Workshops at Lyndendale Gallery 2016

Wow! What an exciting lineup of workshops coming up in this first section of 2016! And there’ll be more after the Dardanup Art Spectacular art Trail in May.

Choose a workshop you like the look of and please register for it.

All the details and conditions follow the list of workshops on offer.

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Saturday 27th February 9.30 to 12.30

Miniature Watercolour landscapes: ‘Summer’ with Marguerite Aberle

All materials supplied (Frames available for purchase)

Paint miniature watercolour landscapes to either make beautiful cards, or be framed to make beautiful pictures.

Fees: $95 .

Maximum of 8, minimum of 4 participants.

creative writing

Friday 4th March 9 to 12

Introduction to Memoir with Ingrid Rickersey

This creative writing workshop is suitable for beginner writers keen to explore the writing process. The only prerequisite is a reasonable ability of English grammar and sentence structure.

The workshop exploresvarioustypes of life writing and includes practical writing exercises. Follow- on workshops will be available where you will learn how to connect your writing pieces

Workshop covers:

  • What is life writing and why write?
  • Writing your life story
  • Characterisation in life writing
  • Making your writing stand out

Minimum of 5 participants.

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Friday 11th March 9.30 to 11.30

How to Write Blog Posts that People Want to Read with Jo Castro

Pre-requisite: A desire to write and blog, or preferably a blog that’s up and running. (We won’t be creating blog sites – just blog posts.)

Having a blog or an idea for a blog is one thing, but getting people to read and engage with your content is another.

Blogs can be effective tools for businesses and artists to publicise their work or services, but what do you publish on a regular basis to keep people coming back for more so that you can keep promoting your business or your services?

Materials supplied – Handouts

Please bring – notepads & paper, iPads or Laptops.

Cost of workshop: $65

Minimum number for the workshop to go ahead: 5
Saturday 12th March  9.30 to 3.30 pm Introduction to Encaustic Art with Colin Pratt All materials supplied Session1:    Introduction to Encaustic art – the application of wax using a range of techniques & equipment.  Session 2:  Add to the basic techniques by including different types of collage materials, stencils& tar.

Fees:  $150 for full day workshop (or $80 for individual session) Maximum 6 people [ 3 minimum]

 Waxes all set up ready for an exciting session of encaustic art

Sunday 13th March 9.30 to 12.30

Exploring Encaustic Monotype Printmaking with Colin Pratt

(encaustic experience needed)

Create unique wax prints and develop them using your previous encaustic experience. Experiment with different papers, temperatures, techniques.

All materials supplied (but bring any special papers you’d like to use).

Fees:  $ 90 Maximum 6 people , 3 minimum

 Saturday March 19th, 9 to 12.30 NEW!!!!!

Mixed Media/Collage with Marguerite Aberle

All materials supplied (frames available for purchase)

Use mixed media & collage to either make beautiful cards, or to frame to make beautiful pictures.

Fees: $95 .

Maximum of 8,minimum of 4 participants.

Friday April 1st 9.30 -12.00, 1.00- 3.00 Encaustic Art -Special Effects with Colin Pratt.

Previous encaustic experience needed.

All materials supplied, but bring any favourite papers you have.

Effects include working with shellac, paper & dye, foils, plaster, & adding embellishments.

Fees: $150 for full day workshop. Maximum 6 people, 3 minimum.

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Saturday April 2nd , 9.30 to 3.30

Linocut Printing with Elizabeth Royce

Learn the basic skills of designing, cutting & printing a simple linocut with the option of using coloured inks &/or pencils in different ways to vary the printing process.  Hand-colouring is also an option.

In the tradition of print artists such as Margaret Preston, the theme will be flora, either general or Australian.

Most materials supplied but please bring-

1 or 2 images (you might like to do two prints). The print will be 12cmx12cm but the design can be adjusted

An old shirt or apron

A toothbrush

A tablespoon…

A notebook, loose paper, pencils (drawing & coloured if you wish) & an eraser.

*Optional…..watercolour or gouache paints

Cost – $150 for full day workshop

Maximum of 8, minimum of 4 participants

A work in progress

Neville gives step by step instructions in all his workshops.

Saturday April 9th  9* to 4

Watercolour for beginners with Neville Peterkin

 To introduce beginning painters to watercolour

All about brushes, paper, paints, & palettes. Learn how to stretch watercolour paper; how to mix colours; and paint a picture using basic techniques.

All materials supplied Cost – $180 for all day workshop

Max participants 8, minimum 3

*NOTE: Please come early and set up ready to start at 9 am sharp.

Sunday April 10th 9 to 4

‘Watercolour Workshops’ with Neville Peterkin

Developing Watercolour – Putting MAGIC into your pictures

Pre-requisite “Watercolour for beginners” with Neville Peterkin”

Briefly review the fundamentals of watercolour painting; Develop a colour palette; Plan and paint a picture with X-factor magic.

No materials supplied, but imagery will be provided

Fees: $100 for full day workshop

Maximum 8 people, minimum 3

*NOTE: Please come early and set up ready to start at 9 am sharp.

Saturday 16th April 10 to 4   NEW!!

Painting Pastels on to Canvas with Jane Holland

Basic ability with pastels required.

Learn techniques for preparing canvas, painting and varnishing to protect and present your artwork.

Discover how to paint pastels onto canvas and present your art for display or sale without glass or frame.

Materials Supplied:

Prepared stretched canvas (for use in workshop)

Some pastels

Some brushes

Materials to bring:

A range of brushes (your choice) cont. next column

Pastels (Any that you own)

Container for water

Painting rags

Easel

Fees:  $150 for full day workshop

Max. Participants: 8, Min. Participants: 3

 REGISTRATION and PAYMENT

Name………………………………………………………

Address……………………………………………………..

…………………………………………………………

Postcode………………….

Email…………………………………………………….

Phone…………………………………………………..

Please register me for the workshop

“……………………………………………….

