Creative Workshops

Everyone is an artist, and in 2016 the artist in you will have the chance to try your hand at a variety of creative techniques. Our creative workshops allow children and adults to participate in a variety of hands-on workshops to whet the artistic appetite. Assisted and inspired by local artists, a variety of creative workshops will run throughout the day.

Get Jammin' With Jamberry Nail Art (10:00 am)

Grab Mum, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie, Uncle, Big Sister - anyone, as long as they are an adult - and learn how to apply funky nail wraps!

Nail wraps are thin vinyl sheets that are pressure and heat activated to adhere to nails.   They are made with durable materials, so smudges and streaks are never an issue, and can last for up to two weeks on your fingernails.  Completely kid friendly!

There are hundreds of wrap designs, check out the range at https://jamswithlisa.jamberrynails.com.au/ to choose your signature style. In this fun workshop Lisa will show you how to apply your wraps and share tips and tricks for fabulous looking nails.  

At the end of the workshop you will take home your remaining ½ sheet of wraps, along with a Jamberry goodie bag, so you can recreate your look at home!

  • Bookings essential - Please book 1 place for a child accompanied by an adult
  • This workshop is suitable for children from 4 years of age. 
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Duration - 1 hour.

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Date From : Sun Oct 23, 2016 : 10:00
Date To : Sun Oct 23, 2016 : 11:00

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Xmas Wreath with Balflower - Adults (11:30 am)

Join Sarah Park from BALFLOWER for a workshop specifically designed for the Christmas Season. 

Sarah will teach you all the know-how needed to release your inner florist and create your very own floral masterpiece. You'll learn to make a beautiful seasonal and foraged flower Christmas Wreath - perfect  for your festive celebrations!

Sarah is a wildly talented florist who is well know for her stunning wedding work.  This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the best!

  • Bookings essential.
  • This workshop is suitable for adults only. 
  • No previous experience is necessary.
  • Duration - 1.5 hours. 

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Date From : Sun Oct 23, 2016 : 11:30
Date To : Sun Oct 23, 2016 : 13:00

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Skate Deck Design 2 - Grades 3+ (11:00 am)

This workshop was the hit of the Arts Fair in 2015!

Jake Fraser is returning to run another workshop on designing and drawing on skate decks. Jake has been working professionally as a tattooist for nearly 10 years throughout Australia, Europe, America and Tahiti. He has also been an active musician in the Australian music scene for more than a decade. Through tattooing and music Jake has been creating various styles of art for bands and public events for many years.

Come along and receive a blank skateboard deck to decorate.  A perfect addition to your bedroom wall!

  • Bookings essential.
  • This workshop is suitable for children from Grade 3 +.  (The 10.00am workshop is for Grades P to Grade 2)
  • Duration - 1 hour.

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Date From : Sun Oct 23, 2016 : 11:00
Date To : Sun Oct 23, 2016 : 12:00

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Aboriginal Rock Painting (Drop In)

Experience rock painting with Kylie and Belinda Armstrong.

Drop in to our rock painting workshop and learn about aboriginal dot painting from Kylie and Belinda Armstrong - two members of our indigenous community.  Children will be able to choose a rock to decorate and will then be shown how to use sticks as 'paintbrushes' to decorate their rocks with 'dot' painting.  All rocks have a magnet glued to the back so that the finished artwork can be used as a fridge magnet.

  • This workshop is suitable for children of all ages
  • No bookings required
  • $5.00 per participant
  • Duration - 10.00am - 2.00pm

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Date From : Sun Oct 23, 2016 : 10:00
Date To : Sun Oct 23, 2016 : 14:00

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Skate Deck Design 1 - Prep to Grade 2 (10:00 am)

This workshop was the hit of the Arts Fair in 2015!

Jake Fraser is returning to run another workshop on designing and drawing on skate decks. Jake has been working professionally as a tattooist for nearly 10 years throughout Australia, Europe, America and Tahiti. He has also been an active musician in the Australian music scene for more than a decade. Through tattooing and music Jake has been creating various styles of art for bands and public events for many years.

Come along and receive a blank skateboard deck to decorate.  A perfect addition to your bedroom wall!

  • Bookings essential.
  • This workshop is suitable for children from Prep through to Grade 2.  (The 11.00am and 12.00pm workshops are for Grades 3 +)
  • Duration - 1 hour.

Event

Date From : Sun Oct 23, 2016 : 10:00
Date To : Sun Oct 23, 2016 : 11:00

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Children's Painting (Drop In)

Every child has a Picasso in them!!

Drop in to our painting workshop and let your child release their inner artist!  We'll have easels and paints set up and ready to go.  Its easy peasy - your child chooses a drawing from a range of possibilities, clips it to their easel and off they go!

  • This workshop is suitable for children of all ages
  • No bookings required
  • $5.00 per participant
  • Duration - 10.00am - 2.00pm

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Date From : Sun Oct 23, 2016 : 10:00
Date To : Sun Oct 23, 2016 : 14:00

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Skate Deck Design 3 - Grades 3 + (12:00 pm)

This workshop was the hit of the Arts Fair in 2015!

Jake Fraser is returning to run another workshop on designing and drawing on skate decks. Jake has been working professionally as a tattooist for nearly 10 years throughout Australia, Europe, America and Tahiti. He has also been an active musician in the Australian music scene for more than a decade. Through tattooing and music Jake has been creating various styles of art for bands and public events for many years.

Come along and receive a blank skateboard deck to decorate.  A perfect addition to your bedroom wall!

  • Bookings essential.
  • This workshop is suitable for children from Grade 3 +.  (The 10.00am workshop is for Grades P to Grade 2)
  • Duration - 1 hour

Event

Date From : Sun Oct 23, 2016 : 12:00
Date To : Sun Oct 23, 2016 : 13:00

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DIY Terrarium Bar (Drop In)

Drop in to our Terrarium 'Bar' and create your own masterpiece!

A great workshop for adults and children to work together!  Each pair will be given a set of instructions to follow as they work their way through the 'buffet' of materials to create their terrarium.

We'll have a stack of vessels for you to choose from but please feel free to bring your own if you have something special you would like to turn into a terrarium.

  • This workshop is suitable for children of all ages - must be accompanied by an adult
  • No bookings required
  • $10.00 per participant
  • Duration - 10.00am - 2.00pm

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Date From : Sun Oct 23, 2016 : 10:00
Date To : Sun Oct 23, 2016 : 14:00

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The Somers Arts Fair has offered:

  • Caricature workshops hosted by former Herald Sun cartoonist Geoff Hook;
  • Pastels, portraiture and landscape workshops hosted by local artist Monique Morey;
  • Children's cartooning workshops hosted by the ABC’s best-selling Australian pre-school author and illustrator, Jeannette Rowe;
  • Creative writing workshops for children hosted by "Nim's Island" author, Wendy Orr;
  • Hip hop dance workshops hosted by Dancesation School of Dance;
  • Introduction to Zen Do Kai Martial Arts workshops for children and adults, hosted by Renshi Peter Smedley of Amphibian Dojos;
  • Wet felting workshops hosted by Red Frog Artisans;
  • Recycled mobile making workshop hosted by Grade 2/3J;
  • Clay sculpting workshop hosted by Mermaids Tale Sculpture Gallery;
  • Kokedama workshops where patrons created "moss balls" on which an ornamental plant grows, hosted by Kym Munro of Succulence;
  • Terrarium workshops hosted by Kym Munro of Succulence;
  • Skateboard deck design workshop hosted by tattoo artist, musician and designer Jake Fraser; and
  • Sock puppet making workshops with local artisan, art teacher and art therapist Fiona Martin.

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