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GODFREY STREET COMMUNITY HOUSE

CREATIVE ARTS AND CRAFTS


WRITING CREATIVELY

Write for your own pleasure without formal assessment in a friendly and supportive environment. Discover what you want to write and how to write it. If you are already writing, or would like to get started, come to these friendly workshop sessions. BYO paper and pen. The social aspect of the weekly get-togethers mean there is much sharing of stories and laughter as well as writing.

A joint venture between the Art class and Writing Creatively class is when the annual House calendar is being produced; students have the opportunity to write a short verse inspired by the various paintings submitted for the calendar.

MEMOIR WRITING

Everyone has a story to tell. This supportive memoir writing group assists and encourages members to do so in a safe and friendly environment. Members read and discuss historical and personal events from their own point of view. They may with so write a memoir for their family, or to publish for wider distribution. B.Y.O. paper and pen.

LIFESTORIES & LEGACIES

A course concentrating on the techniques and skills to write life and legacy stories in Digital Age. Digital Literacy will play a large part in this course, where learners with structured exercises will learn the advantages technology provides.

CALLIGRAPHY

Learn the Art of elegant and graceful scripts in a friendly and relaxed environment.

Basic penmanship or develop your skills further through examining and practicing handwriting from the Renaissance through to Copperhand Plate developed in the 16th century.

Material list available on enrolment.

CUPPA ROUND THE TABLE

An informal social time for people to come together ‘Round the Table’. Share your time with others over a cuppa bring your craft to finish in a friendly, social environment. Would suit those with an interest in starting a knitting or crocheting group.  This is a self-lead group.

WATER COLOUR PAINTING

This class suits beginners to work at their own pace and develop their own individuality whilst at the same time this class will suit those with experience. Learn the various techniques used in water colour painting in a friendly environment. Students to supply own materials. Class list available on enrolment.

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PEN & INK (WASH) BEGINNERS * NEW

Discover the wonderful versatility of ink as a creative medium. Learn how to apply ink with confidence, controlling where you place it but also allowing it to run across the page in swathes and bleeds, adding new dimensions of interest and beauty to your work.

Coloured inks will be used as well as black.

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ACRYLIC & WATER BASED OIL PAINTING

This class is for beginners and those with some experience. Students are taught in an informal environment using acrylic and water based oil paints. Your choice as to which you prefer.

Students to provide own water based oil paints.

If using the House acrylic paints and brushes an annual fee of $15 is payable on enrolment.

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DRAWING

Have you thought of drawing or sketching before? Would you like to know how to use various drawing materials such as pencil, charcoal and pastel?

Guided in a series of drawing exercises to help you develop your right brain skills. Learn to ‘see’ by exploring observational techniques and still life exercises.

 Broaden your understanding of the artistic and technical aspects of art through a study of drawing skills including shading, perspective, negative-space, tone and colour. Previous drawing experience not essential. A Meditative & relaxing environment.

Bring to first class a sketchbook, 2B & 6N pencils and charcoal.

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