On ……………………………..2016

At the time of registration, I will pay by

( ) Cash ( ) Cheque ( payable to Lyndendale Gallery)

( ) Internet transfer A/C name Lyndendale Gallery BSB 086-554 A/C no 82-223-3030

No payment or registration accepted after 10 days before the workshop

Money payable to:

Lyndendale Gallery

828 Crooked Brook Road, Dardanup.6236

Phone: 9728 3038

lyndendalegallery@live.com.au

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On Again – Workshops at Lyndendale Gallery (March to May +, 2015

 

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Bad news! We’ve already started workshops at Lyndendale Gallery! We had a request for a linoprinting workshop with Elizabeth Royce. Bingo! It was full. We all had a wonderful day.

Now for the good news…… all the workshops that are still to come

creative writing

Sorry folks. This set of writing workshops has had to be postponed.

Watch out for them later in the year

(First up in March will be the first of four life writing workshops with local, well-known writer, Ingrid Rickersey.
***Writing for Life
A set of 4 workshops with Ingrid Rickersey.
There are no prerequisites as such and while people can do whichever workshop/s they want, it is better to do all of them as there is an exercise we will do at each workshop that will be put together as an activity at the last workshop.
Friday March 20 9 to 12 (workshop1)
*** ‘What is life writing and why write ?’ with Ingrid Rickersey
Bring a notebook and pen
Minimum number 5)

Friday April 17th 9 to 12 (workshop2)
***‘Writing your life story – voice and point of view’’ with Ingrid Rickersey
Bring a notebook and pen
Minimum number 5 people

Friday May 1st 9 to 12 (workshop 3)
***Life Writing with Ingrid Rickersey: Characterisation
Bring a notebook and pen
Minimum number 5
June 5th Writing for Life 4 with Ingrid Rickersey
Each workshop is $55 or it’s $220 for the four.)  (See comments above – the writing workshops have been postponed)

And what about watercolours? (not a beginner? There’s one coming up for you) Neville Peterkin has a beginner’s course – everything supplied.
Here’s a sample of his art – something to aspire to.
A painting by Neville Peterkin
Saturday March 21st 9 to 4

Watercolour workshops with Neville Peterkin

To help inexperienced painters get more out of watercolour
How to achieve a flat wash;
All about watercolour brushes, paper, paints, and palettes,
Learn how to stretch watercolour paper,
Manipulation of lines and edges, soft and hard edges, lines, textures
warm and cool colours;
How to achieve a graded wash; multiple washes, so
How to apply colour glazes to manipulate colours
All materials supplied
Fees : $180
Maximum 8 people, minimum 4 people

And then there’s the miniature watercolours – or, sometimes, dyes! Marguerite aberle tells me she is varying these with a little surprise to cater for those who have already done this workshop – but would love to do another workshop!
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Saturday March 28th 9.30 to 12.30
Miniature watercolours into Cards – Autumn with Marguerite Aberle
At last we can see the return of Autumn! Probably my favourite time of the year, from the point of view of light and colour.
The richness of the colouring deciduous trees, and the softness and warmth of the afternoon sunlight.
It throws beautiful shadows…lit with a golden sun filtering through colouring leaves.
Inspired? I am.
We will be doing cards, but with a little ‘twist’.
Cost $95.
All materials supplied
Maximum 8, minimum participants 5.

And a little photography?
I did this workshop last year. I couldn’t believe the photos I took as a result. I’ll include one (I should put some of my before and afters)
I Took This! Amazing!
Monday March 30th .9-12, 1-4
Digital Photography for Beginners with Jill Harrison
New to photography, own a camera and don’t know how to use it, not happy with your photos?
Learn basic photography techniques & guidelines for composing better images.
Workshop will be both theory and practical
All materials supplied
Maximum 8, minimum participants 5.
practical.
Requirements – your camera & camera manual.
Fees $125
Maximum 8 people, minimum 5 people

And another miniature watercolour with Marguerite Aberle. Another photo?
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Friday April 24th 9.30 to 12.30
Miniature watercolours into Cards – Seascapes with Marguerite Aberle.
Painting the ocean in miniature has fazed & delighted many. How can that be? It is the little tricks that ‘pull it together’, bringing something that often looks like a volcano into the realm of moving ocean. Bliss
For those who have done this before, we will refine the beginnings of the waves…be more bold with our skies, add boats, yachts, a bird or two & maybe some land. Look at the different moods of the ocean.
For those of you new to painting the sea, you will delight in producing a wave or series of waves, & some beautiful skies…going home with at least 5…if not 8 beautiful cards.
Cost $95.
All materials supplied
Maximum 8 people, minimum 5.

Watercolour workshop with Neville Peterkin

And for those of you with watercolour experience. Here’s your chance to push yourself a little in this workshop with Neville Peterkin.
Neville was keen to assure me that anyone who has done one of his workshops before that this one is not a repeat!

Saturday May 2nd 9 to 4
Watercolour Workshops with Neville Peterkin

A workshop for artists wishing to develop their skills – new content.
Review the fundamentals of watercolour painting – the flat & graded washes & edge manipulation techniques. Develop a colour palette. Simplify a subject. Simplicity, spontaneity, subtlety & sensitivity.
Learn & practice wet into wet techniques applicable to the subject. Complete drawing & first stages of your picture.
No materials supplied
Participants to supply their own stretched paper, paints and brushes (a list will be supplied)
Fees: $100 for full day workshop
Maximum 8 people, minimum 4

And, also coming with details to follow – and dates too sometimes!
Also coming
May 10th Food photography with Jill Harrison$90 – first time offered
May 23rd Intro to Encaustic art with Colin Pratt
May ….Acrylic painting date TBC with Christine Blowfield – first time offered

June 5th Writing for Life 4 with Ingrid Rickersey $55
June 2o/21 Creative Journalling with Marguerite Aberle – first time offered
June 29th Travel photography with Jill Harrison $70 – first time offered

July 4th Printing with Encaustic with Colin Pratt

And there will be more!

Want to be in one (or more) of these?
Here are the registration and payment details.
Just email me if you want to know more.
Registration and Payment
Name………………………………………………………
Address…………………………………………………………….
…………………………………………………………
Postcode………………….
email…………………………………………………….
Phone…………………………………………………..
I would like to register for the workshop

“……………………………………………….”.

