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Workshops & Classes

The 2020 Brisbane Timber, Tools & Artisan program is due our in early March with a full list of free and paid for classes, demonstrations and exhibitors.  Make sure you sign up for our Club Artisan email newsletter to be the first to know or follow us on Facebook or Instagram.

Check out the list below as we continue to add Workshops or Classes that require booking.

LEAD LIGHTING WORKSHOPS:
LEARN LEAD LIGHTING – 5 HRS

TEACHER: Richard Apel (ApelArt)
SESSIONS:
20th, 21st or 22nd March (10.30am-3.30pm)
EXPERIENCE: Beginners to immediate
COST: $250pp
TO BOOK: Online via TryBooking

DETAILS:
Learn Lead Lighting with Richard Apel from ApelArt. During this full day workshop you will learn how to cut and shape the glass into a panel and you get to take your completed piece home. During the workshop you will learn and use techniques such as cutting glass with various tools, placement of glass, adding & burning of lead trim to bind your piece. All materials, tools & safety equipment are supplied, so just bring your creativity and a smile. (Minimum Age: 15 years)

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CERAMIC WORKSHOPS:
PAINT AN ANIMAL DISH – 1 HR

TEACHER: Bonnie Hislop
SESSIONS: Sunday 22 March (10.30am-11.30am)
EXPERIENCE: Beginners to Immediates. Adult & Kid friendly.
COST: $40pp
TO BOOK: Online with BonnieHislop.com

DETAILS:
Enjoy a fun 1 hour session painting animal dishes. Students will learn the fundamentals of painting on ceramics (underglazing). The following is included:  pre-prepared animal dishes in a variety of shapes; all paint brushes, palettes and materials needed to complete your pieces; underglazes (paints).  Please bring an apron if desired. Completed and fired items will then be available for completion within 2 weeks. See full workshop details and book at: www.bonniehislop.com/shop-1/paint-an-animal-dish

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PAINT A BREKKY SET – 2 HRS

TEACHER: Bonnie Hislop
SESSIONS:
Sat 21 March (10.30am-12.30pm) OR Sun 22 March (1.00pm-3.00pm)
EXPERIENCE: Beginners to Immediates
COST: $180pp
TO BOOK: Online with BonnieHislop.com

DETAILS:
Enjoy a fun session of painting a breakfast plate and mug set! Participants will have a choice of grey speckle, brown speckle, or white clay and a coffee mug with or without handle. Students will learn the fundamentals of painting on ceramics (underglazing), and can collect their completed, fired pieces.  The following is included:  1 plate set pp comprising of 1 tumbler/mug, 1 plate (18cm) and 1 dish; all paint brushes, palettes and materials needed to complete your pieces; underglazes (paints).  Please bring an apron if desired. See full workshop details and book at: www.bonniehislop.com/shop-1/paint-a-brekky-set-march-2122

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SCULPT YOUR PET! – 2 HRS

TEACHER: Bonnie Hislop
SESSIONS:
Fri 20 March (10.30am-12.30pm) OR Sat 21 March (1.30pm-3.30pm)
EXPERIENCE: Beginners to Immediates.
COST: $50pp
TO BOOK: Online with BonnieHislop.com

DETAILS:
Come along and enjoy a fun session of sculpting a miniature ceramic version of your pet!  Students will the fundamentals of small sculpture and surface decoration. Pieces will be built and decorated with underglazes on the day and available completed and fired within 2 weeks of the show. The following is included: clay, clay tools, underglazes and paint. Please bring an apron if desired.  See full workshop details and book at: www.bonniehislop.com/shop-1/sculpt-your-pet-march-20-22 

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MAKE A CERAMIC POT – 2 HRS

TEACHER: Bonnie Hislop
SESSIONS:
Fri 20 March (1.30pm-3.30pm)
EXPERIENCE: Beginners to Immediates.
COST: $75pp
TO BOOK: Online with BonnieHislop.com

DETAILS:
Come along and enjoy a fun session of sculpting a planter pot or bowl!  Students will learn the fundamentals of handbuidling (particularly pinch pot technique) and surface decoration. Pieces will be built and decorated with underglazes on the day and available completed and fired within 3 weeks of the show. The following is included: clay, clay tools, underglazes and paint. Please bring an apron if desired.  See full workshop details and book at: www.bonniehislop.com/shop-1/sculpt-your-pet-march-20-22 

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BLACKSMITHING WORKSHOPS:
Learn to Forge and Hot Rivet Steel Links/Rings

TEACHER: Martin Geddes
DATES:
20th, 21st or 22nd March 2020
TIMES:
4 hour workshop (11am-3pm)
EXPERIENCE: Beginners to Immediates (16 Years+)
COST: $125pp
TO BOOK: Call Martin Geddes 0414849555

DETAILS:
This 4 hour class is a great step forward for those keen to experience forming and forging of hot ferrous metals (Blacksmithing) for the first time or to add to their current skills. This small forging is unique in the way it draws on many aspects of Blacksmithing. There will be setting down the ends of the 8mm round bar; preparing ends for a small rivet; forming a bar around the horn of the anvil; closing and hot riveting ends together; truing the ring on a mandrel; stamping your name on it and finishing it off by sealing it with bees wax. All equipment will be supplied. Coke fired forges will be used with a thorough explanation of its use.

