Trove Members Teach Creative Skills
Not only is Trove a Mecca for buying fabulous handmade gifts, it’s a treasure trove of knowledge on where to learn creative skills.
Many of our members create for Trove and also teach others in various workshops in and around Canberra.
For example; learn macramé at either the CIT Bruce campus or Meet Gather Collect in Aranda, taught by our very own Annette Boyd. Find out more at www.shortcourses.cit.edu.au and www.meetgathercollect.com.au.
For basic silversmithing and metal clay jewelry making, try a private or group workshop with Cindy Verheul of The World Rocks! Jewelry Design. Cindy is a talented Canadian who has made Canberra home. Nothing pleases her more than showing off her talent and passing on her passion for creating with metal clay to combine with her fabulous rocks from around the world. www.theworldrockssite.com
If it’s mixed media you’re after and not sure where to start, then Lex Sorrentino is the tutor for you. Lex is one of 3 artists at Trove from The Sculpture Group. She has been teaching at her studio and other venues in Canberra for many years. Lex is a well known and respected Sculptural Artist who does things a little different from the norm.
Lex runs a drop in class every Thursday and Saturday morning, 10:30 – 1:30, $25 plus materials. It’s a great place to meet like minded creatives. Other workshops by Lex can be found on www.originalartdollsbylex.com And Lex is also teaching Polymer Clay at CIT Bruce in May.
Janice Laurent is another artist from our Sculpture Group. Janice is re-starting workshops, at her Murrumbateman studio, in early May. Drop in classes are every Tuesday, 10 – 2 and every 2nd Monday. Other group workshops are available on request. Janice specializes in outdoor garden statues and, like Lex, creates in various clays including ceramic and is happy to pass on her knowledge. www.stonecrestcreations.com.au
Other Websites for inspiration and workshops
Monika Leone www.mawsongallery.com
Canberra Potters Society. www.canberrapotters.com.au
Ian Jones, Gundaroo www.oldstlukesstudio.com.au
Wendy Moore www.afterthemonsoon.com.au
Note: Some of our members are leading several of the workshops at these events
Thoroughbred Park Function Centre, 5th to 7th May …many short workshops available and lots of demonstrations. www.craftalive.com.au
Canberra Contemporary Craft Retreat
27th to 30th October www.contemporarycraftretreat.com.au
This 4-day event boasts fabulous teachers from all over Australia. You can stay and play for all 4 days or choose to participate in a 1-day workshop. Hurry though, the workshops are filling fast.