On ……………………………..2015

I will pay by
( ) Cash ( ) Cheque ( pay to Lyndendale Gallery)
( ) Internet transfer A/C name Lyndendale Gallery BSB 086-554 A/C no 82223-3030
No GST is payable.
Payment is due at least 10 days before the workshop to: Lyndendale Gallery
828 Crooked Brook Road, Dardanup.6236
Phone: 9728 3038
Email lyndendale.gallery@live.com.au

Registrations & payment close 10 days before the workshop date. If cancelling prior to that date a full refund can be given.
If cancelling after that – regrettably full refunds will only be given if the place can be filled by another participant

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What happened to Chapter 2?

I had promised you chapter 2 of gifts from Lyndendale Gallery that were under $30.

Alas! It is not to be.

Chapter 2 has been morphed into the next bracket – namely art and crafts from Lyndendale Gallery that are $60 and under? Why? At my snail’s pace there aren’t enough weeks left between now and Christmas for me to show you all the wonderful things that are available here.

So…. Less than $60. There are a lot so I’ll try to bracket some of them.

  1. Scarves from what was Emme Fashions – this rather poor photo gives you an idea of the range of artistic scarves that could take you through Summer and Autumn. Or, if you insist on giving them away – could take your nearest and dearest though these same seasons. They range from 30 to $60. Wow!

IMG_23922. Glass pictures from Wood ‘n’ Glass. These look great in a window. You can also  hang them if you wish ($35)

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3. Geraldine Peterkin calls these little masterpieces ‘amulets’. You can wear them or put lavender in them or put a key in them or just hang them somewhere you can admire them. They are either 30 or $35. What a unique gift one of these would be.

new work nov 13 0074. There is a range of these delightful incense holders from Rie Yamauchi. They are not burners. A pyramid of incense is place inside one of these little ‘houses’ and it keeps your room smelling sweet for weeks. These are normally $45 but Rie is giving a 20% discount up to Christmas – so, deduct $9.(I’ll refrain from saying ‘wow!’ again)

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Look at these beautiful buttons, many of them antique, that have been crafted into these delightful brooches. Imagine one of them fastening either an Emme scarf or one of Maybrook designs scarves  – both of which, of course, are here at Lyndendale Gallery.

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Whatever wooden item you may need, I am sure it is here. from baguette boards to cheese platters, to trays. The list goes on. Unbelievably, many of them are well under $60. All are made with local timbers – mostly jarrah and marri. However, there are some great sheoak coasters here too.

No photo here but there are many garden items of the rusty variety that also come from this fine craftsman.

worksDec 13 004I’m running out of days . If you are to ever see some of the other things available here I’ll just have to let you see some of the photos.

For this post – everything is under$60.worksDec 13 019worksDec 13 006IMG_2422IMG_2424IMG_2437 (2)IMG_2432 (2)IMG_2442 (2)IMG_2433 (2)IMG_2440 (2)You know, the easiest thing would be for you to come and have a look and then I can show you everything !

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Innumerable Things $30 and Under from Lyndendale Gallery – Chapter 1

After publishing the blog re items that were under $20 and suitable for ‘the big C’ in my last post, I found a whole lot more in that category.

I also saw that those pesky angels managed to worm their way into that post when they should have been in this one! Oh well, they’ve nearly all gone to good homes so it’s not an issue.

Let’s do the counting bit again and hope that the computer will cooperate re showing you images of the amazing range of works on show here (Oh, had a new artisan join our merry band today. Does anyone like mirrors with aged jarrah framing? Not under $30 unfortunately, but a lovely piece)

Number 1

worksDec 13 021Wow! Kevan Collett’s lovely book of his art. This is available in hard or soft cover. The images are stunning! It’s normally $30 but Kevan is making it available for $24 up to Christmas.

Number 2.

new work nov 13 018Brigitta Kurmann doesn’t just make angels at Christmas time. She also makes these lovely ceramic candle holders (complete with candle!) This was sold but… anyway, it is for sale again and there are also a pale blue one and a deep red one. They were $25 but Brigitta has made them $20 up to Christmas.

Number 3.

These are completely new to Lyndendale Gallery

IMG_2355From Wood Write come these lovely pens. You can choose form various timbers – jarrah, sheoak, sugar bush. Gift presentation too. How good would these be to send overseas? Or better, to take overseas! They’re only $25.

Number 4

IMG_2350Here they are! The famous Gnomesville calendars! Every home should have one! And if they don’t have one of these, then every home should have one of the Ferguson Valley calendars that I showed you in the last post. These are $18.

Number 5

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How lovely are these silk scarves from Feltnknitnstitch (have I got that right?) Each has its own decorative addition and is presented in a cut little box with handle. A silk scarf for $29? No, just till Christmas these are $24. I don’t have many.

Number 6

IMG_2382Another idea for a great gift! At the gallery we have a selection of Chris Elston’s dichroic glass earrings for $28. These come in a little pouch -an elegant gift.(Chris is at 5th Element Glass Studio – worth a visit!)

Number 7IMG_2383And from Geraldine Peterkin come these hand-made ‘amulets’. Wear them, put lavender in them, look at them, put your cabin key in them. They are very special and most are priced at $30 or less.

Number 8IMG_2398Local author and poet, James Depiazzi, has written this reflective account of the everyday’ matters’ of his life and community – poems, stories, reflections. Well worth the read. ($28).

Number 9

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And on the subject of books – is there anything more satisfying than a hand-made book? Here are a couple of Sue Dennis’s. Ideal for jotting down thoughts, or drawings or-anything. They are about 10 x 15 cms and $24 each as a special price for Christmas.

And finally, for this first chapter of the innumerable items $30 and under at Lyndendale Gallery

Number 10

IMG_2394These little glass dishes from WoodnGlass make a wonderful present. ( They look wonderful with wrapped chocolates in them). They are latticed glass and about 10 cms square. Fabulous!

Well that’s it for today. Chapter 2 coming up after I build up enough strength to fight with the internet speed here is the wilds of the Ferguson Valley!

