Start Date: Saturday, 1 September 2018

Finish Date: Sunday, 30 September 2018

Location: Various locations around Grenfell

Contact: Grenfell Visitor Information Centre - 02 6343 2059

Workshops such as floral arranging, candle making, pencil to painting, Japanese Shibori dyeing and Japanese Itajime Shibori dyeing. 

BOOK NOW to avoid missing out! Details on the workshops and how to book can be found below:

Gathered Arrangements with The Yard Studio

DATE: Sunday 9th September
TIME: 10am to 1.30pm
LOCATION: Grenfell Community Hub, 88 Main Street
COST: $120 per person
FACILITATOR: Tillia Withers is the founder and owner of The Yard Studio, which is an art and floral studio specialising in event flowers and bespoke arrangements. Tillia has worked with industry leaders and has worked in the floral industry for numerous years. Through her visual art making and the elements involved; Tillia has drawn from these to assist her designs greatly in floral practice. Tillia will share lots of tips, tricks and methods from her experiences to assist you for your future flower arranging
WORKSHOP DETAILS:  Immerse yourself in beauty, fragrance and colour!!
Please join us for a morning of creativity, fun and flowers if you’re in the gorgeous Grenfell district.
On Sunday the 9th of September from 10:30am to 1:30pm we will be running a gathered arrangement workshop; combining the most beautiful seasonal blooms with the everyday elements we find around us. You will start to look at those everyday “boring” trees and shrubs in new and creative ways.
This workshop will focus on creating an arrangement that can be adjusted for any space or occasion. We will use simple but amazing elements that with form and structure create a breathtaking balance within your arrangement.
This workshop is for everyone as provides a beautiful way to unleash your creative side, be surrounded be like minded people and walk away with new knowledge to style your home all year round.
This blossoming spring workshop will be a beautiful way to spend your Sunday!
All materials will be included; you will receive a vase for your arrangements, abundance of flowers to fill it and your own set of floral scissors.
Morning tea will also be provided. So just bring yourself, a notepad and pen along and leave with an armful of foliage and flowers!
BOOKINGS:  Head to https://theyardstudio.com.au/workshops/. Click on “Gathered Arrangements – Grenfell’ and follow the prompts


Pencil to Painting Art Class

DATE: Saturday 15th September
TIME: 10am to 3.30pm
LOCATION: Grenfell Community Hub, 88 Main Street
COST: $80 (payment required 10days before event)
FACILITATOR: Kay Chapman is a realist artist and teacher with many years experience. Although mostly self taught she has benefited from classes and workshops with reputable and formally trained artists and she continues to develop new techniques and skills. She has achieved competence in design, fine line script with illustration and presentation skills as a showcard and ticketwriter in promotional depts. in Sydney. She loves nature, landscape, old buildings whether magnificent heritage buildings or humble iron abodes & sheds of years past. Favourite mediums are pencil, pastel, pen & wash & acrylic. You can look Kay up on www.bathurstartstrail.com and click on Kay Chapman.
WORKSHOP DETAILS: "I have a very simple approach that works and I believe drawing skill leads to painting success." Kay is a realist artist and teacher with a lifetime of experience. She conduct art classes & workshops for all ages and levels. Students are introduced to various mediums through demonstration & soon discover & develop their own innate creativity. This workshop will have an Aussie theme 'CORRUGATED IRON, WOOD & WIRE' - The great aussie shed, magpies and chooks . Be excited!
Materials list:A3 visual diary, no bamboo paper please. A good quality white rubber. A “Faber- Castell” kneadable eraser. 2 Large foldback clips. “Progresso” solid graphite pencils..2-4 & 6B & a sketching pencil HB or B.
I can supply all at cost including leaning boards for $20 or part thereof if it’s easier for you.
BOOKINGS: Kay Chapman - 0427 351 260 or 6331 4022 or 


Candle Making with Quandialla Candle Co

DATE: Sunday 16th September
TIME: 10:30am - 1:30pm
LOCATION: CWA rooms, Second St, Quandialla
COST: $110
FACILITATOR: Sarah Ryan is the creator of Quandialla Candle Co and has been making soy and beeswax candles for 6 years. Sarah will treach you the ins and outs of candlemaking in containers and will share her tips and tricks to create beautiful handmade candles for your home or gifts.
WORKSHOP DETAILS: A hands on workshop that teaches you about soy wax candles as well as an introduction to perfume notes and choosing fragrances for your candles. There will be a large variety of candles to choose from. You will be making your own candles from eco soy wax consisting of 1 large glass jar candle, one medium glass jar candle, a travel tin candle and some tea lights. Take home candle making kits will be available for purchase on the day. Grab some friends for a fun filled, informative workshop in the quaint village of Quandialla.
All materials are provided as well as tea on arrival and a light lunch. The day will also include a short visit to the Quandialla Candle Co studio.
WHAT TO BRING: A cup for your tea, an apron, closed in shoes, a box to take your candles home in.
BOOKINGS: Call Sarah Ryan on 0404 153 765 to book and for direct deposit details. Payment to be made in advance to secure your spot.


