Creative Workshops

Everyone is an artist, and in 2018 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.

Thank you to all the artists for volunteering their time in running these Workshops.  

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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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