 

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Ten Great Christmas Gifts for UNDER $20 at Lyndendale Gallery (it may be a few more than 10..)

Is there a catch? No.

Looking for something hand-made or crafted from Australia’s beautiful South West corner?

Not wanting to spend ‘too much’?

Look no further. I’ve beetled around Lyndendale Gallery, camera in hand, to show you just what you can buy for a modest amount – the modest sum of less than $20.

Next time, I have a list of things for under $30 – but first things first!

Number 1.

Look at this precious little pack of paper cut decorations for only $10. Created by Anita Smedley, they will be joined by some delicate paper-cut name tags before the end of this article.

These 10 cut paper decorations can be name tags or bChristmas decorations or even 'dressing up' for a glass of something bubbly.

These 10 cut paper decorations can be name tags on your Christmas table or Christmas decorations or even ‘dressing up’ for a glass of something bubbly.

Number 2.

These lovely ceramic angels are about 25 cms high.

These lovely ceramic angels are about 25 cms high.

And how beautiful are these? There are only eight of these angels left. Made by Brigitta Kurmann of Busselton, they are highly sought after every year. I call them ‘angels with attitude.’ Price each? $25. (How did these sneaky angels get in here? They’re supposed to be in the $30 and under post!)

Number 3.

Olive oil from just up the road in Greenwood Heights.

Olive oil from just up the road in Greenwood Heights.

Normally a very reasonable $16, The Fairfields are offering their ‘limited edition’ olive oil for $13 as a Christmas special. Fabulous present.

Number 4.

By now you will surely realise that you can have something very special , something of quality, something hand-crafted – for a great price.

Ferguson Valley calendarAnd here’s something new! our local photographer, Libby, of P.H.otos4U has put together beautiful images of scenery and places in our lovely Ferguson Valley. And look! Lyndendale Gallery features in September. Guess what everyone in my family will be getting for Christmas this year? ($18)

Number 5.

Aged jarrah bird with fabric wings

Aged jarrah bird with fabric wings

From Emme come these delightful aged- jarrah birds with fabric wings. You can choose a bird with felted wings, with bronze wings or …there’s quite a variety.

Each bird is about 10 cms high and hangs from fine fishing line. Cost was $15 but is $12 for Christmas

Number 6.

Cut paper tags with Christmas themes

Cut paper tags with Christmas themes.

Again from Anita Smedley. How stunning would your Christmas table look with these name tags at each setting? There are 6 different designs in each of these little red packs, all tied with white ribbon. Will you believe they cost $4 a set?

Number 7

(I have to confess here – I think I’m going to have 15 items to show you)

notepaper boxesThese little boxes have original hand-printed lids. These come from me. Inside are packs of paper. These are  ideal to keep near the phone. These boxes are usually $10 but are only $8 as a Christmas special.

Number 8

The Black VanAnd what about a holiday read? Proving that he is nothing if not versatile, artist, Kevan Collett, has written an intriguing novel. I’ve read it and can tell you that there came a point where I had to sit up and finish it to see what was going to happen.

This novel usually sells for $20 but Kevan is offering it as a Christmas special – $16.

Number 9

IMG_2359And what about a festive touch in your room? This lovely fabric bunting from Jane Flower of Folios and Fibre is double-sided and about 2 metres long. You can use it year after year. Price is $18 (I only have 2 of these so be quick if you like it)

Number 10

We’re getting there but I do really want you to see all these items.

Framed fabric picturesThese framed fabric pictures, again from Emme, would make a great gift for someone special (or perhaps for you?) The fabric has actually been made!

They can be hung or put on a stand. Price is usually $15 but only $12 up to Christmas

Number 11

IMG_2360Brooches from Sharon Williams. Some of these have a metallic finish while others are a charcoal colour  with green incising. They’re quite unique and come in a variety of designs- only $15

Number 12

Well, I’ll have to stop here and show you the rest when I do my under $30 post. The computer has decided it is too hot/cold/late/early/wet/dry (tick the correct answer) and refuses to download any more images.

So you’ll have to wait to see these other hand-crafted items that are all under $20 – the Marri tealight holder, the 2015 diaries with original prints on the covers, the photographic zines, the felted necklaces, e fabric -covered notebooks and…wait for it…. the 2015 Gnomesville Calendar!

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Lyndendale Gallery Workshops September to November 2014

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Where has 2014 gone? Here I am posting the last workshop information for 2014!!

If you’ve been meaning to get involved in something creative, here’s your chance. Don’t let it become your New Year’s resolution – again!

So – let’s see what’s on offer…….

We start officially with this workshop from the amazing blogger Jo Castro (look at her Zigazag blog for example)

Monday September 8th 9.30 to 12.30

What is a blog? And why do you need one? With Jo Castro
Personal blogs, business blogs, hobby blogs – it seems that today everyone has a blog. Why do you need one for a small business and how can a blog improve your business if you’re an artist or entrepreneur? Come along and learn about the way you can use a blog to promote yourself and your business, and look at the options available for setting up a free blog. Power Point Presentation.
Bring pen and Paper. No internet required.
Fees: $65
Minimum 5 people.

And another very successful person in her chosen field.Check out Jill’s Life Images’ blog.

Monday September 15 9-12,1-4
Digital Photography for Beginners with Jill Harrison
Learn basic photography techniques & guidelines for composing better images.
Workshop will be both theory and practical.
Requirements – your camera & camera manual.
Fees $125
Maximum 8 people, minimum 5 people

Friday September 19th 9 to 12 (First time offered!)
Write a Successful Press Release with Jo Castro
In a competitive market where editorial space is at a premium, writing a press or media release that has a chance of being published, or picked up by a journalist as a story to be pursued, is not easy. Learn the ins and outs of providing information about your business which will make your press release stand out above the crowd. In this 3 hour, hands on workshop with exercises, you’ll learn:-
What to include in your press release
How to write a press release in the pyramid style
The difference between news, advertisements and media releases.
Ends
Bring pen and Paper
Fees: $65
Minimum 5 people.

And this is the first time we’ve had this workshop 

Fragments in Time - you could make something as beautiful as this!