ABOUT YOUR TEACHER:
Martin Geddes has over 40yrs in the metal trade; 24 of these have been teaching Blacksmithing at Cert lll and Cert lV level, plus a Bachelor of Adult Voc Ed. Learn more at www.facebook.com/blacksmithingqld

COPPER FOILING CLASSES:

TEACHER: Viki Stanton – Windows of Heaven
SESSIONS:
20th, 21st or 22nd March  (10.30am-12pm or 1.30pm-3pm)
COST: $140pp (Max 3 people per class. 18 places across the weekend)
BOOK: Online via TryBooking 

DETAILS:
Learn Copper Foiling to make a small light-catacher in this 1.5 hour workshop. All tools, equipment and supplies are provided plus 2D glass butterfly and fairy designs to choose from (additional 3D statue style patterns available for $10/$20 extra).  Apart from taking home your creation, you will also recieve a basic tool kit which  includes: a class cutter, foil presser, maybe a pattern, and class notes.

Participants are recommended to wear suitable clothing for working with craft materials such as Jeans, covered in shoes, simple shirt or long sleeve shirt.    No Sunday best clothing or frilly dresses.

Includes 1 day entry to the show.

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WOODTURNING DEMO:
Theo the Woodturner

TEACHER: Theo Haralampou
DATES:
20th, 21st or 22nd March 2020
TIMES:
Various from 10-4pm
EXPERIENCE: Beginners to Advance
COST: Free
TO BOOK: No bookings required. Seating provided in a first come, first serve basis

PROGRAM:

10:00am                 Turning wood into trees
11:00am                 The triumphs and pitfalls of pen turning
12:00pm                 Tea caddy spoon
2:00pm                   Bowl within a bowl
3:30pm                   Give your woodturning the best edge – the science of sharp

DETAILS:

10:00am Spindle turning techniques Turning Wood Into Trees
Key points I will cover in this demonstration are:  Over ten different tree designs. Wood selection and characteristics. How to form a cone the easy way. Tool rest alignment. Using a spindle gouge to do skew work.  Getting the best finish off the tool.  Eliminating catches. Straight and curved cuts.  Using a beading tool.  Adding colour for effect. Embellishment incorporating, knurling, spiralling and chatter work. How to minimise sanding. Finishing your work.

11:15am The triumphs and pitfalls of pen turning
Pen making is by far the easiest way to start the journey into woodturning. It involves material selection, cutting blanks, drilling, gluing, tool selection, turning, finishing and assembly techniques.  I will take you through them step by step, highlighting the potential pitfalls to avoid and the techniques that will give you a great result every time.

12:00md Tea caddy spoons
This design shows off the natural beauty of the wood grain and is ideal for measuring fresh tea or coffee.
Making the spoons involves many different techniques including, roughing down a blank, turning and sanding a small sphere, using a band saw safely to cut the blank in half, jamb chucking, hollowing the spoons, how to make and use your own drum sander to sand through the grades and finishing techniques and products.This project is an opportunity to learn a multitude of techniques that will take your turning skills and opportunities to another level.

2:00pm Bowl within a bowl
Ever wanted to create an eye catching bowl. Then come along and learn how to turn a bowl within a bowl.  The project involves techniques for turning a large sphere and then cutting it in half. One half is for the bowl and the other is for used for mounting the bowl off-centre so it can be turned.  This is another multidimensional project which includes bowl turning techniques, correct use of a parting tool, using the indexing system on your lathe, how to mount your work off-centre safely, turning and sanding spheres, how to turn away the foot of your bowl, caressing the bevel when you are cutting more air than wood. The bowl within a bowl project brings covers many woodturning tools and disciplines so bring along your pencil and paper, tablet or laptop and take copious photos and notes.

3:30pm Give your woodturning the best edge – The science of sharp
I will be discussing the different ways and means of getting your tools sharp and maintaining their durability so you can spend less time sharpening and more time turning while getting the best finish possible off the tool.  I will explain the science that makes that possible.

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TIMBER & RESIN WORKSHOPS:
Timber & Resin Creations Workshop

TEACHER: Art Tree Creations
DATES:
20th, 21st or 22nd March 2020
TIMES:
3 hour workshop (11am-2pm)
EXPERIENCE: Beginners to Immediates (16 Years+)
COST: $225pp
TO BOOK: Online with Art Tree Creations

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DETAILS:
Join this fun filled 3hr workshop and create your very own resin & timber serving board.  This workshop will also give you the knowledge to go on & create your very own timber & resin creations. The knowledge obtained can be applied to any timber and resin project, up to large creations like a river table. The classes come with ongoing support that is just a phone call or an email away. You will gain the knowledge & know how to finishing off your pieces created in the class at home. (Your piece will be able to be collected just before close of the show each day, between 3 – 4pm) giving you time between finishing your class & pick up to enjoy also visit other exhibitors.

All of the materials are provided along with your entry ticket to the show for the day. It is recommended that you don’t wear clothes that are your Sunday best, resin can get messy & won’t wash out. Bring an apron if you can. The workshop runs from 11am – 2pm &  these workshops are a maximum of 9 participants.  You will have a 30 minute break during the class to grab some lunch & check out the show before getting stuck back into your serving boards.

See full workshop details via Art Tree Creations

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