Japanese Shibori (Stitching) Indigo Dyeing Workshop

DATE: Saturday 27th October
TIME: 10am to 4pm
LOCATION: ANOINT, Lodge 33, Cnr. Camp & Burrangong Streets, Grenfell NSW 2810
COST: $125.00 per person (limited 10 people)
FACILITATOR: Maureen Locke-Maclean Textile Fibre Artist & Educator specialising in Japanese design methods and dyeing applications since 1986. Natural Indigo is an ancient dye, commonly derived from the plant Indigofera Tinctoria.
Maureen has exhibited nationally and internationally particularly in Japan at the Cultural Festival of Edogawa-ku Tokyo and the Kusunoki Cultural Festival in Tokyo and featured in various newspapers and textile magazines.
WORKSHOP DETAILS: Experience the delight to using a simple running stitch to create a design, which is then compressed, material dyed, resulting in your own individual design. Notes on various stitch combinations will be provided for you to take home.
Requirements: 100% Natural Fibres only. White Cotton, Linen, Silk etc; no synthetics. 1.5 metres medium weight material of choice. Plus 1 plain or old Tea Towel. Please wash and iron your material so that any dressing is removed. (NO rinse aid) If you have old bed or table linen from Grandmothers, fantastic, recycling puts them to good use in home furnishings, or quilting. Plus: 1 Ball Pearl Cotton white Ecru No.8, Sewing needle large eye to take Pearl Cotton, scissors, white candle, 5 small marbles, champagne cork with metal top, work apron, 2 old towels, garbage bag, 10 pegs, strong plastic gloves, 2 buckets, notepad and pen.
Please note: If you turn up to the workshop without your required materials your place will be forfeited - no refund.
Your own Mug for tea/coffee. A light lunch will be provided.
Material Costs: Dye Vat ingredients included in price.
Please wear comfortable old clothes, sneakers/shoes (no sandals or thongs). Everyone will participate in the preparation of the Indigo Vat, you will stitch, dye, rinse and wash your own work pieces. The Beginners Introduction to Stitched Shibori is a creative, messy and fun workshop.
Result: Indigo Dyed cloth that can be used for sewing into a wrap, garment, quilt, cushion cover, wall hanging each uniquely different.
BOOKINGS: http://www.maureenlockemaclean.com or if you would like to speak with Maureen please call 0439 844 446


Japanese Itajime Shibori (Clamping & Board Binding) Indigo Dyeing Workshop

DATE: Sunday 28th October
TIME: 10am to 4pm
LOCATION: ANOINT, Lodge 33, Cnr. Camp & Burrangong Streets, Grenfell NSW 2810
COST: $125.00 per person (limited 10 people)
FACILITATOR: Maureen Locke-Maclean Textile Fibre Artist & Educator specialising in Japanese design methods and dyeing applications since 1986. Natural Indigo is an ancient dye, commonly derived from the plant Indigofera Tinctoria.
Maureen has exhibited nationally and internationally particularly in Japan at the Cultural Festival of Edogawa-ku Tokyo and the Kusunoki Cultural Festival in Tokyo and featured in various newspapers and textile magazines.
WORKSHOP DETAILS: Itajime Shibori (Clamping and board binding)
Requirements: 100% natural fibres only. White Cotton, Linen, Silk etc; no synthetics. 1 metre medium weight material of choice. Plus 50cm x 1 metre. Please wash the material so that any dressing is removed. If you have old bed or table linen from Grandmothers, fantastic, recycling puts them to good use in home furnishings, or quilting. Plus: 2 old CD discs, 2 pieces ply wood or Plexiglass 8” x 4”, 6 Plastic Clamps small or medium,. String, Raffia for binding. work apron, 2 old towels, garbage bag, 10 pegs, strong plastic gloves, 2 buckets, Notepad and pen.
Please note: If you turn up to the workshop without your required materials your place will be forfeited - no refund.
Your own Mug for tea/coffee. A light lunch provided.
Please wear comfortable old clothes, sneakers/shoes (no sandals). The Indigo Vat will be prepared and you will fold/wrap, bind dye, rinse and wash your own work pieces. The introduction to Itajime Shibori is a creative, messy and fun day.
Result: Indigo Dyed cloth that can be used for sewing into a scarf, garment, quilt, cushion cover, wall hanging each uniquely different.
BOOKINGS: http://www.maureenlockemaclean.com or if you would like to speak with Maureen please call 0439 844 446


"This project is supported by Create NSW’s Country Arts Support Program, a devolved funding program administered by Regional Arts NSW and Arts Outwest on behalf of the NSW Government"