Fragments in Time – you could make something as beautiful as this!

Friday September 26th, Saturday September 27th 9.30 to 4
Create an Art Memorabilia book – Fragments of Time’ with Jacky McFarlane 

Preserve your memories in this little journal approximately 10 x 13 cm and about. 8 cm thick
This gorgeous little journal is self standing and combines soft vintage or upholstery fabrics in a concertina format.
You can make it into a little storage space for your little treasures such as old buttons, scraps of old lace, charms etc or you can use it to display your personal artistic abilitieswith lots of layering to create texture. Some jewellery techniques are included in the workshop.
Material list will be sent on registration
Fees for the 2 days: $120
Maximum 8 people, minimum 5 people

 

Watercolour workshop with Neville Peterkin

Saturday . October 18th 9 to 4 (October 19th if there is the demand from the Saturday workshop) 
Beginners’Watercolour Workshop – Neville Peterkin
How to achieve a flat wash; all about watercolour brushes, paper, paints& palettes,
Learn how to stretch watercolour paper,
Manipulation of lines and edges, soft and hard edges, lines, textures,warm and cool colours;
How to achieve a graded wash; multiple washes
How to apply colour glazes to manipulate colours
All materials supplied
Fees : $180
Maximum 8 people, minimum 4 people

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Saturday November 1st 9-4(November 2nd if there is demand from the Saturday group)
Developing Watercolours with Neville Peterkin
Review the fundamentals of watercolour painting – the flat and graded washes & edge manipulation techniques. Develop a colour palette. Simplifying a subject. Simplicity, spontaneity, subtlety & sensitivity.
Learn & practice wet into wet techniques applicable to the subject. Complete drawing & first stages of your picture.
No materials supplied
Fees: $100 for full day workshop
Maximum 8 people, minimum 3

A first try at the watercolur wash. neville says if you can do a wash, you can do watercolour

A first try at the watercolur wash. Neville says if you can do a wash, you can do watercolour

And who could resist joining this workshop? (As I write, the workshop is full. however, things can change so I have a reserve list going)

Friday November 7th 9 to 4 (First time offered – so sorry, no photos)
Mixed Media on Paper with Jenni Doherty
Prerequisites – very basic art play skills +an ability to get dirty
Bring out stuff for making art, ink, drawing things, paint,brushes,fabric,glue, pics, papers etc.
2 sheets of 600gm watercolour paper to create on.
Rice paper or any interesting paper to play on.
The best outcome for the day will be a new confidence & understanding of materials
& hopefully two pieces to finish at a later date & have you well on the way to a messier life!
Fees: $80
Minimum 5, maximum 8

 

Waxes all set up ready for an exciting session of encaustic art

Saturday  November 8th  9.30 to 3.30

Introduction to Encaustic Art with Colin Pratt
Session1:  9.30-12.00     Introduction to Encaustic art – the application of wax using a range of techniques and equipment. 
Session 2: 1.00 – 3.30  

All materials supplied 

Fees:  $150 for full day workshop (or $80 for  morning session only)
Maximum 6 people [ 3 minimum
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Sunday November 9th 9.30 to 12.30

 Special Effects  in Encaustic art with Colin Pratt

    (encaustic experience needed)                 

Effects include working with heat guns and irons, stencils, image transfers, and using shellac.

All materials supplied.

Fees : $80

Maximum 6 people [ 3 minimum]

And  to finish the year’s workshops, this is a new workshop to Lyndendale Gallery as well!

Saturday November 15th  9 to 12.30
Miniature Watercolours –Christmas Theme with Marguerite Aberle 

Paint miniature watercolours with a Christmas theme to either make beautiful cards.

Perfect Christmas presents. All materials supplied.
Fees: $95 .
Maximum of 8,minimum of 4 participants.

Also Coming Soon

Date to suit those interested.

‘Improve your blog’ – morning tea with Johanna Castro.

Two- hour sessions designed to support and assist you with using your blog for business or pleasure.

Fees: $50per person, minimum of 2

           $35 per person for 3, maximum 4 people

 

 And, early in 2015, Saturday ..9 to 12 First Time offered

Travel photography for pleasure, freelance magazine writing, or blogging
with Jill Harrison

Pre-requisite -Digital Photography for Beginners workshop, or basic photography knowledge.

Not happy with your family travel pics, moving into freelance journalism and need to images to sell your article, want to illustrate your blog?
This workshop will help you compose your holiday images, or illustrate your travel article or blog post. 
Requirements – Your camera and manual,

Registration and Payment

Name………………………………………………………   

Address……………………………………………………………..

…………………………………………………………

Postcode…………………. 

email…………………………………………………….

  1. ………………………………………………….

I would like to register for the workshop

“……………………………………………….”.

On  ……………………………..2014

 

I will pay by

 ( ) Cash  ( ) Cheque ( pay to Lyndendale Gallery)

 ( ) Internet transfer A/C name Lyndendale Gallery BSB 086-554 A/C no 82223-3030

No GST is payable.

Payment is due at least 10 days before the workshop to:  Lyndendale Gallery

828 Crooked Brook Road, Dardanup.6236

Phone: 9728 3038

Email lyndendale.gallery@live.com.au

 Registrations & payment close 10 days before the workshop date. If cancelling  prior to that date a  full refund can be given.

If cancelling after that – regrettably full refunds will only be given if the place can be filled by another participant

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His Inner Tree and Other Things – ‘Textures’ by Graeme Pages-Oliver

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Imagine setting yourself the project of  looking at your life objectively, week by week, and interpreting the events of a whole year! And then, imagine undertaking this project as a series of drawings.

That is what Perth Hills artist, Graeme Pages-Oliver, undertook in 2011. And , having 52 interpretive drawings he spent 2012 converting them into a series of screen prints with digital colouring. These have then become an exciting exhibition.

And how lucky are we in the South-West of Western Australia to have the opportunity to see several of these works at Lyndendale Gallery until the 22nd of June 2014.

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At the opening of the exhibition on Saturday May 31st, Graeme said that when he started these drawings he soon realized that he was the tree in each of them and that his inner journey of 2011 was reflected in the works. Hence the name of the series — ‘My Inner Tree’.ImageBut Graeme has moved on from there.

