Maggie Hollins offered an eco-printing workshop on Saturday 10th March as part of
NEA's 'A Brush with NEA' during the Wall to Wall street art weekend in Benalla. Eco printing is a direct print method that obtains colours from plants and creates beautiful designs on material. Participants, pictured learning the basics of eco printing with Maggie, created an eco-printed scarf.
Photographs: Bev Lee and Helen Jeffree
A message from Meralyn Vincent from 'A Brush with NEA' team.
"Thank you to everyone, including Ruth Mollison, Edie, Kylie Pitts on the coffee cart, Justin and Simmon with the kids murals, Cornelia for her T-Shirt design and all the volunteers who put in hours during 'A Brush with NEA. (Please accept my apologies if I’ve missed someone)
I just wanted to say THANKYOU for all the effort you all put in... it was a cracker of an event for NEA and I’m pretty proud of the results.
We did a wonderful thing for the community and I feel like we’re on the map in a lot of people’s minds.
High five everyone,
A MARCH SPECIAL EVENT
A BRUSH WITH NEA
complementing the WALL to WALL Street Art Festival
March 9th-12th 2018
A selection of workshops and activities
to celebrate the joy of creativity.
Preparatory workshop for 'Paint Presto' with Janet Leith
Create a painting or drawing of a Benalla building or street scene using selected techniques & mediums whilst working plein air. Students will be instructed through various approaches & techniques to develop confidence working out on the street.
Paint Presto is an art event held in November at the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues where artists paint an artwork in a day and then exhibit the next.
Intro to Jewellery Making with Sally Wallace
Learn the techniques for making your own earrings, bracelet or necklace. This taster workshop is a chance to discover whether this hobby is for you.
Gold Coin Donation for materials and use of tools.
Felting with Annie Longmuir
An all ages activity following a demonstration of felting a flower, you will be guided in making a felt bangle. Cost: $4.
Eco Printing with Maggie Hollins
Eco printing is a direct print method that obtains colours from plants and creates beautiful designs on material. In this workshop you will learn the basics of eco printing and create an eco printed scarf that you will love to wear.
Wood Carving with Seamus
Whittling wood has been around for as long as there have been implements with which to do it, stone, bone, bronze, iron. It is a gentle meditative activity where the doing is as important as the end result.
Learn some basic cuts and how to use a knife safely. Have a go at shaping a piece of wood into something beautiful such as a small figure, or something useful such as a spoon. You might also want to let the wood inspire you to create an abstract masterpiece.
The workshop will be run on an informal basis, with opportunities to watch before having a go, sit around and chat, and meet people.
Making dragon eggs demonstration with Merv Beamish
A magical demo on how to make your own Dragon Eggs.
Personal Mandala Workshop with Meralyn Vincent
A lovely opportunity to take time out. Commencing with a meditation to quieten the mind you'll be guided in creating a simple mandala arising from the stillness.
Woodwork Demonstration with Chris Seeley
Chris will demonstrate the creative skills of wood turning.
Round Robin drawing with Frank Burgers
A fun session of building upon what has come before...
Graffiti Mural with Justin Hunter
An all ages event guided by street artist Justin in painting a mural for one of our courtyards.
Art Mural with artist and monk, Simmon Tan
An all ages event incorporating Bhuddist and Australian themes in creating a courtyard mural for NEA.
Keep an eye on this website for further details of dates and costs. If you are intersted in doing any of these workshops please register at the NEA front desk.
Bald Archy Exhibition
Benalla Street Art Wall to Wall Festival
Benalla Street Art Map
Benalla Youth Action Committee
Juddy Roller Wall to Wall
Benalla Art Gallery
Shepparton Art Museum
GANEAA (Goulburn and North East Arts Alliance)
Wangaratta Art Gallery
Table Top Games at NEA