A diverse range of workshops will be run in association with Frost. Take the opportunity to learn new artistic skills or brush up on some old ones by enrolling in one or more of these practical tutorials.
Please note, numbers are limited, so book in early to avoid disappointment.
All workshop bookings open on Wednesday 4 April.
Bookings can be made using the buttons below.
If you need to pay by cash or cheque, please contact
Community College Northern Inland, 92 Queen Street, Barraba, 6782 1662.
For all other enquiries, please call Martin on 0428 606 818 or Stacey on 0427 830 130.
Courses are outlined below.
Workshop Program available to download here
Friday 6 July
Intro to Mosaic Making 10am-4pm
Local artist Arlene Weekes will take you through the basics of mosaic making in her studio and show you how to grout your work. Materials provided. Limit of 6. $90.
Saturday 7 July
YUPO Painting 10am-3pm
Well-known Manilla painter Erik Dekkers will share some of the secrets of producing tantalising works on YUPO paper. YUPO is a synthetic paper that can be used to make images with interesting visual effects with paint. Suitable for beginners to advanced painters. Limit of 12. $100.
Barraba Station, the historic homestead and property, was "taken up" in 1837, now provides an amazing setting for three creative workshops. Three different workshops will happen simultaneously - photography, painting, and leatherwork. Details are below. We will boil the billy and provide morning tea. Don't miss the chance to see this special place, open just to Frost students. The Station is just 5 minutes from town.
Painting & drawing at Barraba Station 9.30am-1.30pm
Artist Andrea Bruno will help you interpret the natural and built landscapes of Barraba Station through painting and drawing. This will be a creative experience, exploring composition, colour and mark-making. Bring art materials you want to use. It can be as simple as a pencil and paper. The workshop will be in the open air. Limit of 10. $90.
Photography at Barraba Station 9.30am-1.30pm
David Henderson's photographs capture aspects of Australian bush life intimately. David will work with you to see what is around you in different ways and make powerful images. Limit of 10. $90.
Traditional Leatherworking at Barraba Station
Kevin Dodds is a highly skilled traditional leatherworker. These skills are an important part of Australian bush life and Kevin wants to pass them on to future generations. Make a traditional braided leather belt for yourself or a friend during the morning. All materials supplied including leather prepared to a high standard from hides by Kevin.
Limit of 8. $75.
Jewellery 10am to 1pm
Make finished pieces of jewellery to take home, using semi-precious stones, glass lampwork beads, sterling silver components and Swarovski crystals. Barraba jewellery maker Elizabeth Cox will teach you the process. Kit provided in fee. Choices available to suit different tastes. Make a necklace, or an earring & bracelet set. Limit of 10. Children OK if accompanied by an adult. $60.
Reduction Linoprint 10am–4pm
This inspiring workshop with qualified artist Nadia Kleindanze will allow you to make a multi-colour print from one piece of lino. This is a great way to explore the wonderful process of colour reduction linocut. A multi-colour relief printing technique allows you to build up layers of colour from the same block in order to create an image.
Limit of 12. $90