In the second room, we see more recent works – bold textural images of rocks and trees – all interpreted by him and revealing his love of texture – and, of course, his love of the colours and landscape of the North-West.

So, if you’re coming to visit us in the Ferguson Valley, do by all means visit Gnomesville. However, do also drop in to Lyndendale Gallery to admire these imaginative, varied and exciting art works of Graeme Pages-Oliver.(www.pajez.com.au)

 

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Lyndendale Gallery is at 828 Crooked Brook Road, Dardanup and is part of the beautiful Ferguson Valley area of Western Australia’s South-West.

 

 

 

 

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Lyndendale Gallery Workshops – May to July 2014

Feel you need a boost? Have a look at these great workshops coming up at Lyndendale Gallery.
What a great way to pass a rainy day!
 
 
 
Lyndendale Gallery
828 Crooked Brook Road
Dardanup. 6236      (08)97283038
Lyndendale.gallery@live.com.au
 
Friday May 9th 10 to 3
Nuno-felted Scarf from Silk and Wool’ with Val Hornibrook

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Make your own scarf from wool and silk using the technique of felt-making.

6 people, minimum 3

Alll equipment and a scarf kit provided.

Cost $95

Friday May 30th Time 9-4

Mixed Media on Paper with Jenni Doherty

Prerequisites – very basic art play skills and the ability to get dirty

1. This is a chance to empty the drawers and the hiding places of all the special “things” you

collect. Bring out all the stuff that is related to making art, ink, drawing things, paint,brushes

fabric,glue, pics, papers etc.

It really is a case of the more the merrier!

2.  two sheets of 600gm watercolour paper to create on.

3.  Sheets of rice paper or any other interesting surfaces made of paper to play on.

The best outcome for the day will be a new confidence and understanding of materials

and hopefully two pieces begun that can be finished at a later date and have you well

on the way to a messier life!

Fees: $80

Minimum  5, maximum 8

Saturday June 7th 9 to 12

‘Digital Photography for Beginners, inexperienced photographers and Those who Want to get More from Their Photography’ with Jill Harrison

Learn the basics & elements of composition.
This workshop will cover the basics of photography &  guidelines for composing images.
Requirements – your camera & camera manual.

Fees $65

Maximum 8 people, minimum 5 people

Friday June 20th 9-4

Rag Rug Making with Jenni Doherty.

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Prerequistes – none

  • materials – collection of old clothing, fabric scraps.

Any will do but all are suitable. Can be stretch(faster and easier) or woven

and any weight up to denim.

Old scarves, old shirts, dresses, sheets …anything

  • Great fabric cutting scissors
  • Old fashioned hessian.

Hardware stores are the most likely to carry this,failing that Spotlight has hessian but whilst not as easy to work on is still OK

The finished product doesn’t show the hessian colour at all. Neutral is easier to work on.

Buy a piece that is a good two feet all round bigger than you need the finished object.

  • some images of design or ideas, they will need adjusting but design is part of the process.
  • Sketchbook and pencil.

Tip: good to start on small but useful thing, not sample, more rewarding and doable.

  • Rug proddie hook. (Jenni will order the hooks & collect money from the workshoppers on the day)

Everyone will need a hook and to bring extra money  to pay for it. If they/postage is less then change will be given. The price varies upon AU$ and availability.

Fees; $80 plus cost of the proddie hook (around $45)

Min 5 ,Max  12 Numbers needed before May 15th

 Also Coming Soon

Travel photography for pleasure, freelance magazine writing, or blogging. 
with Jill Harrison

Not happy with your family travel pics, moving into freelance journalism and need to images to sell your article, want to illustrate your blog?
This workshop will help you compose your holiday images, or illustrate your travel article or blog post. 
Requirements – Your camera and manual, Digital Photography for Beginners workshop, or basic photography knowledge.

 Introduction to Food photography for your cookbook or blog with Jill Harrison

Learn the basics of food photography, composition, props and lighting.
Requirements – Digital Photography for Beginners workshop, or basic photography knowledge. DSLR preferred.  Tripod if you have one.

Journaling with Marguerite Aberle

 Improve your blog’ – morning tea with Johanna Castro.

Two- hour sessions designed to support and assist you with using your blog for business or pleasure.

Fees: $35

Maximum of 3 people, minimum of 2

 ‘How to write Blog Posts people want to read’ with Jo Castro.

Are you finding it hard to find topics to write about? Do you feel that your content is not interesting, or not helpful enough? Are your blog stats reflecting this? In this workshop we’ll look at what makes blog posts go viral. We’ll also look at how to format your posts for best effect. Handouts will include lists of ideas and topics to write about across different genres so that you’ll go away with a heap of ideas and never be stuck again! No Internet Required. Bring pen and Paper.

Fees: $65

Minimum 5 people.

 

  What is a blog? And why do you need one? With Jo Castro

Personal blogs, business blogs, hobby blogs – it seems that today everyone has a blog. Why do you need one for a small business and how can a blog improve your business if you’re an artist or entrepreneur? Come  along and learn about the way you can use a  blog to promote yourself and your business, and look at the options available for setting up a free blog.  Power Point Presentation.

Bring pen and Paper. No internet required.

Fees: $65

Minimum 5 people.

 Drawing for Fun with Jenni Doherty

 Registration and Payment

Name………………………………………………………

Address……………………………………………………………..

 

…………………………………………………………

Postcode………………….

email…………………………………………………….

Phone…………………………………………………..

I would like to register for the workshop

 

“……………………………………………….”.

 

On  ……………………………..2014

 

I will pay by

( ) Cash  ( ) Cheque ( payable to Lyndendale Gallery)

( ) Internet transfer A/C name Lyndendale Gallery BSB 086-554 A/C no 82223-3030

No GST is payable.

Payment is due at least 10 days (before May 15th for Rag Rug Making) before the workshop to:  Lyndendale Gallery

828 Crooked Brook Road, Dardanup.6236

Phone: 9728 3038

Email lyndendale.gallery@live.com.au

Registrations and payment close 10 days before the workshop date. Cancellation prior to that date –a  full refund can be given.

