

Pit-fired clay figurine workshop
Pit-fired clay figurine workshop

If you've ever fancied having a go at making a wee clay sculpture, well this is your opportunity! Get your hands dirty with wet clay, and sculpt yourself a figurine with the help of sculptor Carolyn Warren-Langford. Because you will need to dry and pit-fire your clay creation, this workshop takes place over two sessions.

When: Saturday 10 October & Saturday 31 October 2015. 11am - 3pm.
Where: PyreWorks Studio, 22 Covent Gardens, Point Cook
Cost: $80 (includes light lunch)
Book: HERE

Acrylic Canvas Art

Michael Adonai's Acrylic Paint Class
Michael Adonai's Acrylic Painting Class

Over two workshop sessions, this is your chance to paint a masterpiece with acrylics on canvas. Under the guidance of talented visual artist and workshop facilitator Michael Adonai, you will familiarise yourself with acrylic painting techniques. Learn to get the very best out of one of the most popular art mediums that is used by the world's top global artists.

When: Sunday 11 October & Sunday 18 October 2015. 10am – 2.30pm.
Where: Arndell Park Community Centre:, 29-49 Federation Blvd, Truganina
Cost: $80 (includes light lunch)
Book: HERE

Collect and Create with Watercolours

Watercolour painting class
Collect and Create with Watercolours

Spend the afternoon scouring the beach with your fellow artists, collecting inspiration for your watercolour art class. Renowned artist Caroline Esbenshade will lead this interesting nature based workshop, in which you will learn more of the region's marine life, and put your new watercolour painting techniques to use.

When: Saturday 17 October 2015. 12 - 4:30pm.
Where: Coastal Park, Point Cook Homestead Rd, Point Cook
Cost: $70 (includes light lunch and goodie bag)
Book: HERE

Learn to Screen Print in a Day

Learn to Screen Print in a Day
Learn to Screen Print in a Day

Colour Box Studio's sought after screen-printing workshop is back in the Special Workshop Showcase. The Learn to Screen Print in a Day is exactly as it sounds. Liz Doust of ambette will teach you the techniques you need to put screen print your own design onto fabric. Basic fabric provided, but you can bring your own black t-shirt, apron or tea towel if you wish.

When: Saturday 24 October 2015. 11am - 4pm.
Where: Melbourne Polytechnic: Building 'B', Level 4, Room 407 (MB407), 144 High Street, Prahran
Cost: $125
Book: HERE

Learn Photography Basics with your Smartphone

Smart Phone Camera Photography
Smart Phone Camera Photography

You probably ditched your camera around the same time that you acquired your first smart phone, but do you really know how to make the most out of your smart phone's camera? This interactive series of three workshops will take place over 3 sessions in November.

Facilitated by Melbourne photographer Ellen Clendining, you will enjoy a series of fun classes in which you will learn more about lighting, composition, staging, posing and post production of images using your smart phone and the Instagram app. You'll also enjoy some fun with a photo booth session, too.

To end the workshop series, there will be a public photography exhibition of your handiwork and your fellow workshop participants!

When: Sunday 15, 22 and 29 November 2015. 1pm – 3.30pm.
Where: Wyndham Vale Community Learning Centre, 86 Manor Lakes Blvd, Wyndham Vale
Cost: $80
Book: HERE

Make your own Rag Rug

Make a Rag Rug
Make a Rag Rug

You've probably seen trendy rag rugs sold in retail stores, well now you can learn to make your own with teacher and textile artist Beverley Cox. Using knotting and weaving techniques you will make your own household furnishing. You'll be taught to prepare fabric strips, choose colours and design, and hook fabric lengths using a crotchet hook into an open weave base.

When: Saturday 20 November 2015. 12 - 4:30pm
Where: Iramoo Community Centre, 84 Honour Avenue, Wyndham Vale
Cost: $60 (includes light lunch)
Book: HERE

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Why? Learn something new and creative
When: Running throughout October and November
Where: Various venues in the West. See article for more info
Cost: From $60pp
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What a terrific variety of courses. My gandmother used to make rag rugs I haven't seen them for years.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8059) 2010 days ago
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