This year we had a day devoted to Life Drawing on the 17th January. Sue Top facilitated the day and had some clothed and unclothed models to draw.
Neil Wallace, is a name known to many Australians and I guess many around the world. We at Firestation Print Studio are extremely lucky to have him as a member here. On the 25 & 26 February he gave us a wonderful papermaking workshop which far exceeded my expectations! We learned about both Western and Japanese papers and how they were made and made some of each. We made our own frames for making paper and learned about fibres and natural additives. I went home with a handful of handmade paper and a frame and straight away made some more paper at home. Loved it! Thanks Neil. You are a generous teacher indeed!
This year, Mecwacare applied for a grant to allow their clients to come here once a week for an art class. This has a number of benefits, both for them and for us. Their clients come out to a professional place to make art, which is exciting and out of the ordinary for them, we benefit from sharing our knowledge and expertise with them and understanding more of their lives. Mecwacare also applied for a grant for us to have a portable wheelchair ramp permanently, which has been very useful and a very kind thought.
John Hinds and Wendy Leason each gave several lessons (there were 8 in total) and they ended up with an exhibition that John and Wendy curated.
Below are pictures of the beautiful exhibition which opened on the 30th March 2017.
Printing on Canvas with Colours... a workshop by Angela Cavalieri on 2nd April 2017. A small group of dedicated printers did this one day course with Angela. Kerrie, from Darwin and Helen from Canberra joined three FPS members, Anastasia, Kathleen and Marie.
Lots of fun was had by all, and the output was very interesting. They cut a block and printed it, so it was a very busy day. The first pic shows Angela's work in progress in the gallery "studio space".
Edith May is manager of FPS. For blogs prior to 2015 click here