Cancellations after that – regrettably full refunds will only be given if the place can be filled by another participant 

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Blogging and Photography at Lyndendale Gallery – March 2014

You may think it an odd thing for an art gallery to have blogging workshops, or freelance writing for magazines. You might be able to see a link with photography.

Well they’re both sooooooo important to artists and artisans.

Why? Because everything is so expensive. Try getting a website up and running for free. Try getting a magazine to accept an article on your work or business.Try getting a photographer to photograph your work for free. Try taking your own photos of your work with not much idea of what you’re doing – eeeek!!

Hence some of the long list of reasons for having workshops on these  topics.

Blogging first.

Why do you need one? What is it?

Read what Johanna Castro says. She should know, as her blog, Zigazag, has been nominated the number 1 travel blog in Western Australia!! (Coincidentally, she is conducting the blogging workshops here at Lyndendale Gallery)

‘Blogs are a low investment marketing tool, as important for businesses as they are for service providers.

Personal blogs, business blogs, hobby blogs – it seems that today everyone has a blog. Why do you need one for a small business and how can a blog improve your business if you’re an artist or entrepreneur?

Come  along and learn about the way you can use a  blog to promote yourself and your business, and look at the options available for setting up a free blog.

The good news is they can be run on their own as a dynamic website, or in conjunction with your existing website — and the even better news is that you can maintain them easily yourself. No, you don’t need a web designer and No you don’t need to understand HTML code, but you do need to understand what they can do for you and how to set one up.

At the end of the workshop, attendees will understand what blogs are all about, the reasons for having one, and how to advance to set one up.’

So here’s what you will cover in the 3- hour introduction to blogging workshop –

  • ·     What is a blog and how can it be applied?
  • ·     What is the difference between personal and business blogging?
  • ·     Why start a blog?
  • ·     The advantages of a blog vs a traditional website.
  • ·     Different blogging platforms.
  • ·     Why a blog is a good business prospect.
  • ·     Or…why have a personal blog?
  • ·     What should my blog be about?

So, when is it? Tuesday March 4th 2014, 9 to 12

How much? $65

Anything else? Bring note paper and a pen.Notes provided. No internet required.

Minimum for the workshop to proceed is 5 people.

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Next little thing after you get your blog up and running —how do you get people to read it??

Here’s Jo again on

How to Increase your Blog Traffic

‘Are you finding that your Mum and your Best Friend are your only readers? Are your comment sections looking a little empty?

Never fear, this is the problem faced by many bloggers at different times during their blogging journeys.

In this workshop we’ll look at proven ways to help improve your blog traffic and get people interested in visiting your corner of the internet.

Your journey is about to get exciting. ‘

This is definitely for me! My best friends already know what’s going on at Lyndendale Gallery. It’s the rest of the world that i want to tell about the great arts and crafts that are here!

Monday March 10th 2014, 9 to 12

Bring note paper and a pen or laptop/ipad

Notes provided

No internet required.

Fees: $65

Minimum 5 people.

Now, here’s the icing on the cake!Timed to complete the day and to ensure even more people read your blog (and mine!), is an afternoon session of photography with freelance journalist and photographer, Jill Harrison.

Blogs need good photographs, and if you’re thinking of starting a blog you won’t want to rely on images taken from the internet for copyright purposes – so why not learn to take your own?

Jill will be introducing you to elements of digital photography.

She says,

‘ New to photography, own a camera and don’t know how to use it, not happy with your photos?

Learn the basics of photography and guidelines for seeing and composing images.

Everyone started as a beginner. Don’t feel overwhelmed by technicalities when starting out.  A few simple basics and knowledge of the elements of composition will benefit your photography and help you bring home photos you will be happy with.

It doesn’t matter what camera you use –

carry your camera,  see the image, take the picture – and keep practising! “

When? March 10th , 1 to 4

  Cost –  $65

 Please bring your camera – Point&Shoot or DSLR, and camera manual.

 Workshops are limited to minimum 5 and maximum 8 participants.

Morning and afternoon tea are provided for all workshops but you need to bring your lunch if you’re staying for a full day.

I’ll give you the contact details and how to pay now.(Just send me this information – email is fine)

REGISTRATION and PAYMENT

Name……………………………………………..

Address……………………………………………………….

………………………………………………………………….

Postcode…………………..

email…………………………………………………………

Phone………………………………………………………..

I will pay $65

    ( ) Cheque (payable to Lyndendale Gallery)

( ) Internet transfer A/C name Lyndendale Gallery BSB 086-554 A/C no 82223-3030

No GST is payable.

Pay at least 10 days before the workshop  and send to

Lyndendale Gallery

828 Crooked Brook Road,  Dardanup.6236

Phone: 9728 3038

Email lyndendale.gallery@live.com.au

And last but not least, here is some information about our two workshop presenters – and it’s impressive!!

About Johanna

Johanna is married to a geologist and has two grown up children. She’s lived with her family in 11 different countries and now lives in beautiful South West Australia.

Exploring and writing about the region became a passion which led on to the opportunity to update the Western Australian chapter of Fodor’s Travel Guide in 2011.

Jo writes freelance travel features for the West Australian, and is an online publisher and editor of two blogs: Zigazag (http://www.zigazag.com) and Lifestyle fifty (http://www.lifestylefifty.com)

She has facilitated writing and blogging courses in Australia and South Africa.

She has written for 40+ publications. 

Jo’s blog, ZigaZag has been nominated as one of the Top 40 Australian and New Zealand Travel Blogs, and Number 1 in Western Australia!

About Jill

 Jill Harrison has been a freelance journalist and photographer since completing a freelance journalism course in 2002. Her photography really took off after the purchase or her first digital camera in 2005 and since then has become her passion.

Since then she has completed several photography courses, had numerous travel articles published in national magazines, has sold images through Getty images, is a member of the Photography Group of Bunbury and the WA Photographic Federation, and publishes images on her blog – www.lifeimagesbyjill.blogspot.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chapter 1 of Lyndendale Gallery Workshops 2014 – Are You Ready for the Challenge?

Another year. Another set of workshops.

And what a wonderful lot of workshops there are!

I’ll list them for you from first to last. If you like, contact me and let me know which ones you would like to be part of.

First up………..

Tuesday March 4th 9 to 12

  What is a blog? And why do you need one? With Jo Castro

Personal blogs, business blogs, hobby blogs – it seems that today everyone has a blog. Why do you need one for a small business and how can a blog improve your business if you’re an artist or entrepreneur? Come  along and learn about the way you can use a  blog to promote yourself and your business, and look at the options available for setting up a free blog.  Power Point Presentation.

Bring pen and Paper. No internet required.

Fees: $65

Minimum 5 people.

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Second………..

Sunday 9th March  
     Introduction to Encaustic Art with Colin Pratt–

Session1:  9.30-12.00The application of wax using a range of techniques and equipment. 
Session 2: 1.00 – 3.30    Special Effects with Encaustic art. Includes working with stencils, image transfers, shellac, and tar.
Fees:  $150 for full day workshop (or $80 for individual session)
Maximum 6 people [ 3 minimum]

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These two can both be done in the same day. You can create a blog with your own photos

Monday 10th March 9 to 12 9 to 12

How to increase your Blog Traffic with Jo Castro

Are you finding that your Mum and your best friend are your only readers? Are your comments sections looking a little empty? Never fear. In this workshop we’ll look at proven ways to help improve your blog traffic and get people interested in visiting your blog. Bring pen and paper.

No Internet Required.  $65

Minimum 5 people

Blogs need good photographs, and if you’re thinking of starting a blog you won’t want to rely on images taken from the internet for copyright purposes – so why not learn to take your own?

 

Monday March 10 th 1 to 4

Digital Photography for Beginners with Jill Harrison

Learn the basics & elements of composition. 
This workshop will cover the basics of photography and guidelines for composing images. 
Requirements – your camera & camera manual. 

Fees $65

minimum 5 people

It doesn’t matter what camera you use –

carry your camera,  see the image, take the picture – and keep practising! 

 

All good fun …… (Like the photography, this is new to Lyndendale Gallery!)

Friday March 14th 10 to 4 pm

Drawing for fun with Jenni Doherty

A session for those that live by the motto ” I can’t draw a staight line”!No staight lines required. Just a willingness to come and play with marks on paper.

Develop “seeing ” skills and bust open the myth  that you can’t draw.

Prerequisites – readiness to play & have a look around.

Materials – Pencils, pens, biros, charcoal,texta, anything that makes a mark on paper.

Paper, new ,old,recycled old books, wrapping paper, anything you can make a mark on.

We will be playing not creating a finished masterpiece.

Fees: $65

Minimum number 5, maximum number 10

I’ve lost count of what number workshop we’re up to…

Saturday March 15th 9 to 12.30

Miniature Watercolours – Seascape or Landscape with Marguerite Aberle

Paint miniature watercolour  land or seascapes to either make beautiful cards, or be framed to make beautiful pictures. All materials supplied.

Fees: $95 .

Maximum of 8,minimum of 4 participants.

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Tuesday 18th March 9 to 12

 Social Media – How to establish a network of connections – Twitter, Pinterest,Instagram – with Jo Castro

 So you’ve started a blog and you’re on Facebook? Or maybe you don’t yet have a Facebook page? But have you considered all the other social media options open to you? In this workshop we look at Pinterest, Instagram, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Google+ and discuss how you can best use them, or not. We’ll look at basic ways you can post to them and make them work for you. This is a workshop for beginners – we’ll set up some free accounts and look at the fundamentals. Bring Pen and Paper and Laptops. Internet Required.

Fees:  $65

 All those people who missed this workshop last year – here it is again. 

 Friday 21 March  9.30 -12.00, 1.00- 3.00
Encaustic art – 3D effects with Colin Pratt
Use your encaustic skills  to create 3 dimensional artwork. Incorporating various materials and found objects into a painting by dipping, shaping, and using wire armatures.

All materials supplied. Previous encaustic experience needed.
Fees: $150 for full day workshop.
Maximum 6 people, 3 minimum.

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Last workshop for March …. and only one in April!!

Saturday March 22nd  9 to 4

Watercolour Workshops’ with Neville Peterkin

 To help experienced painters get more out of watercolour

Review the fundamentals of watercolour painting – the flat and graded washes & edge manipulation techniques. Develop a colour palette. Simplifying a subject. Simplicity, spontaneity, subtlety & sensitivity.

Learn & practice wet into wet techniques applicable to the subject. Complete drawing & first stages of your picture.

No materials supplied

Fees: $100 for full day workshop

Maximum 8 people, minimum 3

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Coming in early May

May 3rd – Dye and stitch with Marguerite Aberle

May 4th Exploring Encaustic Monotype    Printmaking with Colin Pratt

May 9th Nuno-felted Scarf from Silk and Wool with Val Hornibrook

May 10th Travel photography for pleasure, freelance magazine writing, or blogging with Jill Harrison

 

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And if you’d like to be in one of these workshops please send in this information and the payment – cut-off date is 10 days before the workshop. I’m sure you’ll understand how much preparation is needed for all of these.

Name………………………………………………………   

Address……………………………………………………………..

…………………………………………………………

Postcode…………………. 

email…………………………………………………….

 Phone…………………………………………………..

I would like to register for the workshop

“……………………………………………….”.

On  ……………………………..2014

 

I will pay by

 ( ) Cash  ( ) Cheque ( payable to Lyndendale Gallery)

 ( ) Internet transfer A/C name Lyndendale Gallery BSB 086-554 A/C no 82223-3030

No GST is payable.

Payment is due 10 days before the workshop to

 Lyndendale Gallery

828 Crooked Brook Road, Dardanup.6236

Phone: 9728 3038

Email lyndendale.gallery@live.com.au

Registrations and payment close 10 days before the workshop date. Cancellation prior to that date –a  full refund can be given.

Cancellations after that – regrettably full refunds will only be given if the place can be filled by another participant 

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